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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    Outfitter makes some light weight campers that would work on a powerwagon and I would definitely recommend them from a quality standpoint.
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    Outfitter Mfg. Custom Build Pics

    Fitting in the garage is a mixed blessing. It took a little effort to get it in there and I might be more reluctant to pull it out for a weekend trip compared to the convenience of having it staged in the driveway. I'm going to have to develop a system to make it easy and convenient to get it...
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    Outfitter Mfg. Custom Build Pics

    This is my first RV but so far the Apex 8 has met or exceeded all my expectations in quality. I will say that I can feel the weight a little more than I expected as I am well below max gvwr but it will still rock or sway over bumps and around corners. I will probably upgrade the sway bars and...
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    Outfitter Mfg. Custom Build Pics

    Also fits in my garage!
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    I edited the photos to black and white to keep my account somewhat confidential but it is an Apex 8 on an F350.
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    I think we have gotten spoiled by the crazy powerful diesels available now but if you looked at the 7.3 numbers, I bet they aren't far off what you saw in diesels maybe 10-15 years ago.
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    Because F450s are mostly used to tow gooseneck or 5th wheel trailers at weights where diesel makes more sense. Even dual rear wheel f350s with gasoline engines are very rare. Chassis cabs are frequently fitted with heavy equipment like firefighting gear or toolboxes mounted to the frame rails so...
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    For single rear wheel, F350 and F250 have a similar MSRP. Less than 1k I think. Mine is the 350 because I wanted the extra payload. Basically stiffer springs and a higher GVWR sticker on the door. You can spec them pretty much exactly the same otherwise including 4wd, FX4 and Tremor packages...
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    I have the 7.3 with 3.73 gears and I’m hauling a 3K slide in camper and getting 12 mpg mixed city and mountain highways so I’m happy with the set up. I can feel the weight going up steep grades. I would definitely opt for the 4.30 rear diff for a 15k trailer over the Rockies, (which is where I...
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    Handmade Leather Boots for Overlanding / Hiking / Etc.?

    In my experience, the more durable leather boots that last a long time compromise comfort and weight, (including Danner). I really like Scarpa and Salomon boots, (my Scarpas seem to be holding up better).
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    Does wind deflector help mpg ?

    Definitely. Even between sedans and small SUVs in the CR test, the % drop with just the rack was much higher in a sedan. That's also why electric vehicles go to such lengths to be more aerodynamic and have less rolling resistance with narrow tires.
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    Does wind deflector help mpg ?

    Roughly 4%. Matches the manufacturer claims of 3-6%
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    Does wind deflector help mpg ?

    So maybe 3% if you get a roof fairing that matches your vehicle profile and rack height well, that's $30 for every $1,000 spent on fuel. Semi trucks drive a lot of miles and burn a lot of fuel. They probably recoup their investment in aero packages pretty fast. Not sure how the math would work...
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    Does wind deflector help mpg ?

    The airflow across the roof of the truck creates a turbulent layer starting at the top of the windshield. For a wind deflector to have a noticeable effect, it would probably have to be close to where the separation of laminar and turbulent air starts. Look at semi truck cabs and how they design...
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    A coworker just got a Tundra for 3k off msrp, the Ford dealer wanted 3k over on the F150 but offered 1k off after negotiating. I would be surprised if you could get any discounts on Tacoma or 4runners.
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    2021 F150 vs F250

    I'm going to be the contrarian here and say that if I was in the half ton market, I would get a new "old" Tundra before the next gen comes out. It's probably the last time you might be able to negotiate price down on a Toyota truck and I predict there will be a lot of fan boys who will prefer...
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