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  1. I’m looking for some price help on a camper. I know this is a Toyota site, but it’s actually for the close relative, Nissan. It’s a 1984 Nissan Encore II, 19’ (https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/rvs/d/northfield-1984-nissan-class-sleeps-six/7303631076.html) In scouring the interwebs, I can’t find any info, comparables, similar models for sale, etc for this. The seller is asking $7500. I’m trying to figure out what is accurate for price point...any ideas? What would be the closest Toyota comparable to this, any ideas? Thanks so much!!!
  2. Last month I bought my first rv, a 1985 Toyota dolphin. i managed to get a really great price on a account that it has the 5 lug axle. For the past month I have been searching for a 6 lug in north California area. I have found a ff one ton close by from a Nissan Uhaul truck, the owner has two dolphins himself and tells me it will fit. I was wondering if any one can confirm if it will be a straight bolt in fit with no mods ? I’m not a mechanic but I’m considering taking on the job myself. Any advice or links to info about doing the work would also be appreciate. ?
  3. The engine in my 1985 Nissan Sunrader needs to be rebuilt to the tune of $10,000+. It also needs a new U joint, spring bushings and muffler. The appliances, water pump, etc. all work and the interior is in fair condition. Needless to say, I do not want to put anymore money into it. It is stranded in Fairbanks, Alaska. Does it make sense to find someone who would like to part it out or just write it off to a lost cause?
  4. Hey Sunrader Nerds! My 1985 Nissan Sunrader has a defunct emergency brake so I've been using tire blocks when I park it. I'm dropping it off at the car doctor this week and was hoping to locate a cable for the e-brake so I can have them fix it (I don't trust myself with this task at this point in my tinkering career). They mechanic was concerned that he wouldn't have the part. Does anyone know if it requires the same length cable as a Nissan 720 pickup or is it a longer cable? Bonus points if you include a link to purchase the part Thanks everyone!
  5. I'm still new here so let me know if these kind of posts should go somewhere else. I just saw this come up for sale on Craigslist - it's in Petaluma California. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/rvs/6175367542.html
  6. I've owned Nissan and Toyota cars and found both to be extremely reliable but none of those cars were carrying a house on their backs. I've read where some people say the Nissan motorhomes had head gasket problems but don't know if that was the 4 or 6's, but then I've also read the Toyota 6's had head gasket problems too. I also read where someone said the Nissans felt more solid and the front cab was roomier. So I was wondering if anyone has opinions about Nissan motorhomes verses Toyota motorhomes? I'd like to hear everything regarding the 4 and 6 cylinders and the manual and auto trannys too. Thank you. Steve
  7. How did I get so lucky? Doing a happy dance. New to me seats to replace the seats from hell. These came from a 2000 Mercedes Kompressor. The person I got them from has already modified them to bolt right into my Datsun/Nissan 720 that powers my Sunrader. Fully electric, fully adjustable and they are heated. Not a rip or tear on them, no worn areas on the leather either. The pair came with a center console box that is also ready to screw right into my truck. All this for ...hold onto your jaw...$50.00. I did have to battle I-5 traffic for the 4 hour round trip drive to fetch them home but it was so worth it . He also gave me (free) a really good battery that I will substitute for my worn out house battery. He was cleaning house from stuff that was for a project that went in a different direction when he discovered the bench seat in the 720 truck he bought to fix up for his son was welded in and therefore these seats were not going to work out for his project. I will get back to work tomorrow and finish up installing the new floor covering and its insulation padding in the cab. Then I can put the seats in and try them out! Too bad there is not enough room behind the seats to fully recline them. But with all that ability to fine tune the adjustment my bad back will be so much better off than in any other car I have owned. Well maybe it won't beat out my S10, I could drive a 14 hour day in those seats without pain.
  8. Hey all, hoping for some advice from some Sunrader owners. I've recently stumbled across an 84 Nissan Sunrader, with a practically new 22z motor. Still has a 3 year warranty and less than 100 miles on it. Owner is moving out of the country soon and looking to dump it So questions are as followed; 1. Can anyone see any major issues from the pics? I can say that there is a depression in the roof and will need some patching (anything else?) window gaskets are a must (no surprise it's a sunrader) rust on the drivers side door (see pic). It is missing a decent amount of screws at the aluminum strip that joins the 2 pieces of fiberglass of the sunrader body (easy fix??) All appliances work, floor didn't seem to sag, it ran like a top in the 5 minutes I test drove it. What else should I be looking for? Just looking to see what the crew is thinking this rig is worth. I'm salivating at the thought of purchasing it, but like most people, don't want to get in over my head, but also don't mind spending the cash to get an experienced RV converter, restorer to help me out with the process. Looking to make an educated decision largely based on the experience of the members here such as FJ40, Linda S., jdemaris, and any others.
  9. Hello, Im new to the forum and new to Sunrader ownership. I figured I would introduce you to my new Sunrader along with some of my current upgrades, fixes and surprises. I picked up a Nissan Sunrader 18' with the 3.0 V6. 74,600 miles with a fresh timing belt, waterpump, cam seals, and other tune up items. All in all it is very clean, but after digging into it found where it is starting to show its age. My goal is to make it a mountain machine, and alot of my mountain time is in the snow. So I need to make this rig snow ready and be able to pack friends and gear safely up to the mountain. I have a pretty big todo list, right off the bat. Reseal all windows with butyl tape and polyurethane sealant. (There were small leaks in two obvious places) New Fantastic Fan with weather hood in main coach and new vent cover in bathroom both resealed with butyl and poly. Remove rack and vents then refasten with new sealant in screw holes and around brackets New LED clearance lights and New Bargman triple LED tail lights with custom plexi frame from TAP plastics. Upgrade suspension and snow tires And then there is the floor....... So, when checking it out, the floor seemed pretty solid, and I crawled under it to see if there was any rust or decay. But what I didnt do, is take apart the back seats and look inside. After getting it home and starting to dig around I found that the driver side was good and solid, but the passenger side had pretty significant water damage and wood rot under the water heater (Surprise)!. All of the plumbing and fittings had been redone with new fittings but it looks like the damage has been done. Everywhere else on the rig is so solid, it really was a surprise. Aside from a total rebuild (which I would love to do sometime down the road, in the summertime) I'm thinking that my best option is to use PC ROT Terminator. It is a structural epoxy for decaying wood. It supposedly absorbs into all of the cracks and crevices of the rotted wood and then cures stronger than wood. I think I'm going to turn the floor repair into a separate thread, if there isn't one already. Anyway, lots to talk about but I'll try to split up topics and find relating threads previously created. Thanks for reading about my new micro home. I am going back and forth with feeling okay about how much money I spent on it after finding out about the wood rot. What do you experts think after what I've told you? I paid $8700 and that was after a pretty solid haggle.
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