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  1. #926
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Are you still using the original (crude) mercury switch thermostat? You really need to swap in a digital thermostat -- $15-20 and a few minutes work, and the furnace will work a lot better (more accurate temp holding).
    El Chup, what digital thermostat model did you use out of curiosity? None of the RV shops around my neck of the woods carry anything and most people I talk to provide confusing information about what will work and what wont (ie most thermostats apparently run off 24v whereas my camper battery is a 12v)

    I'm oblivious when it comes to this stuff, so would be curious to know what digital thermostats are being used out there by those who've done the conversion....

  2. #927
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadams.ca View Post
    El Chup, what digital thermostat model did you use out of curiosity? None of the RV shops around my neck of the woods carry anything and most people I talk to provide confusing information about what will work and what wont (ie most thermostats apparently run off 24v whereas my camper battery is a 12v)

    I'm oblivious when it comes to this stuff, so would be curious to know what digital thermostats are being used out there by those who've done the conversion....
    I bought a RV thermostat at Camper World in Feb.2011 and it was bi-metal not mercury and no digital available.

  3. #928
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadams.ca View Post
    El Chup, what digital thermostat model did you use out of curiosity? None of the RV shops around my neck of the woods carry anything and most people I talk to provide confusing information about what will work and what wont (ie most thermostats apparently run off 24v whereas my camper battery is a 12v)

    I'm oblivious when it comes to this stuff, so would be curious to know what digital thermostats are being used out there by those who've done the conversion....
    I used a cheap one from Walmart. Regular home thermostat, AA battery powered, furnace only. (I don't have A/C in my camper.) I don't remember the manufacturer, but Google search for "Walmart rv thermostat" and you'll find all the info you need. It's about $15-20.

    The one I got doesn't have programmable on/off time and date, just a simple setting for the temp you want, and an on/off switch. It has vertical doors on the sides, one hides the batteries, and I can't remember what's behind the other door.

    I'm out of the country right now, or I'd go out to the camper and look for you.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  4. #929
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    Thanks guys - had some time on my hands yesterday so I just ended up buying a Honeywell 'low voltage' thermostat at the Home Depot around here and figured for the low cost I'd give it a go....sure enough, it works like a charm. It may not be perfect, but it does the trick and will be better than the old merc setup....no idea why so many people I asked had conflicting views and often said the home thermostats wouldnt work...guess in the end, its always worth a try!

  5. #930
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadams.ca View Post
    ....no idea why so many people I asked had conflicting views and often said the home thermostats wouldnt work...guess in the end, its always worth a try!
    Because most people talk out of their asses with no idea really WTF they're talking about! We have a FWC that I'm planning on throwing a digital thermostat into in the next couple of weeks. Look forward to the improved efficiency and reporting back.
    "Wherever beer is brewed, all is well. Whenever Beer is drunk, life is good" -- Czech proverb.

  6. #931
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    Killer deal for CO mags. Not my posting:

    http://rockies.craigslist.org/cto/3268674279.html

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    This could be a killer rig when kitted out inside:
    http://www.auctionsamerica.com/event...ture=grouping=
    79 G-series diesel

  8. #933
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    Another great base vehicle: http://denver.craigslist.org/bar/3270826421.html

    Not my listing.

  9. #934
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    This could be a killer rig when kitted out inside:
    http://www.auctionsamerica.com/event...ture=grouping=
    79 G-series diesel
    That 4x4 ambulance would make a great commuter car. Traffic jam?---no problem, lights, siren and get out of the way!

  10. #935
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoova View Post
    Another great base vehicle: http://denver.craigslist.org/bar/3270826421.html

    Not my listing.
    I've always liked vehicles along these lines. Ambulance, hearse, limo... you get the point. Toss 4wd in there, and I'm actually considering it.

  11. #936
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    I actually posted the listing in hopes that someone here would buy it and remove the temptation...

  12. #937
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    This gem was parked in the Albertson's parking lot on Friday morning. They were form Germany.

    My 1984 Westy is pretty cool, but I'd like to have one of these.



    The sand rails provide a nice effect. It was pretty big. That's our red 1991 Land Cruiser getting dwarfed in the back.
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    Custom Boots - Hand Tunes - Daily Wax
    Basement of the Hostel, Teton Village




    Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

    Mark Twain

  13. #938
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    My camper and the Man
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  14. #939
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    Check this little rig out, AWD and a decent price all things considered...

    Alpental Indigenous

  15. #940
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    That thing looks like a great deal.

    Here's another one that looks pretty great:
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/rvs/3278262811.html
    that's all i can think of, but i'm sure there's something else...

  16. #941
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    Check this little rig out, AWD and a decent price all things considered...

    Funny, I saw where you cross-posted this from Expo. Probably the only thing to add would be a ladder up the back and a rocket box next to the AC up top for ski storage. A great rig.
    Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid

  17. #942
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    Quote Originally Posted by skadams.ca View Post
    Thanks guys - had some time on my hands yesterday so I just ended up buying a Honeywell 'low voltage' thermostat at the Home Depot around here and figured for the low cost I'd give it a go....sure enough, it works like a charm. It may not be perfect, but it does the trick and will be better than the old merc setup....no idea why so many people I asked had conflicting views and often said the home thermostats wouldnt work...guess in the end, its always worth a try!
    For anyone still looking, here's the one that I put into our camper -- a Hunter brand thermostat:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hunter-Hea...ostat/17248152
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  18. #943
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    4x4 diesel van - ujoint conversion!

    http://www.septaudio.com/vanforsale-01.html
    Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid

  19. #944
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    Cheaper, but just as effective if you can do a small build out and deal with the mileage hit of a gasser:

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-1990-E350-4x4

  20. #945
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    Looks like another sweet shred-mobile here:

    http://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/3280485865.html

  21. #946
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    This thing is kinda spendy but it looks rad!

    http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/14434961

  22. #947
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    Good price for this. Good warm weather rig. Hope someone nabs this.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    Check this little rig out, AWD and a decent price all things considered...


  23. #948
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    Holy crap! That ad made my morning. "Dubbed by some the U.S.S. Panty Dropper...Pick up your date in this and you will surely get to 1st base!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanos View Post
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    Holy crap! That ad made my morning. "Dubbed by some the U.S.S. Panty Dropper...Pick up your date in this and you will surely get to 1st base!"
    Good for sleeping in ski area parking lots---in the summer.

  25. #950
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    If I had a parking spot and $6400 I'd probably own this today

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/3297017968.html
    Be careful about buying snowboard goggles for skiing. Snowboard goggles come in right eye and left eye (for goofy-footers) dominant models. This can make it hard to see correctly when skiing because you are facing straight down the hill, not sideways.

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