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About kgibson4

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    Wood working, Model airplanes, Acoustic music, Autoharp.

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    '87 Leisure Odyssey, 22ft, 22RE, Automatic, Fargo floor plan.
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    Tucson, AZ

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  1. Pretty cool! Nicely done but my first thought is: How is it sealed against leaking? http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/rvs/5380050768.html
  2. The Leisure Odyssey Inc. sticker in the door frame of our '87 Odyssey gives a GVWR of 5500 lb.
  3. Here's another option: Our '87 Odyssey came with a stick (1x2) about 2' long with felt glued on the ends. It is sized so that it fits snugly between the button you push, and the cabinet face across the aisle from the fridge. One person can turn on the fridge, wedge the stick in place and go outside to light it. That way one can turn off the fridge and easily light it after they have fueled up. The flame that powers our fridges is so small that very little gas builds up between the time you wedge the stick and walk outside to light it. Just in case you were worried.
  4. I think the Turbokool people have improved this aspect by adding a baffle/cover over the reservoir. We have never had to empty our cooler even though we travel paved and dirt roads. Off-roading might be a different story. Ours is just a typical Toyhome; we've had no trouble with this.
  5. It would work as a vent fan, either exhaust or down draft, but the evaporative function would probably be nil. I'd say unless you could use it in drier climates, a vent fan would be much cheaper. It does install easily over an existing roof vent.
  6. I hope that compartment below the entry door contains a ladder. That first step is a killer!
  7. We have one of these: http://turbokool.com/ In our 22ft Odyssey at 100+ it will keep it livable but not cold. We have 200 watts of solar which is more than enough to run it on high through the heat of the day. It does use some water but we have never had a problem with just a 17 or 18 gal. fresh water tank over a couple of days. We prefer to operate solely on 12 volt, so this works well for us. However, we live in the desert southwest. Swamp coolers are not good for humid climates. Also we didn't pay that price. Shop around.
  8. But... just how broke are you? http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/rvs/5260612154.html
  9. "22R 1ton chassis, it's a dually!!!" But is it a fool-ly? The spare is 5-lug.
  10. Any chance that the transmission is causing this? Do you have a transmission temp gauge? Have you checked the trans fluid level? If the fluid smells burnt It might be overheating.
  11. A couple of considerations: Are you comfortable with backing a trailer? Of course for most people with practice they get better at it, but others, not so much. I'm OK with it but I'd much rather back a single vehicle. Fifth wheels are easier to back and a small fifth wheel(is there such a thing?) is what I would shoot for if I were changing to a towed RV. If you get a trailer that has more room you need to consider how big that will be and size your tow vehicle accordingly. I see some rigs on the road that make me want to give them a wide berth. Not that you would make that mistake, just that size of the tow vehicle is important.
  12. It seems to depend on the model year. Our '87 took all small bushings even though Prothane listed a kit that had two of the larger size. I ordered the 18-1001 kit and it worked just fine. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=8055
  13. Thanks for that link. I did not know that the pre-1985 22R-E is quite a different animal than the later 22R-E.
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