I'd watched that a while ago and so didnt re-watch, but I recall thinking the T slots will be handy for feeding in tarp tie downs on various sides of the camper. We prefer doing that over having an awning since awnings never seem to be in the correct spot as the sun moves througout the day.
Besides the outer solar panel brackets fitting into those T slots, the roof racks will also utilize them.
The three external lights each have their own switch (not sure of location) but likely on the control panel now that 12v and USB are moved off there.
A previous change, but the REDARC is now in a box on the countertop rather than hidden in the cabinet of the water tank.
The only two things I recall not liking are the usb ports moving off the control panel (they were handy there when sitting at the dinette) and the dinette floor now being aluminum, rather than honeycomb, flooring. Aluminum, since thinner, will make for a larger underfloor storage space but be very cold on the feet. Guessing a rug/carpet (for insulation) and slippers will be essential on the aluminum material.
The way the leverage on the gas springs work - the first few inches of lift they give almost no help. (Because they're lifting on the hypotenuse of the triangle with basically zero height, so the force has almost zero "up" vector.) The net effect of this means that even with heavier struts (springs), you alone will be responsible for the initial lift.I put a rocket box on the camp-x and with no gear it's still pretty heavy to lift. I put the box in the rear, opposite the solar panel. Do you think this is the best spot? Also, are there better struts I could use to help? I have a 2021 Camp-X. Also, it doesn't take much snow to make the roof impossible to lift. Any tips for help lifting the roof in winter is appreciated. Overall, the camper performs well in the winter and I have a lot of experience ski camping out of campers and trailers.
Best location of the added roof weight would depend on where you feel you can exert the strongest lift. If that is the rear, then better to have the rocket box there. If that is in the cabover and you crawl up on the bed and push up with your back and that is the position of most strength, then perhaps there. Or, split the difference and have it in the middle to spread the weight evenly front to back. In any case, always best to clear off as much snow as possible which may require taller step stool or telescoping ladder and an extendable brush.I put a rocket box on the camp-x and with no gear it's still pretty heavy to lift. I put the box in the rear, opposite the solar panel. Do you think this is the best spot? Also, are there better struts I could use to help? I have a 2021 Camp-X. Also, it doesn't take much snow to make the roof impossible to lift. Any tips for help lifting the roof in winter is appreciated. Overall, the camper performs well in the winter and I have a lot of experience ski camping out of campers and trailers.
Yes I have a 11lb propane tank mounted to the driver side Molle. I went with a power tank propane bottle bracket, then went to the hardware store for some 1" width strip aluminum, drilled some holes and then used that to fasten some bolts through the power tank mount then Molle then aluminum strip. It came out pretty good and I've been happy with it. Nice thing about the OEV Molle is that you can remove it with all the bolts on the outside edges. So you can pull the panel off entirely to mount stuff to it. Only tip I would tell you is if you're mounting to the driver side, mount the bottle as far to the side of the camper if possible so the door doesn't come in contact with it when opening.Has anyone attached a maxtrax or a propane tank to the Molle panel on their Camp-X? Curious to know how you attached them, hardware used, lockability, etc.
I've read about a Trax-Clamp mount that looks interesting for easily storing maxtrax, but pretty sure I could just bolt them onto the Molle frame with the right hardware.
FYI, we've camped several times with our Camp-X in the past few months with around five nights of sub-freezing or near sub-freezing temperatures. Kept the inside thermostat at 60 degrees overnight. In total, we used about 1/2 pound of propane. That heater is very efficient.