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About sweetleon

  • Birthday 05/02/1975

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1984 Toyota 4-cyl Sunrader 18' in SF
    1986 Nissan 6-cyl Sunrader 18' in NYC
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    San Francisco, California

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  1. Thanks! I'll try to remove it with WD-40 this weekend and if my auto parts store doesn't have it I'll order the one from Amazon.
  2. Thanks @Maineah! It's definitely rusted, as you can see in the photo on the carpet it's attached to. It's not just a friction fit but there are "teeth" from the metal plate that are bent to wrap around the light. I've bent them back open, but it still doesn't come out. Maybe some WD-40 will help. I can't seem to find anything exactly like it on Amazon, but this (link) seems pretty similar.
  3. So I finally got around to replacing the interior light bulbs (1141/1156) with LEDs in my Sunrader shorty. It was pretty painless in the dinette, bathroom and berth as well as the light outside the door, but I'm having trouble getting to the bulbs in my kitchen range hood and the doorstep. I was able to "pull out" the fixture in the doorstep (see photo) but still can't get to the bulb. And I can't seem to figure out how to remove the plastic cover over the range hood light. Does anyone have suggestions for me? Thanks in advance, Lenny
  4. That chain is for the spare tire, which I believe is standard on all Toyota pickups and RVs of that era. Thanks for letting me know! If I can get the air bags on with the sway bars, I'll make sure they replace the bushings. But at the moment I'm leaning toward removing the sway bars in favor of air bags. Not sure how to answer that question. I'd say they look fine. Here's a couple of pictures of the RV from when I bought it 2 years ago (not full water tanks, tho). Cheers, Lenny
  5. The ride IS really rough, which is why I want to add air bags. However, I don't believe the sway bars are making contact with the bump stops. That's just an optical illusion due to the angle of the photographs.
  6. I was hoping to install airbags on my Toyota Sunrader shorty, but it looks like there's a sway bar that'll prevent their installation. Has anyone solved this problem? Thanks!
  7. I was doing a little cleaning on the exterior of my Sunrader and discovered that there's a crack at the top corner of one of the wraparound berth windows. I know those are notoriously troublesome, so I'm hoping to find a way to get this remediated before it gets any worse. And, as usual, I'm hoping somebody here has ideas. As you can see in the photo, it cracked and "escaped" the gasket a bit. Would it be safe to use a bottle jack (with a wood board at either end to distribute the pressure) to pry it open a bit and get the window back inside the gasket? If I could do that, I'd put some sort of epoxy on the crack to keep it from spreading. Thanks, Lenny
  8. Got it! I had to physically bend the crimped ends of the bushings/collets to get the mechanism's faceplates apart.
  9. Yes, I'm trying to fix the lock mechanism. Getting it out of the door was easy, but I can't get at the lock mechanism without removing the handle from it, and that won't seem to come off.
  10. Unfortunately, the handle and plate don't seem to slide off for us (bc the handle is larger than the hole in the plate). I've attached some pictures and a video my friend Peter took of the door handle we're unable to remove. Hopefully someone will know the "1 simple trick" to detaching it. Thanks, Lenny WhatsApp_Video_2018-10-04_at_2_14.33_PM.mp4
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