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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    I have a portable Warn 9,000 lb. winch that is setup for the front right now, but it will be replaced with a new Warn 12,000 lb. ZEON Platinum 12-Sw /wireless controller, and will be mounted in the Warn stainless steel transformer bumper mount. One that is done, the portable will be designated...
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    Ambulance Camper/ Expedition Rig Conversion FAQ

    That looks like an old Motorola analog cell phone, rather than a radio. I ran all three of those numbers but got nothing on any of them. The two items behind the seat are MagLite Chargers.
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    Ambulance Camper/ Expedition Rig Conversion FAQ

    What kind of radio does it have? I might be interested in it. If your ambulance was a 1999 or newer model, your master power switch problem would be solved. On March 1, 1999 Ford issued a QVM Bulletin No. Q-63, which basically states: "There should be NO battery disconnect switches or...
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    Ambulance Camper/ Expedition Rig Conversion FAQ

    jhoyt, I'll be glad to help if I can. I have both a 1993 and a 2005 model Wheeled Coach, but only the rear Patient modules (aka 'the box') which are now mounted on heavy duty off-road trailer frames, so I won't be much help with any of OEM truck systems or wiring itself. I started with the...
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    M2 Freightliner Ambulance Conversion Project. 2007 Crew Cab

    I love that spare tire 'mock-up'! (y) :LOL:
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    Project "Autonomous" F-350

    Hi Mike! I was wondering what you were going to use that for...and now I know! (y)
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    I assume you are going to put a winch on it, so just to let you know Chris at U-Joint Off Road is getting rid of some very nice black fairleads for just $35.00. I bought one this morning for my F250. https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/ujor-build-thread.55074/page-528#post-2696448
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    UJOR Build Thread

    I ordered one today! Charlene was very friendly and professional, and handled my very small order like I was buying a full 4 x 4 van conversion, with all the goodies. She was a pleasure to deal with! (y)
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    I'd have it blasted. There are a lot of little spaces you won't be able to get to with a grinder. Your back will thank you and you'll be about two days ahead of schedule. Nice score though, BTW! Do you have any idea how much it weighs?
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Gabe, am I correct in assuming the hood latch on the Maxx Fan ripped out from the base? Will the warranty cover that?
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    Firefighters and Public Safety

    Welcome to the forum! It's always good to see another brother Firefighter/EMT on here. 🚒 🚑
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    Bob the Campulance. 2009 Ford E350 Crestline Ambulance Build

    You still should have an easily accessible manual battery disconnect switch near the battery bank and wired in on the negative side, in case of an electrical fire.
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Gabe, are you comparing rear cargo area frame widths between the standard PU trucks, and the commercial cab/chassis trucks? If so, then no they are not the same width. The standard PU truck frame width is 42" OD, if I remember correctly. I measured my 2004 F250 one day. The 'E Series' is...
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    Point Five Ambo Build

    I had to refresh my own memory, so here's the info from Northern Arizona Wind & Sun... Deep Cycle Battery FAQ - Cycles vs Lifespan Battery life is directly related to how deep the battery is cycled each time. If a battery is discharged to 50% every day, it will last about twice as long as if...
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    Point Five Ambo Build

    Guys, With me being a retired professional Firefighter/EMT, today has not been very good for me. It is the anniversary of the 9-11-2001 attacks and has been somewhat more stressful than the previous years for some reason. I have been watching the ceremonies, the News reports, the videos, the...
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