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    Where to "Try before you buy"

    Outdoorsy is the best place to find a rental to try a platform out before you purchase. (We occasionally let prospective customers take out a Nimbl, and use outdoorsy to manage the rental for insurance purposes.)
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    Mini earthroamers?

    I'd also add that DRW to SRW conversions are pretty common for things like fire apparatus, here's one example - https://1stattack.com/super-single-wheels-2/
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    Nimbl Evolution teaser

    KCT does make a great product, but we chase weight in everything we do. KCT is upfront that weight savings is not a priority in their design considerations.
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    Thoughts on the Truckhouse Tacoma expedition camper...

    I'm not sure that there is a DOT rule for this (could be mistaken), but can confirm that RVIA prohibits openable rear windows in a camper that can be occupied in transit.
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    Nimbl Evolution teaser

    I own, camp and daily drive the original prototype camper built in 2010, and it always inspires me - both by what a timeless design it is, and how far we've come since then. For Nimbl, this is the first major re-tooling in over a decade of production, with many changes and improvements based on...
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    Thoughts on the Truckhouse Tacoma expedition camper...

    Yep, probably right - but I'll be sure and take a look when I'm at SEMA in a few weeks.
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    Thoughts on the Truckhouse Tacoma expedition camper...

    It looks like Toyota is thinking about getting back into this game, could mean some higher capacity chassis availability - https://jalopnik.com/toyota-is-recreating-the-1970s-magic-of-its-chinook-cam-1847868087
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    Two Fuso FG's in South Florida: '05 manual $13k and a '14 Duonic $28k

    If that 2005 is in any kind of decent shape that would be a really great price, IMHO.
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    More Fuso FG help needed

    I used a hub nut socket that I welded two allen wrench sections onto. See https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/fuso-special-tools.162794/
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    Winnebago EKKO

    I like to say that our expedition campers are "rough road" vehicles, not "off road" vehicles. They are too big, too heavy, and too expensive to take rock crawling, mudding, etc., but do great down basic forest service roads, washes, etc. Whether they can do Steele Pass depends on the condition...
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    Switching from Ford E-Series to FC/cabover (like Sportsmobile to Earthcruiser 4x4)?

    It's hard to beat the compact nature of the cabover design (and I own a Fuso FG that I have traveled in extensively) - but for better or worse it is a delivery truck chassis that in my experience drives and rides like a truck, even with extensive cab and suspension work. Cabovers just aren't...
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    Second Alternator Charging Lithium Battery Bank

    I've had good success with the Balmar regulators but ended up being pretty dissatisfied with their alternators. I had their fancy $900 alternator fail catastrophically. It wasn't rebuildable, so I replaced it with a GM 120A alternator that I paid under $100 for (GM because they are externally...
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    Simple Lead Acid to Lithium Iron Phosphate

    Maybe in your application they do the same job, but for me it is the ability to quickly charge them to 100% and deeply discharge them without damaging them that are game changers.
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    Simple Lead Acid to Lithium Iron Phosphate

    Once you have tried LiFePO4 it is really hard to go back to lead acid. The weight savings is nice, but even if they were just as heavy as lead acid I would be a fan.
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    Simple Lead Acid to Lithium Iron Phosphate

    Yep, I'm also using my little test as a way to see how well the BMS in the Battle Born batteries does it's job.
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