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Odyssey 4x4

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  • Birthday 01/06/1990

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    Nature, Science, Electronics, Building, Repairing, Animals, Farming, Self Sustainability, Motorcycles, Travel

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    1990 Toyota Odyssey 4x4
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    Land O Lakes, Florida

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  1. Odyssey 4x4

    Speedometer/ odometer fix

    That’s a bummer! I’ve never had a Toyota that old but I’m sure someone on here will know of a part number if google doesn’t give it to you. The same goes for the routing. It’s usually out the back of the cluster and through the firewall of the truck and wraps down under and screws onto the side or top of transmission.
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    Speedometer/ odometer fix

    Pull the dash apart and get to the rear of the gauge cluster. You’re speedo cable is either broken internally and needs placement or it came off of where it goes into the cluster or the transmission.
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    Rear Kitchen?

    I never had a complaint with my rear kitchen rear door Escaper. The biggest annoyance I can think of was that using the stove was a bit odd because you had to basically have one foot down in the step and the other up on the main floor!
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    I decided I wasn't going to get another 4 cylinder camper when I was in my Escaper on Pikes Peak in Colorado. I made it about half way up and ran completely out of power with the pedal to the floor. It was raining/snowing/nasty weather and I had to do what felt like a 25 point turn around on a super steep mountain road with cars stopped in both directions waiting for me. It was pretty scary to say the least. Was I too heavy? Of course, these things are too heavy from the start. I had all my camping gear, my motorcycle on the hitch hauler, water in my tanks. I should have known better. But like you said, crazy can be good. No regrets!
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Thanks Linda! That means a lot to hear you say that! I think no matter what I do to it, people will always be more partial to the fiberglass sunrader! I definitely understand the appeal but we know the rarity of those. I'm going to build the Odyssey with function and simplicity in mind but try to keep it feeling as "OEM" as possible. I really dig the classy interior styling of the Earthroamers, not the crap like cappuccino makers and flat screen tvs but the simplicity and layout. I think the Odyssey should be pretty sweet when done and I hope most will agree. I'm not building it to flip it but when time comes to sell sometimes we consider ourselves lucky to even break even on what the build cost!
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Those are sweet too but a couple bucks above my budget 😉
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    He made that look easy! The 1078s are nice but the downfall is a stock highway speed of about 50mph, no locking differentials, and super expensive heavy parts!
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    This was a concern of mine when I was considering an LMTV M1078 for a hardcore expedition rig. Consider losing a hard to find part in the middle of nowhere far from home. You may be looking at WEEKS to source a part. You better be ready to camp out there for a long time or have a fat wallet and good friends across the country!
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Diesel is nice, I wonder how difficult it would be finding parts here in the states
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    I had a feeling this thread wasn't going to go well lol
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    My "new" RV 1984 18' Sunrader/ Engine swap poll

    This is more of what I had in mind when I said I didn’t care for the look of old with new. The Chevy looks much better, especially with lower side skirts.
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    That Isuzu is definitely sweet. I looked at something similar before the Odyssey but I was told interior height was something like 5’8”. Im curious if parts would be hard to locate on some of these. Also they may be even more underpowered than the current US Toyota campers! Does the $20,000 landing estimate include fees of having titled in the states? I know the fees can easily hit over $5,000 by the time all is said and done and you’ve fought your DMV tooth and nail.
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    Sunrader slide in Camper 1979

    That's sweet! I doubt you'll have an issue selling it.