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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    82 sunrader
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    Vancouver, BC

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  1. I did sell the unit, but everything was as good as can be when I let it go. The roof held up well over the time I had it and even over winter with some pretty extensive snowfalls. Overall, I think the laminated wood beams were a good way to go because they gave a bit of flex whenever there was some load on the roof and then sprung back up afterwards. As far as weight goes, I think it was actually quite a bit lighter than stock after redoing it. When i weighed in, it was 5300 lbs total (1300 front and 4000 rear), but that was fully loaded with camp gear, full tank of gas, 2 full propane tanks, 2 people, an 80 lb dog, full thule on the roof and a 250 dirtbike and rack on the back. Don't get me wrong, it was still as slow as can be on the hills, but I don't blame the wood on this one.
  2. Hi all, After spending a lot of time and effort rebuilding my old sunrader, it's time for me to let it go and put some money into a house that isn't on wheels. I made a post about it last fall showing the remodel and the work done on it. I'm just curious what everyone thinks a fair price would be to ask for it after the time and money that I put into it. Here's a link to the original post with pics Thanks!
  3. yup, mostly pallet pieces. And a few fence boards when I got tired of cleaning up pallets
  4. oh that would be nice... if only i hadn't quadrupled the amount i spent on it
  5. noobz

    Looking for a Sunrader

    This sunrader was up for sale for 3800 last week. Looks like someone scooped it up to turn a quick profit.
  6. Thanks! Here's the finished product. Should be on the road in the next couple days.
  7. I knew it was going to be a bit rough around the edges with it being a 34 year old motorhome, it turned out to be worse than that. All the panelling was rotten, and it was full of mice droppings, nests, and mold. A total gut job. There are plenty of pictures so I'll just post a link to the photos if anyone is interested in seeing them. I've tried to organize them chronologically as best as I could. http://imgur.com/a/aiOUc
  8. So I picked up a 1982 Toyota sunrader about a year ago thinking that I would do a minor remodel and have a solid unit to do some road tripping. I bought it sign unseen for $2500 CAD from a guy in rural Alberta and immediately drove it back to BC to get to work on it. As I'm sure most of these things go, things inside of the 34 year old motorhome were worse than originally expected and the project grew. A lot. Here are some pics of the progress up to this point.
  9. So I've found an axle replacement (I think). It's $1100 without the wheels. Is that a reasonable price? And does anyone have any experience with a mechanic in washington state that has done a good job with the swap at a decent price? I'd think about doing the swap myself, but if I'm honest, I've never done a job like that before, and it seems like it might be a little too important to wing it. Jamie
  10. Hi All, I'm new to the site as a member, but I've been watching from the guest side for quite a while. I finally got impatient and picked up an '82 sunrader that seems to be in decent shape, and at a pretty good price (I think). The catch is that it still has the 5 bolt rear end. If anyone has any leads on where I might be able to find a 6 bolt rear end around British Columbia or Washington state, I would be extremely grateful. Also, if anyone has had a mechanic in the area do the swap for them with good results, I'd love to know about it. Thanks!!!!
  11. oh one more thing to add to the above: What ratio should I be looking for? Thanks!
  12. Another person looking to find a 1 ton rear axle. I'm in Vancouver, BC and I just purchased an 82 sunrader with the original half ton rear end. Does anyone have a line on where I might be able to track down a rear end in BC or Washington state? Also, if anyone has used a mechanic in the area to do the swap with good results and a decent price, I'd love to know about it. Thanks