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  1. FlipperFla

    24" Hightop Express Rear Build-out

    Dont forget to get a smoke/ carbon monoxide detector!
  2. FlipperFla

    24" Hightop Express Rear Build-out

    Even the roadtreks are using small window units now, a friend of mine bought one. What they did was mount the unit completely inside the upper galley cabinet, so ther was nothing external, cut vents in the side wall of the van the way you see some of the heater vents on the side! I just helped a...
  3. FlipperFla

    24" Hightop Express Rear Build-out

    A good place for electrical hardwire is Blue Seas Systems. Good choice for porta pottie with the 5 gal tank. I mounted a 5500 BTU AC in my rear window. It is mounted with a fiberglass blank and custom cover. Living in Fla it is a must if you want to camp in the summer. For your water system you...
  4. FlipperFla

    120V plug's

    Try Blue Seas Systems. Bulletproof hardware.
  5. FlipperFla

    Multimeter recommendations

    Retired Broadcast Techie here! I have had a Fluke 77 my whole career that has been thru hell and back and has never missed a beat, still have it. Bought 2 of the little clamp-on style meters that are pretty nice with no issues at Harbor Freight for around $15 ea. Keep them in the Wifes car and...
  6. FlipperFla

    1/2 Ton VS 3/4 Ton Trucks for Four Wheel Camper Hawk model?

    I would opt for the 3/4 ton. Before the truck we have now the previous 3 were all 3/4. When shopping for the truck we have now, I wanted a hi-top, white, 350 small block, and 3/4 ton. Years ago the conversion van companies started using 1/2 ton chassis to cut down on costs. While shopping 3/4s...
  7. FlipperFla

    How many actually use 120VAC when off-grid?

    We run a 2KW pure sine wave inverter. Coffeemaker, micro, fridge, A/V system, chargers, basically just like when we are at home. 2 AGM group 31s, 180W solar, ACR with HD alt. and a 20A dual bank charger when plugged into shore power or a Yamaha 2K inverter/charger when boondocking.
  8. FlipperFla

    Alternatives to Dynamat?

    Post #8 any other questions let me know
  9. FlipperFla

    3-way mil-spec switch?

    You might want to check out marine switches. West or Defender catalogs.
  10. FlipperFla

    Mattress for van

    We used 3 sheets of 3” memory foam. Custom cut for exact fit, very confortable.
  11. FlipperFla

    CB Tuning: Bad SWR Meter, Bad Antenna, Bad CB?

    I agree with the above posts about checking the ground. I had a similar problem ( not with the meter not moving at all) but with the firestick. Cobra radio, workman SWR meter and RG8X cable and jumper cable for the meter. Good ground on the radio, and a gutter antenna mount which was screwed...
  12. FlipperFla

    KISS Remote Camping List

    Did that one last year but going up, came up from Durango on the San Juan Skyway to Telluride then to Ridgway on to Ouray then S on 550. Your right about that drive! Pretty scary sh*t when your a flatlander from Florida. lol
  13. FlipperFla

    Overwhelmed, need advice.

    Renogy panels an controllers have good reviews. Check out Hightec Solar and Renogy on EBay. Im going to upgrade to the Hightec 180W mono. Got really good reviews, free shipping , American made, 15 year warranty, 3 buss for low light conditions.
  14. FlipperFla

    Alternatives to Dynamat?

    I used the MX4 which is about 1/2” thick butal rubber with a thin protective layer, thinner than the foil, and could tear, on the walls and under the rear seat and spare tire well where thickness wasnt an issue and the UT-50 about a 1/4 “ on the rear deck and floor under the carpet and doors...
  15. FlipperFla

    Alternatives to Dynamat?

    Parts Express.com Sonic Barrier......Speaker Building/Automotive/Home Theater. 1/2 the price and just as good. Used it in our Subaru Outback.
  16. FlipperFla

    Overwhelmed, need advice.

    Panels have drastically dropped in price in the last several years. You can purchase a mono 180w panel and controller for around $200 this would give you a little under a 10A charge.
  17. FlipperFla

    KISS Remote Camping List

    We just got back from a trip to Co.,Wyoming, and S. Dakota from Florida. We were pretty well loaded down after planning the trip for a year and not knowing what to expect in some areas while dispersed camping. Some of the passes were white knuckle drives especially going down Slumgullion Pass...
  18. FlipperFla

    12v electric blanket any good?

    We use a 110v heating pad on low, high throws off way too much heat. 15-20w dosent effect inverter draw on the batteries at all. I turn it on about an hour before we go to bed. A lot more efficient than trying to heat the whole interior. Just tuff getting out of a toasty bed on a really cold...
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