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Old 01-27-2023, 01:21 PM   #21
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Gorgeous!
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Old 05-05-2024, 08:36 AM   #22
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Here are some pictures of our remodeled 2004 Trailmanor 2619. We bought it a year ago and completely renovated and remodeled it, making it custom to our liking.

So much has been done to this thing, including new brakes, tires, paint (interior and exterior), wood countertops, kitchen tile backsplash, shiplap walls, leather dinette cushions, new floors, custom shelving, custom chandelier, and lately a new "basement" hatch door to access the storage under the dinette seat.

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First off: DREAMY!!!

Secondly, I'd love to hear how this has held up and if you've made any changes to the interior?

We just bought our baby yesterday and I cannot take the brown... Hubby was aghast that I wanted to redo the interior! He LOVES it the way it is... Obviously we don't know each other AT ALL!

If you've "upgraded", would love to see some more pictures. I may have missed it... but what did you do with the bathroom?

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Old 06-20-2024, 11:19 AM   #23
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Getting ready for the camping season, and booked several camping trips this spring / summer. We are so ready to take this thing back out!

Update: we traded in our 2015 Toyota 4Runner 4WD for a 2018 Yukon XL with tow package and we are ready now! As the driver, I’m really happy about this little upgrade.
Just curious - did the 4Runner 4WD have difficulty towing your Trailmanor trailer?
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Old 06-20-2024, 05:16 PM   #24
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Just curious - did the 4Runner 4WD have difficulty towing your Trailmanor trailer?
OhioMike, I am not the thread author whom you asked - but I own an older 4Runner (2007 'sport') with only a V6 engine. I tow my own 2619 easily, even on very steep grades. You just need to downshift by hand in many situations, because the '4R' auto tranny prefers to stay in higher gears when you should prefer a lower gear.

The optimum range for RPMs with a V6 4runner engine (Generation 3 or newer) is from about 1900 minimum (on downhill or flat terrain) up to about 3700 maximum (on an extreme uphill, with a somewhat heavy trailer).

My '2619 ' was factory built with the 5000 lb axle and larger wheels in 2006 - that "suspension and running gear" special ordered to match the larger 3124 models (not the 'standard' smaller 2619 and 2720 models of that year, or may years after my build date). We load it heavy, and use E-rated tires at about 60-65 PSI, depending on road conditions and maximum speeds.

I have towed my 2619 uphill, using the 4Runner in first gear on CA-108 from Nevada into California. IIRC, The maximum grade on that climb is 26 degrees, and the 4Runner did fine. (But I would not dare to tow the trailer downhill on that same road.) Lower grades, such as Donner Pass (I-80 over the Sierra) are no problem at all, in 3rd gear at relatively high RPMS 3500+.

The newer generations of 4Runner V6 (from 2005 onwards) have 4 valves per cylinder, with the 'extra pair' opening at about 3200 RPMs. They can run 3500+ all day long, if you take care to change the oil on time and keep the radiator clean. But mileage is not great, I average only around 15 during towing trips.
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Old 06-21-2024, 09:30 PM   #25
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RickST29 - 15 MPG towing a trailer seems pretty good, My wife had a 2009 Highlander that didn't get much better MPG than that without a trailer.

How is the 18 year old Trailmanor holding up? Are there any weak points to the Trailmanor trailers?
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Old 06-22-2024, 09:55 AM   #26
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OhioMike:

Overall, my '2006 2619' is still better than new, with hardly any wear and tear issues. But it was highly customized when built, and it is always stored in the garage.

I replaced the original 3-way fridge, it never performed well in really hot weather.

I then added a couple of solar panels, more recently upgrading to "700 watts" nominal. (However, they typically average only 200-400 watts from 11 AM to 3 PM (daylight time), because they are mounted flat on the roof. Sunlight versus Clouds matters a lot (as do campsite tress). I get considerably total less power in late August and September, when days are shorter and the angle of sunlight is worse.

My front bench storage (inside) is full of electrical equipment - a lot of LFP battery cells (totaling about 700 AH), and a big inverter. We usually camp without plugins, but can usually run the air conditioner for at least a couple hours around dinner time, in hot weather. (We keep 120-VAC active all the time in remote camping, the "idle" draw by the inverter is small.)

The "bigger" 5000 axle has never needed a bearing repack, I have merely replaced the grease each year. At some point, I might replace the toilet- even though it doesn't stink at all (I created a silent fan-powered vent which keeps it odor-free, running a small computer fan 24x7).
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