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  1. Yes a 1" drop from center. Make it a continuous curve. If you like the results then use the same curve on the bottom and make a 2" beam. Make one for each side of the A/C.
  2. Take a 2x4 on edge and put a 1" curve in top . Make it the full width of your house. Sunrader put some ribs in their later models to support the roof A/C.
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    Generator

    It will become a "bad" choice when you try to sell it. As far as what you do with it, your plan would work. Without propane how would you cook? What is the generator for? With 4 batteries and 300w+ of solar you could run your refer for a long time, like perpetual motion. Add some insulation to the out side. Better yet spend the bucks and get a 12v marine chest refer
  4. The birch plywood underlay and using a premium thick vinyl flooring (remnant) made it quieter.
  5. FWIW. I removed my carpet and the billizon staples holding it down, I cut to the edge of the benches and cabinets . I glued and screwed a layer of 5/16 underlament plywood down to seal off all the carpet edges by the benches and cabinets and make a stiffer, smoother floor. Then glued down a single piece of vinyl flooring and caulked it around all the edges. This created a swimming pool effect so any spill can just be swept out the door. I later finished things with 1/4 round around the edges for a better look. A lot of strange corners so I cut up used some cardboard boxes and used duct tape to make them into a tight fitting pattern. For a warmer floor in the winter I used a couple of hall runner rugs.
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    solar question

    FWIW here is my set up. It runs off the house batteries and the 280w worth of solar panel. The 2 100w glue down panels failed after 1 year and I now have a single 280w traditional panel. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/10205-my-frigeumrator-dont-kul-gooder/&tab=comments#comment-95165
  7. I got nailed in a construction zone going into Rocky Mountain National Park. I pulled over just before I had to stop. I talked to the flagger and he held traffic and I backed up about 100 ft to a "flat" spot. Then started back up the hill. Made it to the top mountain in first gear. All this goes back to too much weight and not enough HP
  8. It worth around $300, because its an Onan. If it was a Kohler you would have to pay some to take it.
  9. The metal tube is standard muffler tubing. It is held on by hose clamps. Just remove it and go to your local auto parts. You may have to buy a piece a bit longer and cut to size. or maybe you will get lucky.
  10. I know you dislike ATF, but change it again. Maybe clean fluid is flushing things out. The filter in the A43d is a bug screen and the small stuff goes right through. Did you do a linkage and neutral switch adjustment?
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    solar question

    My bad I ran some numbers. a 20w panel and a 10 ah battery would be better. The 15w panel would be right at the edge
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    solar question

    The fans are good, the panel is to small you going to under v the fans and they will run slow and hot. The 7w is only at high noon with no clouds. I'd use 10-12w. Perfect answer is a 15w panel and controller with a small AGM battery. https://www.amazon.com/ACOPOWER-Polycrystalline-Photovoltaic-Battery-Charging/dp/B07N854MW4/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=15%2Bwatt%2Bsolar%2Bpanel&qid=1565122354&s=lawn-garden&sr=1-7&th=1 Battery...https://www.walmart.com/ip/Interstate-12V-5Ah-12V-5Ah-Sealed-Lead-Acid-Battery-This-is-an-AJC-Brand-Replacement/122436590 A thermostatic fan switch will turn off the fans when the refer isn't running https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-RV-Camper-Refrigerator-Cooling-Fan-Switch-Thermostat-DIY-Free-ship-Instruct/121719154712?hash=item1c5706e818:g:7XcAAOxy86RSUaF4 A less glorious answer is the fan switch and run the fans off the house battery. If the fans ran 24 straight they would only use 15AH. FWIW I run my fans this way and the low desert they will cycle on/off till way past 2:00 AM. With your proposed system your fans stop at sundown
  13. Very good idea. I don't know about shipping and taxes, but something like this is what you need to simplify life. http://www.bestconverter.com/DLS-240-45-240-VAC-_p_391.html
  14. Follow the shore power cord. The power panel has to be accessible for obvious reasons.
  15. There were 2 factories. West Coast built Sunraders have wrap around and Mid West built Raders have flat windows.
  16. The book says to adjust park linkage and neutral start switch before proceeding with advanced trouble shooting. There is a beautiful flow chart for the A340E transmission and a crummy 2 page "guide" for the A43D. Here's the guide...http://htftp.offroadsz.com/marinhaker/programi/toyota/Automatic%20Transmission/A43D/4generalt.pdf Also there is a pressure check. The pressure port is just below the O/D solenoid. Idle pressure in D 65-77 psi, full throttle stall pressure is 144-169 psi. In R the idle pressure is 100-117 psi and at stall it is 213-270 psi. Low pressure in R evaluation, " range circuit fluid leakage, rear clutch defective, Brake #3 defective or OD clutch defective". Sorry not much real help
  17. The engine compartment was wider in the 89 models compared to the earlier PU. The V-6 3vz has 150hp @ 4800 rpm and 180 lb ft of torque @ 3400 rpm Plan B is to install a 2.7L 4 cylinder 3rz It has 150 hp @ 4800 rpm and 177 lb ft @ 4000 rpm. The T-100 PU is the donor of choice. The "problem" is the intake and exhaust switched sides, but that's still easier than a set of duals.
  18. P.S. The top half of the AC cover comes off from the outside. The lower half is held on by 4 long screws/bolts from the inside. To replace the gasket these are what you need to remove. Gaskets are universal and cheap
  19. From the way it looks so far, when your done you should be able to swap straight across for an Earthroamer.πŸ˜€
  20. Carefully remove a section of the keeper and compare it to this selection...https://www.pellandent.com/RV-Window-Seal. If you have the time lay the new one out in the sun for a couple of weeks, this will help preshrink it. Most commonly the keeper strip will gap where the ends meet or pull out at the corners. Being cheap I used some of the old preshrunk keeper from a big window to seal a smaller window. Worked great and after 2 years no gap. The newer stuff shrunk a bit and so I cut a filler strip and used a bit of glue on the ends to seal it.
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    New engine

    This is a perpetual "rub the brass lamp" post here, installing a diesel engine into a Toyota motor home. MBZ 300D's (OM617), Toyota 2L and 3L diesels, Cummings 4BT, VW 1.9L TDI. There seem to be about 4 that were actually done. The GM 3.0L Vortec diesel and the FCM VM Mortori 3.0L are two of the modern diesel engines to consider if you win the lotto and must have a diesel Toyhouse.
  22. Get your tool box ready and plan to head for your local "pull a Part" soon. In Sept GM is releasing a new 3L six cylinder diesel. 277HP and 460 LB Ft torque. Rated at 33 mpg hwy in a Silverado 1500 PU
  23. I posted this before, but apparently search doesn't find it😜...https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20038531/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1 6 pages of pro/con.
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