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    Skinny vs wide tires pros/cons

    I’m looking at a few tires and in a few different sizes for my 16” wheels. I’m thinking 235/85/16, 265/75/16 or 245/75/16(probably not this as I want larger diameter) I’ve got bridgestone revo 3’s in 265/75, and had cooper at3’s in the past in 235/85 Cooper’s were 10 ply and bridgestone are 4...
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    flip up window blank ideas

    I've got some window blanks on my van, currently just mounted using the stock mounting hardware. I added some L track for future plans to use for storage on the outside, and in winter will be used for a ski rack. Anyway, I'm trying to find a good way to make it flip up and use the inside of it...
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    Underbody storage solutions

    I’ve got quite a bit of empty space under my van, including at the rear between my leaf shackles where the spare tire used to sit. I keep thinking it’d be a great spot to make some kind of slide out storage deal to carry heavy/dirty tools etc that I’d want to keep outside and down low to help...
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    best onboard air system for tires, shower, accessories

    I'm trying to get an onboard air system figured out by next week, I've been looking at the ARB CKMA12 this one...
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    Ideas to make my pop top extra stable

    I redid my pop top on my van, new hinges on the front so the front lifts a little higher than before, back still raises higher than the front, westfalia style. I think the combination of the front now lifting higher where before it more pivoted from the front, and significantly more weight due...
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    Eezi Awn 1000 vs ARB awning

    Trying to decide between the Eezi Awn 100 or ARB's aluminum awning. Both in the 2.5 length. Both are pretty light which is a big plus for me. just thinking about the awning alone i like the Eezi awn a little more, looks a little more sturdy, and would look great on my van in black. the only...
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    Carrying skis on the side of my van, using rain gutter.

    I'm trying to figure out how to carry skis outside my van. Im out of bumper space out back, and i've got a pop top thats already on the verge of having too much stuff on top, so now i'm looking at the side of the van. Is there a solution out there that would work? most gutter mounts are just to...
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    Lifting pop top bed out of the way solution

    I just finished up with what I thought would be my solution to lifting my bed frame out of the way, i've got a pop top delica, hinges from the front, higher at the back, basically reverse westfalia style. But we did some redesigned hinges so the front lifts a little higher than stock, and at a...
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    Rear bumper storage for misc. fluids/dirty stuff

    I've always got a jug of diesel additive in my van, which, almost never seals well and if i keep it inside usually spills a bit. that, plus for longer trips i'm looking to carry some extra oil. I'm trying to think up ideas to carry my additive, oil, or whatever else on my rear bumper. I've got...
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    lightweight, enclosed, 270 degree awning

    I'm narrowing down my awning requirements. I've basically got two different needs, for winter/summer. for summer, all i need is a simple square/rectangle awning, maybe with a wind break side, or bug net sides, thats about it. as light and simple as possible. I've added too much weight to the...
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    secure pots, pans, plates etc. storage

    I'm very limited on space in my build for storing pots, pants and misc. kitchen stuff. I have a small space under my sink beside my water pump and water tank that i'd like to use, but because of all my plumbing I really cant have things banging around. I've been searching around amazon for some...
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    best AT tires for ride quality?

    I'm looking for tires for my Delica, I've got cooper AT3's now, they're fine tires, handle really well on road, and have been awesome for most everything off road. I think its a combination of switching to stiffer leafs/torsion bars to handle added weight, and the tires, but when it comes to...
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    How can I make my pop up more sturdy?

    Ive just got done re-doing my pop top on my van, its the style where the back lifts up higher than the front. I just installed new hinges on the front that lift the front a good foot higher than it previously did, for more standing room. that plus I insulated the roof, added solar pannels and a...
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    lightweight awning options?

    I'm looking for an awning for my van, I've already got a lot of weight on the roof, i'm trying to avoid adding much more. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good lightweight solution? or maybe something compact that could be stored inside the van rather than on the roof?
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    Hawaii for 1 week, what to do?

    I'm planning with some friends for a trip to Hawaii. Havent looked into it much at all yet, but we're trying to plan out some kind of "adventure" that would be in the 4-8 day range. Seems like there are a lot of great hikes, I've heard a lot about great kayaking. would be cool to combine the...
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    looking for minimalist hiking shoes/boots

    Ive been using a pair of your typical, stiff, thick soled, supportive hiking boots for awhile now on any hikes over 10 miles or so, or just anything thats very rough terrain. but ive never been a fan that kind of thing. and just recently, i did an 11 mile hike over some pretty rough terrain in...
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