The first hole is nerve wracking! Nice clean install …Got my awning installed yesterday. I had some questions about the bracket install and after calling Jay, he had me come over to the shop to discuss options, and this was the solution we came up with.
This sucker made it a lot easier!
Also installed the PPW...cutting a large hole in a new camper is always fun. I located it here so I can access it via the side hatch.
If any one needs a the hole saw for the PPV install, I can mail one this one....the deal being that you pass it on to the next person when they request it.
The first hole is nerve wracking! Nice clean install …
I suppose I need to install snorkel now since I dont mind cutting large holes in the camper.
4.88s have been great for me. especially in winds and hills. Can hold 6th now on mild hills/rollers and climb in 5th on long moderate hills. FWIW I run close to GVWR when loaded.I've got a long trip to Redding for some Steelhead fishing in November...will wait until after that to see if 4.88s are warranted.
I've got a long trip to Redding for some Steelhead fishing in November...will wait until after that to see if 4.88s are warranted.
Congrats on the maiden voyage!The girlfriend and I took a trip to Yosemite and Redding this past week, and the first camping trip in the camper...it was sofa king cold...mid 20s overnight, but the park was clear of most visitors, so we enjoyed not having crowds. Gas prices in CA sucked, and so did the extra weight of the camper, so 4.88s or 5.29s are in the near future.
We stopped near Boron for a lunch spot....aero style to stay out of the wind.
Yosemite needs to fix this...
Breakfast was solid after the cold night....Mr. Buddy didnt do the trick.
And of course; a pic in front of the NP sign for proof:
We left after a few days and made breakfast on the road:
Then it was on to Redding for some Steelhead fishing. I caught a dozen or so fish total...mostly small ones, two chunks, and then this big male...24" or so. Thought the line had caught the bottom initial, but then it took off towards the main channel and the fight was on.
For the actual quick build out I did, this was just V1.0...beta at that...lots of improvements and tweaks needed.
The curtains are just old flannel sheets w a layer of reflectix sewn in between, w some hook and loop to attach to the windows.
Thats all for now.
LOL, big fail! After looking at a bunch on Amazon, I got this due to the three heat settings. wish it was a bit larger, but it’s been good. Works best under other covers/bag.Whats the link to the damn 12v blanket man??!!!??
You might need less aggressive tires? I’m on 285/75/17 Cooper AT3 XLTs (33.8”). They’re great on road and equal to my old Duratracs offroad. Didn’t loose too much from stock with them. Was running 13-15 with camper before regear and now 14-16 (really) with regear and 4.88s. BUT, I drive like a grandpa. Typically not over high 60s to 70 on the road. It gets worse in winds though.On the regear...4.88s or 5.29s? I'm running the 275/70/18 Cooper ST Maxxs and am getting 10-11MPG after a good 2,100 miles this week....I need a bigger tank, better MPG or both...