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  1. I have a 21ft with a 22RE, I live in the Rockies. Lots of 8-10,000 ft passes. Not a speed demon but I usually get over the tops at 35-45mph. Important thing is I do get to the top eventually.
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    With a stock rear bumper towing is very risky. Most of us who tow anything have reinforced the frame and rear bumper
  3. For sure keep the Toy full of fuel and propane. Add water in the event of a coming storm/disaster. We use ours like a life boat. I think the Toys have a 60 amp alternator.
  4. Air shocks place to much stress on the lower shock bolts. There are quite a few cases of them breaking off when using air shocks. Remember this aint just an empty pickup, the rear axle has about 400lb on it.
  5. Stepping us from a VW a Toy is going to seem like a palace. 5-sp are hard to find, but are out there. A 4sp is more common in the pre 85 units. Most folks with the auto don't use the O/D so a 4sp is about the same as far as rpm down the road. In reality a auto is fine for where you are, it will go down the road at 60 with no problem. Just add a trannie cooler, Toyota did just that on the V-6 and there is very little trannie problems with the V-6. The read dinner will have a small side bath, but the rear makes into a queen bed. A rear bath is much bigger, some have captian chairs with a folder table and other have the dinette. Both have a side couch that makes in to a small bed, the side dinette will also make a bed. Just wait for the right one and don't rush. AS important as the rear end is NO water leaks or damage and that everything works. If you are handy with tools and things the choices are more and cheaper. You can't save enough when buying one to have a pro do major repairs. Many came with generators, Onans are better than Kolers as Koler is out of the RV business. The Onan 2800 micolite is about the best within its size limits. Good luck
  6. The sensor for the gauges is in the front of the engine under the upper radiator hose. Green body. The temp sensor for the transmission is on the passenge side of the engine, in the middle front to back, just below the cam cover ,Blue plug one wire.
  7. V-6 are faster, but the 4 is cheaper to run and fix. It will get you there sooner or later.
  8. I have not looked. The factory says to remove the relay from the "pedal bracket" to check. Doesn't say which bracket
  9. Which transmission??? I think you may have a A43D,if so the thermo sensor is NOT in the transmission, but up by the thermostat. It has a single wire. Shorted below 109 deg, Open above 131 deg. Main relay is "on" pedal bracket. Continuity on pins 1,2. Pin 1 upper Right, pin 2 upper left. Have fun
  10. Onan Microlite 2800 was used in lots of Toy's. L 24"xW 16.4xH 12.3 113lb
  11. Got everything but the stroker , budget couldn't handle that. Any final package is 2mm overboreTB, new EB head with O/S valves, 3 angle valve job and pocket porting, 270 cam, 2" into 2.25" exhaust. Sorta drives like a perment 10-15mph tailwind. Maybe a header next year if I can one that will fit an auto with column shift.
  12. A soft lower hose can collaspe and reduce the flow through the radiator. Might check the wate temp using a thermometer in radiator with the cap off. Maybe you have a bad sender. It is common for an engine to heat up after its parked. There is no cooling water going through the engine then, should cool of in a minute or so after the engine is started
  13. Big floor jack and safety stands under the frame. You need to get the load off the airbags to work on them. A sleeping bag ground mat makes a big difference on the ol'back too.
  14. I've an 87 Toy. Its been a while but I seem to remember using a die grinder on either the lower A-arm or on the T bottom of the shock to make things line up. I used Monroe HD 1 ton in the front and the Monroe RV shocks in the back.
  15. On a hot day my Onan 2800 micro lite will just start my 13,500 BTU roof air. I have to turn off the A/C compressor (raise the temp on the thermostat) to run the Microwave. Most early Toys came with a Koler or Onan 3000 watt generator, the later ones have the Onan 2800 watt Micro lite. IF you change the roof air to a 7000 btu unit the 1850 generator will run it OK. A lot of folks go this route because most of the time a new A/C and 2kw generator is cheaper that a Onan RV generator. Or you can but a 3kw industrial unit for $500 and mount it on the bumper. But they are nosier than the RV units
  16. How many BTU's is the overhead A/C
  17. Unless its fully equipped, has axle upgrade and is just perfect, your off by a couple of grand. "Average" for an 84 would be $4000 or so.
  18. Something that heavy a V-6 is a must. You should also plan on reinforcing the frame welds were the extenstions are welded on. Most are just butt welded. Better gears like 4.56 or 4.88 and a bigger trannie cooler. Your towd needs working brakes cause the Toy is already overloaded as far as brakes go.
  19. I went to Home Depot and got a roll of the Refeletix insulation. Removed the seats and pulled up the floor cover. Using the special tape I laid a piece over the trannie hump. Then cut and laid another layer over the whole cab floor . Reinstalled carpet and seats. It made a big difference in the amount of heat comming in.
  20. Well if the idea was to insert a picture you passed with an A
  21. Nolan I noticed that EB now has a smaller cam for the Rock Crawlers. Can't how much of the improved hill climb is cam and how much is overboared TB. Did both about the same time.. WME
  22. Nolan I'm running the EB cam on a stock head now. I notice a small decrease off idle, but in the mountains there are a lot more climbs at 45mph instead of 35mph. It will also run at 70mph on the flats with out even breathing hard ( no O/D) but thats 4200 rpm or so. Mostly it gets driven at 60-65, like 3700RPM
  23. The cam is a 270 deg unit from engnbldr.com
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