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    We survived the Polar Vortex in our OEV Summit

    We were out the same time North of Nordegg. We have a propane furnace and a Cubic mini wood stove in our rig. Our Webasto is set up just to heat the engine for starting. Solar wasn't keeping up as we were completely off grid, but I have a 1000 watt generator that I plug in to the sore power and...
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    I bought my springs from City Spring in Edmonton Alberta Canada. I Don't have the part number for the rear springs but they were listed as Heavy Duty replacements listed at a rating of 8000 lbs per side. THe front are heavy duty F350, 4400 lbs rating, part number 4312603-HD. I just have the...
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Sure does look similar. Looks like the same box we started with!
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Are you guys in Alberta as well? We're in Rocky Mountain House. Weather is to be -35 tonight but starting to warm up to -26 overnight Sunday so we're headed out for 2 days as it's a long weekend for us. Going to cut firewood. The last 2 weeks of -35+ have eaten through the wood supply pretty hard!
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    Newbie needs assistance with tire choice for new to me 2020 F550 4x4 Overlander

    I have been in the same dilemma. I needed to get using the truck and the stock tires were wore right out. I bought a set of Irnonhead 245 70 19.5's. So far we are really liking them. They gave us 1 1/2" of lift and have the 4 season peak rating, also they were only $217 Cdn. each! They use them...
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    Growing family, big plans....Smaller Budget

    We built our truck on a long WB 550 4X4. It had a uhaul box on it. The box is 13' including the cab over. This is a 2001 with a 7.3 diesel.
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Made it out this last weekend again. Very little snow but got down to -26C. Pretty warm with the little stove. Did a little hiking then had to go on a search for a missing hiker. Wind dropped and the big lake froze over during the cold night. The Webasto pre-heater works great. The truck is a...
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    C5500 Mobile Command Family overlander

    Ah Just wondered, Im just down the road from Edmonton. Lots of snow and cold here right now! With the 30% exchange rate buying in Canada is a good deal for US folks.
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    C5500 Mobile Command Family overlander

    Are you in Canada or did you just buy it in Edm?
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    My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

    Weather is nice, only -9 overnight so headed to the mountains this weekend ice climbing.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    Weather is great right now, only -9 overnight. We're headed that way this weekend with our truck.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    We have some limited groomed trails here in Rocky, but I was thinking more on the line of Light touring, not full on AT. There are some nice areas by Nordegg where you could stage from with your truck.
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    Overland Explorer Expedition Cabin on 2020 Ford F350

    Very nice unit. I'm just down the road from you guys in Rocky Mountain House. Do you folks do any Nordic Touring?
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    MPT-81 tire siping

    I'm interested to know how it turns out and how much of a difference you see. I live in Alberta and we have tons of ice and snow. I want to go to Super singles but we use our truck a lot in the winter and am concerned about performance on icy highways and roads.
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    1999 F450 4x4 Ambulance Toy Hauler

    My issue is I'm in Canada and MRAP wheels here are $550 each. Getting things shipped here from the US is crazy expensive.
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    1999 F450 4x4 Ambulance Toy Hauler

    I plan on possibly going the same route with tires. I have a 2001 F550. I live just down the road from WCR so adapters are easy. Are you in Canada? Our price on MRAP wheels with the adapters makes it almost the same as made to fit super singles from First Attack. Did you just have to do the cut...
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    Three 4WD ambulances for sale at next Ritchie Bros. online Auction in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

    Just thought I'd post this for anyone in Canada that is looking for a 4WD ambulance to start a build. With the oilfield tanking here a lot of the onsite medical/safety companies have folded. There are three Ford F350 Ambulances for sale at the next online auction which is next week, Oct. 28. For...
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    International 3800 adventure bus build

    We had temporary table dinette etc, and it actually really paid off as we completely changed what we wanted/needed based on our trials with folding chairs/temporary table etc. We actually got one season of use with the temporary before getting to the final permanent stuff. It was worth it!
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    I don't use it often so can't say how it would hold up to everyday hard use. That being said I have had Warn winches mounted on my work trucks in Northern Alberta for over 30 years. I'm assuming 30 years ago those were all American made winches. I don't notice any issues now with those Chinese...
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    Runva Winches, Any good?

    I did buy one as you say a smoking deal for Canadian Buyers. Have had great success. Even the snatch block that came with it is awesome. Here's my pics of my bumper build with it.
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