Toyota Motorhomes

These wee motorhomes were made from the mid-70s through the early 90s.  Constructed on Toyota truck frames, the shells were made by a variety of manufacturers and common ones include Winnebago, Dolphin, Itasca, Odyssey, Sunrader and Chinooks.  Although overweight and underpowered, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and their tough little engines, small footprint and good gas mileage have revived interest in these little gems.  This group is for owners (and wanna be owners) who wish to discuss their upsides, downsides, quirks, renovations–and encourage each other on our journeys with these little toyhomes.

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2021

Watch for Scams!

Each day I scour Craigslist nationally for what will be my perfect toyhome, and each day I have to report four or more scam ads. Often the title has odd characters in it.  Most of these have only one picture (but not always) of a nicely kept 90's Warrior model, a price of $2000 or $2001 or $2004 (something right in that range - and an odd number), and copy with claims like "powerful engine".  We all know that while a Toyhome owner may claim a famous 22R engine, they will never call them powerful!  Just a note to BEWARE!

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Rear suspension 2 Replies

Have a 89 Warrior with dual wheels in the back, air ride and shocks. The rig sits level. When I hit a good sized bump you hear a big bang from the rear. Am wondering if the air bags are doing their…Continue

Started by Grey Wolf. Last reply by Grey Wolf Feb 19, 2021.

Water heater elements 2 Replies

Has anyone ever replaced an element in the water heater?Continue

Started by Grey Wolf. Last reply by C D Jun 30, 2019.

Owner's Manuals 6 Replies

I have been struggling to find information on the internet on my Nissan Sunrader.  I couldn't find a manual on the mechanics of the truck, nor could I find anything about the other components of the…Continue

Started by Nancy Short. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Apr 30, 2017.

Two axles on a Toyota motorhome rather than rear duallies? 4 Replies

Every once in awhile I run across an ad where the rig, instead of duallies (with the requisite 6 lug axle) appears to have two axles.  See attached.In other words, one wheel is to the rear, not the…Continue

Tags: axles, wheels, rear, toyota

Started by Dawn Michelle. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Apr 1, 2016.

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Comment by Grey Wolf on April 29, 2021 at 2:48pm

Not sure when anyone will read this. After storing my Toyota over the winter I tested the lights. The turn signal lights and emergency lights and brake lights in the rear do not work. The headlights and turn signals work up front.  I did check the fuses under the dashboard on the left side of the wall also I checked the fuses in the small black box under the hood. From what I could see they were all good. Am I missing something? Hoping I an do it myself before resorting to taking it to the shop. Any and all suggestions/advice gleefully appreciated and accepted.

Comment by Richard Stratton on May 23, 2018 at 7:32am

Just got Chesters message about looking for toy home. I have become a deserter after flipping 18 units I sold the last one last fall. I bought larger unit. We moved from washington state to mississippi  almost 2 years ago. It has been hard to find toys here flipped one & missed another. I keep looking since I need some thing to do in retirement. I do not know what to tell you there are more on the west coast. The value is there if you can find one.

Comment by Dawn Michelle on September 4, 2017 at 8:22pm

Welcome to the group Richard!  

I started it when I was looking to buy my RV and settled on getting a Toy, but then, um, ended up with something else :-)  Still little with a nice loft, but on a dodge ram truck chassis.  Feel free to take the lead in posting as it sounds like you might be an expert!  I've neglected this group since I've spent the last five months on reno'ing mine.  But hopefully got it started with some interesting info in the pages.  

I still love the Toys, but in the end I got tired of looking for one on the east coast that wasn't waterlogged.  I stumbled onto my little classic out in Denver and haven't regretted her (though she's been quite a bit of work so far getting her road ready).  

Will have to look up your profile and see if you have any pics posted?

Comment by Nancy Short on April 2, 2017 at 1:57pm

I am looking for a place to buy window gaskets for the larger rear windows on my Nissan Sunrader (clamshell type). Anyone familiar with online places to buy.

Comment by Dawn Michelle on September 28, 2016 at 9:21pm

Fingers crossed for you Jim.  Our offer on that Mallard I've been chewing over the past couple of days was accepted.  Isn't a done deal til everything is signed over, but I'm going to hate not posting my adventures in restoration here.  Maybe I need to see if I can change the name to Toyotas & a Mallard??!!!  I mean it looks kind of like a Toyota.  Might be able to hide in a herd of 'em...

Comment by Jim Allaire on September 28, 2016 at 9:12pm
Thank you Dawn. Mills Supply has what seems to be the right gasket. Around $10. I ordered one. To see. If it works then, if it works, I'll order more. Shipping was $8.00 the guy told me apologetically. I said I didn't want to have to get rid of four if they didn't work and education is expensive sometimes.
Comment by Dawn Michelle on September 28, 2016 at 11:50am

Hey Jim - don't know if these will be of any help (and you may have already tried them):

And, did you check over on - they seem to be pretty good helping people run down parts if you can't get any info here.

Comment by Jim Allaire on September 28, 2016 at 11:25am
Looking for source for, or a replacement for, U shaped rubber channel that holds the mirrors in on an '87 Toyota Sunrader
Comment by Nancy Short on September 3, 2016 at 10:23pm

My Sunrader doesn't have a screen door or any screws where there was one.  It's an 84.  I had thought about getting one of those plastic net bug screens that have magnets down the middle that clip back together as soon as you walk through it...after the remodel...

Comment by Jim Allaire on September 3, 2016 at 10:18pm
Dawn, I hadn't realized the Odyssey was 4WD. Don't know why but assumed it was2WD. On the screen door was there one? Mines a Sunrader but it never had a screen door, no holes where hinges would have gone.



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