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Odyssey 4x4

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About Odyssey 4x4

  • Birthday 01/06/1990

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    Nature, Science, Electronics, Building, Repairing, Animals, Farming, Self Sustainability, Motorcycles, Travel

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1990 Toyota Odyssey 4x4
  • Location
    Land O Lakes, Florida

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  1. Agreed, a cool rig for sure but i don't see him getting more than 25k tops
  2. it looks like a decent door. I went with it for the simplicity of it. It’s a nice looking option and only 6 pounds! My only concern is how transparent it may be but it’s not like the bathroom in my camper will be on public display lol. https://www.recpro.com/rv-retractable-rolling-shower-door/?gclid=CjwKCAjwieuGBhAsEiwA1Ly_nVrpn2X9WTwZKidwfb6ay4FFJTlnsNNBbEg8ViHrtBLbTBdHmYihURoCR5MQAvD_BwE
  3. Just thought I'd throw this photo on here to keep this thread alive even though I've been so busy. The Odyssey build is excelling rapidly. Here you can see completed custom upper and lower cabinets. Upper cabinets are all flush inlay doors, lowers are custom as well. All wood has been painted and faces covered with formica. You can also see the custom mahogany counter tops I made, as well as the flush inlay closet door. I also just ordered the RecPro retractable bathroom door which should be here this Friday and mostly finish up that side of the camper! I'll be getting a new series of build videos together soon.
  4. I did fail to make it up pikes peak in my 22re Escaper! That was the sketchiest experience I had in a toy home, but also my fault for trying.
  5. Like I previously mentioned, the leaf pack on the odyssey is probably the biggest I’ve seen on a toy home as well as 89 Toyota pickup, looks like the RV company did this one right. I also put Bilsteins in the rear and a heavy duty sway bar. If I see need, I’ll add some airbags down the line for comfort and leveling.
  6. 100%, also a member of the top tier AAA RV membership club, luckily ive never had to use it on the RV, but the reassurance is nice knowing the cost of an RV tow. I drive my RVs the same way I drive my motorcycle, calculating every single car that could cut you off or slam their breaks, etc. it’s called the, “everyone on the road wants to kill me” game, I’ve done okay so far!
  7. Hey it’s the duo themselves!! Of course you still creep, the Toyota family is a solid one 😆 thanks for the kind words and sorry to hear about Luna 💕
  8. I agree with Linda, if anything they likely weighed less than when they started. Like she said, it was all about mechanical issues and not knowing their rig themselves. They’ve since moved to a brand new tundra with a 4 wheel pop up camper, I don’t think the work required for the old Toyota was their cup of tea and losing their rear wheel was the final straw (understandable). The odyssey is newer, much heavier duty (not just the v6, but also bigger brakes, a stronger built more modern differential/ rear end, and a massive aftermarket rear leaf pack). Bound for nowhere wanted a ready to go reliable rig with minimal maintenance. We all know these 20+ year old (mine is 30 years old and not my first toy home) machines require all kinds of work and maintenance. I do all my own maintenance and mechanical work including building engines from the crankshaft up, so keeping the rig going is just another part of being it’s owner and an accepted duty.
  9. you mean like this? 😁 I built a hd hitch into the rear bumper build and still managed to be lighter than the original rear bumper that was on this thing!
  10. Agreed, the little weights add up quickly in materials. I’m curious if the build you’re referencing is the sunrader built by “bound for nowhere” that they sold soon after due to mechanical issues they didn’t want to tackle. If so, that was a whole different story with their issues and rear axle swap. The Dometic fridge is great and they have been tested true by the overland community. I’ve only used mine in my house as of now but it kicks butt and my beer is nice and cold. Low power draw, able to handle getting banged around off-road trucks, etc. I also like the idea of the top opening lid so you don’t lose all the “cold” when opening the door. As well as all the groceries inside from driving around!
  11. of course weight is always a consideration! Has it been weighed and loaded? Considering the build Is not complete, no. We shedded weight in multiple areas (the odyssey came with a huge refrigerator OEM that I scrapped, we scrapped multiple heavy doors (closet/ bathroom), multiple heavy old school batteries that will be replaced with significantly lighter lifepo4 batteries, and of course we added some weight in other areas for a stronger build. I’m hoping it should break about even with the weight that it was when purchased. Will I be driving this off-road leaning at 45 degree hardcore trails? Of course not. I’ve had multiple RVs, multiple off-road vehicles we’ve built over the years, and many motorcycles (including country wide multiple month travels living off of them). I’m familiar with all types of driving. The 4x4 in this is simply reassurance for back service forest roads, snow, light mud, etc. Not to mention the cool factor and rarity of a factory 4x4 v6 toy home, if you know these rigs you know what I’m talking about. And If you think you’re taking this rig down a hardcore trail, you’re a fool. Saying you’ve seen 4x4 builds in this forum that “fail to even be drivable” Is a pretty dramatic statement. I’ve seen several 4x4 toy homes do surprisingly well in off-road conditions being driven by folks I’d consider partly brave and partly crazy considering the roads they’ve done. If you’ve ever done any off-road driving, you know the advantage a 4x4 can give even going up a slight hill with some sand over a 2wd stock ride height vehicle. Not to mention the ground clearance provided by 4x4. Also, keep in mind that this is a factory built 4x4 truck, I did not convert this. And of course once again referring to weight and safety, these are super overloaded from every RV builder and the factory brakes are less than adequate. This is where the skill of the driver comes into play. Maintain your safe driving distances and stay vigilant. I don’t drive interstate when I travel in a toyhome (for obvious reasons), and I prefer the background travel and sight seeing regardless. This odyssey is built on the 4x4 v6 chassis which means the braking system is slightly beefier than the 4 cylinders, but a smart driver is still the best bet. And no family here friend, just me and my pup! Thanks for the concern
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