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  1. 80t0ylc

    Question for the hard shell RTT folks

    Sounds like you got the answers you needed. I agree that you must have a substantial leak in the vent to have found that amount of moisture ranging from the ceiling carpet to the mattress. I've got a CVT hardshell that I've had since 2012 that has set on my roof 24 x 7 since then, out in the...
  2. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    I think I found a major component to my battery charging system. The Redarc Manager30. Kinda pricey ($1200), and probably overkill for most small off road trailers. Not needed if you don't want or need a shore power connection. This component has already been well tested in Oz and here's a video...
  3. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    So, as I mentioned earlier, the trailer came with brakes, however the PO had not wired them up to be used. I had a Voyager controller that I pulled out of another rig. Googled it and printed out the owner's manual and schematic for wiring it up. I had the brakes working for the trip to Utah and...
  4. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    My current water system is simple and consists of eight 3.5 gallon Waterbricks which calculates to 28 gallon capacity. I ordered a spigot with them and thought - wow, my only issue is going to be switching the spigot to the next Waterbrick as I drain them. Wrong......what I didn't realize is...
  5. 80t0ylc

    Alu-Cab Has Landed In The USA!

    Rin, I have some questions about the Alu Cab Shadow wall kits that were sold through OK4WD. I purchased a Shadow awning and wall kit back in late May/early June of 2017 and as you might remember was quite dismayed that Alu Cab did not provide a back wall to provide for insect protection. I'll...
  6. 80t0ylc

    270 deg square back?

    Yes, they do: Awning Material The acrylic-aluminized fabric weighs 260g/m². This material is lightweight, waterproof and tear-resistant. It can easily be pulled tight, and provides shade and weather-protection. The Aluminium coating reflects the sun so that the temperatures are about 5°C cooler...
  7. 80t0ylc

    Looking for suggestions for 270 awning. Bunduawn?

    Yeah, my Alu Cab walls attach to the awning with velcro, but the different sections of walls zipper together in the corners - at the poles. That plus the velcro loops provided to secure the walls to the poles make for a stout setup - provided that your awning poles are secured with the tie downs...
  8. 80t0ylc

    Looking for suggestions for 270 awning. Bunduawn?

    I share your curiousity! When I purchased my Alu Cab Shadow, I didn't look real close at the back or vehicle side of the wall kit and just assumed there was a back wall. Why else would there be screens in the windows??!! :unsure: I asked Rin at OK4WD why there were screens and he checked with...
  9. 80t0ylc

    Looking for suggestions for 270 awning. Bunduawn?

    Not sure if you're aware, but the biggest difference between most, including Ostrich, is the frame of the Kinsmen is steel. Almost all others are aluminum. If the Kinsmen was available when I was looking, I'd have went with it over my Alu Cab. I've got the Kinsmen shower which is also steel...
  10. 80t0ylc

    270 deg square back?

    I have the Kinsmen shower and your solution might work on a completely calm day, but would be a disaster with any wind. Even the Kinsmen shower needs to have the lower corners staked down with any wind, and they have provided the loops to do it. BTW, the Kinsmen shower sets up in less than a...
  11. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    I don't know, I've not seen a comparison or discussion on fuel efficiency, but I guess it's a concern. Given the fuel mileage with my tow rig, even empty, I honestly wasn't concerned. But, I guess it would depend on what you've got mounted on a trailer and how aerodynamic the loaded trailer is...
  12. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    On the driver's side of the trailer is what looks like a very short awning enclosure and is in fact, a shower/toilet privacy enclosure made by Kinsmen. It's a nice option to have when camping with a group. It's extremely easy to deploy and works with a portable toilet and shower system. I have...
  13. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Inside cargo box
  14. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Other outside views from my recent camp at Owyhee Lake, OR on the way home from my ROF trip to southern Utah.
  15. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Looking back at the door from the inside
  16. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Looking at the right side or passenger side of the trailer. Outside Looking inside the door
  17. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Early May, I was signed up to do the ROF Rimrocker + Kokopelli run and headed off to Moab to join the group. But due to lingering deep snow in the high country, muddy roads from snow melt and wet weather hitting the route at that particular time, the group changed plans and we ended up meeting...
  18. 80t0ylc

    2017 CVT RTT trailer build

    Last month (April 2019) I found this trailer on CL in Bend, OR. Decided not to wait up to a year to have a hard side / teardrop style trailer built as I had originally intended and purchased it. The Land Cruiser was just getting too full and impossibly inconvenient for trips. The object is...
  19. 80t0ylc

    James Baroud Tunnel Awning and 270 Awning

    Interesting! If you go to awning enclosures page on their website, it's not listed. No search function either...... Maybe they cancelled it.....bummer!
  20. 80t0ylc

    Roofnest

    Yes, I do. I've had it off twice in seven years for a couple weeks each time. The fiberglass has seen shinier days and 2 out of 3 CVT logos have disappeared....;). I've used the 3M fiberglass restorer, but it doesn't last. I guess it needs a new gel coat to have that "new look". But as long as...
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