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Old 07-15-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Looks like it is in good condition!
Seems like there were a lot of companies (defunct now) that made minis out of the Toyota chassis back then.
If you are OK with "close quarters" they are a nice setup.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Nick!
It is just me so the size is perfect. At 23 ft, I think it is the largest coach on the Toyota chassis. It has some issues, but for it's age, it is in great shape!
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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I love the Toyota Class C's. If I go back to that class, I would like to own that brand first.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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Hadn't seen a Toyota MH in years, and just saw one parked along the highway yesterday with a for sale sign in the window. They're coming out of hiding?
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Hadn't seen a Toyota MH in years, and just saw one parked along the highway yesterday with a for sale sign in the window. They're coming out of hiding?
What city/state is it in ? !
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What city/state is it in ? !
Highway 96, west of Appleton WI.
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Very clean looking rig. I don't know much of the Toyota chassis. Can you share how it performs? I saw on news of the proposed $50B Infrastructure legislation BO asked for would be funded by $.25 to $.42 per gallon increased in Fed taxes on gasoline.
We get 8 mpg...we may need to find one like yours. What kind of mileage do you get?
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Looks nice. How about some inside photos.

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Runs great. 4 cyl automatic. It has the legendary toyota 22re motor. The transmission is the weak link in the set up. It has a transmission cooler to prevent overheating. I'm not setting any land speed records, but it gets me where I want to go. Usually dont drive it over 55mph. Averaging 15mpg. It does struggle on the hills. Also has overdrive, but I never use it. Lots of debate in the toyota community about whether to use it or not. Weight is also an issue. Have to be careful not to overload it with "stuff". The earlier models, pre1986, don't have the 1 ton rear axle which is a safety hazard and have to be replaced with the 1 ton rear. There are still some really nice ones out there, even though they stopped making them in 1994. Visit these groups for lots more info
toyota-campers : The Toyota Mini-Motorhome Group...
Toyota-Motorhome-Tech : Toyota Motorhome Technical Support Group
Toyota Motorhome and Toyota Motorhomes for sale
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will have to take some updated photos of the interior and post later
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pretty cool. Thanks for posting info on performance and pics.
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