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    Help with 2m/70cm HT setup in van

    not silly at all. I definitely plan on getting a speakermic.
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    FOUND Vans For Sale!

    Agile is a reputable shop, they do the TTB front axle
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    Help with 2m/70cm HT setup in van

    I currently have a HT (Kenwood D74a) on 2m/70cm. Tx and Rx from inside the van is less than stellar. Ive decided on mounting an antenna to the drivers fender. The majority of the time im using APRS. Why a fender mount? My van is already like 9 feet tall. I have a full length roof rack and that...
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    What are you using for a coffee maker and coffee brand when camping/overlanding?

    I’ve tried cold brew, just don’t like the taste. Recently been using the Hario V60 dripper and server. Along with a long spout kettle.
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    *** VAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED*** 4x4 Van STOLEN in Portland OR June 4th

    In my 16 years as a law enforcement officer, I have yet to catch a criminal that chose a meter as their choice of burglary tools :p The majority of thefts ive seen are unlocked cars that people leave their valet keys in their glove box. The F series thefts are often punched key and ignition...
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    What do you use for a truck gun?

    A lever action rifle.... concealed... I’d love to see an example of this.
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    Water container with spigot/hose

    Think im going to do this to one of my 10L scepters. Have you ever had any leaking from the spigot? I worry maybe changes in temperature or altitude would start a leak that would go unnoticed until its too late.
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    Another Van Build... E350 V10 4x4 conversion

    A little more progress. Decided on just two doors and 1 shelf. Still need to add panels at the rear. I need something to give it strength in shear (or is it torsion?). Im also going give it a bit of a diet once I get everything in place. I plan on cutting out the centers in some areas, like...
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    *** VAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED*** 4x4 Van STOLEN in Portland OR June 4th

    Yes, we all know this. Every time someone mentions theft prevention measures there is always someone who likes to come along and repeat this. Doing something is still better than nothing and recent thefts of the EarthRoamer and this van has shown it’s not some master mind thieves stealing these...
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    *** VAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED*** 4x4 Van STOLEN in Portland OR June 4th

    I just installed a drivers seat swivel in my van, I was thinking I may see if there is a way to pad lock it facing backwards Another thing would be to look at GPS tracking... Been thinking of getting a tracker since that Earth Roamer was stolen the week previous.
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    Another Van Build... E350 V10 4x4 conversion

    Drivers side cabinet is coming along. With the exception of the very top piece, the entire cabinet supports itself with the dado construction. There isnt nail, screw or drop of glue yet. Ive decided the upper portion will be split in two, adding one shelf. I still havent decided on doors. I...
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    ***UPDATE - VAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED*** Van Stolen June 4 Portland Oregon

    I think we all know the problems in the PNW isnt with the water... 🤣
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    ***UPDATE - VAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED*** Van Stolen June 4 Portland Oregon

    https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/4x4-van-stolen-in-portland-or-june-4th.205983/ Guess he posted this stolen van in multiple areas and updated none when it was recovered.
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    What do you use for a truck gun?

    How does that work when you go to the Grocery store? carry it around with you? I cant imagine any scenario where im driving somewhere and im not going to be away from my vehicle at some point.
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