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    FWC; Turnbuckle suggestions? Factory buckles are a joke.

    FWC was testing a ratchet strap hold down system a few years ago, they supplied them to dealers to test. I don’t think they were every implemented but there was no reason why they wouldn’t have worked. Just be sure to use high strength straps.
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    What are the best sources of air lines, manifolds and fitting for on-board air?

    Give George a call at Extreme Outback he will get you sorted
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    Moby vs SoCal Teardrop

    My vote would be for SoCal Teardrop. I have known the owner Gabe for at least 15 years and I really like his work, plus he an honest and kind person. The company I previously owned had his Teardrop bodies built onto our chassis and we never had an issue with his product. I haven’t kept up with...
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    Propex Heater install questions

    Coiling it should be fine, creating sharp bends or kinks is a no no.
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    Scepter MFC and MWC more widely available.

    Sharing knowledge mainly. The Military Fuel Cans are no longer available in the USA, the military water cans are available. You won’t get in trouble for owning MFC‘s just don’t try importing them.
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    Scepter MFC and MWC more widely available.

    The original military Scepter cans were removed from US civilian sale a number of years ago, they failed the CARB standard as fuel vapors escaped through the plastic. They are available in Canada. The new Scepter fuel cans available in the US are not military grade and are a completely new...
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    Dealing with shipping damage...Go Fast Superlite

    I agree that product must be packaged well, even to the point that the packaging is over built. Shipping product has always been a nightmare, and I’ve been both on the shipping end and the receiving end of things. Most of you would be shocked at the state that some products arrive at their...
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    Timbren

    The spindle shouldn’t be an issue, it’s the bearings and races that need looking into. I would disassemble the hubs and replace the bearings and races with Timken bearings and races, then make sure the bearings are well packed with grease and adjusted correctly. The vast majority of trailer...
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    Dealing with shipping damage...Go Fast Superlite

    All I’m saying is that the manufacture seems to have chosen the cheapest shipper rather than most reliable shipper. Combined with the way they packed the product the chance of damage is greater than it needed to be. We all learn from our mistakes, hopefully, but if as you say others have...
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    Dealing with shipping damage...Go Fast Superlite

    Two points for you. The first is Old Diminion should be avoid like the plague when it comes to shipping anything fragile. They are one of the less expensive shippers, but you get what you pay for. The second point, reading your original post it sounds like the topper was not crated, rather it...
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    Warning, little help?

    Try Plascore they are a good US company to work with.
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    Warning, little help?

    I’m not sure about your reply, I can’t think of an expedition build that does not include parts and or components that are made in China or overseas . I don’t think there is a vehicle made that doesn’t include parts and components made in China or overseas. Then you have the question of what...
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    Urgent help needed. 2013 GMC 2500HD, broken down in Brazil

    Great news from Mike this morning. It seems the Overland community pulled together and help sort out the issues. ”We had a some great news today. The issue is in the internal connections of the fuse block. After lots of testing we discovered that the connection on the circuit board was broken...
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    Urgent help needed. 2013 GMC 2500HD, broken down in Brazil

    I think that something along those lines are planned. They can always put an inline fuse on the circuit that they bypass. I haven’t had an update today from Mike, he must be reading the electrical manual, taking things apart, and wishing he had paid more attention in his high school physics...
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    Urgent help needed. 2013 GMC 2500HD, broken down in Brazil

    Currently Mike has diagnosed the problem as a bad fuse box. They have a work around to get the truck to running, but a new fuse box is the answer.
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