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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    We actually bolted the front and back with rubber pucks to give some flex. working good so far. We were strapped for space so we don't have a pass through into the cab.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Had some time on the weekend to put down vinyl plank on the bed and finish that off. Next job will be the Headboard/footboard cupboards then I can finish the corner trim. Also got a driving light bar installed on the front. It will go onto the big bumper when I build my MOVE bumper this summer...
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    Single cab on crew cab frame?

    The other thing to think about is putting your bed over the cab. Mine isn't as tall inside as I'd like but it works. If I had started with a taller box truck it would have been perfect. There's another fellow here that is notching the front of his box truck cube for the over cab portion. Mine...
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Thanks. It was actually a pretty good base to start with. We've spent 13 days winter camping since Christmas and it's been Awesome.
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    Replace this axle?

    I've never seen an 8 bolt trailer hub so keeping the same wheels might be a problem.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Overall Height to the top of my roof rack is 11 1/2'. I used a single stage paint with a self etching primer and its holding up great. All the windows are just take offs from wrecked holiday trailers. Instead of mounting them the normal way of just a press/sandwich hold with screws through the...
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    Ya that's crazy. Going to try and drop my fuel tank and install the line for my Webasto coolant heater.
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    it's -41 here today, and has been/will be -35+ since the weekend, and into next weekend so my "working on the driveway has ceased. Did you do your cut out fender flares yourself? That's on my list closer to spring when I can work outside again.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    I got it from Cubic Mini wood stoves. ps://cubicminiwoodstoves.com/
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    I hear ya. We have even less solar up here. I haven't been using much power in a day though, just a couple led lights. With my little wood stove the furnace only runs about a half hour a day. Fridge and stove are on propane. I only have 300w of solar and was only making 70 watts yesterday...
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Do you have your solar and house batteries hooked to your road batteries through an ACR? My solar set up has been working to keep my road batteries right topped up. My 7.3 needs all the cranking to get going especially in the cold.
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    Ford F550 build questions

    You can check out my 550 build. There's a link it my signature box. I used an old Uhaul box.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Built some proper steps. These hang on the back. Two spring latches fasten then under the door.
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    Another, another which wheel. MRAP on a 550?

    Wow, you had those adapters shipped a long ways! Are those the Aluminum MRAP's?
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    Another, another which wheel. MRAP on a 550?

    Are you in Alberta by any chance. Those look real nice. When I get my fenders cut out I want to stop in to WCR and try some out.
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    Building new interior for my camper-Star board and baltic birch

    Nice. Is this a new interior for an existing vehicle? If so how wide is your door? I'm just finishing my build and I had to assemble some cabinets inside as my door is only 23 1/2" wide.
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    Thank You sir! I did gain some insight from this thread. Not all Warn Winches are built in China. Learned of a new company I didn't know about. Some things to think about. I have a little time before I drive the 6 hours to the US border so I can pick up my Move Bumper DIY kit at the border...
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    Thanks for the link! Haven't heard of Sherpa! Nice 17000 winch and free shipping to Canada!
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    As far as the US economy goes I live in Canada. We try to buy American Made products but you tax the **** out of us, your Neighbor. I can't even drive down and buy any firearms products , Ammunition or reloading components because its illegal for me to take them out of the US, or possess them...
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    Here's a link. Looks like the VR series are made in China. https://www.b4usa.com/warn-industries-inc/ The premium line Zeon are US made but are more than twice the price of the VR series. https://www.warn.com/truck-suv-winches-premium Amazon price in Cdn dollars for the VR12S is 888.00 and the...
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