You are running a big group even for a Troopy, good idea on the extra rig while things get sorted.....but at least you are getting the family out and that is all that matters.
Those lady bugs must have been crazy to see in person.
Not sure what part of town you are in but Tom K is the go to guy for 67-72 and I think most square body parts.
He has tons of used and new for way less than LMC or anyone else
Tell him 1 Leg Lance sent ya :)
Keep that thing going, great stocker.
Oh and after all the work I did on...
With both of my vans 4wd was more about control and making sure I didn't get stuck.
Rain during the night can really change a campsite or road as others mentioned.
Hard sand with soft spots can stop you instantly.
I am of the school of engaging all my levers and buttons BEFORE I need them rather...
I ran a FACTORY Toyota snorkel on my 75 series Troopy and used the Donaldson centrifuge prefilter, it was great in our desert DUST.
I never did deep water crossings but I could see the amount of dirt/bugs/dust in the prefilter and a couple of times I took it off and did a trail and there was a...
Absolutely we should meet up...and good to know about Riverview, loosing Murph at Camelback sucks...
Good call on the Victron, I have used them on my last 2 builds and love the stuff..
Also if you ever want to increase your panel go with the residential size, cheapest per watt you can get and...
When it comes to solar go with residential size panels...I have used them on my last 2 builds and since I have the roof size for 65x39in panels I am getting 300watts for under $200.
A Victron SmartSolar controller works great with these panels for another $120 and the bluetooth lets you monitor...
I have used a number of Exped Megamats and any issues were my fault and they still took great care of me.
I am super rough on the one in my van and it holds up great, that failure is a freak and I look forward to hearing how well they take care of you.
@Van Compass any thoughts about custom lower A arms?
Something to give caster/camber adjustment? something that will allow better articulation?
Every time I wheel my van or jack up the front I think about the soft stamped steel lower A arms and cringe.
I am happy to pay extra for the 1st set as...
I have run fridges for over 10yrs and a couple times a year I will use either my on board air or one of the cans of air for computers to blow out any dust on the coils.
I have never had any issues and I know folks with truck bed installs that are fine also.
If weight and size is NOT an issue then the Costco 6v golf cart batteries are the cheapest per amp hour you can get. For the heat aspect I would use 12v computer fans to at least keep you at ambient or slightly under. You will only need them when the sun is shinning so the panels will give...
Another big vote for Scheel-Man
Toby the US guy has a Sprinter and loves to travel, he is also super helpful with questions.
I have 18k miles on mine and as an amputee with a bad back/pelvis I have NEVER been comfortable till now.
Dog loves them also :)
Loved my Troopy and glad to have you back stateside, I am Phx also if you ever need someone to run and camp with.
Camelback Toyota was happy to order all the parts I wanted as long as I knew the numbers (they can NOT look up most Troopy stuff).
Oh and if you are a member of the Copper State...
I have been doing plenty of 3-4 day trips with a few day trips and overnighters lately. I gas up and avoid locals but try to keep some money coming into these small economies.
I personally think if someone is high risk they should protect themselves (I have some family in that group and have not...