2007 Toyota Sienna AWD minimalist sleeper/camper

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by simbaboy, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. JDUBinCO

    JDUBinCO Mass Centralized

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    I have this adapter and it is junk. There is so much slop that the bike rack bangs all over the place on normal bumps and dips in the road. HIGHLY do not recommend.
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  2. tjzondrz

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    I finished the bed frame. Need to find a foam pad so I know the layout for the deck.
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    image.jpeg Put the folding kayak rack on also.
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  4. simbaboy

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    Simple works just fine.
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  6. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I have done something similar in my Prius. The Sienna will give me more space to go bigger.
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    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    I've seen your posts on your Prius camper.
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  8. tjzondrz

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    Your Sienna will seem like a house. :lol3
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  9. Snapper

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    Interesting... looks you cut the bed frame with a slot for the 2nd row seat trolley? Thought you were going to remove them? (Read somewhere you can unbolt them from underneath the vehicle.)
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    You are correct. I decided not to remove them. I can put the van back to original in about 60 minutes. 120 minutes if I'm drinking beer. I also mounted a plastic tool box to use for storage to the seat frame behind the drivers seat. I'll post a picture shortly.
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    Yeah, I lash my cooler on one (pix above), and the other, I typically set-up a folding: camp chair, table or dog cot on top of. Really like the Chrysler drop-in stow-n-go seats idea, but went for the Toyota for reliability.
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  13. simbaboy

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    I took the Sienna to U-Haul and they swapped out the rusted hitch to a nice 2" Class III. The towing wiring is also done.

    I also put up the roof top carrier and deciding what to do in terms of sleeping. The Sienna is used 99% for regular commuting and very rarely as a sleeper.

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Oasis charges $8500 for this below. It might be worth it but not for me.

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I think I have my 'sleeping quarters' figured out for now. Its a very minimalistic 1 person to 2 persons setup. I just need to finish up with a plywood top and some appropriate hard foam mattress.

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    I just took my Sienna on a trip up to Cape Cod for a week. On the way up I did a fuel mileage test.
    25.4 MPG highway. I like it.
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    The next stage for the van is a lift kit and wheels & tired.
    Those with a Sienna might want to check out the Siennachat. Com web site.
    Some really nice vans & plenty of knowledge there.
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    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Four wheel drive, or 2 wheel drive ? Sorry, too lazy to scroll back to your first post . . . .
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    AWD
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  20. 2WheelTraveler

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    What is the rail system you used for the bed frame?
    I'm not familiar with it.
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