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  1. I bought a 1985 Sunrader 18', It needs a Cover for the Water Heater, Needs a Fender Flair on Passenger Side, Needs a Fridge, Needs a Couple Side View Mirrors, Where is a Good Parts Place for Those Items. Lucky Phillips 717-658-6848
  2. Any interest in a 18' 1984 sunrader with a 1986 2L diesel engine (4 cyl Toyota). Looking to trade rather than sell... Details on that in the bottom of this post. Engine is a Toyota 2L, 2.4L 4 cyl diesel. 5 speed manual, 135,000 miles, upgraded 6 lug rear, stock interior and appliances, New commercial grade high load tires, fridge only works on propane (never messed with it), oven not functioning (missing the dial and all the guts attached to it. Stove works), max air fan, Led interior lights. Toilet and black box removed but can reinstall. Work I did: belts, starter, timing belt, water pump, clutch, clutch master + slave cylinder, glow plugs, batteries, new seals on injector pump. Even more work done on the conversion, look at comments below. Can run biodiesel and maybe veggie oil. (not recommended... switching back and forth to regular diesel can destroy injector seals and clog lines, filters, and pumps...) I've gotten 28mpg on this sucker before, believe it or not. I average about 23. Not much of a noticeable power difference than a 22R. I've driven it all over the rockies and the west coast. 15k miles on it in 3 years without a major hiccup. Looking to trade for a mirage (I could add cash for the right deal) . Also would trade for a sunrader shorty, Chinook Newport, bandit, sandtana, or other fiberglass Toyota + cash(?) (doesnt have to be cash for the right rig), also taking $$ offers. Located in Oregon just south of Portland. Might be interested in trading the engine + tranny for rebuilt or low miles 22RE + tranny if you did the removal and Installation. Let's talk Included the original eBay post from the guy who converted it. Has some more pics, inside and out, and a description. I DID NOT buy it from this listing. I bought it off a guy in Berkeley in July 2015. Lots more done to the rig then i even knew... original ebay post from guy who converted it
  3. Does anyone have details on how to remove the upper control arm bushings? The service manual is not terribly helpful and references a tool that is expensive and difficult to come by.
  4. Hello All, I have been doing a dive into reading all about an axle swap and learn without asking the question again. Sadly I'm just not as quick on the draw as I'd like to be. Truck is 1978 and appears to have the 5 Lug dually (foolie) As the truck is so old what i have gathered is their may be some additionally fabrications rather than just finding a used axle from something older. I understand it to be switching to a 6 lug 1 ton floating axle to handle the weight. There are a few shops around willing to help, I am just searching in and around a days drive to see if I can locate the right donor part/vehicle . Also if to expand my search if something off of a Landcruiser or equaling would work for this and the problems ill need to bring up for my shop? Sorry to ask the same old questions, I know this is the route I need to go to be safe so I want to know the path of least resistance. I understand it will take time/money but the specific info would be wildly helpful. Thanks for listening.
  5. Hi there, does this look like a Sunrader anyone else has seen? I haven’t run across one with this layout- with the door in the back like this. Supposed to be a ‘78 Sunrader Since my plan is to completely overhaul it I’d love some inspiration as far as layouts are concerned. I hope everyone is having a great day and putting in some good work on their projects or getting out in the wild- either way I don’t expect any responses here until Monday mid-morning rolls around hahaha! -Neil
  6. Hi, I recently got an 18' Sunrader from 1984 and I'm wondering if it would be possible to build in a rooftop AC that is powered by an internal generator. Does anyone know where the generator could be located on the inside? Are there any alternatives? I'm not sure I want to have a rack on the back bumper with an external generator chained to it. I understood that there is not enough space on the roof to power the AC with solar panels? I'm totally new to motorhomes and travelling in a RV. I had initially planned to drive from San Francisco to Chicago, going through the South Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee in August. I know it will get insanely hot and humid and I'm wondering even if I would install an AC, would the generator shut off in that heat? And would the AC even be able to cool down the Sunrader? Thanks a lot for your advise upfront. Raul
  7. Hey everyone, thought I'd share some of the work my wife and I have been doing on our 4x4 Sunrader. We bought it in August 2017 in Bozeman, MT. We drove it around the west coast for a while and then made our way to Florida to begin a renovation on it. My wife and I have been living in a VW Vanagon for the last two years and decided to make the move to the Sunrader for the extra room, 4WD, Toyota reliability, and cheaper parts. We started the renovation at the beginning of November and are currently still working on it. We've heavily documented the process with photos, videos, and blog posts so I'll try not to be too redundant and post links here. I'll keep posting as we have more to show! Her name is Amelia and this was her before we started working on her. There's plenty more picture of her and her interior before we started the process over here: http://www.boundfornowhere.com/blog/2017/new-home-on-wheels Our goal was to start with a clean slate on renovation so we tore her down to the fiberglass and salvaged what we could. We found LOTS of dead mice in the walls which made us feel better about peeling back everything so we could get a fresh start. Here is a video of that process: We also cover it with some photos and writing in this blog post. This post also shows our first attempts at fiberglassing as we decided to teach ourselves. http://www.boundfornowhere.com/blog/build-out-week-1-2 I'll leave it at here for now. Don't want to overwhelm you with too much all at once. Be back soon with some more process. -MAK and Owen
  8. Greetings from the FNG, Has anyone had to address a throwout bearing on one of the 4 speed trannys yet? Mine started making that infamous knocking noise while out of gear however it subsides while in gear, under load. Any and all comments welcome, thanks everyone! Happy travels, BD
  9. Hi all, I have a new to me 18' Sunrader. I love it, but of course, I am looking at updating it a bit. I am not handy though. And I don't really have that much time to learn and work on it. Everything in it is working as of now. I would love to make it prettier and update the appliances- hopefully with lighter weight appliances and a bit smaller. I also want to get rid of the bathroom altogether. How much do you think it would cost to have this little guy renovated for me? I am not averse to spending some money on it, but I don't really have a good sense for how much I should be putting aside for this project. Of course, I would love to take it all the way down to the fiberglass and do it right, but I need to get a sense of costs and put together a plan before I start anything. Thanks for any advise- no matter how disheartening!
  10. With some of the newer posts on Sunraders, and my interest in getting one hopefully this year, I realized that I know very little about the specific sizes which were built, and what the interior features were (and what you don't have in the smaller one that you do have in the larger one). Is there a place where I can find this information? I want one which is as original as possible, with no add-ons, anyone know where I should start? Thanks.
  11. Hey All, I recently bought a 1978 Toyota Sunrader as it has been a dream for a bit. Interior is great redone on most of it. Water runs great, converted a bunch over to Solar for lights and other smaller items. However recently I have run into trouble with my Clutch pedal Switch and trying to source the correct one to buy! Any chance someone knows I can find alot of info on it for 82-90 but not so much on the years prior. Also the previous owner purchased LED lights for the break lights and turn signals that dont seem to respond to the turn signal lights. Work with hazards though. Trying to figure out how to change the relay? Anyone got thoughts or advice.
  12. My project is on hold until fall. I am working 14 hour days. I run a concession at Rock Cut State Park, in Illinois. So, if anyone is in the area stop by and say hi. I have my rader here hoping to do odd jobs during off times. To the point. i am getting parts together to work on the build as soon as things slow down. My front roof vent is missing the crank handle and some kind of latch. I am not sure what fills the hole in the front the vent is. I do not know what any of it looked like. The vent is 16 x 24. Any help with parts would be appreciated
  13. Turns out our bathroom door got locked and couldn't open it anymore. As you may know these doors have keyless knobs so I couldn't figure out how to get it open. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your advice.
  14. I looked back a good bit at the forum for this topic, didn't see it so I hope it's okay to start this as a new one. If we are ever lucky enough to find our heart's desire (a V6 Sunrader), if the roof needs repair how should it be done, since the roof is all fiberglass? I've done some fiberglass auto repair, and it almost never looks very good (MINE never looks very good). Thanks- and if anyone hears about a nice Sunrader looking for a good home, please holler, thanks!
  15. Hey y'all, hope today is treating you well. Just picked up a Sunrader yesterday and I'm stoked! She's in pretty good shape for being 32 years old. Right now I'm trying to troubleshoot some issues with the water pump and plumbing. When I turn the water pump on, it will run until it has built up pressure (I suppose?) and then stop. Then as soon as I turn the kitchen sink on it kicks on again. If that's normal, cool, but I really have no idea since this is my first RV of any kind. But what doesn't seem normal is that it will at times shut off and I get no flow out of the sink. I'll flip the switch to off again, wait a while, then turn it back on and it will work, with water coming out of the kitchen sink. The hot and cold work on the kitchen sink, but only the hot on the bathroom sink and it doesn't seem like the shower works. The folks I bought it from winterized it and I seem to have run most of the pink antifreeze out of the cold line, but not the hot line. I left the sink running on hot (not sure if the water was actually hot) and it was quite pink. I opened the door to the bathroom and saw some pink bubbles coming up from the shower drain, as shown in the picture below. Could it be that the black water tank is full? Or the gray water? I don't think I ran THAT much water through the lines.... Thanks for your help!
  16. Driving along a country rode and suddenly she’s not in gear. Clutch feels ok, can move gearshift all the way around, but not going into any gear so I had to stop. Looking for advice on what it might be and also any recommendations for a good mechanic near North Kingston Rhode Island. Thanks!
  17. Hi, I’m stranded in North Kingston Rhode Island, anyone know a good mechanic around here who might be familiar with Sunraders?
  18. Hello TM group, Just purchased a 1989 21ft. Sunrader. So Stoked! But there's a lot of work the little lady needs. First, a set of front windows. I read as many post on here as I could about the subject. All seem to be a year or more old. Is there any new info about sourcing some reasonable priced windows? Or is Advanced in Nor-Cal the only way to go. Also thinking of going the DIY route after reading others success in the DIY. Anyone try any different materials besides Plexiglass? I found a pair on CL but they are off of a 1980 18ft and have a width 15-1/2. My width is 12-1/2 top to bottom opening. Could I buy them and cut them down to size? If the length is the same to. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/rvs/d/sunrader-rv-parts/6591859236.html Thanks for your help, Aaron
  19. The engine in my 1985 Nissan Sunrader needs to be rebuilt to the tune of $10,000+. It also needs a new U joint, spring bushings and muffler. The appliances, water pump, etc. all work and the interior is in fair condition. Needless to say, I do not want to put anymore money into it. It is stranded in Fairbanks, Alaska. Does it make sense to find someone who would like to part it out or just write it off to a lost cause?
  20. I bought a 1985 21' Sunrader a while back and was told by the seller that it had a 17 gallon tank. Indeed, judging by the fuel guage it seemed to be 17 gallons, as when the guage read near empty, around 17 gallons would fill it. Poking around under the vehicle for other reasons, I noticed that the fuel tank seemed pretty large. It's rectangular and measures 34" x 13.5" x 13.5". Using an online volume calculator, and taking the slightly rounded corners into account, it would seem this is a 26 gallon tank. Is there something I'm not considering here that might make it 17 gallons? If it is a 26 gallon tank, I'm thinking that perhaps someone stuck the stock bracket and sender on it, hence the guage readings. If that's the case, am I right in thinking that the pump is likely sitting a few inches above the bottom of the tank? I don't mind the sender/guage being off, but if the pump is sitting above the tank bottom is there a way to put an extension hose our tube on the bottom of it to make it reach the bottom of the tank ( with the sock filter attached to the end)?
  21. Hi all! I am tackling the water damage from a pipe vent leak in the Sunrader next week. Any advice on this is appreciated. Damage is in the cabinet above the fridge. I used silicone as a temporary fix on the roof, leaks have stopped. The goal is to clean the roof and reseal all points of entry once the interior water damage is repaired. Not interested in a full on demo / rebuild of my Sunrader interior; simply want to address the damage and mold in this one spot. Thanks guys!
  22. Do you all have recommendations for weather stripping for the side door of a 1984 Sunrader? I have already stripped off the old seal. Curious of your recommendations of thickness, width, preferred brand.
  23. FYI, I recently found a plastics shop which can fabricate replacement, wrap-around cab-over windows for the Sunraders at $175 each. Q&I Plastics, 445 Portal St #9, Cotati, CA 94931; (707) 795-0612 The owner's name is Rick. My passenger side window ('85, narrow profile) was cracked badly but intact. I dropped it off at this place and within a few hours Rick had the new window done. I took the rv back and he helped me install it. It had to be trimmed a little bit, but once in fits perfectly and looks fantastic. Rick's got my old window and could use that as a template, or if you've got an intact one you could send it to him. HOWEVER, Rick is very conscientious and would really prefer to have the rv there to make sure the finished product is perfect. If you are willing to reassure him you're happy to do any trimming yourself, he'll likely be willing to ship a finished product to you. (Rick uses a dremel mounted to a work bench to do his trimming)
  24. Hello again - my last post was Jan 19 - “Lookin at an ‘85 Sunrader”. Well, I GOT IT! Yay! It’s an ‘84, not ‘85. 4 speed manual transmission, 4 cylinder 22R engine. 160,000 miles. I’ve had some health issues to face this Winter so I have not tended to my baby as of yet - but I hope to begin soon. Happy to post pics along the way if folks are interested in that progress. So stoked to have her and so grateful for this group because I can use ALLLL the help/advice folks are able to give on this new journey. (1st photo was right when I bought her - got an oil change - then took her to the diy car wash - 2nd photo is her cleaned up on the 1st pass - she will need lots of washing/detailing but she shines up pretty good!)
  25. Hello! I've been researching online and learning a lot from your forums - thanks for hosting and posting! I'm trying to figure out what is going on here: http://www.dreamchasersrv.com/inventory/1982-other-sunrader-1817-p042647 Is this a Sunrader with a custom window on the back? And what's on the side above the door? I don't know what the "1817" is; VIN # year says 1981 rather than 1982. Also, from a more experienced opinion than mine own - is it too rough or is there potential? Thanks for any info & insight!
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