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Old 01-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Rebuilding a 1989 Toyota Dolphin

It has been 4 yrs rebuildig a 1989 toyots dolphin. It was stored outside for a few years. Not a good idea. We plan to travel alot in the next few years. Its small but it keeps you from collecting too much stuff. I hope to make some new friends here
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Do you have any pictures of it?
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My wife and I have talked about getting one of those for a couple years now.

We'd keep our Class A but use the Toyota for short trips. I looked around and found a couple of them but they were in pretty bad shape.

I think if we found a clean one we'd buy it.

I too would like to see pictures as you fix it up.
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They are hard to find. They were not very strong to start with. But keep you eyes open. Ours got a lot of water damage,we tore out the walls and rebuilt the insides. It is a labor of love. They are making a comeback now. They are great in town. And good mileage. I did not know if you got my other message so heres another one.
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I've seen some beauties lately. They're still out there. It seems Dolphin was a big brand for the Toyota. What other brands were there?
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I've seen some beauties lately. They're still out there. It seems Dolphin was a big brand for the Toyota. What other brands were there?
There was a sea breeze,winabego,ittasca. And probably a few others
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:48 PM   #7
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1991Toyota (micro-mini) Warrior

These are great rigs for two average-sized people. We get about 13 MPG and with care can dry-camp for 4 nights. We have put over 50K miles on ours and just love it! Worth the search and the money to find one.
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Toyota Motorhome

There were several manufacturers:Coachmen,Chinook,Itasca,Leisure Odyssey,Sunrader,Winnabago, & others. And my friend & I are in the process of rebuilding the camper part of a Leisure Odyssey. The outside is fiberglass, there's delamination that's occurred, along w/ wood rot. So if anybody out there has any ideas, suggestions,or wisdom on how to get our bad boy 86 Odyssey Durango Americana back to its once beautiful shape, send that info my way. Thank You so very much!!!!!!!!
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Hi I just joined this forum today. I have a 1986 toyota dolphin motor home. Bought her two years ago in great original condition. I just love her..named her Minerva...after my moms pet tortoise. Albiet underpowered on hill...her 4 cup engine get 18 mpg or better. Thinking about a complete restoration for her. I've done a pile but would like to do more. Looking for pro help familiar with this awesome camper
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