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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1990 Itasca Spirit 321RB
  • Location
    Pleasant Hill, Calif.
  1. No time to fix our Rig!

    My 2 kids are very little but I don't think I would ever put them there as one of them will end up on the floor in no time hehehe
  2. I agree with jjr. It's more like 27 years old...approaching 30 as I am not sure when it was made. New one will be better and saves me time for other more fun projects. Now the question is white vs parchment and hand flush vs foot flush... Dometic 310 costs twice as much and I don't use it that much to justify the cost plus it weight a little more. I sprayed the existing toilet with never wet coating and it seems to work okay for me. Thanks all for your responses
  3. No time to fix our Rig!

    Sleeps 6...where? I thought 5 max unless stacking people like canned fish
  4. For the past 6 years, I have noticed the toilet in my 1990 Itasca Spirit does not hold water for too long. Once holding water drains out, odor escapes. Here are my questions: 1. The existing toilet is Thetford Aqua Magic IV. It's in decent shape and working with the exception of not holding water for more than a day. Repairs can be made with High and Low Blade Seal (Thetford P/N 33027) for $13 and Closet Bolt Package (Thetford P/N 12524) for $14, the reason for the closet bolt package is that the toilet needs to be removed to replace the seal and reinstalled. Is this a worth while repair for $30 in part and 1/2 day of labor? 2. Or a new toilet like Thetford Aqua Magic V that comes with everything ready to be installed. Does the V fit on the IV? what about the Domectic 300 series for about the same price? Does the Domectic 300 series fit on the existing opening? The new toilet runs for about $104 shipped 3. Is parchment color is off white/almond color? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Nam
  5. Hi Neubie, Do you know of any particular tool you may need? I run a construction company here in the East Bay and if the tool you need that I have sitting idle, I wouldn't mind loaning them to you. I could stop by to meet up if I can offer any particular advise. I am only a little over an hr. away from where you are. As far as neighbor's concern, I would try to be friend with them...talk to them about the project if they are interested; otherwise just say hi here and there. I have neighbor who just called code enforcement as long as they see an RV park on the drive way (even a way from 20ft setback) so you are on a good hand there. Hope things go well for you.
  6. You are getting closer. Keep it up. You will be an expert after this is done. A note on marker lights, you can always use LED bulb inside regular housing. I sometimes solder the bulbs so they don't come loose
  7. Would gluing thin panels on top of the roof be better? I am more concerned about wind drag...
  8. I like to leave the walk way open so let me look into 2002 thru 2006 Honda CRV foldable tray to see if it can be mounted directly on the transmission hump. If anyone owns a CRV model, please check. Thanks
  9. Ever rented out your RV?

    Found one Toyota for rent https://rvshare.com/rvs/details/1002368
  10. Ever rented out your RV?

    I wouldn't rent mine out... I've loaned out to family and relatives...
  11. It will be fine. If you see any sign of sagging later then there are some clever fixes for that in this forum as well. Make sure you have all correct parts for it since it's used unit
  12. If you're local, you can check this place out for used parts. RV Recyclers 3391 Fitzgerald, Ste B Rancho Cordova, CA 957421-916-635-9303, FAX 1-916-635-3776, or 1-888-635-9303 Other than that my hat is off for you. This is a massive project; on the positive side, once you're done, you basically have almost brand new or better than new RV done to your liking
  13. Hi Brian, what seats did you install in front? They look very nice and comfortable
  14. What did the arm rest belong to? Cup holder looks factory! Nice
  15. Charge time using truck alternator

    The loads are 8000BTU AC unit and a small refrigerator thru a 2000W inverter which I have a shunt to measure current flow to the inverter as well. I think the inverter is the one which suffers the most right now. I am planning to get a 3000W unit so it doesn't heat up as much. Pic below shows just refrigerator's load.