I wouldnt expect less than an infinity pool, myself ;)
On a serious note as far as fasteners go...
if you are epoxy coating & painting, unless you are using stainless screws,
Id very much suggest stainless brad nails.
Much cheaper, easier assembly, and being stainless you will have no...
Its a tough stigma to crack, that's for sure.
Not helped by all the **** truck and trailer campers that were built using stapled wood & aluminum siding.
Only drawback is labor during construction.
It is labor intensive. Beyond that, zero drawbacks Ive experienced.
Single biggest benefit...
I hear ya about the bearings....
Fortunately the YX140 engine has a very good reputation.
But if it has problems, Ill fix those as well :ROFLMAO:
At least the motor is used widely enough that parts are available.
I did get the bike street legal and licensed, but no other updates.
Original build was actually posted on Pirate, but has essentially been lost due to broken image links.
I did post a thread just prior to that on Expo, that got seemed to invite the typical anything-made-of-wood haters :ROFLMAO:
It is here...
Always naysayers, or those that think you need a space shuttle to travel in :ROFLMAO:
Wood has its place, but it isnt for everyone.
Most are simply too lazy to fully commit to a project like this.
Done right, it is excellent. Not perfect, but excellent.
I epoxy coated our floor using a garage floor epoxy. That keeps the camper happy.
Then covered with a quality wool berber carpet. That keeps our toes happy.
If you drag any moisture into the camper, you will want at least some good size floor mats.
We have dogs, and travel in all seasons, so...
That's how ACs work ;)
Like I said guys, I have no doubts this will work, but only time and use will prove just how well it will.
And as a last ditch option, I can add a fan to increase the volume of air drawn thru the side vent.
A thru-wall setup is nothing special. Only difference is that...
Im well aware of how ACs work, but thanks :ROFLMAO:
FYI, this setup has more clearance around the unit than a similar thru-wall setup.
I'm confident it will work. It will come down to just how efficiently it will work ;)
Don't be too concerned about actual numbers. Valve stem types can only be so accurate.
Being on the end of the valve stem, they seem to be more accurate at slow speeds than high.
My theory is the faster wheel speed cools the little sensors, making the readings lower than actual.
On my Superduty, I shut the OEM TPMS system off, in order to run lower than OEM spec pressures.
I use a very simple and inexpensive external TPMS setup, that also monitors temps.
Lots of variants out there, all of which are import made, but are effective and seemingly reliable.
Only comment I have is about side walls and heat.
The Load F tires will have significantly stiffer sidewalls than the E.
When aired down to a similar contact patch, the F will require a lower pressure, and will generate heat faster.
So keep an eye on the sidewalls, and tire temps, regardless...
Definitely have a good shop check the front end over well.
These new trucks ask a lot of the ball joints and tie rods.
Good reason why they are so huge.... even then they are prone to death wobble and other odd vibrations with the slightest wear.
I stick with OEM Motorcraft for everything...