Usually when we talk about motorhomes, it usually involves a large pickup truck or a full-size truck platform. When it comes to towing fifth wheel trailers, full size trucks are pretty much guaranteed to be part of the process. It’s one of those moments when no the above is true because the 1981 Toyota Sunrader shown here is small, rare and absolutely great. And if you really like it, you can park it in your driveway because it’s for sale.
The Sunrader itself is not particularly rare as a small RV, but this matching fifth wheel combo is extremely rare. John Polk is the current owner, who came to this platform from a dealership in 2018 and just got it. As if the fifth wheel was not already rare, this particular configuration only displays 22,174 miles on the odometer. Under the hood is the Toyota 22R four-cylinder engine connected to a five-speed manual transmission, and Polk’s list on toyotarvforsale.com shows a multitude of recent maintenance. However, with the four-pot generally good for around 100 horsepower, this platform is not what you would call quickly.
But this is one of those periods when performance is absolutely irrelevant. The 19-foot trailer has a full kitchen and bathroom and includes space on the truck bed for sleeping. A dining area at the back of the trailer also turns into a bed, and the trailer is said to be in good condition despite its 39 years. The water tanks were sanitized and no leaks were reported in the trailer. Everything is not perfect – the original curtains show wear and the heating does not work, but an air conditioner mounted on the roof modernized in recent years apparently works very well.
Photos courtesy of John Polk
As for the truck, it is very rare in itself. The four-cabin Toyota has a very large set of windows for the rear seat, and the long bed sits atop a set of double rear wheels. As with the trailer, the truck shows some wear simply because of the age, but it still works and drives well and with most of the trailer’s weight resting on the trailer axles, the small Toyota pulls fairly well the motorhome.
Polk is looking for $ 35,000 for this vintage platform and it is located in Houston, Texas. Determine a price for all The low-mileage vehicle capsule vehicle is difficult, not to mention a vehicle as rare as this one. Based on the enthusiasm for this combo that we see in the Facebook group Toyota RV For Sale, we suspect that this beautiful Sunrader will not be available for long.