nothing too tricky, its off amazon. I had a hard time finding a stainless steel opener i liked, then this popped up. It opens bottles well!Where did you get the rabbit bottle opener? Do they have other versions?
I admit i have not. Should and will at some point. I do run about 45psi in the bags full load and 35psi empty camper, they are rated to 250psi standard use, they are designed as a 2800# bag IIRC http://www.theslamstore.com/product_p/ss-8.htm . I'll ask my buddy what he knows on his setup. I can say that i dont feel like i am stressing anything, there are no strange noises or behaviors and i dont look at anything hoping it will hold - if that means anything to you or not is your choice.Nice rigs and pics. Curious if you guys have weighed your rigs wet and what the front and rear axle loads are? My wife and I camped at Jumbo Rocks and HV last year. I got goosebumps just watching.
I did add a couple 12volt outlets (one outside for the ARB fridge) and powered them thru my BlueSea fuse block. Do it.Looks like you guys had a nice trip. Quick question for you on the LED lights. Where did you purchase yours from? I am getting my rig set up for the summer and would like to change my regular lights to LED so I can save a little power. Did you just do the outside lights or inside as well? Also, When you did your solar did you add more 12V outlets so you could charge computers etc?
I didnt have a clue where to start or have any idea what i was (am) doing. I just started digging in and searching/researching what type of solar i needed to get self-sufficient. I was only interested in trying to do it right and once on the big stuff (panel, wiring, controller) cuz the cost-savings was not great in cutting corners. I really depended alot on web reviews and talking on phone with solar sellers- then had to decipher and wade thru the BS, of course.Great build and adventure thread. Looks great!
I really wish I were smarter with knowledge about solar and DIY stuff.
Looks great! How is it off road? Sway? I wanted to put a TC650 on a Ford F150. What do you think? What would you do differently? Any information is appreciated!Solar is installed and working! whew, scary drilling holes in your roof
Charge controller, aux. fuse block, breakers for each are under the cabinet next to sink. this is the closest dry area to the battery for mounting
4G cable to each from the battery, incl. ground to neg. bar on aux. block.
8G to panel hardmounted on roof.
Anderson 50A Connects at panel
scanstrut multi was the ticket for roof penetration. Very easy install and SEALS tight.
I'll get some better inside and outside shots of roof so you can see where i routed and mounted.
heres the truck as it sits
Let me know your progress thinking of an 150 long bed 4x4.Hey, nice job on the camper, and you got a really nice setup. I just recently purchased an '11 F150, and am starting to shop around for a similar model; I'm looking for the t650 with the fan + outdoor shower. I live in Alberta, Canada, and figured I would pick one up in the states this April/May, somewhere in the pacific Northwest or down as far as Utah (and everything in between).
Any idea where I can get a deal on a camper. I been checking those commercial sites (rvtrader, and so on), but their prices seem astronomical, above MSRP in some cases.
Anyway, nice setup, I can't wait to get my hands on one.
With the long bed, I would definitely look into the TC800, it will have another couple feet of space for storage and amenities.Let me know your progress thinking of an 150 long bed 4x4.