2005 F-450 4x4 Utility Body w/ Starcraft Pine Mountain Lonestar Pop-top Camper

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
That should work as well. With better access than through the floor. My setup has a 4-5" space between the camper sides and inside of the bed walls, so floor is the only bolt-thru option.
 

Motafinga

Adventurer
Great looking setup. Very form fitting to the service body. Look forward to the finished dealio.
Well here she is still sorting out the little bits but the heavy lifting is done. I ended up bolting through the floor as it turned out to be the strongest option. It's not as bad as I feared to line it all up thankfully.

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Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
Today's quick install:
Bolt-on tractor receiver hitch + some Grade 5 hardware = a nice sturdy receiver-mounted camper steps storage spot. No more putting the dirty, awkward, steel steps in the camper or cab of truck while rolling.
 

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
This morning a new Kenwood nav headunit replaced the old 2005ish previous glitchy one. Worlds of improvement over the old one.
 

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
Giving this 100w dual panel suitcase solar kit a test run dry camping for 6 days in Yellowstone next week. Running dual Odyssey PC1700s should give it a decent workout with varying weather forecasted.<br />
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This is my first experience with solar setups. I personally hate generator noise while camping, anywhere. Deciding what I want to commit to for normally PNW weather type camping. This kit is less than $300, comes fully plug &amp; play, and gets very good ratings. Build quality is impressive. Will post some review insight during trip and following. <br />
 

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
Kirkland WA to Butte MT so far, "camping" in the Flying J lot. Tomorrow we reach Yellowstone.

First time towing with a dually, and first time flat-towing any vehicle. Truck has performed flawlessly. Jeep tracks like the best of hunting dogs. Great combo. Truck hardly knows the Jeep is there, 70 MPH and minimal to no average MPG loss.

Not a bad looking setup, I think. Wireless reverse view cameras give a clear view of what going on.
 
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Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
Solar is setup at Yellowstone. Varying bright sunlight and some overcast. Charger is putting out 13v consistently, taking the dual batteries from 12.3v to 12.7v in less than 30 min. Very happy so far.<br />
 

Umtaneum

Adventurer
I bought the same Renogy setup. So far I've only used it in the equipment yard, topping up truck and trailer batteries. I hope to get some "real world" experience with it before Labor Day.
 

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
I've only been able to use it 3 days but with good charge results. 2 big thunder lightning and rain storms rolled through the park.
 

Bubblegoose1

@PNWINFERNOPRO
After 3 full varied weather condition days of solar panel usage, I am very pleased with the performance. With overnight usage of the camper heater, phone and tablet charging, and lighting demands, the solar kept the batteries at an average of 12.4v during daylight, dropping to 12.0 overnight.

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