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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    Well I am a picky person so I reset the van computer once I had them on and compared to the previous reading I got it was down but not a lot. Overall I don't expect it to be much but do expect to see some drop overall. On my truck camper and motor home I noticed the difference with water and...
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    So this weeks project was to get some weight in the back of the van. Found a guy selling some sand bags for $5 each, said they were 75lbs. Went out and was going to get 3. When we tried to lift them they felt closer to 100lbs each so I got two. On the way there I took a couple detours to...
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    Traditional RV modified for Overlanding?

    It is. I have a van that I LOVE for driving. Have a hard time saying I would like to spend a number of longer nights in it as I have it built for an emergency place to stay. With it getting dark at 5pm I would like a table to sit at and full kicthen to cook at. PLUS with the extra space etc...
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    Traditional RV modified for Overlanding?

    Compared my motor home with my brothers HUGE diesel truck with towing mirrors and with my mirrors to see around my big back end I was just shy of 24" wider than he was. On mountain roads without shoulders my mirrors are hitting the trees on the right side and hanging into the other lane on the...
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    Traditional RV modified for Overlanding?

    I currently have a 19' motor home (like the one mentioned above that was converted to 4x4). I bought mine to do the same thing but have since switched to a 2017 Ford Transit that I built out. For me I went from a truck camper to the motor home for health reasons. I needed something I could go...
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    So took the Turtle to the mountains yesterday, amazing day, very little snow. Went down a road that is not plowed or maintained in the winter and it was mostly clear to the pavement. Came to a point that it was REALLY icey and the road started to go downhill so I decided to turn around. I know...
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    New trailer problems

    Take it back!! Could be a bigger problem and once you touch it they will be able to say "repairs were not done by a qualified person". A friend had a similar problem and once the repair shop got into it found out that the trailer frame was not square. Entire unit had to go back to the...
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    No refrigeration needed

    That is one problem I am finding with many of the "shelf" foods that do not need refrigeration and have a suitable shelf life. EVERYTHING is soooo salty!!! My other issue is that I need foods that can stand no refigeration, good shelf life AND also can handle the cold so I can leave them in...
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    From a shoot the other night, love having a bright and warm place to head back to after a shoot. Read more about the van in my blog. https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/my-van
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    FYI Princess Auto 250LB aluminum roof basket for $129.99

    I bought one on sale a few years ago and it was actually pretty well made. Did what it was suppose to and did not rust even with it being on my truck camper year round.
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    food storage

    If you are in a soft sided sleeping unit then yes. A hard sided unit like a vehicle or an RV it can be stored in either place but most leave in the vehicle., hard to empty a fridge and all the cupboards in an RV every night. Have been to a couple campgrounds that have warned people about...
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    food storage

    Question was on ants, they usually do not pull doors off. I live, work and play in bear country and have done so for over 38 years. I have had bears walk through campsites during the day and night, before, during and after eating, when we have been sleeping in tents or sitting out, once a...
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    food storage

    Where are you storing it? If in the vehicle then you are over thinking it, get some basic storage containers. If outside then pelican cases. Ants usually are only a problem if parked in the same spot for a while.
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    2k quiet gendrators

    Good points about China being able to produce quality as well as junk. In my business (photography & photo printing) many things are now produced in China that were produced in Japan previously and the quality is the same. In fact a couple Japanese companies have their products produced in...
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    Moby1 Going Out Of Business? Has Anyone Received A Deposit Return?

    I know it is too late for many but if you are ordering anything NEVER give a huge lump sum deposit. Honestly there is no reason for any company to take a deposit that big, they may buy supplies for the entire project at once but usually have them on credit snd most expense for projects like...
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