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Jayco-noslide

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Posted: 12/03/20 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would like to hear from present and recent owners of Toyota Motor homes. Good, bad features and reasons you have one or got rid of one. Also, if this would be a good choice for an aging couple that want to lose the stress of a 30 footer towing a car. What is one worth; let's say with V6 with 80 t0 90000 miles in very good condition? Have any of you installed a generator? Don't bother to suggest one of the newer Class Bs that go for $40K and up used. Too much.


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Posted: 12/03/20 02:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

90,000 miles, underpowered, and you don't want stress????????????
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Posted: 12/03/20 03:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

90,000 miles, underpowered, and you don't want stress????????????
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X2. Keep your 30 footer.


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Posted: 12/03/20 04:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been through an identical post. You will want to read that post over again. You can spend around $20,000 for a well made E350-based rig 1998 -2000.


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Posted: 12/03/20 05:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

90,000 miles, wow. What did the owner’s maintenance records show?


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Do a search for the recent posts. Here is a copy of what I wrote:
I owned a 1988 Damon Escaper build on a true one ton Toyota dually chassis. It had a 22Re engine (2.4l) and an 4 speed automatic tranny. We could not use 4th gear, overdrive, unless going down a steep grade. We drove that thing over 45,000 miles in 6 years. We had a great time traveling around in it but I would never own one again.
The first big problem is that it weighed 6,000 pounds and the chassis was maxed out before I filled the tank with gasoline. The engine made 120 horsepower. The gas mileage was not great like some people claim. I got 12 mpg going 55 and 9 mpg when my daughter tried driving 65. When I got into big hills I was driving 45 mph turning 5000 rpm's in 2nd gear. Remember that Toyota NEVER built a single RV, they supplied just the chassis and the builders overloaded every one of them. Until 1988, the chassis that was provided did not have a full floating one ton axle, they had 1/2 ton axles with dual wheels that were actually just half ton wheels welded together, they were called foolies by the people that had the RV's. Those foolies would break the axles at the housing and the wheels would fall off. Toyota eventually gave one ton axles to every owner of an RV that was build on one of their chassis to avoid publicity.
The RV's rode like lumber wagons, cornered like a double deck3er bus, and were so underpowered that with a stiff headwind, you could not go over 50 mph. If it was hot outside, you cannot use the dash mounted air conditioning because the truck will over heat.
There are many people that have the romantic belief that these things are great, if you want to hear more, send me a PM and give me your phone number.


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https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30170949.cfm

I don't think you will get an answer you like since you didn't like the answers you got last go around.

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No to Toyota. Yes to Ford 27' with 176" wheel base e-350 or e-450 with a v-10.


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Posted: 12/03/20 10:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't think any of those little Toyota mohos had a V6. Weren't they all 4-bangers?

A '90s era Dodge chassis class B would probably be a better buy, and maybe cheaper. They'd handle and drive better, too.

I seem to recall that there have been some other small motor homes built, in the 70s and maybe later. One was on a VW chassis, I forget the name of it. If I wanted a vintage moho, personally I'd probably look for one of those rounded-off GMC units.


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Posted: 12/04/20 04:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is a second thread on same subject.
Please reply to original thread HERE..
Thread is closed.


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