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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    Lwing, currently it's 10 feet, 5 inches to the top of the refer cover. I have not measured, but the rain cap on the Fantastic Fan even in the lowered position may be a little higher by an inch or so, but it's in the center of the rig and less vulnerable. In tree cover, anything near the edge is...
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    Customized hard-side camper examples

    This is probably the place for the end of my 20 year build with a build sheet for the truck and the camper and a few pix. jefe THE BUILD: THE TRUCK: In 2001, I bought a new 2001.5 (the ".5" was the addition of rear disc brakes) Dodge 2500 4x4 with Generation II High Output 24 valve Cummins...
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    Cp, that's a good idea. But i don't want to go through that again. Once every 50 years is good enough. This reminds me of a sheet I handed to all my trombone students: "Poor planning on your part does not constitute an automatic emergency on my part" jefe
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    Jack, locrwlin did an interview on Truck Camper Adventure this past week.

    Jack is a legend already on this and other forums. He and his wife are living the dream. Check out his informative interview with Mike. One of the best I've read. jefe https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/exploring-free-in-a-bundutec-camper/
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    Red, the Cooper AT3's are very quiet in the latest config. I had to buy Firestone AT3 style tires in Bishop as that is what was available. They are about a half inch narrower but very close to the same rolling diameter as my Coops ( a couple revolutions off per mile) look like they'll be better...
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    R Red, the windows looked really scratched up when we got off the trail. I was worried. After getting home, I washed the camper to see what really happened. It was not too bad. A few scratches, mostly on the higher windows on the pass side: the ones you cannot see easily in passing. If you are...
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    K arms, I originally had my 18" Husqvarna with a 14" guide bar ready to go, (big motor: short bar) but my son needed it, so I took a small pruning saw, which was wholly inadequate. I do have a pole saw with a tiny 8" guide bar, but no room to store it on a trip. Any of these would have saved us...
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    Below is the long road on the crest.
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    Trip report: ARBORGEDDON

    EDIT: take 2. It was a wild one. Almost everything that could go wrong, went wrong. So many assumptions were false. Both campers, our 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, and Bro John's 2004 - 9.5 OUTFITTER! took a terrible beating. The only thing we did not have to worry about were the trucks. We have...
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    Looking for help finding the right camper

    Chief, you are traveling the same road we were on last year: trying to find a camper without all the extra ghee-ghahs. After actually sitting in; crawling around; trying every appliance; going through all the motions in the bathroom; climbing up into the bunk; working every window; and going up...
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    Trip Report: CA/NV border remote

    Trip Report remote CA/NV It’s good to live rural, but enough is enough. Jeanie and I have been holed up at our place during the Corona Virus Scare doing jobs around the spread like collecting, cutting, and splitting oak rounds...
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    Truck Camper Adventure Rally report, p. 2

    Red, my old Lance 165-s was 1842 pounds wet with manual jacks; and the Nstar is specifically listed as 23XX pounds wet with electric jacks. The difference could be the tank size: Lance 18 gallons water. Nstar 41 gallons water, and the added insulation/windows/batteries/propane tanks/solar panels...
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    One last stick story. With my job playing bass trombone in the L.A. Philharmonic I talked to and made many friends of trombonists in orchestras around the world, usually while we were on tour. One was Sakai Sakikibara who played in the NHK orchestra in Tokyo. He had a couple Japanese business...
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    During a particularly cold and wet winter for L.A. around 1976-77 a friend and I decided to take my Chevy powered 1970 Toyota FJ-55 with lots of stuff on a trip up Alamo Mountain just off I-5 near Gorman. We started out at 0:dark30 and it was cold enough that the estimated 3 feet of snow was...
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    Ace, you are correct. I know nothing about you. No offence here. What i do know is what my eyes tell me. It doesn't look like any of the tires in your excellent pix have been deflated. I may be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time. Deflating for me is the first line of offence against soft sand.
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