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    Easy/Accurate way to calculate build weight aluminum vs steel

    Hmm, I guess I never considered how they worked. So it looks like the 3 sides over the cab fold up? Interesting
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    Easy/Accurate way to calculate build weight aluminum vs steel

    Well, the Hiatus camper is pretty complicated nowadays. If you are able to find photos of an earlier iteration they were making the entire sides fold on one hinge instead of the funny corner thing they have now. I have also thought about how a guy could build the sides to fold up whole. I guess...
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    And here’s yet another promise to bring more affordable EV trucks into the fold

    I see something like this as still a great opportunity for retrofits, given that you could presumably put batteries in place of the engine, and somehow get the weight balance correct again. Take my F100 for example. Yes, we put tons of town miles and close by town miles on it a year, but...
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    Easy/Accurate way to calculate build weight aluminum vs steel

    Okay, these suggestions are helpful. I was starting to think that steel was a little crazy, but doing a few simple calculations shows that it is not too much heavier if built with fewer pieces. I removed at brick $#*& house built ladder rack that was made out of 2x2 steel, and 2 people could...
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    Easy/Accurate way to calculate build weight aluminum vs steel

    Hi folks, I am working on planning a pop up camper for a 3/4 ton Chevy with a service body. What I would like to do is build a standard looking truck cap that allows for the service body top bin lids to open, and add a hard side pop top that extends over the cab. My thoughts would be split...
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    I do like the idea of adding a seperate cab heater, and the aircraft ones are definitely the coolest choice. I will persue the idea of hooking up the normal heater fan to a 12v power supply. I’m assuming the heater would simply run at full blast?
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    Don’t forget to fuel up your Mailbox 😅 I have considered putting one of these in the back and using it to heat a camper shell setup. Maybe run a vent right into the cab as well?
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    I was also thinking about computer tower fans. Probably not enough airflow to blow air up the defrost vent however. I was also thinking about a bilge fan that is meant to be added inline to a 2” hose, but can’t seem to find a 120v version. I will look at aircraft heaters. This would be something...
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    Hey folks, Winter has arrived in southwest Montana and I have been thinking on an idea that’s been percolating for a while. I have a Katts tank style engine block heater installed in my pickup. For those not familiar, unlike a freeze plug block heater the tank style is a separate unit that is...
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    Any longtime riders quit for good?

    I never really followed up with this. I did end up selling the motorcycle last year. It really effected me personally for a couple of days actually. In fact I sort of set it up so my dad ended up selling it in Minneapolis (bigger market than the Upper Peninsula) and that way I didn't have to see...
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    A friend of mine had found a good surfing spot on Lake Superior near Houghton Michigan. He and another guy had gotten permission and even a key to open a gate that led down to a good beach with the break they liked to surf. One early morning he asked me if we could take my Willys jeep out to the...
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    2020 winter ALCAN 5000 - starts 25 Feb to 7 March 2020

    I was being sarcastic I guess, but I have considered trying to get on the wait list. Jeep is as ready as it could ever be, and I missed out on the opportunity to drive "Alaska or Rust" a couple of seasons ago. Tried to interest Expo or Overland Journal in an article about it but they didn't...
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    2020 winter ALCAN 5000 - starts 25 Feb to 7 March 2020

    I'm wondering how many sets of tire chains I'm going to wear out on such a journey...
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    Towing MPG- Gas Trucks

    I get about 16-17-18 mpg depending on the wind and hills etc with our '73 F100. Pretty much gets 12-13 mpg towing a boat or something similar. The most I towed with the engine 'Stock' was 5,100# and I think the milage on a 300 mile trip was 11mpg. Now that I have added a better exhaust system...
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    Airbags, Ride Rite or Air Lift 5000

    You will get it installed sooner or later, I know I struggled and felt like a dope when others told me it was easy. I finally set my bags straight on the frame and almost straight on the leaf springs. Really no combination of spacers and washers made the bracket fit perfectly on the leaf pack...
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