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    Bible and church, canoeing, trees, rope and knots, geography, history of US wars, aviation, managing IRA accounts. Age 70. Married 18 years.

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    94 Warrior. Previous was 90 Dolphin Micro Mini M-900. Before that was 87 same model.
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    Traverse City, Mich

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  1. BobBeery

    A question about the Dinette

    Sorry Squirrel, I just read your first post wrong so gave you wrong info. My fault. Hope you can get this figured out, then post it for the rest of us. Bob
  2. BobBeery

    A question about the Dinette

    If your dinette is on the side, the dinette tabletop fits across from one seat to the other. Just pull the tabletop off the steel post, pull the post out of the socket and store the post somewhere. Put the dinette top across, then use the two cushions from the seat backs to fill between the two seats. Works fine in my Toy for an over 200 lb guest. If your dinette is across the back there is also a way to use that but I don't know it.
  3. BobBeery

    Driver cab heating

    Also check for cold air blasting in from a vent on the right wall of the cab just ahead of the passenger door and below the dash--about shin high. This vent will always be open to the outside and is NOT connected to the cab heat. I taped scrap cardboard over it. Also the inside door release handles usually blast outside air into the cab. I jammed facial tissue in, but every time I open the door from inside the tissue falls out. There was enough cold air to make it worth my while to replace it every time.
  4. This info is two years old. D&D Salvage & Surplus, 15629 Heise Rd., Charlevoix Michigan 49720. (231) 547-0229. Open mid-May to early October. One barn full of new and used parts and accessories. Must be 10 acres of junk RVs you can pick and pull. They can cut down used awnings to your size. Nothing specifically Toyota. Most RVs have leaking or collapsed roofs. Operated by husband and wife aged mid 70"s who were hoping somebody would buy them out.
  5. CitizenX, sorry we seem to have hijacked your post. Is there anything you are needing that we might help with? Derek, pardon my ignorance, but what does DRW stand for? Is it draw weight?
  6. I do not recall any mention of cab & chassis in the 94 manual, nor could I find any when looking just now. Only thing that was there was some info about slide-in campers which does not apply. I too was surprised to see 1994 on the manual. I am third or fourth owner so it may be possible the manual was picked up some time later. Notice the date on the second photo below.
  7. Owner's manual is 1994. I found more specs in a different section on trailer towing. 3VZ-E (V-6) and either trans GCWR with Toyota's towing package is 6900 lbs. Without the towing package GCWR stays at 6900 for manual tranny but drops to 5400 for the automatic. Sounds like the Toyota towing package has to do with cooling the auto tranny. There is also a note saying that if the trailer weight is 1000 lbs or more then trailer brakes are required.
  8. Here's pics of the axle, the Winnebago sheet (VIN matches) and the Toyota owner's manual. In case it is useful I also have original spec sheets for TTT airbags that Winnebago put on this rig.
  9. I have the specs from Winnebago for my 94 Warrior. it is very similar to a 90 Dolphin that I used to own. Gross vehicle weight rating 6000 lbs. Gross combined weight rating (carried load plus pulled load) 6000 lbs. Gross axle weight rating front 2300 lbs. rear 4400 lbs. Unloaded vehicle weight with full gas tank but empty water and waste and propane tanks 5352 lbs. Net carrying capacity 648 lbs. Weight of people, water, food, bedding, clothes, cooking utensils, TVs and antennas, and propane (but not the empty tank) all count against the 648 lbs. net. I believe my Toy has been officially overloaded every time I drove it, and so are almost all the others on the road. The Toyota owners manual says GVWR is 4600 lbs, Front axle 2150 lbs. Rear 2650 lbs. The higher weight ratings from Winnebago can be accounted for by changes made by Winnebago, mostly the added air bags on the rear leaf springs. Hope this helps.
  10. BobBeery

    What to check out on 85 Nissan Sunrader?

    Have now seen the rig. Spare tire underneath fits front only. No spare for the rear. Has Yokohama LT195/75 R14 load range D mounted. Do Nissans usually have this size or was it a previous owner type thing? This is different than the usual Toyota tire of 185R14.
  11. BobBeery

    What to check out on 85 Nissan Sunrader?

    Thank you Derek, Maineah, and Linda. I leave in about an hour to go look (1pm)
  12. BobBeery

    What to check out on 85 Nissan Sunrader?

    Ad on craigslist says 4 cyl 5 speed manual.
  13. I am going to look over an 85 Nissan Sunrader soon, I hope tomorrow. This is to help out somebody who is too far away to see it himself. Of course I will take photos. But I am mostly a Dolphin/Warrior guy and know little about Sunraders and almost nothing about Nissans. After searching Nissan on this board I found a thread comparing Toyota to Nissan, started by Stevo in 2012 and read what I could but my computer will not load the second page so I missed everything after the first 20 posts. I know pretty much what to look for on Toyota but Nissan??? So I am asking are there any particular things to watch for in the Nissan that would especially affect function, durability, or value? And the only thing specific to Sunrader that I know to look at is roof sag under the rooftop A/C. Is there anything else?
  14. BobBeery


    I live only 20 miles from this seller and have called him on the phone. Original post had the telephone area code wrong. It has been corrected to 231. If anybody wants me to check this out I will be willing. Am most familiar with Dolphins and Warriors but have seen an occasional Sunrader. I am not at all familiar with Nissan. Seller hopes to have photos up sometime. Bob Beery