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    Cargo Trailer 5x8 Overland Conversion - Cherokee XJ Content

    Did you discuss or list the type/brand of paint you used on the trailer? I have a similar trailer that needs painting. My trailer is almost 40 years old and the paint has a powdery white residue on it currently that I'm sure will need removed prior. Thanks for posting your progress and...
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    The battery is sitting at 12.97 volts right now, which has been 6 hours or so since I last checked. The CTEK never increased voltage or made it past stage one without faulting. When I bought the battery it was at 12.37 volts from the store. After several attempts with the CTEK I just reverted...
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    No inline fuse that I can see and all the connectors and wiring seem fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    Thanks for the offer, but I’m in the USA. I forgot to state my intended use of the battery: 1) as a portable camping battery to supply 12 volt charging for phones, cameras, and possibly eventual refrigerator use. 2) occasionally as a trolling motor battery. When not performing these...
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    The battery at rest currently is 12.99 volts. This is after 12 hours or more since the last charge. The voltage never rises at all with the CTEK attached. It stays stuck at “stage 1” until it finally errors out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    The voltage never changes. It just slowly declines, I assume from natural bleed off? The only time the voltage rises is when the DieHard is hooked up and charging, which has never been at the same time as the CTEK. Are you referring to a 55w incandescent bulb? If so, I don't have any of...
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    Battery issue or CTEK charger issue?

    I’ve tried to research this online and have failed. Also, I haven’t contacted either manufacturer yet because I don’t know much about batteries and even less about chargers. In addition, I’ve not had good luck with manufacturers standard replies in the past. Anyway, I submit to you the following...
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    2016-2017 F150 4x4 EcoBoost - Real world experiences??

    Did you, or have you posted, all of your truck specs? The 3.5 is on my short list considering the capability and great MPGs people are posting. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    F150 - 5.5' vs. 6.5' bed?

    I've been looking at trucks and researching for a while and that's where I'm at now too: with a 6.5 foot bed I may as well go 3/4 ton as far as size goes. Both trucks seem to be the same width, but the 250 is taller. I have more issues with width than height. Not only on trails, but in life in...
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    Ram Rebel or Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

    I have a tacoma double cab. It's a TRD offroad, not pro, but I think the following issues would be the same amongst them. It's rated to tow around 6000 pounds, but I wouldn't even get close. I towed my Father's 3000 pound camper for a couple hundred miles and didn't enjoy it. For towing...
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    which newer full size 1/2 ton is the best overland platform

    Very good. I'll check out the registry. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    which newer full size 1/2 ton is the best overland platform

    Personally, this is what I'm looking for except for the fuel mileage issue, which has already been discussed. I did recently see a video of an F150 on 33s with a 5.0L that was getting 15 mpg. I'm not sure if that's normal, but if so, that seems comparable to the powerwagon and makes the...
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    which newer full size 1/2 ton is the best overland platform

    I'd love to have one of those but the fuel mileage reports scare me. It seems that most of the 1/2 tons have a much better range and better mpg. Other than that, I agree that it is about the best platform (on paper anyway). I have no first hand knowledge though. Sent from my SM-G930V using...
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    Next Question: Diesel vs. Gas F350

    Is this a Ford only issue? I haven't seen much mention of the other brands. Edit: I'm specifically referring to the issues involving lack of space for maintenance. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Camp Chair Recommendations

    I have a strongback chair. It's really nice and I can feel the lumbar support, but it's enormous when packed. For that single reason I don't take it much and end up using my Helinox 99% more. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
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    Key piece of gear for Bear Country.

    What about those portable electric fences? They seem like a good idea to set up around camp or around a vehicle/camper. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    New version of Gaia GPS released

    I would like to see that functionality as well. I bought backcountry navigator just to check it out. Also, I'm having the same problems on my android as everyone else. (Galaxy s7 and tab a 8.0) I sent feedback including system logs when this happened. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Special Midland Radio Offer For Expedition Portal Members

    I'm not necessarily looking for longer range, just acceptable for overlanding convoys and camping. Considering the form factor and flippable display it seems that the 5 watt model is adequate for my needs. I don't anticipate needing repeaters, however, the 15 watt model is tempting. Sent from...
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    Special Midland Radio Offer For Expedition Portal Members

    Excellent. Can you tell me how much advantage there is going from a 5 watt to a 15 watt radio? (I'm a licensed technician class HAM, but no real knowledge on this) Thanks. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Diesel toys- Toyota Diesel engine swaps

    That's the first I've heard of the 3rd gen getting better than the Colorado diesel. In many of the reports I read the owners were stating only a one mile per gallon advantage over their 2nd gens. Albeit, once I started hearing that I was no longer interested in "trading up", so I stopped...
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