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    Is a RTT or ground tent better for my use?

    It is definitely a “thing” to break down the tent and move the vehicle. The 10 min investment and the planning vs just walking somewhere didn’t bother me until I had little kids who both increased the breakdown time and couldn’t easily walk 3-5 miles. Eventually I moved to a RTT on a trailer...
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    Using screws to hold plywood/foam construction together while gluing?

    Yes, as @IdaSHO mentioned, screws can pick up and follow tough grain patterns, even with pre drilling, and in a typical “holding by hand” situation, this can torque your joint out of position by 1/32 or maybe even 1/16 if the world hates you. Adding glue lubricates the joint and makes this...
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    Using screws to hold plywood/foam construction together while gluing?

    Having built a lot of various stuff out of various stuff…. I will say that brads or maybe other nail gun driven fasteners are much less likely to move while connecting. If screws are your answer, clamping while putting in screws will create much higher precision joins… however, screws will be...
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    Maine help requested

    I’ve never lived in Maine, but if I was heading into National Forest Camping in the fall anywhere in the northeast, I would be looking into what hunting seasons are open at the time and considering appropriate dress and limits on activities to avoid the ultimate tragedy.
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    My DIY Canoe Rack

    I like this, as I’ve been trying to figure out something similar. I have a few questions: 1: Do you load solo? 2: How long and heavy is your boat? 3: Did you consider a roller at the back? I assume you load by lifting the bow onto the back of the vehicle then sliding the boat forward. If so...
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    I'm killing batteries -- time to go LiFePo4?

    So your panel open circuit is 64V? Is your fridge connected to the battery or to the load terminals of the solar controller? How much water is missing from your battery? Internet diagnostics are worth the price paid, but I would bet you trashed your battery by having it in the SoCal heat and...
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    I'm killing batteries -- time to go LiFePo4?

    Which Victron, and what is the output voltage of your panel? You stated that you left it for a few months, how dirty is / was the panel? In my experience, you should be easily able to run an ARB fridge from 100-200 watts of solar indefinitely with the right battery. A lead acid battery is...
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    I'm killing batteries -- time to go LiFePo4?

    You’ve likely cooked your battery. How much water is in it? It sounds like you probably boiled off the water from a small battery with a large solar panel. If you upgrade to a group 31 (much bigger) battery and use the lead acid setting on the controller, and top off the water monthly, you...
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    RTT on your 2" hitch or on the ground - the Hitch Tent

    I’m pretty sure @rnArmy uses a tent cot in place of a RTT and generally has positive comments about it.
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    Smittybilt Atlas rear bumper JK - Fresno, CA $OBO

    Last bump and accepting pretty low offers. I’m at the point where space on my garage floor is more desirable than whatever this thing is worth. Sorry, you still need to pick it up.
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    RTT on your 2" hitch or on the ground - the Hitch Tent

    As long as you can still bolt it to the outside of your rig for “Adventures” I’m sure you could sell a few! Hold on to that dream!
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    What is gained by a gas 3/4-1 ton over 1/2 ton truck?

    Even little stuff, like better mirror packages, make a difference. Some of those options are easily available on 1/2 tons now, but you have to know to ask for them.
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    What is gained by a gas 3/4-1 ton over 1/2 ton truck?

    If you assume that you will be using a 3/4 ton truck lightly, versus a 1/2 ton moderately to highly, you would see a huge difference in component life. Stuff like bigger axles, brakes, bearings, frame strength, those things just make a difference. I daily drive several different F250s for...
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    Pros and Cons - Tire Plug Installers

    I also wondered about the plug quality. I replace the stock every 3-4 years. These are probably about 4 years old. They were slightly stiff but still flexible and sticky, so I considered them to be good. I didn’t consider that they might have been tearing or failing as I pushed them into the...
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    Double Fridge slide?

    Another thought might be to put the fridge in the back seat. Presumably she climbs into the cab and can reach over the seat or stand in the back. But I still think a stool wins the game at the best price point.
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    Pros and Cons - Tire Plug Installers

    Yep, good points here. I think the split end needle is what I called the “fork” in my OP. It just seems to make more sense, although honestly I’ve never thought I would lose plugs out of the eye style either. They sure looked like they were going in evenly, but wouldn’t come out that way! To...
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    Double Fridge slide?

    I think that will be very wobbly, even with “nice” $300+ slides. My suggestion would be a 2-step folding stool. $20-30 and multipurpose.
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    Pros and Cons - Tire Plug Installers

    Last night I found myself in an interesting situation. I scored a 1-1/2” Self Tapper straight through my Kenda RTs tread block. Since I noticed the head after hearing it tick on the highway, I thought I would simply plug it still on the Jeep and save some time in the 105 degree heat… insert...
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    Need Advice About Which Winch To Get For My JKU

    I run an M8000, rarely needed it, but use it for fun occasionally and on the occasions I’ve needed it, it more than paid for itself. If you are willing to take your time and double line when needed, it is sufficient capacity. As far as bumpers, I opted for a new steel bumper because I liked...
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    Trailfort Campers

    I like the dormer idea. That is cool.
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