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    Not so overland camping trailer

    Thanks for the replies. Regarding the overall quality, I think I got what I paid for. Convenience of being in boxes on a shelf, along with the price, I'm not disappointed. Even if it disintegrated now, $350 for something like 35 nights camping and several hardware store loads, it's cheaper than...
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    Not so overland camping trailer

    Trailer has now been to Big Bend (~1500 miles round trip) and Houston-Santa Fe-Denver-Houston (with a few other stops, ~3k miles). Lots of rain delaminated one section of plywood on the lid, and the style of lid dumps water in to the trailer if its wet, but otherwise stayed dry in some solid...
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    Mobius battery based power pack

    Gave up on the diy for now and ordered a jackery 240. Might go crazy and put together a solar panel. I will be taking a little piece of this research and ordered a fuse box and new crimpers for my 69 beetle. So not all lost.
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    Mobius battery based power pack

    I guess I'd have similar questions on setting this up, except that the wattbox noted above also used lifepo4, so I could copy most of the accessories.
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    Mobius battery based power pack

    Interesting, I had not looked at any other brands since I assumed they were all similar price. I think I'll order that, at least as a backup, and think about a diy later.
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    Mobius battery based power pack

    Thanks for the reply. I'd be happy to buy off the shelf, but for the price, I'm not sure it's anywhere close. I think I can do this for under 200 with 3 batteries, and each one is 26ah. Jackery 240 is $200, 16ah, and not expandable. It seems there's no shortage of jackery or whatever brand, so...
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    Mobius battery based power pack

    I'm going to need a battery for a trip coming up. I'll be out for about 2 weeks, with a long drive every ~3 days. Power will be available at each campground, but not at each site. I'm planning on using Mobius battery packs. Primary demands will be one laptop for ~4 hours a day. I don't know...
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    Shorter "Stratchits"?

    Maybe a combination of the bungee for keeping things from moving, and a rope/strap an inch or two longer for if the bungee breaks? Day to day, you want to avoid rattling and sliding around, which the bungees do. Once the impact has happened and the bungee has broken you're really just worried...
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    DIY Power Pack LiFePO4 WATTBOX

    Regarding the inverter, for your laptop, if it has usb-c, wouldn't it be more efficient to use a 12v to 65w power delivery adapter, like this? And for the fan would it be better to find a 12v fan, or use a 12v charger to charge a tool battery? Dewalt and Milwaukee both make well reviewed fans.
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Grill cover made, $9/yd duck canvas from joann. Very basic, I did at least fold over the seams but that's about as fancy as I've gotten. It's loose enough I can probably sew up the back, I had left open in case it was tight. The wheels on the cart need to be moved forward a few inches, and...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Awning ~finished (I like rayra's addition of flaps to cover the grommet edge, don't need that just yet). I added webbing after the first grommet, as the sharp edges were already showing signs of cutting the nylon. I might have to pull that one out. I got 25 feet of dyneema with the nylon. Cut...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Some progress made during a boring conference call. This machine does not like to back up. I was taught to back up at the beginning and end and every so often in a long run. Considering what I need to do around the grommets. Sew more, add webbing inside, leave it and go ahead. Also not sure I...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    First, a question, so it doesn't get missed in the post - What fabric for a grill cover? I'm in Houston, so rain and sun more than dust or snow. Grill will be under a covered patio or in the garage most of the time, so I think I can skip the $25/yard sunbrella. I'll also make a cover for a...
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    Off-road office set up

    I'm aiming for Telluride in June, plans not really solid yet, but the goal will be to get work done from the road. We got a Suburban to take 6 to Big Bend. I can work from the captains chairs, not sure if that will be sustainable for the 2-3 weeks I have in mind. Especially if there's a storm...
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