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    That is absolutely a cardinal sin IMO because if...

    That is absolutely a cardinal sin IMO because if you crash, you have an open propane source that could possibly burn up all your shit and/or explode your tanks...

    Or if a fitting comes loose, your...
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    I removed the water heater and main tank, only...

    I removed the water heater and main tank, only leaving sparse plumbing to the two sinks which remain dry all winter. Flex hose on the water pump for rare summer use with temporary jugs.

    The only...
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    Dude the bathroom is key for winter comfort. Wet...

    Dude the bathroom is key for winter comfort. Wet boots gotta be quarantined.

    And who wants to get dressed to go out into the nuking winter night just to piss?

    A hit with kids n wives, too, of...
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    Camper on a flatbed would be kinda cool. LVS...

    Camper on a flatbed would be kinda cool.

    LVS and I have discussed this before, using a standard slide-in. You could have some nice locking storage under the camper overhangs. I've seen these on...
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    Dead horse territory... I feel like I squeak...

    Dead horse territory...

    I feel like I squeak by in justifying the 1/2 ton for camper duty, since it's on the truck for a fraction of the year and really only sees a few long weekends of use. If I...
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    Yep, you're right re. trailer brakes going into...

    Yep, you're right re. trailer brakes going into the tow ratings.

    And I agree about ratings being nutz.

    I've driven a little with a 7.3 F250 and heavy gooseneck... definitely an educational...
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    Yup, that's the case with me, too. Load range...

    Yup, that's the case with me, too. Load range E's, TRD sway, bags... and the truck does "fine".

    But if Trooper McSnoop asks what your GVWR is, you're likely in for a ticket. He'll whip out his...
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    Was your Tundra the 4.7? Milage sounds whack......

    Was your Tundra the 4.7? Milage sounds whack... I've never seen less than 10 mpg, which includes pushing air with the camper on the freeway at 75mph, up the pass, full of gear, on 33's, etc.

    Not...
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    ... and in winter you can pack snow and run no...

    ... and in winter you can pack snow and run no power to the cooler.
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    I was in love with a lifted, winch-bumpered...

    I was in love with a lifted, winch-bumpered 4Runner... took a couple of years living here for it to click that there's nowhere cool to wheel in Washington. Well, maybe a couple places, but full size...
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    Thanks C... I had rough plans to ski out there...

    Thanks C... I had rough plans to ski out there for a week post-BBiUT, but that time got swallowed by the Swiss trip :fm:





    Aimed at me? (unsure) ... Tiedowns are spring-loaded. And the...
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    Just swapped shell for camper. Been a few...

    Just swapped shell for camper.

    Been a few months since it was on... truck now has new shoes and bags instead of add-a-leaf.

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    Well you're welcome to come over to my ol beater...

    Well you're welcome to come over to my ol beater camper, where the bacon is fresh... lol

    I will have a nice pop-up one day... your rig is a nice size for 1+dog. Butt for now I'm happy to have this...
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    How do manage the post-trip dry-out period with...

    How do manage the post-trip dry-out period with your rig? Got a dry place to park?

    Mattig... even the hardsides are not going to keep out the noises of plows, neighbors, groomers, etc.
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    Just so we're clear on the points made on pop-up...

    Just so we're clear on the points made on pop-up vs hardside in the PNW, mattig & others...

    West of the Cascade crest in WA and OR, winter weather is too consistently wet for the fabrics of a...
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    Yup. Popups are for the desert.

    Yup. Popups are for the desert.
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    Single 12VDC deep cycle marine cell has been...

    Single 12VDC deep cycle marine cell has been enough to run my camper's propane furnace for two or three day winter trips... for years. But western WA is warm. Generator has been on the xmas list
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    Doesn't matter what the fuck you're sleeping in. ...

    Doesn't matter what the fuck you're sleeping in.

    Beep, beep, groom, BOOM
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    QFMFT. Add morning avy control to the list. And...

    QFMFT. Add morning avy control to the list. And miscreant RV lot inhabitants...
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    Just happened upon this badass looking rig during...

    Just happened upon this badass looking rig during a bike ride:


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    LOL Sick buump

    LOL

    Sick buump
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    Yes, that's the best solution, of course. My...

    Yes, that's the best solution, of course.

    My point was that it's a relatively straightforward DIY project, thus the (non)presence of a factory camper wiring setup shouldn't discourage those...
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    RV shops sell 10- or 12-foot pre-wired pigtails...

    RV shops sell 10- or 12-foot pre-wired pigtails to plug into the back of your bumper harness and route up to the bed side. Requires the balls to holesaw through your truck bed but it sure is nice to...
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    Propane furnace that exhausts to the exterior and...

    Propane furnace that exhausts to the exterior and circulates cabin air over a heat exchanger using an electric fan. Built into the wall of the camper.

    One the products of hydrocarbon combustion...
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    Same situation here, and I agree that a dedicated...

    Same situation here, and I agree that a dedicated Class B would be ideal. But LVS is into the Macho ManTruck for a few reasons and I think the used steel flatbed could be great.



    Yup.
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    I like this option best.

    I like this option best.
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    It may be the angle of the photograph, but it...

    It may be the angle of the photograph, but it looks like the cabover is resting on the cab. Is that the case?

    Prob best to have at least 3-4" to allow for bed flex, else crack the camper.

    Nice...
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    Sounds great. I still want to get to Mission...

    Sounds great.

    I still want to get to Mission this season. Time is getting short for that I suppose. Mid l-April closing?
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    Hey, nice! Team Fiberglass! We'll have to line...

    Hey, nice! Team Fiberglass! We'll have to line them all up somewhere when LVS gets his.
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    Which ones did you buy?

    Which ones did you buy?
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    Tiger, nice! Paint job says Safari as well

    Tiger, nice!

    Paint job says Safari as well
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    Replacing the floor in my Northern Lite. Shit's...

    Replacing the floor in my Northern Lite. Shit's been stewing for a while.



    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/bbe4b876a99f7170ea792e26bce3d2d8.jpg
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    Sick!

    Sick!
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    Great find.

    Great find.
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    Nice

    Nice
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    ^ lol, bring it on

    ^ lol, bring it on
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    "deal" meaning brawl around with joy in the deep...

    "deal" meaning brawl around with joy in the deep snow, get one ill-equipped vehicle unstuck, then bail to the chair line?
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    https://i0.wp.com/www.uselessdaily.com/wp-content/...

    https://i0.wp.com/www.uselessdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Scorpions_band_-_heavy_metal_hard_rock_band_from_Hannover_Germany.jpg?resize=1024%2C640
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    Could you fine folks please recommend a good...

    Could you fine folks please recommend a good battery to serve as house juice in my little 8.5ft Northern Lite? I'm out of the loop and just beginning research.
    Glass mat ones sound good on paper.
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    Some of us swing both ways, buddy [emoji6] ...

    Some of us swing both ways, buddy [emoji6]


    Too bad aboot the scam BS
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    ^^ Ah... fkna I like those.

    ^^ Ah... fkna I like those.
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    Agreed, nice little popup!

    Agreed, nice little popup!
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    Here's mine today, new shoes on the rig. Let it...

    Here's mine today, new shoes on the rig. Let it snow, motherfuckers! http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161015/c6fba682430f5336a24568cce95b6236.jpg
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    How about your tiedowns? Got em worked out since...

    How about your tiedowns? Got em worked out since the picture was taken?
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    Agreed. Better as a bike tripper.

    Agreed. Better as a bike tripper.
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    That does look nice. Dig the hardwood floors.

    That does look nice. Dig the hardwood floors.
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    How much would that thing weigh?

    How much would that thing weigh?
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    The Chinook in the second link looks pretty damn...

    The Chinook in the second link looks pretty damn nice!
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    Get a rig and we shall ski and party henceforth....

    Get a rig and we shall ski and party henceforth. Look forward to meeting you and ripping around. I'll bet we met in MT... I grew up at BB and left in 2011.
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