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  1. Hi everyone, I am new to this- very excited to join the community, and start exploring the UK and Europe in my new to me Toyota Camroad. As I expected may happen, I am having some issues with the electrics- the main issues currently are being unable to find any kind of fuse/breaker box for the habitation area (I have explored any and every obvious place It could be) I assume it must be somewhere? As well as the issue of it being 100v ac (Japanese voltage)- which I of course knew about prior to purchase, yet the mains hook up is a standard 240v blue EU spec connector. For now I plan to use a "yellow box" transformer, stepping down my mains power to 100v, and have then had to change the male connector on my mains cable to a yellow 100v plug so it fits into the "yellow box" one end and the Japanese 240v plug the other- going into the 100v ac habitation electrical system. Apologies for the long winded first post- does anyone have any idea why the mains connector would be 240v, while the system is all 100v? Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
  2. 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
  3. I have a vintage 1990 Toyota Odyssey - WALL CLOCK - for sale removed carefully from the wall of the cabin. It's pretty nice-look at the photos. It is about 6" diameter, gold in color, and It takes a single AA battery. Anyone who is interested in restoring their Odyssey with a quite nice vintage 'Gold' color clock from an original Odyssey cabin may be interested. I think I can take any reasonable offer to make you a good deal. PS Because the rig has proven to need so much work to do on it-then I anticipated, I'm modying into a weekender rather than to restore it to its beutiful original condition. So, I'm renovating the cabin with a different color of fresh paint, stuff and things, new floor tile, etc. Someone who knows about 'restoration' and fixing things up like the original may be more interested in hanging the beautiful vintage 'gold' color Odyssey WALL CLOCK in their project.
  4. I am currently searching for my "escape". Hopefully, a Toyota. I had a Toyota Chinook back in the 80's and loved it, and it seems times have changed. I'm still looking for another Toyota that gets good MPG (no, really), has a little room and a stove for coffee. I am open to any suggestions on models, makes....
  5. So, hey guys.New to the forum,but not new. been lurking for a while to get ideas. My lady and I got a stock 78 toyota chinook (early) Newport, and drove the s*** out of it, down through mexico, and the mountains of CO. The engine died on us a year after her resurrected glory (re-did the interior and put a weber on, rear seals, etc, etc) Anyway, since it is now dead, instead of spending 3k on a rebuilt 20r, I have found a rolled 91 extra cab (SR5). Runs great, very well maintained for $900. I am now in the process of taking the cab and bed off in the hopes to put the whole 78 shell and cab of the Newport on. Here are some photos of both: I'd love any feedback from anyone, but certainly from other cab swapper/chinook fabricators out there. I can use just about all I can get. not actual, but same model/yr - will get some pics of interior/etc soon: actual 91 extra cab: Thanks
  6. Hey so I've completely gutted my coach and now I need some tips on a few things, 1) Can I replace rotten timbers from inside? 2) What's the best way to clean seams to re-silicone? 3) Is there a way to fill old screw holes in the outside tin without patching with more tin from the inside?
  7. Hey I'm new to the community and let me say I'm very excited to be apart of this, me and my girlfriend have recently purchased a 1982 Toyota Minicruiser. We're going to need any advice you can give us in the coming weeks/months as we will be getting into a full renovation. Already we've found water damage and rott(see pics), I've looked through a good few threads here and noticed a lot of complete restorations so I know we're in the right place for help!! Thanks Jacob & Jess
  8. Hi all, hoping someone can help. I have a 1984 18' Sunrader with really saggy springs, 5 lug dually/foolies and a slow leaking inner dually. I'm exploring best options... can anyone tell me: 1, Would a 1986-1988 proper 6 lug / 1 ton axle off a Toyota Sun Breeze fit my 1984 rig? 2, Would the leaf springs on the 1 ton Sun Breeze axle fit/line up with my 1984 rig? 3, Anybody know the ratio of this 1984 1/2 ton axle on my automatic trans, 22R Sunrader? 4, Would I expect issues with the parking brake if I'm to swap out the axle?
  9. Hello, first time posting here, my husband and I just bought a 1983 Toyota Huntsman and we are looking to obtain a manual so we can look at the the electric schematic as well as to learn the ins and outs of our new home. Also if anyone has a Huntsman and can offer any advice, resources, tips, suggestions, I'm all ears!! Thank you so much!
  10. I've lost the transmission and crankshaft on my 1984 Toyota Motorhome. I am having a difficult time finding the parts and someone to work on this. Any ideas?
  11. I am thinking of buying a 1989 toyota rv. It has the name ultra on the body. Trying to learn a bit about the type body it is. Quality wise. Issues. Its v6 efi. I can find all kinds of info on other body types but not the ultra. Any suggestions on what to check out. Its a rear bath, rear door floor plan. Cant find it on any site
  12. Alright guys heres the situation my girlfriend and i are here from New Zealand and bought a 1980 toyota little chief in Vancouver around 2 months ago with the intentions of traveling across Canada and around the US, everyone assured us you cant go wrong with a Toyota, most reliable car around, will get you anywhere for far less gas, such fun much wow ect ect so after 2 months, 4 new tyres and quite a few auto parts store carpark fixes, we are in Belleville ON and the rear wheel bearing on drivers side has started making not so savoury noises. Its safe to say we are over it and what we are hoping is that one of you enthusiasts on here would want the little chief or know someone who does near here. We obviously want to get as much back as we can for it but are aware we are looking at a substantial loss. We are still deciding on plan b wether we will buy a mini van or something similar and continue on or look at greyhounds ect so this trip isnt a full loss. If you guys are interested, we want to hear offers that you would give us right now for it - cash money, so we can keep going. Even a vehicle trade of some description could work. Its a 20r motor with 4 speed trans, since we have had it i have reset the valves and had the timing reset and changed valve cover gasket, new exhaust mani gasket, new front main crank seal and changed oil pump o ring and checked clearances, 4 new tires, greased all grease points, changed both fuel filters and its running an electric pump new air filter and just had oil and filter done has the foolies on the back (wish i knew about them before we bought it) it has dual batteries with solenoid control House battery new and lasts for a few days with out driving. motor battery never goes flat. new 800w inverter New halogen head lights new fridge new oven\3 burner stove renovated Bathroom with toilet shower basin and mirror most globes led fold out couch and double bed above cab NO LEAKS new mixer tap in kitchen which allows for outdoor showers no rust at all airbags in the rear Cab interior mint and original 10 gallon fresh water tank 40 gallon grey unsure of black capacity but plenty for 5 plus days for 2 Plenty of storage There will be more ive forgotten but we will camp near here until Monday so we can ask a mechanic what the wheel bearings will cost to fix, we dont always have internet so can answer online questions fast but this is our number calls/texts welcome 604 367 4473 any advice on continuing in our little chief would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks guys
  13. From the album: "Red Emerald" , The 1990 Itasca Toyota Motorhome

    So.....Ive had everything in my truck for over three weeks to change the rotor, distributor cap, plugs and wires. Wasn't really in a hurry as the truck was running "fine". Key word, fine. When I say drives good I mean that it drove good. Started in a nano second every single time, never a hesitation. Steady drive, no skips. This is what amazes me about Toyota. Ever searched your library using the words Toyota? Half of the books are about management practices. The way to do business. And it works. They build a fantastic product. Ok, im done pumping them up. Man what a difference the little "Red Emerald" runs now. Heck, Im hoping for a couple more miles to the gallon. Yeah, fat chance.
  14. I finally just said to heck with it and took off down the road on my first outing in "Red Emerald". I can't even begin to express how proud I am of the little Toyota motorhome. Not one single hitch what-so-ever. It was just and over nighter or weekender and I was using abundant caution and care. Watched my speed (below 60 mph) and monitored the tranny for any bad signs and didn't spot a single problem. So besides being a lot of fun and very comfortable it was also a big confidence builder too. Look forward to many more trips now. Here is a video: The Alltamaha WMA / Harris Neck NWR Road Trip
  15. From the album: "Red Emerald" , The 1990 Itasca Toyota Motorhome

    Went out to Tybee Island to do some beach metal detecting and just to chill out a bit. It's only February and the bikinis are already out. Crazy warm weather this time of year.

    © Butch Petty 2017

  16. I was just playing around in Photoshop and wanted to share. I have some other Ideas that I want to add to this as I get more time. Anyone is welcome to use the artwork and share. If you want larger or different versions just contact me. Here is a link that some of you may like and before you ask, on this site I don't make hardly squat ....literally just pennies. So this is not a money thing for me. It's all just for fun. Toyota Micro Mini Motorhomes The Original Tiny Home
  17. Hi everyone! I'm new here but not new to old Japanese vehicles. I currently have a Datsun 510 wagon and 620 pickup and have owned my share of classic Toyotas. I have always pined for a Toyota camper of some sort to customize but the timing of an acceptable camper (or my project load) was never quite aligned. I own an electric bicycle store and one day an idea popped into my head: I need an old Toyota box truck, like a U-haul. I could customize it up and use it for deliveries. I started looking locally and immediately found a good deal on an 87 dually flat bed. I rationalized that a flat bed would be better than a box truck and picked it up within a week of my idea. I move fast apparently My question is just the opposite of what you're used to. I'm a customizer so I'd like to swap the front dual settup back to 1/2 ton so I can run deep non dually rims, either 5 or 6 lug. I don't plan to ever carry maximum weight on this thing. It's just going to hold a bunch of bicycles and look good doing it. I plan to lower it and augment the rear suspension with airbags. I've read Totem's great thread on converting 1/2 ton front suspension to dually, but I want to go the other way around. I plan to run drop spindles to lower the truck but keep the ride. It sounds like if I swap the hubs, brakes and rotors, everything else is the same, correct? It would be great if I could use the larger dually front calipers and just get rid of the dually adapters. I'd like to do it as simple as possible but I'm not opposed to getting creative and dirty. I'd even run 6 lug 4wd hubs if they would bolt right up. Does anyone have a 1/2 ton suspension they'd want to trade me? I'm in Salt Lake City. I'm still researching but any advice you can give me is appreciated. Thank you! -Duane
  18. Hi Motorhome Friends My name is Gonzalo, I'm from Argentina region of Patagonia and a couple of years ago we started building our homemade motorhome on a Toyota Hilux 1992 2800 cc diesel. we stretch the chassis 55 cm barely we finish we will carry out an ecological project called Hagamos Eco (can find more information in Spanish in www.hagamoseco.com.ar) To summarize it is a journey from Argentina to Alaska performing tasks aimed at raising awareness about caring for the environment. Right now we are building our future home and leave you some pictures to see what you think. Cheers Gonzalo and Carolina In this moment we are starting with the structure
  19. I have a 1984 Toyota Sunrader. I have posted in the Electrical forum in the past and everyone was a great help in diagnosing my problems. I come to you all with another problem. The wiring from my main battery is a mess, specifically coming from the positive terminal. I cannot imagine this mess was factory installed, but perhaps it was. I want to clean up the wiring that leads from the battery to the fuse box. I've had issues with power cutting out and I'm almost certain that this wiring nightmare is the source of my problem. Any helpful hints or suggestions before I run new wires? Additionally, what's the thin red wire leading off the positive terminal? It doesn't connect to the fuse box.
  20. Hi Motorhome Friends My name is Gonzalo, I'm from Argentina region of Patagonia and a couple of years ago we started building our homemade motorhome on a Toyota Hilux 1992 2800 cc diesel. we stretch the chassis 55 cm barely we finish we will carry out an ecological project called Hagamos Eco (can find more information in Spanish in www.hagamoseco.com.ar) To summarize it is a journey from Argentina to Alaska performing tasks aimed at raising awareness about caring for the environment. Right now we are building our future home and leave you some pictures to see what you think. Cheers Gonzalo and Carolina In this moment we are starting with the structure
  21. This camper is within driving distance of my home town, I'm considering purchasing. Can you tell me anything I should know or ask about before I do? What I know from a brief conversation and seeing it (didn't drive it) in person today: It's imported from Japan & listed as a 1991 Toyota Hilux Sunrader 4WD Diesel Camper Motorhome. $22,500 Price seems steep, where can I negotiate? Does anyone have insight on the imported models? If they are very rare, the 4x4 diesel?? Any concerns or things I should ask about the rear axel? I'm new to this, seems like a great community thanks in advance for any advice. : ) It seems overall pretty well equipped, most of the amenities are original (old) and the inside, although livable, needs some TLC (shower not working, no toilet.) Turned the motor over, it started right up and purred like a good little diesel should. Details: 2.7L DIESEL ENGINE / 4 WHEEL DRIVE / RIGHT HAND STEERING / LOW MILES / REAR DUALLY / 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION / FIBERGLASS CAMPER / TV / BACKUP CAMERA OVERHEAD BED / AWNING / SOLAR PANEL / LADDER & ROOF RACK / SPARE TIRE STAINLESS SINK / MICROWAVE / REFRIGERATOR / ALL THIS AND MORE!!! GENERAL Body type Truck Drive PART 4WD Transmission 5 speed manual Displacement, cc 2779 Frame S-LN106-TRMSS ENGINE Displacement, cc 2779 Engine model 3L Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm 91 ps (66.93 kw) / 4000 rpm Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm 19.2 kg*m (188.29 N*m) / 2400 rpm Power density 17.03 Engine type Water cooling serial 4 cylinder OHC Fuel system Bosch type distribution type (jet pump) Fuel type Diesel Compression ratio 22.2 Bore, mm 96 Stroke, mm 96 Final gear ratio Fuel consumption at 10-15 modes, l/100km Fuel consumption at 60 km/h, l/100km CHASSIS / TRANSMISSION Power steering Tires size, front 215R15-6 Tires size rear 215r15-6 Braking system, front Disk Braking system, rear Drum (leading/trailing) Suspension system, front Semi- elliptic leaf spring Suspension system, rear Semi- elliptic leaf spring
  22. Hello Folks, I'm new to the RV world. I just bought an 1983 Dolphin RV from a neighbor. I flushed all the fluids, new sparkplugs, and wires. I tried to call the manafacture which apparentely is out of buisness for hope of getting ahold of the manual. Does anybody know where I could get a chilton-type manual for this beast? I noticed under the hood that there are two batteries. Does the battery that doesn't run the engine; run the refridgerator, auxillary air conditioner and water pumps? What do the different color tanks signify? How would I test if all the water pumps work? Where is a good place to find parts? i.e. skylights, appliances, roof racks, ladders, new air conditioning cover Thanks in advance Anson
  23. So when I bought my 1987 Escaper, the previous owner decided he did not like the two captain chairs in the coach and for some reason hacked them out, leaving a not so attractive base. This is how it looked when I bought it. Notice the missing chair mount located in the bottom left of the photo. Where better to start than ripping the entire floor out? One of the previous owners had done floor work before. They laid a sheet of 1/2" plywood over the existing floor and then put their vinyl floor on top of that. I removed the 1/2" plywood and was glad to see the entire floor underneath that was still in good shape, no rot or anything. Wanting to achieve as much head room as possible (I'm about 6'2"), I kept the original floor in for strength, and put down a new sheet of 3/8" plywood. Not only did I fill in the spots of the missing chairs, but I gained some headroom for myself. It's nice not hitting my head on the ac unit now! We put down the sheet of plywood, screwed it down mighty well, sanded down the screw heads and the floor to make it as smooth as possible, and caulked all the screw holes. This was also a good opportunity to remove all remainders of the ugly original carpet that were stuck in a few hidden places. Next we decided to rebuild the entrance step with some fresh wood and gave it a more open design since the older one had limited foot space with the way it was designed (sorry, forgot to take a pic of the original setup). Original aluminum pan. Sealed all of the holes and edges with what was left of my dynamat tape. played with some sparks. Laid down all new wood and screwed into place. And time to start laying down flooring. I picked a darker wood vinyl floor. I was going to use the snap together wood floor seen here. I then decided not to use this floor as it took up too much of my precious head space! So I went with a standard sticky vinyl floor. I picked a dark wood color again because I just enjoy the warmth and cabin feeling. I also covered the fender and gas tank fill tube cover. I then took my old piece of wood that covers the water tank and battery and everything and stripped it down. It was covered in an ugly fabric from some old ladies basement or something. Here it is naked.
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