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    Dually for Overland Vehicle?

    I'm running duals on my F550 build (245 70X 19.5"). I went back and forth about going to super singles but in the end it was the cost I just couldn't do. I live in the Mountains in Alberta and we run a lot of F550's and Dodge 5500's in the oilfield all through Alberta. I'm betting we're likely...
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    We survived the Polar Vortex in our OEV Summit

    We were out the same time North of Nordegg. We have a propane furnace and a Cubic mini wood stove in our rig. Our Webasto is set up just to heat the engine for starting. Solar wasn't keeping up as we were completely off grid, but I have a 1000 watt generator that I plug in to the sore power and...
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    I bought my springs from City Spring in Edmonton Alberta Canada. I Don't have the part number for the rear springs but they were listed as Heavy Duty replacements listed at a rating of 8000 lbs per side. THe front are heavy duty F350, 4400 lbs rating, part number 4312603-HD. I just have the...
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Sure does look similar. Looks like the same box we started with!
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Are you guys in Alberta as well? We're in Rocky Mountain House. Weather is to be -35 tonight but starting to warm up to -26 overnight Sunday so we're headed out for 2 days as it's a long weekend for us. Going to cut firewood. The last 2 weeks of -35+ have eaten through the wood supply pretty hard!
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    Newbie needs assistance with tire choice for new to me 2020 F550 4x4 Overlander

    I have been in the same dilemma. I needed to get using the truck and the stock tires were wore right out. I bought a set of Irnonhead 245 70 19.5's. So far we are really liking them. They gave us 1 1/2" of lift and have the 4 season peak rating, also they were only $217 Cdn. each! They use them...
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    Growing family, big plans....Smaller Budget

    We built our truck on a long WB 550 4X4. It had a uhaul box on it. The box is 13' including the cab over. This is a 2001 with a 7.3 diesel.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Made it out this last weekend again. Very little snow but got down to -26C. Pretty warm with the little stove. Did a little hiking then had to go on a search for a missing hiker. Wind dropped and the big lake froze over during the cold night. The Webasto pre-heater works great. The truck is a...
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    C5500 Mobile Command Family overlander

    Ah Just wondered, Im just down the road from Edmonton. Lots of snow and cold here right now! With the 30% exchange rate buying in Canada is a good deal for US folks.
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    C5500 Mobile Command Family overlander

    Are you in Canada or did you just buy it in Edm?
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Weather is nice, only -9 overnight so headed to the mountains this weekend ice climbing.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    Weather is great right now, only -9 overnight. We're headed that way this weekend with our truck.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    We have some limited groomed trails here in Rocky, but I was thinking more on the line of Light touring, not full on AT. There are some nice areas by Nordegg where you could stage from with your truck.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    Very nice unit. I'm just down the road from you guys in Rocky Mountain House. Do you folks do any Nordic Touring?
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    MPT-81 tire siping

    I'm interested to know how it turns out and how much of a difference you see. I live in Alberta and we have tons of ice and snow. I want to go to Super singles but we use our truck a lot in the winter and am concerned about performance on icy highways and roads.
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