My 550 build The "Ford Escape"

java

Expedition Leader
Took the truck over the scale on the way home on the weekend. With the motorcycle on the carrier on the back I'm 13,200 total, 5500 front and 7200 on the rear. Still got lots to play with yet.
Not bad! I'm almost exactly 1k heavier. Was that with water and people etc?

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Fatboyz

Observer
Yes, only 1/2 tank of water, my DR200 and my wife and I (and our bull Mastiff!). I still have 3 cupboards, the dinette, and cork flooring for interior stuff. That will add another 500ish?
 

Fatboyz

Observer
While I was in the mountains hunting moose the truck was in getting all the fluids in the drive line changed, new pinion seal, new crank seal in the front (finally dealing with the oil leak, and the up pipes on the turbo were leaking.
 

motorman

New member
that is a great looking roof rack
i would assume it acts like a safari roof with the air gap and also allows air under your panels
any idea how much it weights empty / and with panels
can you 'tell' the extra mass is up there?

separate questions

can you post a couple pics of your motorcycle mount / rack?
DR200 for me too!!!

what brand of disconnects did you use?

how many watts are the 3 panels?

how many AH are your 2 batteries?
 

Fatboyz

Observer
that is a great looking roof rack
i would assume it acts like a safari roof with the air gap and also allows air under your panels
any idea how much it weights empty / and with panels
can you 'tell' the extra mass is up there?

separate questions

can you post a couple pics of your motorcycle mount / rack?
DR200 for me too!!!

what brand of disconnects did you use?

how many watts are the 3 panels?

how many AH are your 2 batteries?
The rack with panels is about 300 pounds. Don't even know it's there.
That's a homemade motorcycle hitch rack but I copied the one from Princess auto here in Canada. When on sale they're under 100 Canadian.
I also got disconnects from Princess Auto, on sale 9.99
My batteries are 415 each, and 6 volt, so 415 with two at 12 volt.
 
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Fatboyz

Observer
that is a great looking roof rack
i would assume it acts like a safari roof with the air gap and also allows air under your panels
any idea how much it weights empty / and with panels
can you 'tell' the extra mass is up there?

separate questions

can you post a couple pics of your motorcycle mount / rack?
DR200 for me too!!!

what brand of disconnects did you use?

how many watts are the 3 panels?

how many AH are your 2 batteries?
Forgot this part. The panels are 100 watts each.
 
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