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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    While on my midwest drive I saw a lot of travel trailers and 5th wheels. Lots of Class A and C motorhomes, too. One that looked nice as I passed it was a model from Leisure Travel Vans.

    /me will rent such things if he wants to drive around, for many reasons including lack of parking for one
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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  4. johnbryanpeters

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    Removed the two mismatched Interstate type 24 marine batteries, hauled them up to Williston, and bought two Trojan T-105 flooded lead acid 225 Ah @ 20 A 6 V batteries, fabricated an AWG 4 jumper to connect them, and put them in the garage on a charger (they arrived at 75%).

    Tomorrow a Century Plastics: battery box is supposed to arrive, and I'll start installing them on the pod.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    stevew unique white person

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    you can overland in anything..... 20180618_152546.jpg
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    FS: Porsche, light usage, low miles
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    roflbox roflborx

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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Aren't military trucks designed to break down a lot to keep the troops entertained with *something*?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Cat diesel and an Allison automatic. Pretty straightforward "big truck" underpinnings there. The tire pressure system and the like may cause more problems.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Didn't that engine drop a valve and blow up the block almost immediately? Nah, like all military hardware, those are built for continuous expensive maintenance.
     
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    had coffee and eggs in "Max" this morning

     
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    I have two families of four visiting for a few day back to back.
    The camper has never been more useful!
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    can you say redneck?

     
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    stevew unique white person

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    this dentists camper is in the nederland, co area

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    Finally got my Runaway out to the mountains since moving to Reno. This was on the way to Indian Creek reservoir last month.
     

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    Mother beautiful sunset tonight near the Cosumnes river

     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Had to troubleshoot a no gas pressure situation (tank was full).
    Basically disassembled the regulator as much as I could, there were no less that three pressure valves on that thing. Backed em all out and re tightened, tank worked after that...success in the field!
     
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    I'd be planning on replacing the regulator posthaste...
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Yeas, as soon as I get down offa this mountain...
     
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    Hey JBP, do you know Ron Murray?
     
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    I don't recall the name, but that means nothing...
     
  34. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    https://www.facebook.com/UsedFourWheelCampers/posts/1862169117426079


    I've already had one of the trucks and the newer ones suck. I've been kind of looking for a low mileage older tacoma and also sort of a camper shell.

    I'm in a state full of white people who have been outdoor lifestyle marketed to, pretty sure I could either use the setup or sell it tomorrow for more money.

    checking it out in the am
     
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    Check out the latches for the pop up. look for rot, Raise the pop up and look for wear on the fabric and operation of the mechanism. Run every piece of equipment. Look very carefully around all doors and windows for signs of leakage and wood rot. If you get it you probably want to toss the mattress, just saying. if they are manual jacks ask him if he has a electric drill adaptor for the jack and bring your drill
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Fuckin sniped! Seriously lasted 6 hours. Some guy buying it for his fuckin kid. I hate white people
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Looked at a Camper Toy hauler thing. It was owned by a landscaping company and is whooped on. Smells like a ashtray. Lots of room. No place to park it.
     
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    Lazy...
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    look up go fast campers in montana....they make a more utilitarian pop top shell....base platform weighs 280 pounds...
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Oh cool those things are selling now. I saw some prototype/kickstarter stuff from them last year.

    Not really down with the glorified tent designs to be honest. I've been looking for an aluminum framed pop-up to convert to a hardside pop up. I sleep in the desert a lot and wind gets pretty brutal. Plus light. Sometimes I like to sleep past sunrise.

    Some cool fixtures though for sure.