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    Schutt Industries - Xventure Owners

    . That's a 14' Hornbeck Nomad Solo/Tandem, weighs just 28lbs. On an XV-2. .
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    . Somewhere along the north-western, Texas side of the Gulf. One of these years I'm gonna get brave enough to go down with my plates around through Veracruz and up into the Yucatan on the south side of the Gulf. Traveling there is not like it used to be. .
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    Schutt Industries - Xventure Owners

    . Yeah, my pleasure. Do a search along the route you're taking for the larger trailer rental and trailer vendor places. In my experience they usually have a showroom full of stuff. If you give them advance notice what you're after, they may be able to get something in stock if they don't have it...
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    Schutt Industries - Xventure Owners

    I have an XV-2 (as shown prev in this thread), so can't say with certainty what the XV-3 height is. You can sure count on Tim to be correct, though. What you want is enough of a hitch riser so your trailer is level when hooked up. You don't want it dipping down towards the tow vehicle. My...
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    is the redarc bcdc1240d too much for a 75a alternator?

    . Perhaps @REDARC_Ryan will chime in here. He's joined a couple adventure forums lately. As a REDARC employee who advises on all sorts of scenarios, he's helped several people quite a bit. He's posted his email on prev threads here on ExPo as rthurston@redarcelectronics.com . Good luck getting...
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    Which VHB to use?

    . Opinions will vary widely on which 3M VHB tape to use where. Most of the opinions you'll find in forums will be based only on what the user found on amzn or in a local store and used, so think is best, not what might actually be best from what's available if one digs further and learns for...
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    Gulf of Mexico beach time. . . .... .... This was around three months into an eight-month adventure; most of it south of I-10, USA. .
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    2005 Express Camper Build

    . That would be a good thing to know, actually, from someone who has done it. Not very necessary in general, though for the seat swivels, IF cutting them down in height, would be good to know. I'd relocate it to right behind the driver's seat on a half-bulkhead I put in, along with other 12v...
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    2021 Best Compact Air Conditioning Options?

    . Thanks. I don't want to redirect this thread to be just about hats, though will say a good hat when adventuring is a must when trying to stay cool. The hat I'm wearing in that image, a SunBody Hats Guatemalan Palm Cattleman (#noaffiliation) with a wide 4" brim, is the best hat I've found for...
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    2021 Best Compact Air Conditioning Options?

    . You're welcome. I've had four vans of my own over the years, as well as a variety of other vehicles for extended adventuring, and love experimenting with various methods for all systems. It was actually @jonyjoe101 that brought up venting your fridge, which is an excellent point. They can...
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    2021 Best Compact Air Conditioning Options?

    . I'm gonna go on at great length here about cooling vehicles when adventuring and staying cool personally in hot weather in economical ways, 'cause I've done it a lot. If you don't have the time or attention span for a long article, the TLDR version is: Air movement is key and you don't always...
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    Weather radio battery problem. Fix or replace?

    I have a good ol' CB with 7 NOAA channels, that will work even when the CB is not pulling in anything. In fact, when it got jostled around so much on my dash, when running around back country on washboard trails, that it broke a soldered connection that affected the CB reception, the NOAA...
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    Backpack/Sling

    . This is one of those topics I find dear to my heart when adventuring; products that serve me well, are multi-purpose, and meant to be used and last a long time. Excuse me for going on at length about what I've found most useful over the years. 😜 I am out adventuring a lot. My choice of...
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    Schutt Industries - Xventure Owners

    cont'd from prev post. . . ================= WATER SYSTEM: @8-track: I see that was your only message here on ExPo, though I'm wondering if you figured out your slow tank-fill issue? I've never had a problem filling or emptying mine. @Aspec44: I'm not a fan of leaving the pump switch on when...
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    Schutt Industries - Xventure Owners

    Hey gang - I'm surprised I haven't seen this thread before. I'm usually out wandering North America; often back-country and way out of range for cell service, so am not always checking in with adventure forums. I've had my 2017 XVenture XV-2 going on four years. I've had it out well over 600...
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