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Hi there, 

I don't know how active this forum is, but I purchased and RV almost 10 years ago with the intention of turning it into a fishing rig to be used during the summer time up here in Alaska. I am pretty new to mechanics and already have a ton of questions. for example, what is the death dually and how do I know if that is what I have?

 

Anyways, I have already started the project and here is the first video, I am working on the next, but I would like to know sooner than later if this project is even viable in relation to the "death dually" situation. Thanks in advance for any help! I really appreciate it and I hope I get to see this project through. 

 

 

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Your axle has already been upgraded to a six lug full floater. No death here. If that's the cabin you built I am very impressed. Tell me that's your plane too and I love you.

Nice video and this site is very active

Linda S

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10 minutes ago, linda s said:

Your axle has already been upgraded to a six lug full floater. No death here. If that's the cabin you built I am very impressed. Tell me that's your plane too and I love you.

Nice video and this site is very active

Linda S

THANK YOU! You just took a huge load off of my mind! That is not my cabin, nor my plane, just some b roll filler footage from around AK. I am very glad that this forum is active. 

Once again, thank you so much for the info on the axel, would you happen to have any links with more detailed info on the subject? I am now interested in how things played out. 

 

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For some reason the axle facts page can't be reached from this site anymore. There is a long thread still there but lots of posts without the to the point info. The important thing to look for is the hub that sticks out of your rear wheels and the 6 lugs. Lugs are 6x7.5, much larger than most wheels. The original axle page is still on this site but your probably going to have to join to see it. 

Microsoft Word - Rear axle faq for Toyota motorhomes.doc (groups.io)

OK so even though I do love a good project I'm sorry to tell you I don't love you anymore. I do require a seaplane for that

Linda S

Sorry forgot to add link

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55 minutes ago, linda s said:

For some reason the axle facts page can't be reached from this site anymore. There is a long thread still there but lots of posts without the to the point info. The important thing to look for is the hub that sticks out of your rear wheels and the 6 lugs. Lugs are 6x7.5, much larger than most wheels. The original axle page is still on this site but your probably going to have to join to see it. 

Microsoft Word - Rear axle faq for Toyota motorhomes.doc (groups.io)

OK so even though I do love a good project I'm sorry to tell you I don't love you anymore. I do require a seaplane for that

Linda S

Sorry forgot to add link

HAH, well I guess I will have to earn it now! Thanks for the info I will try to check it out on that link. I could not find info, but I did not try all that hard, because I knew someone on here would be able to answer right away. Thanks again!

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 This is by far the best site around for info on these units. It doesn't matter the year, most any issue will be answered here. I have a Nissan but still read here regularly because so much of the info still applies......and besides, I've always liked these little RV's. This site stopped me from buying one with the 5 lug axle a few years ago. I was working at the time and didn't have time to mess with swapping it out. 

 

 I'm lucky also as I also have an "Austin" as a friend. I have no idea how my friend knows how to do everything he knows how to do. 

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8 hours ago, john*thomas said:

 This is by far the best site around for info on these units. It doesn't matter the year, most any issue will be answered here. I have a Nissan but still read here regularly because so much of the info still applies......and besides, I've always liked these little RV's. This site stopped me from buying one with the 5 lug axle a few years ago. I was working at the time and didn't have time to mess with swapping it out. 

 

 I'm lucky also as I also have an "Austin" as a friend. I have no idea how my friend knows how to do everything he knows how to do. 

Thanks for the comment! I agree, after checking out some of the forum topics I think I will find EVERYTHING I need to know on here! Yea, my buddy Austin learned how to wrench at Sears, now he just works independently. I have been wanting to get this project off the ground for years! I am so excited. 

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I just want the whole system empty as to avoid any possible incidents... Earlier this summer I was remodeling a mobile home in Denali, and cut through a 240v live line.... the fireworks and small fire were pretty incredible, the melted sawsall blade was also pretty neat, but the experience did cause me to think twice about how to handle the yota propane tank. I have quite a bit more demolition to do and just feel better about the whole situation with the tank and lines empty. 

 

If the thing weren't so rat poopy, I would have cooked some meals in there!

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