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    Which truck for me?

    Fords Twin I Beam /Traction Beam is the toughest independent suspension ever. Still a bit more expensive to rebuild than a live axle. But an awesome design, I'm not sure it reduced unsprung weight by much tho.
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    Which truck for me?

    Absolutely, if you want an efficient, smooth riding, effective, fast suspension IFS is the best.... add in cost, time between rebuilds, odds of a broken component, durability, solid axles rule. Driving fast and comfortable across deserts will lead to often, regular rebuilds regardless of the...
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    Which truck for me?

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    Hard-sided wedge style pop-up camper shell currently in development/testing in the mountains of Wyoming

    I agree with the sense of security a hardside camper gives but BEARS are attracted by scent, no "wall" will slow down a bear if they smell food. But they will walk past a tent if it is odour free.
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    Hard-sided wedge style pop-up camper shell currently in development/testing in the mountains of Wyoming

    Amazing, I was trying to think how one would do those jumping jacks with sidewalls in the way, of course hinge them out of the way. AWESOME !!! I wish you were a Cancer Researcher !! There were soo many cool campers when I grew up in the '60s and '70s but I never saw that folding wall.
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    The Official Dometic CFX Fridge Feed!

    I've called every dealer listed within 500 miles. So far everyone I talk to has zero product inventory, they just want me to place a non returnable order. I have not looked at any other manufacturers yet but I'll buy something this summer.... probably from the first dealer with what I need in...
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    Which truck for me?

    sweet ^^^^
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    Which truck for me?

    Great payload capacity for overlanding there too. Looks maintenance free for at least 100K miles. I too love old school over the newest technologies out there. Trophy trucks are race vehicles, just like the Formula One and Rally Cars unsprung weight counts when yer doing 100 mph over the...
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    92 E250 5.8 driving me insane, talk me out of selling it!

    28 years old, 160000 miles, under 6K miles a year WOW. Sounds like a keeper.
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    $46,000 Dollar Overland Trailer?

    yes, a diet will save you more weight than carbon fibre.... :D:D:D
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    Which truck for me?

    No doubt, IFS will "outperform, run smoother" than a solid axle. but at speed, fully loaded, you will break something sooner with IFS components than a solid axle. Those of us recommending a solid axle also read the OPs desire for reliability and durability. It is all about priorities and...
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    Which truck for me?

    Yes, I'd sooner get there without having to dump gas in during a rain storm. I made an accidental discovery last summer, I went from 33x10.50R15s to 7.50R16s.... real skinny 31s. My gas mileage went from 17mpg to 22mpg. Thats an extra 95 miles between gas stations. Or if you drive 12K miles a...
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    Which truck for me?

    Oil Field work in Alberta. 30? pickups, 10 Fords, 10 Dodges, 10 Chevys. The boss wanted to compare them in the field. The Chevys got rebuilt front suspensions every year and got sold way before the Fords and Dodges which never needed rebuilds and got sold after 3 years with over 60K miles of...
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    $46,000 Dollar Overland Trailer?

    yeah, like thats gonna happen
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    The Official Dometic CFX Fridge Feed!

    Many thanks, Can you give me a link to the guys who deal with the fridges ? Thx Bill
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