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 RV. Well, today, I was scrounging through my little turtle and back in a dark corner, I found a large plastic pouch containing ALL the owners manuals on everything from the water heater to the heater to the spark plug requirements, including oil filters and parts specs.
I AM SO EXCITED!! This manual cracks me up. It even teaches you how to drive a standard transmission!
I thought about scanning it, just unsure of copyrights on it.
Those manuals come in handy for other members, Just an F.Y.I. for other mini. motorhomes,, Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Chevy and Dodge.,,, they are built on pretty much the same frame, 1 ton chassis,, Ford used the Courier body, while Chevy used the Luv body. Dodge used the D-50 body.. Fords last production of the mini, rested on the 1st year of the Ranger body. Chevy's Luv body transformed into the S-10 body, Dodge transformed over to the B2200 and B2300 respectivley. Ford and Dodge combined to integrate the Mitsubishi motors. Toyota later upgraded their standard SR5 to the Tacoma prototype called the 1st generation TRD-SR 5. Toyota first launched a 4x4 version as standard equiptment followed by Ford with their 4x4 model. Ford tried a prototype v-6 with a very underpowered drive train. Toyota followed with their version of the 1st gen, v-6 which was underpowered as well and Toyota fell back to their tried and true 20R and 22 R inline 4 cyls., Later on, revising their v-6 with more h.p, and the correction of problems with blowing head gaskets, due to internal cooling issues. Nissan kept quiet with their iron horse 2.0 L and 2.2 L 4 bangers which you could beat into the ground and they would still come back kicking strong.
Both Nissan and Toyota contracted Dana to build their transmissions and Rear axles. Early models of Toyota had problems with their free floating duallies, comming apart at the ring gear and literally letting the axle slide out of the housing. That was later corrected the following year, followed by a retro kit to rectify the problem. Ok, nuff of the rambling on some history on the mini's.
Wow! That is fascinating history! Yep, that's my Nissan. Beat it into the ground and it keeps plugging! Any other specific history on the Nissan's would be greatly appreciated!
YAY!! I know that was like striking gold!!! I was jumping up and down for you when I read your post. I'm pretty sure copyright is not problematic as manuals are shared all the time on these forums. GREAT RESOURCE.
And I love the picture you included of your Sunrader :-) I read how you describe your intentions of the remodel. This fall I'll have enough money pulled together to get serious about purchasing my lil troll. What has come to my mind is "a jewel box" or the inside of Jeannie's bottle :-) Hope you'll post lots of pictures.
When we full-timed before we stayed in a couple of isolated places and through rough weather (Colorado). It was so nice to come back to this haven in the middle of a snowstorm or walk the dog back on a windy plateau to see the lights on, step in and having coffee brewing, everything warm and cozy. I imagined pioneers felt like that on the prairie.
This is too funny. My original thought was to turn this into an IDOJ decor. I found a fantastic brocade California king bedspread at an estate sale for $12. It's big enough to make matching coverlets for both sleeping areas. I think I am leaning towards the peacock theme though, lol. (Don't twist my arm!) ;)
I just bought some cool peacock pillow covers at Amazon....:-)
Oh my gosh!!!!! Is that like striking GOLD or what???!!!! I felt similarly when the BF found ours squeezed way up under one of the cab seats. The PO had never found it.
Sadly, however, the owners manual is not our model - it's a Mallard, but a larger model on a van chassis. Which leads me to believe they didn't make one for ours. However as I dig into ours I'm pretty much figuring it all out.
I got a kick out of an insert about the ethical dos and don'ts of camping :-)
Welcome to the Toy group. I started it but then ended up buying my duck, so haven't been keeping it up - but such great rigs. I miss that I'm not going to get the gas mileage, or realistically - the roominess :-)