View Poll Results: Which would you recommend for full time living?

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  • Toyota Chinook

    3 42.86%
  • Toyota Sunrader

    4 57.14%


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Thread: Would you recommend a Toyota Chinook or Toyota Sunrader?

  1. #11
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    Just sent you a PM in response to yours.

  2. #12
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    Mirage? With super special "rear floating axle"

    Not too far from you.........

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  3. #13
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    image.jpgPut the Chinook body on a second gen 4x4 and do the Merc diesel swap on it .best thing I've ever done to make an all purpose truck image.jpg

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    Default Would you recommend a Toyota Chinook or Toyota Sunrader?

    I don't know how set you are on a Toyota based camper or your budget but Cruise America sells off their RV's on the ford chassis.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/rvd/5619280786.html

    That one is pretty expensive but have seen them sell them for around $21k. Always do a Ujoint 4x4 conversion. If I didn't have so many kids I would have gone that route versus a standard E350 conversion.


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  5. #15
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    As a Chinook owner, I'll throw in my 2 cents.

    As a full-time rig, a sunrader would be the way to go. I absolutely love my Chinook, but having a bathroom and not having to pop the top just to stand up in the rear would be clutch for livibility. A sunrader isn't that much longer, and it's likely either one you choose will have to be converted to 4x4. Sunraders have more head room too, which for me would be a plus. My Chinook is perfect for my goals, a weekend/2week getaway machine. That said, a Chinook is cheaper, I've seen some as cheap as 2k, whereas a sunrader will run $5k plus. Of course, condition has everything to do with price.

    I have installed three 60w panels on the roof of my Chinook and it has absolutely maxed the spring lift capability. In fact, one side sags a bit so I use a small length of wood to prop it up. I've seen others use an air lift support (think hood or rear hatch prop) to assist the spring. I plan to do the same to my rig.

  6. #16
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    Whata your budget and intended use? I have a Chinook mounted to an 80 series landcruiser/ Lexus lx450. The original Chinook is a lt. Wt. Construction including the floor. IMHO if you do a lot of washboard or non asphalt travel it's not goint to hold up in the long run without a solid floor or bracing. The roof springs have a lot to be desired but it would be easy to modify to use struts. I would beef up the roof center area as well as the metal channel. This will allow you to carry more weight on the roof.

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    Hello TurboTommy,

    What is "Merc diesel"motor you speak of?

    Quote Originally Posted by turbotommy View Post
    image.jpgPut the Chinook body on a second gen 4x4 and do the Merc diesel swap on it .best thing I've ever done to make an all purpose truck image.jpg

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