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#1 Btoyota

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

Hi All!


I have always wanted one of these Toyota RV's ever since I was a kid and my father took us to look at a Dolphin. I am looking at a 1991 Itasca with only 47,000 miles that seems in pretty good condition for $8,500. I was hoping to drive it over summer for summer vacation with the family and sell it at the end of summer for about what I paid for it since I can't store it. However, I wastrying to think of worse-case scenario if I had to keep it if it would fit in the garage or something. What is the general height of these rigs, overall? I searched all over Google and couldn't find any height specs.


Also, how does one determine if the head gasket recall has been done? If it has not been done, how do you get it done and can it be done at any time?

Thanks!

Edited by Btoyota, 12 March 2011 - 10:41 AM.


#2 86rader

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:09 AM

won't fit in a standard height garage. not even close. not sure what my clearance is. somewhere in the 9-10 ft range with a roof AC. Knock a foot off with no AC. Still not getting it into a garage though.

as for the buy it/sell it for the same price, it could happen if you are lucky on both ends, but, remember, you will be buying when the market is good, selling when it's not so good.

i think you would still do better than if you rented an RV for a month.

good luck.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

won't fit in a standard height garage. not even close. not sure what my clearance is. somewhere in the 9-10 ft range with a roof AC. Knock a foot off with no AC. Still not getting it into a garage though.

as for the buy it/sell it for the same price, it could happen if you are lucky on both ends, but, remember, you will be buying when the market is good, selling when it's not so good.

i think you would still do better than if you rented an RV for a month.


Thanks for the response. Perhaps you're right. It seems these Toyota RV's tend to hold their value though, but perhaps not that well =)




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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

I think my Odyssey is 9.5 feet tall, which is at least a foot too tall for a standard size garage.
If you decided to keep it, for about $150 to $200 you can get a decent cover for it, Walmart is one
place to buy them at. A cover to complete cover it. A cover outside will last about 3 to 4 years.

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#5 Derek up North

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:04 PM

Winnebago's spec sheet lists overall height as 9'-2" with A/C, 8'-8" without for the 1993 321RD. Doesn't make sense, but that's what the Pdf says.

With the VIN, you can check with a dealer if the HG recall has been done.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

With the VIN, you can check with a dealer if the HG recall has been done.


Do you mean at a Toyota dealer?

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

Yes. I stopped by one with a VIN, they punched it in to their computer and were able to tell me if it was on the list and where and when the Recall had been done.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

Hi All,

I live in a town where they don't allow you to park an RV in town. I was hoping to get something affordable to take the family around in this summer for at least a month. I was thinking if I bought a Toyota RV for the right price, I could sell it at the end of summer (I found a 1991 Itasca with 47k miles in good shape, no generator, for $8500). However, in THIS thread, it was suggested that may not be a good idea. All the rentals I have looked at so far are at least $3,000 for a month. I would also probably use it during other school breaks and long weekends and again next summer, but I would have to find a place to store it. I am in AZ.

What do you suggest?

Do you have one to rent for July 2011? =)

Thanks in advance for opinions and advice.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:56 PM

A rental is a guaranteed unit, feed it gas and go for it. No worries. Except, its just like renting a house, money down a rat hole.
Buying a Toy COULD be cheaper IF you find one that runs perfect and needs nothing but your stuff in it. With gas going up, so will the value of a Toy if you can resell it in the spring or summer. That would be a total crap shoot. But $3000 buys a lot of repairs or covers a lot of the loss if you sell it in the winter (no parking). Speaking of that what will parking cost, have to figure that into operating costs.
With 4 people you would have to be VERY careful about fresh water and waste water as most Toys only have about 25 gal of water. OR plan on each night in a campground.
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#10 86rader

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:53 AM

Where are you?

I have given some thought to renting mine out a few weeks a year.

The biggest problem I see with doing so is when do the authotities start looking at it as a rental business and expect all sorts of paperwork, licensing, insurance etc....




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