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  1. Roaddude

    DIY water system / shower build for expo trailer

    @llamalander provided a great write-up on how a propane fired on-demand hot water set-up works. It is exactly what I have on my trailer, though attached, not portable. The armored black box at right rear inside of my trailer in the image below is an on-demand propane-fired water heater. It...
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    Separating (composting) toilet pee tank?

    I've used a homemade composting toilet for a long time when camping back country and in the desert. Personally, I would not over-complicate it by piping a pee diverter/receptacle to a holding tank. A simple jug affair, similar to a Nature's Head set up, works slick. In my homemade composting...
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    Webasto (or other brand) GAS Furnace/Heaters??

    I ran in the expediting world for a few years, hauling time-sensitive cargo around North America. A lot of my fellow drivers used diesel heaters, usually Espars D2s and Webastos, often self-installed in everything from GM vans like mine to Sprinters etc. Almost universally, the Espar users had...
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    Let's talk frying pans

    I've used a lot of cast iron skillets and assorted other frying pans over the years and have settled on chef-grade Vollrath sauté pans for both camp and home. They are professional grade, inexpensive, rugged as all hell, and clean up super easy. I like them better than cast iron because I often...
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    PINS - Gulf of Mexico, one year ago this week. Getting ready now to head back there from the coast of Maine to the borderlands of West Texas and beyond, with a stop on PINS for maybe a week: . https://roaddude.com
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    Night Shots of Camp

    There are a lot of great shots in this thread and you haven't said who you're asking (the person is often notified if @ mentioned or quoted), so we have no idea. I'll provide some info, though, based on what I've taught myself over the years. Good glass (as wide an angle as you can and as fast...
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    . .. .. .. .. .. https://roaddude.com
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    Campfire Shots

    Cool weather base camp set up with tailgate/workbench under cover and back walls in place . https://roaddude.com
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    Artistic Shots- Well thought out, framed (positioned), artistic shots only please.

    Ocotillo plant and hobo moniker under brooding sky in far West Texas Ocotillo Plant in the shadows of a desert mesa under starry sky Even Cowboys Check Their Messages . https://roaddude.com
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    Night Shots of Camp

    More from the far west Texas borderlands with Mexico in the background: . https://roaddude.com
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    Night Shots of Camp

    Camping in the far west Texas borderlands, couple hundred feet from the Rio Grande. That's Mexico in the background: https://roaddude.com
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    Post favorite pics of your rig and trailer

    Working From Home On the Road: It was February and warm enough to not need my vest, though it was blowing a gale and billowing the side walls of my camp. The sun was out full, the only clouds hanging back over the Old Ghost Mountains, leaving an unfettered brilliant blue sky overhead. I’d...
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    Composite panels for sale EDIT: sold

    Let us know if you ever have more surplus. . . they look really interesting and at approx 151x67, I'd like to experiment with a panel or two for easy-to-raise pop tops on long wheelbase vans.
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    My trusty 2008 GMC Savana, long wheelbase, 6.6 Duramax, currently 410,000 miles: One a them Maine wintahs, dont ya know. Cleaning off in Lake Charles, Louisiana Most recent van interior setup. This was in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. I've had a number of vans over the years...
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    Trasharoo alternatives

    I've had my GARB from NB Expeditions on my trailer spare, used hard, since May 2018. That's fifteen months and some 33,000 miles of every kind of road and environment and weather one can imagine; from the salty coast of Maine to the Smoky mountains of East Tennessee, from the swamps and bayous...
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    Night Shots of Camp

    Here's a few not of camp, but from camp or where I slept for the night in my van: #CelestialMadman - I'd stay up all night in some places when the light was right. In this case, there was a security light that came on for a bit every three minutes to discourage illegal activity coming up from...
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    Post favorite pics of your rig and trailer

    Some images from a recent eight month adventure wandering from Maine to the Borderlands of West Texas and back. Gulf of Mexico in January Gulf of Mexico Borderlands Basecamp in April On the way to a mountain pass from near Ft Hancock end of Jan Milky Way rising over the Borderlands...
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    Off-grid and away most of the year. Best way to get hold of me is send an email (under Connect...

    Off-grid and away most of the year. Best way to get hold of me is send an email (under Connect on my website) - not in here.
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    Roaming North America in a 17 foot camper - Newfoundland

    Very cool write-up and reporting on your adventure up there. I've been pondering doing a similar trip, starting in Maine and going up through NB and NS, then over to Newfoundland/Labrador and back down through Quebec, doing parts of the Trans-Taiga and James Bay Road if I can and time/weather...
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    DIY POPTOP IN CHEVY EXPRESS AWD

    Not way too much info at all! Clever fixes, and your experience as an engineer working on door sealing and environmental seals shows. I'd love to hear more.
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