Question for all the bigger camper guys. What's your track width and does it match front to rear?
I'm running into issues with either having to space the front end way out to match the rear or tuck the rear tires way in.
IMO matching is ideal, the sand/snow etc is packed by the front wheels...
Simple question: How often do you clean your Solar panels?
Thinking of putting some of the roof of my truck, but they would be inaccessible realistically. I could clean occasionally when home off a ladder. They would be flat mounted, so easy to collect "stuff". How much efficiency will I loose?
I was looking at propane fire pits, but they were all huge! I have a 4runner and with kids and dogs its packed to the gills already. I wanted one with a lid to keep the lava rock in. Then I had a brain wave one night while thinking about it. A 50cal ammo can! I had made a wood stove before so I...
We did a trip up to explore BC, we went through Banff, Jasper and Wellsgrey parks. Great trip and the first long one in our newly built truck. Amazing trip, lots of fun hikes and great scenery.
Full write up here: https://www.nwadventuretruck.com/first-long-trip-report/
A few pics from the trip
OK guys, looking for some input here.
Took the truck out this weekend. This was a first long stretch of gravel we had done, not too bad on the smoother sections but the pot holed areas were brutal. Like 10mph crawl at best, otherwise I thought I would break the truck. This has me thinking about...
Rare Low Mileage, 4x4, RV
4x4 conversion done by Salem Kroger (now known as Whitefeather) , DOT plaque from the shop on it. It was originally used by the Sheriff/ King County Search and Rescue as a communication/logistics vehicle.
Winnebago RV, the box measures 17' floor length, 25' overall...
OK guys here goes! I am having a hell of a time sizing a heater for my truck.
I currently have a 40k btu in a 17' floor length truck, its way too much, heater cycles a lot (short cycles). New truck is 12' floor length, but higher ceilings and better insulated. Walls will be R10.5, ceiling is...
Going back and fourth with my new build.... Id like some thoughts from other users.
I have 2 100W panels on the roof on my last truck.
Always there and charging.
Hole in the roof
Not ideal angle.
Easy to clean
No roof hole
I have a new project that I need the funds for, so this is going up for sale. Hand built, by me.
48" x 48" box, fit small action packers two high, by two or three wide
Locking aluminum plated lid, whit gas strut to hold open. Bulb seal keeps it water tight.
Tail gate is stainless...
I have been half searching for a replacement for our Ski Bum Mobile V1.0 , I love the truck, but the long overhang and fiberglass construction limit me a bit. I had gotten a quote from Tri Van for an all aluminum body (same construction as Ward's Ram 5500) for an F450/550, and was keeping an eye...
Thoughts on sealants?
Butayl on the windows? Seems to last 10 years or so. Kinda nasty after it gets dusty and hot.
3M 4200/5200? They make UV stable now, but how good is it in reality?
What all have you guys used? Walls and roof are aluminum.
Thinking about insulation.
Who has used spray foam and who has used sheet foam? I like that spray foam will not leave any gaps for condensation, but its it really worth the extra price?
It will be going over an aluminum outer skin.
I will probably get crucified for starting Another tire thread.... But we have some very knowledgeable people here. So here goes,
What are the real differences between a Standard load (SL) tire vs a LT tire.(SL not P metric)
I am looking at Duratrac's so I will use them for reference...
We all know the ball hitch isn't the best for off road, mostly due to the lack degree of rotation.
But where is the limit? And what happens when you push it (breakage?)
Here is where i'm coming from: I have a trailer I use for camping, most weekends, and I have a small boat I take to the lake...
Took a quick trip to the Wenatchee area Friday night.
The original plan was to run the 6700 road from Hwy 2 to about Lake Wenatchee and find a spot to camp. About 5 miles off hwy 2 we found a fair bit of snow. And some nice guys stuck in it. Pulled them out, and decided to turn around...