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  1. 4000lbsOfGoat

    Off Grid Trailers

    I think that you would find that the rear hatch\door only provides protection from the weather in theory. Rain never really comes straight down and is almost always accompanied by wind. It's really the wind that is going to cause trouble with cooking in either case. When cooking must be done...
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    Off Grid Trailers

    It's great to see this thread finally getting some life! We have done few nights in ours when the temp got into the low 20s but it warmed up into the 60s during the day. If I suspect it may get below freezing overnight then before packing it in for the night I will run the hot water for a bit...
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    Suspension Edumication...

    I run a Taco, not a Chevy, but I can't recommend Icon highly enough - with external reservoirs, adjustable CD valves and their UCAs. It'll feel like a completely different rig! By from an authorized dealer and have them installed by said dealer and you'll be pretty well taken care of. I'd also...
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    Off Grid Trailers

    I did run into problems with the icemaker in my fridge when the ambient temp was 113F. Best to avoid Moab in June!
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    Trailer suspension Options pros/cons

    That seems to be total indoor area, not the area of the storage compartments....
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    ARK XO OFF ROAD COUPLER - CLASS 3

    While you may not be looking for rocks, they do present themselves now and then. You could drag the XO coupler right over a rock and it wouldn't even notice. I don't know how well other couplers would hold up to that. It's a bit heavy but I'm darn confident that it's never going to break...
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    Trailer suspension Options pros/cons

    The side to side and top to bottom measurements are going to be similar, and thus look similar in pics, but the space is much deeper in the Expedition.
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    Off Grid Trailers

    I have camped with mine in full desert sun many times and I must say that managing the temperature of that compartment is an ongoing challenge. I don't track the temperature in the compartment itself but I have seen 110F inside the camper. The best strategy I have come up with is to ensure that...
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    Trailer suspension Options pros/cons

    Perhaps the photos don't do it justice but the Expedition has *substantially* more interior storage space.
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    eye splicing recovery rope

    Not kinetic rope specific but Factor 55 has a demo video here.
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    Stabilizing Jacks-Please help!

    Do you expect to jack the tires off the ground regularly? That isn't really what stabilizers are for....
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    Aux Beam Switch Panel wiring help

    Unless you can avoid touching the factory wiring at all and go directly to the battery....
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    Trailer suspension Options pros/cons

    The biggest factor is internal storage space. The Expedition has loads of it, enough to hold clothing and peripheral supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries, etc) for 2 people for long periods. My first thought when I looked at a Boreas at ExPo was "where the heck would we put all our...
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    ARK XO OFF ROAD COUPLER - CLASS 3

    I have run mine in both directions - I confirmed with Ark that it is fine either way. It is undoubtedly heavy but not unmanageable. I remove mine regularly to stash it in the trailer. Maybe 20-30 pounds?
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    Trailer suspension Options pros/cons

    There are much more significant differences between those 2 trailers than just the suspension. I have an Expedition 2.0 with the Timbren suspension and it has worked really well for over 7000 miles so far. That being said, I'm sure the Cruisemaster suspension is perfectly adequate as well. I'd...
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    ARK XO OFF ROAD COUPLER - CLASS 3

    I use one for my 3000lb trailer (500lb tongue weight). I've pulled the trailer over 7000 miles with it so far, on all manner of terrain. It's worked great for me. I've never used a lock n roll but I shied away from it because it seems fiddly to hook up. Really nothing easier for hook up than a...
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    Mounting option questions Dometic Fridge

    The fridge should have threaded inserts in the bottom. Mine is bolted directly to the slide, using these inserts.
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    Registering under a Montana LLC

    A Montana corporation is not a resident of California, it is resident in Montana. A Montana corporation does not have a location in California, only in Montana. That isn't quite so easy to do since you need to have a driver's license from *some state*....
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    Registering under a Montana LLC

    Get "caught" doing what? The vehicle happens to be owned by a corporation that is based in Montana. You happen to be using it in another state. There is nothing to be "caught" doing...Commercial vehicles are often registered in states other than the state where the business operates. It's one of...
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    Dual battery maintainer with ‘smart’ isolator and daily driving.

    Noco chargers *do not* float. I have a GenPro 10x2 in my trailer. I too expected that it would float, but they do not - by design. From Noco support: "Our chargers do not use a traditional float voltage. Instead they remove the charge once it is complete and go into a low energy maintenance...
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