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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1986 21' Sunrader
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    Victoria, BC, Canada

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  1. Thanks Linda. I will pass on to the sew master in the family.
  2. I'm finally getting around to making some curtains for the cabover in our 21' Sunrader. And for the life of me I can't find a link to the attachments/hooks I need to attach the curtains to the original curtain rod that surrounds the space. It looks like it is very specific. Can anyone help? Thank you!!
  3. Jay. You have come so far. Looking so good. Have you been doing any trips? What is left to do? Rick
  4. I'm in Victoria, and happy to have a look if you are ever over on the island. I've spent the last year + restoring my 21ft Sunrader. Rick
  5. Is the "Custom Auto Carpet" something you ordered online?
  6. Further information here on my experience installing a Chinese Diesel Heater in my Sunrader. I am no expert. I barely get my pants on the right way in the morning. But having read a lot about these heaters - and watching all of Aussie John's comprehensive videos - I am managing to get somewhere. Here are a couple of photos so far. I am nearly ready to turn it on, but I still have a few more things to do. Just purchased a 5kw version on ebay from Warmtoo. I am placing it underneath in a space that was previously an outside cabinet for propane. Removed the cabinet. Fibe
  7. The furnace in my 1986 Sunrader was toast when I got him. Didn't want to replace with propane as there is far too much condensation with propane. We have enough problems with condensation in our homes and I want dry heat. So I bought a Chinese knock off of the original Eberspacher diesel parking heater. There are two original ones you can buy with an overall better build than the knock off, but the price - $2K+ - is ridiculous. I bought my Chinese one from a warehouse in the US for $109 with free ship. I've read myriad reviews online. And, yes, there are those that claim the Chinese
  8. Getting somewhere with the front cabover. Final coat of paint coming and then drapes....
  9. Thank you, Linda. Much appreciated. I will keep you posted on progress.:)
  10. Can someone please let me know how this curvy curtain rod works in the cabover of our 1986 Sunrader? I'm ready to reinstall now and although it was originally screwed in place, and the placement is fairly obvious, mine never had any curtains or additional hardware so I am unsure of how this system is designed to work and what else I have to get. Thanks so much, in advance, Rick
  11. Very nice, Jay. Love the before and after. Seems like a lifetime ago we began this crazy Sunrader process. And apologies I am late in replying. I know what you mean that the to-do list only grows as you move inside. I am nearly finished outside. Painted the fiberglass, and still needs a bit of touch up here and there. And finally moving along with electrical. In the process of getting all the parts together, then install. This 22RE has always gone through quite a bit of oil, and that is concerning. This we need to address soon. Why did you decide to place your solar pa
  12. Thanks Linda. Obviously I know absolutely nothing about electrical. I am just now pricing out my solar plan for the Sunrader and am comparing the pure wave with the modified. Price is double. And reading about the modified, the concern is appliances etc with a motor. I don't have a fridge, microwave or AC so I am probably going with the inexpensive inverter [for now]. What your saying is that the heater can just run off the house battery? Rick
  13. It's this one. Yes 12V. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/5KW-5000W-12V-Air-diesel-Fuel-Heater-For-Car-Truck-Motor-home-Boat-Bus-Van/123873442686?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dca7bc4f3f3ad4bb0a786fe11a810a407%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D264401202678%26itm%3D123873442686%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DVevor&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa3f1d3e3-0596-11eb-86f5-fa40414076b4|parentrq%3Aef52bfee1740ac3d2e826894ffe7808d|iid%3A1
  14. Will a modified power inverter be enough for my Chinese diesel heater, or do I have to have pure sine wave? Will a modified inverter overheat the motor in this little heater, or will it be just fine?
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