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    1990 Toyota Odyssey
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  1. bufbooth

    Chevy version...

    Interesting: https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/rvs/d/1983-coachmen-class-chevy/6369703821.html
  2. bufbooth

    Choice of 87 or 89.

    I paid $5,200 for my 1990 Odyssey with 82,000 miles and it was in great condition, but that was 8 years ago.
  3. I think my Odyssey Durango measures out 21.5 feet bumper to bumper. The rear spare tire mount probably makes it 22 feet.
  4. bufbooth

    Winterizing...

    Yes, I did take care of the sinks and shower traps, and ran the commode until RV antifreeze was flowing through it. Thanks.
  5. bufbooth

    Draining water system

    If you use air, you can get away with using 1 to 2 gallons of RV antifreeze. I just did mine using 1.5 gallons. After you drain all the water out with gravity, use air to blow out the remaining water. I was amazed on how much water drained out of my hot water drain after hooking up an air hose, it was probably a good 2 to 3 gallons. Then close all drains and add 1 gallon of RV antifreeze in the fresh water tank. Fire up the water pump and open each cold water facet until you see the pink/red RV antifreeze running through. Then turn off the water pump and rehook up the air, then open each hot water facet until you see the pink/red RV antitfreeze going through it, the air should be able to force the RV antifreeze through the facet. Then open up all the drains (Fresh water and hot water heater) and drain, then follow up with air again. Be sure to dump your gray and black water tanks, and then I add about a quart of RV antifreeze to the gray and black water tanks by pouring down each drain.
  6. bufbooth

    Winterizing...

    I just winterized my Toyota. Used an air compressor, I am always amazed on how much water it pushes out of the system.
  7. bufbooth

    Roof Rack/Basket

    Eight years ago I decided to made a canoe rack on the top of mine. I purchased 16 feet of composite wood decking (cut it in two 8 foot length in the Lowes parking lot). I basically laid the two 8 foot sections on the outside roof edge and drilled four small pilot holes into each one that brought me into the cabinets, about 1.5 inches from the wall. I decided to use 1/4 inch wood lag screws instead of bolts, I figured it would make for a tighter seal. I caulked up the screw treads and area around the hole and screwed them in. They extend about a 1/2 below the ceiling. I check on the screw holes a couple times a year (last 8 years) and no sign of water damage / leaks. The purpose of the screws was to keep the rack (all 1/2 water pipe) in place (from sliding around the roof), I still need to strap down the canoe to the front / rear bumper. If one wanted to just be able to strap down to the rack, I would of used longer screws (or bolts) and put in a 2x4s inside the cabinets in order to secure the rank to a large internal surface (the 2x4).
  8. bufbooth

    Rodent Prevention

    Hello, there seems to be a number of suggestions, I park my at a farm over the last 8 years and keep trying more stuff each year. One year mice ate into the heater vent tubes and I almost lost my Toyota due to a dash fire. I have screened in the following areas that I have found mice in (exhaust pipe, heater exhaust vent, air cleaner vent intake, heater vent intake, and I put a 4 x 5 foot piece of screen over the top of the engine). Inside, I put cloth dryer freshness sheets, about 6 rubber snakes, and I put a poison mice traps (only lets mice in) in the middle of the coach and one under the coach. I have also used spray foam to seal as many areas as possible under the coach and inside. I also take heavy plastic (paint drop cloth) to cover the chairs, couch and bed (keeps any that make it in from peeing on them). Also, I used large 3 to 6 gallon zip locks to bag everything in the draws and cabinets. I also build a 1 foot wall around my motorhome using 1 foot wide aluminum roll to keep them out, but it just slows them down, they are either going under it or over it.
  9. bufbooth

    1991 Dolphin

    Any Toyota motorhome over $10,000 sounds high to me, but it is all about condition, buy anyway you slice it, it still is a 26 year old motorhome. Dennis...
  10. bufbooth

    FRONT BRAKE ROTORS/BEARINGS

    They should be standard size, but for a Toyota 1-Ton chassis. Dennis...
  11. bufbooth

    New to me 93 Dolphin, V6

    can you post a picture of that "Roll Bar"? Only thing I can think of at the moment is the rear brake proportioning valve and if that is hanging you might have brake issues. Also, check the date (DOT stamp, last 4 digits are WWYY) on the tires just to be sure they are not over 8 years old, there has been a lot of stories of old tires blowing out on long trips. Also, these motorhomes were made when the nationwide speed limit was 55mph, so don't push her at 70mph, I try to stick to 60mph.
  12. bufbooth

    90 Odyssey purchase

    My 1990 Odyssey road ready (but no gear or people) weights in at 6,500lbs, 4500lbs on the rear axle and 2,000lbs on the front axle. My propane tank is removable, I have door right behind the driver seat where it resides. Dennis...
  13. bufbooth

    90 Odyssey purchase

    If you propane tank is original and no one will fill it, don't immediately replace it, try to get it re-certified. Any Propane supplier (vs a retail filler) should be able to certify the existing propane tank for under $20 and will stamp it which will make it good for another 5 years, in which you can get re-certified again.
  14. bufbooth

    90 Odyssey purchase

    Regarding the head gasket recall, when I called Toyota they told me that it did not apply to my VIN, the truck date on mine is 1989, but it is a 1990 model year on title.
  15. bufbooth

    90 Odyssey purchase

    Hello, I have a 1990 Toyota Odyssey, the rear door model (Durango). The Odyssey model is the biggest (tallest and widest) and heaviest coach of any of the Toyotas made. Regarding tires, go with Hankook RA8 195/R14 Load Range D. They give you the maximum load capability and have no problems with spacing on the duel rear tires (I have at least a half inch gap when parked). Dennis...
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