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About sweetleon

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  • Birthday 05/02/1975

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1984 Toyota 4-cyl Sunrader 18' in SF
    1986 Nissan 6-cyl Sunrader 18' in NYC
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  1. For posterity in case anyone else runs into this issue again someday, that one turned out to be a fit.
  2. Thanks! How about this one? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Hilux-Pickup-Truck-4Runner-EGR-VALVE-MODULATOR-no-BRACKET-22R-81-88-P-Q-R/352284510485?hash=item5205cb0915:g:d-MAAOSwHUhZ~rBB:sc:USPSFirstClass!94610!US!-1&vxp=mtr
  3. Hey gang, I went for a smog test and they said that my RV is missing the "back pressure modulator" which I've come to learn is also called the "vacuum modulator." I had the shop that did the test do the repairs, which I'm not sure was a great idea. They said they ordered the part but what they got doesn't fit bc they need something like the part pictured but with only 2 ports (1 on each side) rather than the 2+1 in the picture. But they can't seem to find one like that. What little I've found online suggests that the right part is a 2+1 like in the picture. For example, this one on eBay which claims to fit "22R 81-88," or this other one on eBay which says it fits "81 to 83 Toyota Hilux Pickup." Is the shop wrong? Or am I missing something? As always, your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lenny
  4. The straight poop on Macerators

    Yeah, that's the problem: I prefer it not to break down until after it's left my hands. 🙃
  5. Condensation on ceiling

    What model RV is that? I can say that the exposed fiberglass on a Sunrader definitely "sweats" when it's rainy or otherwise humid.
  6. Solar

    Please post a link, @Totem
  7. Snake as pet / guardian of RV?

    Cameras need electricity and internet, and I expect the RV to be parked long-term without shore power or internet.
  8. 18' Sunrader dimensions

    Thanks, Derek. We've gotten so much help on this forum, it feels like the least we could do to repay everyone's generous knowledge sharing.
  9. 18' Sunrader dimensions

    PS We chose not to remove the bathroom for exactly the reason @linda s stated. We managed to salvage the closet/fridge frame, and the kitchen area as well. Despite that, I think the photos show that what we've done qualifies as gutting.
  10. 18' Sunrader dimensions

    As it happens, @ACGreen, my friends and I are pretty far along on gutting and renovating a 1984 Sundrader 18'. Hopefully some of these images (including the drawings we made) will help you. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMi59HzdIeVLRcygvSaM4V3SWvOVLQ5-WDxbrx5lqYLLq7pVSCfEEewuci-3IQvfQ?key=MFdYNkhEdEViZk44NTJETTlCOUthVXVkbWVucXBn
  11. I’ve got a 1988 Nissan V6 a/t Sunrader 18’.
  12. Newbie requesting advice

    Given the low mileage and the location in Arizona, it's possible that there's no water damage. But like everyone else has pointed out, inspect closely in case it does.
  13. Replacing the walls and ceiling?

    I think this is the post @linda s is talking about.
  14. Well, I finally got reimbursed after Labor Day for a tow that took place just before Memorial Day. And it took quite a bit of hassle to get reimbursed, during which I was told that some regional AAA clubs won’t honor my California membership’s RV towing agreement. So I can’t endorse AAA, and am considering other options when it comes time to renew my membership next month. The one thing AAA offers in CA that I can’t replace is DMV services. If I buy an in-state vehicle, they can handle the registration for me without going to a DMV office. I was also able to pickup personalized plates at a AAA instead of going to the DMV.
  15. Does anyone use a Black & Decker cooler as an armrest? Those are still sold and easy to get. 12-can/2.3-gallon 8-can/1.6-gallon