Author Topic: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??  (Read 27554 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

YotaChris

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 47
  • Male Posts: 274
  • Member since Jan '04
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« on: Feb 09, 2010, 07:41:09 PM »
I've seen some old pictures of a chinook and some other 4x4 toyota motorhomes but I've never found one for sale. It seems like they are very rare?  :dunno: Has anyone ever sas'd a 2wd toyota motorhome? I'm thinking of doing one when I'm finished with my F-four. Maybe putting it in 32's or 33's still having duallies in the rear with like a 3 inch lift... What do you all think? I think it would be badass!  :disturbed:
I LOVE MY YOTAS!!

YotaChris [OP]

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 47
  • Male Posts: 274
  • Member since Jan '04
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2010, 07:43:26 PM »
Some inspiration.
I LOVE MY YOTAS!!

JoeWelder

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -4
  • Male Posts: 146
  • Member since Jan '09
  • Tonka
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2010, 08:09:15 PM »
haha i think it looks awesome....i actually seen one of these for free on craigslist a few months back.

88_Pathy

  • Offline The 1K Club
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 65
  • Male Posts: 1,251
  • Member since Oct '06
  • Raised suspension
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2010, 08:11:30 PM »
I think that would be so sick... But I would put a motor in it with some balls first. Hhhhmmmm a 1uzfe, 4.7 Tundra, 5.7tbi (for simplicity), ect.... Then SAS

axled89

  • Offline The 2.5K Group
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 295
  • Male Posts: 2,526
  • Member since Jan '09
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2010, 08:38:10 PM »
3" lift wouldn't that be top heavy?? :dunno:
i love oregon wheelin.

brainlessfool

  • It's not my problem if you can't hear the voices too.
  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 2730
  • Male Posts: 4,207
  • Member since Jun '02
  • drive fast or the devil may get ya
    • View Profile
    • Buy me a cigar
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:40:44 PM »
3" lift wouldn't that be top heavy?? :dunno:

maybe, I have 4' of lift with 33's and use a six-pack cab over camper. it's not to bad.

sooo? :dunno:  butt yes deff. would be top heavy some.

was an 84 4X4 on c/l in sac not to long ago, looked nice.
A good day working, that's just sick :reg:

kneedownnate

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1009
  • Male Posts: 9,749
  • Member since Oct '04
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2010, 01:09:50 AM »
Used to see a 2nd gen 4x4 motorhome every year where I used to work.  Spoke to the guy and checked it out and it seems a handfull were built like that.  Never seen a 2wd to 4wd conversion done, but there's no good reason not to do one if you wish.  I've lazilly been keeping my eyes peeled for one for the same reason, but my requirements have been the inside and outside must be in excellent shape.
RIP KYOTA

You can go through life being scared of the possible, or you can have a little fun and tease the inevitable.

Give a man venison, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to hunt Blacktail, he'll be frustrated for life!

YotaChris [OP]

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 47
  • Male Posts: 274
  • Member since Jan '04
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2010, 01:56:44 AM »
Ya, I'd definitely like to find one in excellent shape but it's looking like the odds of finding one 4x4 in excellent shape won't be too likely seeing as how I still have yet to find one for sale locally 4x4 at all. As for being top heavy with a 3" lift I think it'll be fine. the dually has a wider stance than a normal rear end and 3"s really isn't all that much lift. Has anyone driven a toyota motorhome at all that was 22r or 22re?? How do they feel on power? Do they actually get around decently?
I LOVE MY YOTAS!!

88_Pathy

  • Offline The 1K Club
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 65
  • Male Posts: 1,251
  • Member since Oct '06
  • Raised suspension
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2010, 01:20:17 PM »
How can they? A pickup barely moves with a 22r, how would a motorhome move???? I would guess floored the whole way.

yotaneck13

  • Mr. Right NOW
  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -52
  • Male Posts: 2,300
  • Member since Nov '09
  • MR. RIGHT NOW
    • View Profile
    • Right Now Racing and Fabrication
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2010, 02:35:51 PM »
saw one this past summer at a trail ride as a tow rig here in pa had a chevy 350 an 6 inch lift they even wanted to try the stock trails haha i had some pics but my fone got stolen so i lost them
RNR FABRICATION ON THE EAST COAST!!! rightnowracingfabrication@gmail.com (814)-516-5176 like us on facebook www.facebook.com/rnrfab
R.I.P Derek James Black 1995-2010 I miss you BUD! :sad2: 81 4wd wheelable 20r ifs rear welded on 33's goes amazing
"THE GENERAL" My build-on the backburner http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=63519.0


I make more money that you, my wife is hotter than yours, my thingy is bigger than yours

8D3TOY

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 5
  • Posts: 566
  • Member since May '05
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2010, 04:45:24 PM »
There is a dude runnin around here with a CLEAN 1st gen one, looks like it is on a short bed chassis.  It is lifted and has fiberglass front fenders on it and some sort of annoying exhaust on it.  If I ever spot it again I'll snap a pic.

brainlessfool

  • It's not my problem if you can't hear the voices too.
  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 2730
  • Male Posts: 4,207
  • Member since Jun '02
  • drive fast or the devil may get ya
    • View Profile
    • Buy me a cigar
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2010, 05:13:35 PM »
How can they? A pickup barely moves with a 22r, how would a motorhome move???? I would guess floored the whole way.

drove a thrd gen 2wd with a V-6 auto. moved fine.
A good day working, that's just sick :reg:

bigarms23

  • Offline The 2.5K Group
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 111
  • Male Posts: 2,874
  • Member since Jun '07
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2010, 08:39:56 PM »
wish i had my camera i saw one that was an 86 sased 33s at the gas station this afternoon the thing looked fantastic
88 4runner 92 cpi duals 37 radial rockers and 4.8 coming soon

YotaChris [OP]

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 47
  • Male Posts: 274
  • Member since Jan '04
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #13 on: Feb 11, 2010, 11:22:27 PM »
How can they? A pickup barely moves with a 22r, how would a motorhome move???? I would guess floored the whole way.
That's exactly what I'm Wondering!  :headscratch:

Quote from: yotaneck13 link=topic=67323.msg815680#msg815680
date=1265927751
saw one this past summer at a trail ride as a tow rig here in pa had a chevy 350 an 6 inch lift they even wanted to try the stock trails haha i had some pics but my fone got stolen so i lost them

Wow that sounds amazing! I would have loved to seen some pictures of that!!
I LOVE MY YOTAS!!

yotaneck13

  • Mr. Right NOW
  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: -52
  • Male Posts: 2,300
  • Member since Nov '09
  • MR. RIGHT NOW
    • View Profile
    • Right Now Racing and Fabrication
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #14 on: Feb 12, 2010, 07:32:28 AM »
it was bad ass man they wanted to wheel it through the trails and everything i wish i still had that fone
RNR FABRICATION ON THE EAST COAST!!! rightnowracingfabrication@gmail.com (814)-516-5176 like us on facebook www.facebook.com/rnrfab
R.I.P Derek James Black 1995-2010 I miss you BUD! :sad2: 81 4wd wheelable 20r ifs rear welded on 33's goes amazing
"THE GENERAL" My build-on the backburner http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=63519.0


I make more money that you, my wife is hotter than yours, my thingy is bigger than yours

gtoyonrocks

  • Offline 4WD Legend
  • *****
  • Turtle Points: 2
  • Male Posts: 977
  • Member since Dec '06
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #15 on: Feb 12, 2010, 01:08:14 PM »
Hmmm, I think I would just take a yota put a 4.3 or something inexpensive in it that makes good power similar to the 93 yota I sold my sisters boy friend, you know which one I'm talking about. They make small light cab overs that would work sweet and you could actually take them out, maybe not the rubicon, definately not the hammers but if you wanted to go tooling around in Baja or in the desert it would work well. That's my 2 cents. I do like the little motor homes but they seem a bit small to pull a load like a trailer with a truck. You could buy a 1 ton chev pretty cheap, even a 4 wheel drive with a big block in it and pull anything you want. The only worry will be paying for fuel.
1985 toy, Hybrid 20r/22r on propane, 30splines, custom built leaf packs, welded front and rear diffs, dual ultimate crawler, full hydro, full exo, flat bed, 37' mtrs

kneedownnate

  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1009
  • Male Posts: 9,749
  • Member since Oct '04
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #16 on: Feb 13, 2010, 11:35:40 PM »
How can they? A pickup barely moves with a 22r, how would a motorhome move???? I would guess floored the whole way.

How heavy do you think one would be?  Maybe the same weight as having a full load of wood in the bed of a pickup?  I ask becuase I frequently loaded the bed of my 81 2wd toy to the roof with wood and it would still get it better than any s10 or ranger I've ever driven.  I can only imagine a heavy motorhome would run the same or better.
RIP KYOTA

You can go through life being scared of the possible, or you can have a little fun and tease the inevitable.

Give a man venison, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to hunt Blacktail, he'll be frustrated for life!

YotaChris [OP]

  • Offline Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 47
  • Male Posts: 274
  • Member since Jan '04
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #17 on: Feb 14, 2010, 08:38:12 AM »
How heavy do you think one would be?  Maybe the same weight as having a full load of wood in the bed of a pickup?  I ask becuase I frequently loaded the bed of my 81 2wd toy to the roof with wood and it would still get it better than any s10 or ranger I've ever driven.  I can only imagine a heavy motorhome would run the same or better.
That's what I'm thinking besides I'm sure that they are geared for the weight. Does anyone know if the 22r in a motorhome is the same as a standard pickup 22r or do they come with an RV cam and high compression pistons?
I LOVE MY YOTAS!!

gtoyonrocks

  • Offline 4WD Legend
  • *****
  • Turtle Points: 2
  • Male Posts: 977
  • Member since Dec '06
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #18 on: Feb 14, 2010, 11:13:52 AM »
It would be a total slug with a 22r in it. They are great little torque monsters for what they are and they would probably hold up because these things never die but it would be a slug.
1985 toy, Hybrid 20r/22r on propane, 30splines, custom built leaf packs, welded front and rear diffs, dual ultimate crawler, full hydro, full exo, flat bed, 37' mtrs

Hatch man

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 34
  • Posts: 40
  • Member since Jun '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #19 on: Jun 20, 2015, 06:29:04 PM »
Would a toyota motorhome body bolt up on a toyota 4wd frame? May be a build for me in the future.

4xChinook4

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 22
  • Posts: 667
  • Member since Dec '14
  • Toyota + rv = paradise
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #20 on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:40:05 PM »
Would a toyota motorhome body bolt up on a toyota 4wd frame? May be a build for me in the future.
Yes, or no... which motor home? And which 4wd . Long bed or short? I just did. It's a 1st gen long bed, with a 77 chinook on it. ☺
Toyota + rv camper; you'll never need another car, you'll never need another home. = perfect

Hatch man

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 34
  • Posts: 40
  • Member since Jun '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #21 on: Jun 21, 2015, 06:49:46 PM »
4xchinook4 do you have any pics of that build?

helipilot77

  • Offline The 1.5K Club
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 947
  • Male Posts: 1,652
  • Member since Jul '12
  • Seattle, WA
    • View Profile
    • My build thread
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #22 on: Jun 21, 2015, 06:57:29 PM »
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-t turbo diesel with mech. pump
 & custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=100547.0
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/i

Hatch man

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 34
  • Posts: 40
  • Member since Jun '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #23 on: Jun 21, 2015, 07:04:11 PM »
Thanks

4xChinook4

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 22
  • Posts: 667
  • Member since Dec '14
  • Toyota + rv = paradise
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #24 on: Jun 22, 2015, 10:58:47 AM »
Ya sorry , there's more words than pictures. But I'll be camping  / very light wheeling with it tonight and tomorrow. And crazy as you can get with 29 " street tires, and 2 low. (Front drive shaft not in).
Toyota + rv camper; you'll never need another car, you'll never need another home. = perfect

Hatch man

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 34
  • Posts: 40
  • Member since Jun '15
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #25 on: Jun 22, 2015, 11:37:39 AM »
 I fount this on the Internet lastnight.

I am not sure how many coach companies built 4 wheel drive Toyota Motorhomes.

Once such company is Sunrader. They built a total of 26?? 4x4's over I think a three or four year period. It is estimated that only 15 remain. We (Katherine & Greg) happen to be the proud owner of an 86 turbocharged version. From what I have learned there were (maybe) only two turbo's built and we have the only one still on the road.
The 4x4's are a rare machine and fetch a much higher price than the two wheel drive versions.

4xChinook4

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 22
  • Posts: 667
  • Member since Dec '14
  • Toyota + rv = paradise
    • View Profile
Re: 4x4 Toyota motorhome??
« Reply #26 on: Jun 23, 2015, 06:20:43 PM »
I fount this on the Internet lastnight.

I am not sure how many coach companies built 4 wheel drive Toyota Motorhomes.

Once such company is Sunrader. They built a total of 26?? 4x4's over I think a three or four year period. It is estimated that only 15 remain. We (Katherine & Greg) happen to be the proud owner of an 86 turbocharged version. From what I have learned there were (maybe) only two turbo's built and we have the only one still on the road.
The 4x4's are a rare machine and fetch a much higher price than the two wheel drive versions.
That is INSANELY AWESOME!  One of those post that got better the farther you read. :)
Toyota + rv camper; you'll never need another car, you'll never need another home. = perfect

 
 
 
 
 

Related Topics

20 Replies
8997 Views
Last post Mar 24, 2006, 04:22:32 PM
by Plowking
35 Replies
16697 Views
Last post Jun 27, 2018, 04:41:58 PM
by CHansen
77 Replies
42940 Views
Last post Jun 21, 2015, 07:09:10 PM
by helipilot77
12 Replies
4310 Views
Last post Jan 25, 2012, 10:02:39 AM
by BHT12
5 Replies
3010 Views
Last post Jan 18, 2012, 09:22:21 PM
by BHT12