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  1. SoCal Tom

    1989 Bronco

    A former co-worker recently lost her husband and she is selling his Bronco.
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    No start JK resolution

    My weekend plans were wrecked this weekend. I’m disappointed that I didn’t resolve it myself. Instead it was a $400 lesson that I will share so others don’t have to go through this. I had driven from San Diego to El Centro. Gassed up, pulled around the corner for a burger. Turn the key and...
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    Favorite Modification?

    What's your favorite modification you've done to your trailer? Some little thing that you really appreciate. I'll start. I added some low cost solar-motion sensor lights to each side of my teardrop. Now if I have to get up and walk the dog in the middle of the night the light comes on and I...
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    What to put on my winch bumper?

    So I have a knock off winch bumper. Similar to this When I bought it I planned to add a winch. It’s been 5 years now and no winch, and no plans to add one. Any thoughts on how to use the space? Tom Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Solar Charging questions

    Now that I've joined the Solar cult and spent some money I have a few questions/assumptions... First, Everything I read about battery charging says that it takes 12 to 15 hours to fully charge a battery Since the sun...
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    Extension cord for solar?

    Ok, just started a solar setup. Currently a single 50w panel and a cheap PWM controller. The plan is to make a foldable 100 watt system when budget permits. Anyhow, I have a 10g 115v extension cord. What if I made MC4 to 115v adapters? Any reason I couldn't get a dual purpose out of that...
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    100W portable power generator on Amazon

    I don't have the budget for it, but this is designed as a CPAP battery backup. USB, 12V power pack and 13AH lithum battery all in a nice package. Solar compatible...
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    TX Teardrop trailer, Solar - Not Mine

    Not Mine, but It would be if I were closer
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    Glamping in Borrego Springs

    It's become an annual tradition for my son and I to take his best friend and his BF's Dad camping. Since there is no extra room in my teardrop, we go to the Palm Canyon RV resort in Borrego Springs. The have some "canned ham" vintage trailers for rent. So they sleep there and we stay in an RV...
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    Day trip to Anza Borrego

    I work with several consultants, and a few of them requested I take them to the Mud Caves in the Anza Borrego, and a tour of the area. There were four of us set out from Ramona in my 2007 JKU on Saturday. The weather was projected to be mid 70s, with wind and a 30% chance of rain. From Ramona...
  11. SoCal Tom

    Hauser Geode Beds

    Point of Origin: San Diego CA Destination : Hauser Geode Beds, near Blythe CA Distance Traveled ~500 miles unpaved miles about 40 Personnel 1 Driver/Guide/cook/financier 1 2nd grader/Boss Vehicles 2007 JKU Sahara 2012 HB (Home Built) 5x8 Tear Drop I originally heard of the Geode beds about 15...
  12. SoCal Tom

    Upgrade recommendations for Tear Drop & TV

    I've been a long time lurker, I bought/built a tear drop about 2 years ago. Now I'm looking at what the upgrade path should look like. I'm more interested in exploring the west coast/southwest US, not any major international expedition, but I would like to take it through Panamint and Mojave...