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    Source of Overhead Cab Leak Found

  2. I replaced my entire outdoor shower. I believe E TRAILER had the whole kit, including the locking enclosure, faucet, hose and wand for less than I could replace the faucet for. I did not use the enclosure, I just needed the other parts, faucet, hose and wand. a PO, had replaced the faucet at some point with a bath room vanity faucet from home depot or lowes. it was a poor choice, all the RV hose and wands have a different thread than the home version. explains why there was no hose and wand when I bought my Winnie. I think I spent less than $35.00 for the new unit. install is a breeze if you can have someone inside and someone outside. my someone outside was called duct tape. joe from dover.
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    hi Kathy, welcome to the TOYOTA MH WORLD. I suggest that you spend some time searching the forum. the great people here have a vast history of "been there, done that". many questions have been answered and very often links to products, suppliers, or other info are provided. as I have learned the past three years, this group of people are gold. often posting a picture of what you are asking about is very helpful in obtaining an answer. best wishes. joe from dover.
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    Painting over decals

    just a heads up about paint over decals. my warrior had failed (cracked) decals which a PO had painted over. the cracks telegraphed through the paint. very ugly. I completely removed the affected decals and replaced with new. if your decals are not damaged or cracked you are probably good to go. joe from dover.
  5. make sure to clean the window tracks. any small amount of dirt and debris can make sliding the windows very hard. I had issues with my windows not sliding as well. I was surprised to discover the amount of dirt laying in the track. once cleaned they were much easier to slide. joe from dover.
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    towing limits 92 warrior

    I am sure this has been discussed before, but I would appreciate input from others. I was wondering if It would be realistic/ possible (with out potential major damage to drive train) to tow a 1500 pound vehicle. the vehicle actually weighs 1312 pounds curb weight. with a tow bar I figure close to 1500 pounds. most trips would be under 600 miles round trip, local to me in the Midwest (central ohio), and not planning to go to the rockies or farther west. any input, thoughts, experiences, would help before I actually purchase the vehicle. thanks in advance. joe from dover
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    towing limits 92 warrior

    WME-- my rig has a frame mounted 2 inch receiver. also has a trans cooler. a larger trans cooler makes sense. I guess the brakes are what they are. not sure how you would beef up or improve on brakes. thanks for the insight, good info. LINDA -- yes a 72 Honda 600 coupe, ironically, I purchased the same car in 1972. my first new car! I was 21 years old then!!! I paid under $1,800.00 for the car then. NOW -- seen a couple on CL and other places, in good condition for 10k plus, in totally restored condition, 22 to 27k unbelievable ! if I only knew. thanks for the help. joe from dover.
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    the stock mirrors are available. the brand is "velvac" I believe, both curved and flat I think E TRAILER had them. joe from dover.
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    Summer Rally

    anyone having a Midwest ( ohio, Indiana, Michigan, pa. ) area rally ? joe from dover.
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    Roof Replacement: ¼" Luan vs. ⅛" Hardboard

    what fred said. joe from dover
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    Essential accessories

    I have found leveling blocks a must. maybe off topic of "essentials". I also take a 10' x 10' pop up since I have no attached awning. provides protection from rain, sun etc. it is not an expensive one, about $60.00 on sale from HF, also from HF, I carry a poly tarp and some bungee straps. maybe some difference of opinions on this, but I use the RV toilet paper only. this is only my third year owning a toya MH, I find that the process of what I take is always evolving. I started with a standard drip coffee pot, I now have a small (4 cup ) model, similar to the ones you find in motel rooms. saves a lot of space and weight. just one example, as you gain more experience, you learn. lot of great tips and ideas I have adopted from the "old timers" here. good luck. happy camping. joe from dover.
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    Essential accessories

    beer. joe from dover
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    1986 Wanderlust Project - Wanda

    I can tell that was a TON of work. thanks for the pics, they really help as a resource for future "rebuilders", the pics also confirm what a great job you did. good luck, best wishes and hang in there. joe from dover.
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    Need some tips!

    depends on how much you want to invest in time and money, as with everything. you could put a fiberglass patch on the inside to cover holes, then use "bondo", or a product ( sorry the name escapes me at the moment) that applies like bondo but is actually metal rather than plastic or whatever bondo is, it sands the same and is paintable. available at auto body supply stores. the rotten wood should be easily replaced from inside. complete agreement with fred, stay away from silicone. use rv specific caulk, and seam products. good luck with the rebuild. keep us posted. joe from dover.
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    Newbie with questions

    hi and welcome. the locks you are trying to locate can be found at rv supply stores. such as camping world. also look online. another choice is to find cabinet locks, 3/4 to 1 inch dia. hole with straight or off set striker. trying to find some replacement parts ( door handle ) can be challenging. some of these parts are not available new, and you may have to find used, or innovate. the plumbing may or may not have by pass valves to the hot water tank and the pump. by pass valves typically make winterizing easier. posting pictures of the areas of concern really helps. good luck. joe from dover.
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    New to RVing and Toyota Dolphin

    i believe the valve adjustment is at 60k intervals. you will find this forum a blessing. any question has probably been asked here already, but feel free to ask away. all the people here are helpful and some are very knowledgeable, the "been there, done that", experience is through out any topic. welcome and good luck. joe from dover.
  17. While cruising CL, found a 92 warrior "DL". I have a 92 warrior. was wondering what the difference was between a warrior and a warrior DL. tried to google info for a DL model, and could not find anything. the CL listing had interior and exterior pics. the interior appeared the same as my warrior other than different color scheme for upholstery , carpet, etc. the exterior had the graphics that identified the model as a "DL". also my rig has the exterior shower option located on the very back of the rig, above the tail light assembly (pass. side), the DL has the shower hatch on the passenger side near the rear. the only other noted difference is the wheels are chrome and the front bumper is chrome as well. was just curious as to any info on this model. I am always surprised when I come across a "new" model of these really cool rigs. anyone out there have one of the DL's ?? or know about them???. thanks. joe from dover.
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    Boondocking anyone?

    yes, mark and I went to the AEP land together in my Winnie, shortly after I purchased the rig. . our trip was a wet one, rained from the time we left my house, all the way there and while we there. we finally gave up hope of dry weather , said enough is enough and returned to my house the same day. not a good first trip for my Winnie. but I plan to return this year, now that I am more familiar with my rig and have had time to become more experienced. like you I camp during the week to avoid the crowds. AEP, is free and there are "resident" campers at certain areas that act as "hosts" that offer info, maps of the area , etc. there are many small fishing lakes and ponds, some areas have swimming lakes and picnic shelters, but mostly it is primitive camping with no hook ups for water or electric, or dump stations. I live about 30 minutes south of canton, good luck and welcome to the group. joe from dover.
  19. FRP aka fiberglass reinforced plastic, is used for interior applications. it is combustible therefore I would reconsider using it behind wood stoves. as far as exterior use, plastic can degrade when exposed to ultraviolet light. there is a product others have used I believe it is called "filon" for the exterior of their rigs. joe from dover.
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    Bar Keepers Friend ingredients

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    How to remove old paint from Sunrader

    I used the wheel for removing my degraded decals. worked great. only thing to be aware of, there is a max rpm rating for the wheel to be used effectively. too fast and you run the risk of "burning" the underlying surface. joe. from dover.
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    Side mirrors, only 1 is convex?

    I believe your last sentence is most likely what occurred. to my knowledge, all original mirror configurations had the flat face mirror on top of the convex mirror on each side. my 92 winnnie warrior has this set up. you can still purchase the exact replacement mirrors , I believe from "velvac", or something similar. I found them on line when I was considering replacing them due to their cosmetic appearance. the housing was faded and unattractive, but I just sanded and painted the housings to my satisfaction. joe from dover.
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    Boondocking anyone?

    with prior permission , I "boondocked" in the parking area of a MOOSE lodge in southern Il. last year for viewing the eclipse. there are many organizations such as moose, eagles, elks, vfw, etc. that allow over nite parking at their locations, some, such as the moose, have a directory on line that list the locations that allow this, and have other info related to staying at their location, like pet friendly, length of stay, available hook ups, etc. and some even have dump stations. of course I am assuming this courtesy is extended to fellow members of the organization, but it may be available to non members as well. did the Wal-Mart thing to and from the eclipse event, and both times was not welcomed by the wally world managers, rather tolerated. won't do that again. I try to travel to my destinations via NON interstate. have noticed that I go through many smaller towns and cities with many churches, I am thinking the church parking lots may allow for a over nite stop ? have not tried this yet, but you never know til you ask. joe from dover.
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    Barkeep Zep Cleaning of Sunrader

    that cleaned up nicely. looks way better with the ugly silicone gone. there is a product made by DuPont, "prep-sol". it will "cut", or remove silicone. used primarily as a pre painting cleaning agent for automotive finishers. joe from dover.
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    Sunrader Hatch Doors

    try etrailer.com. I think they offer various hatch covers that lock. joe from dover