Fully featured, professionally maintained 2005 U500 with a 2010 lift roof Alaskan Camper. This truck features most options offered by Mercedes on the U500. The truck was stretched to 190" wheelbase to better accommodate a camper platform. Features added include a multipurpose platform with...
I thought I would start a thread comparing these two diesel cabin air heater brands. There's a couple good older threads on the boiler type units. Here let's compare the air heaters.
I've been looking at the specs on the newer Webasto EVO units. They have an altitude switch on the cabin...
I've been looking at best practices for cribbing jacks and jack stands on larger trucks. Here's a post from a firefighter forum with a good link. Some people advocate softwoods over hardwood due to characteristics at the point of failure.
I think 24" 4x4 doug fir works best for me. Enough for...
Is this a good alternative to nylon for a bushing like material? It's for padding between bolted metal to metal contact that might slip a little. I've used nylon before, but this is on a vehicle frame where it will get wet occasionally.
Is it worth going to the effort on maintaining a single ground path? I have a choice of upgrading the vehicle OEM ground to heavier wire or installing a separate path from the camper to truck frame.
Assume I have a massive amount of sensitive electronics.
1) Anyone see oval steel tube used for bullbar and other armor? I believe I have, but I can't find a pic or a source for the raw pipe.
2) Will I regret smooth painted under bed boxes (as opposed to chromed diamond plate). Is there any advantage to a particular material or finish?
Any suggestions for flood lights around the camper? Principally for arrival, set-up and repairs at night. Not for general camp lighting. The one on the rear will also work as a manually controlled backup light.
400-600 lumens seems to be common ratings. Has anyone found their lights to be too...
I'm thinking of doing as many roof NMO mounts as possible, and using small Antenex antennas first. I've purchased the two I can't do NMO, a GPS receiver and a Sirius antenna.
Remaining I have
cell (wilson booster)
My roof is fiberglass, and Laird is unclear about the need...
And are you using welding cable? I expect welding cable is SAE, not AWG, so it's smaller than battery cable at the same size. But is there any other disadvantage for vehicle use?
For bulk tinned 4/0 battery cable, anything under $7.00 a foor delivered is a very good price. Other than that I...
My alaskan flatbed camper is about a week from completion. Is very much like a standard alaskan with the cab over filled in. Option-wise it has a big 12v fridge.
I'm psyched, except for the 2000 mile drive to pick it up.
Having a thin, permanently mounted, durable solar panel on a vehicle roof would be great.
The Uni-solar 68w flexible panel (pdf spec sheet) is great for large vehicles, but too long for even a large SUV. Half as long and twice as wide would be great.
Anyone have a guess if these can be cut in...