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    05-20 Frontier?

    Stick with the 12-19, you avoid the early issues with SMOD killing automatic transmissions. The engine/transmission changed in 2020, so it's really an unknown for reliability. Fuel economy and limited aftermarket support are the only real downsides IMO. Fuel economy ranges from 9-10 city at...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_212FVMR115/Brandmotion-FVMR-1150.html
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    Looking for air compressor input

    For a portable I generally recommend from cheapest to most expensive option: Viair 088p, Viair 300p, Smittybilt 2781 or any of the other branded models of the "5.65cfm" compressor, Viair 400p Automatic, Smittybilt or homebuilt co2 tank if you have access to a cheap place to fill the tank. There...
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    Supercharged 1st Gen Frontier Build and Adventures - Babe the Blue Ox

    If it's not this one it's very similar.
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Progress was very slow last week, 95-101°F Tue-Thur and 90°F on Monday kicked my butt while doing the backup/reverse camera install. My shade tree is on the north side of my truck, doesn't provide much shade for this ginger shade tree mechanic. Camera works great as a rearview mirror, okay as a...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Been working on getting everything together I need to start this camper buildout. Starting Monday I'm going to start with backup camera install then insulating the truck bed and putting plywood down as a base to built off of. Then I can move the fridge/aux electrical system to the bed and...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Fairly well, they custom build the lower half of the barn doors when you get the install done, so they fit very tight. There is a small gap where my backup cam wiring went through the bed that I need to plug, and some other small gaps at the top of the tailgate area where there is nothing for...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Haven't had wifi till last night so been trying to save data for important things like looking up breweries along my route and Spotify. Slept in it 9 nights in a row now, need to get on the build out asap so I can get some organization going. Lots of shuffling stuff around at the moment. Camper...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    I'm actually in Lewiston. Aren't you guys all in 4x4 sprinters down there? I think half the OVRLND campers have gone to the PNW. I found out yesterday a friend in Bellingham has a coworker with one.
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Yeah, I drove through some tight trees today, had to fold my tow mirror on one side. ******** turn radius doesn't help, not the bike rack on the back. Camper was 6" from hitting as I swayed a bit over ruts/roots, even through the mirror was 8-10" away and tires 12"+. My full size dodge wouldn't have...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Vertical side walls, full barn doors, and taller cabover option. The camper is 60"+ wide instead of 48" like pretty much every other midsized option. Some full size ones are 54". I prefer barn doors to a hatch. And the taller cabover (10") allows thicker bedding. Wedges don't give you usable...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Had the camper installed today, took about 7 hours because they custom build/fit the lower section of the barn doors day of. Otherwise it's a much shorter install you can probably do yourself. Started getting my rearview camera install going this afternoon, will finish it tomorrow. Will wire up...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    I feel like air bags are best for widely varying loads. Being so adjustable. But a leaf pack for a typical load with many thin leafs are best, as long as the load doesn't vary much.(think Old Man Emu or ADO performance leaf pack) The BrOverlanders are a decent value compromise, as they have an...
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    2019 Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab LWB weekend adventure truck build

    Good, hasn't settled at all, a little squeaky but lithium grease quieted it down.
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