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  1. #1776
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    Just carry a spare solenoid as those have a limit to how many times they'll cycle. Also pretty sure solenoids are just a switch, current can flow both directions when power is to the solenoid, usually not a problem as most alternators will over come the difference. An isolator prevents current back flow.
    Also learned that the 250 amps at start up my 7.3l was throwing at the solenoid will very much shorten the life of it.

    I went to a manual switch.

  2. #1777
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    Spotted this beast in the val d'isere parking lot and thought someone might enjoy a little camper porn.

  3. #1778
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACheateaux View Post
    Just carry a spare solenoid as those have a limit to how many times they'll cycle. Also pretty sure solenoids are just a switch, current can flow both directions when power is to the solenoid, usually not a problem as most alternators will over come the difference. An isolator prevents current back flow. .
    I'm sure I've posted this somewhere before in this thread, but my battery setup in the truck camper runs through a 12V golf cart solenoid, like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/CONTINUOUS-SOL...+cart+solenoid

    I've been using it for 4 years now. No issues. From what I read when setting up the charging wiring, isolators typically cause a small voltage drop, unless you buy a really fancy (i.e. expensive) one. So I went with the large solenoid instead, which is cheap and easy.

    I don't rely on the alternator to charge the camper batteries fully, but just to keep them topped up while on trips -- I connect a battery charger directly to the camper batteries in between trips to fully charge them. (Two 6-volt golf cart batteries from Costco = lots of AH.)
    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.

  4. #1779
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehaze View Post


    Spotted this beast in the val d'isere parking lot and thought someone might enjoy a little camper porn.
    I would love to know how they get that 250 pound spare down if they had a flat. Has to be some sort of lift built in there. Awesome set up though!
    All I want is to be hardcore.

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  5. #1780
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACheateaux View Post
    Just carry a spare solenoid as those have a limit to how many times they'll cycle. Also pretty sure solenoids are just a switch, current can flow both directions when power is to the solenoid, usually not a problem as most alternators will over come the difference. An isolator prevents current back flow.
    Also learned that the 250 amps at start up my 7.3l was throwing at the solenoid will very much shorten the life of it.

    I went to a manual switch.
    I bought a constant duty solenoid, not intermittent starting solenoid. Hopefully it will last, if not............well, here's more pics.





  6. #1781
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    I bought a constant duty solenoid, not intermittent starting solenoid. Hopefully it will last, if not............well, here's more pics.




    Great photos! Where was that? And how bug splattered do the bikes get being on the front rack? We use a rear receiver hitch rack but it makes getting in and out of the camper a PITA.

  7. #1782
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldengatestinx View Post
    Great photos! Where was that? And how bug splattered do the bikes get being on the front rack? We use a rear receiver hitch rack but it makes getting in and out of the camper a PITA.
    Why don't you get a rear receiver hitch rack that moves out of the way?
    The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

  8. #1783
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    4x4, Diesel, Dual Tanks, Allison Transmission, 77k miles, $4000. Someone needs this.

    http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/4940280979.html

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    Who needs an RV?


  10. #1785
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    Quote Originally Posted by tBatt View Post


    4x4, Diesel, Dual Tanks, Allison Transmission, 77k miles, $4000. Someone needs this.

    http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/4940280979.html
    that should sell in 5 minutes
    “THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” HST

  11. #1786
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    I'm about to trade in the 'rester for it. That thing gets a little tight, especially now that I'm travelling +1


  12. #1787
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldengatestinx View Post
    Great photos! Where was that? And how bug splattered do the bikes get being on the front rack? We use a rear receiver hitch rack but it makes getting in and out of the camper a PITA.
    Cochise Stronghold/Dragoon Mountains. Bugs aren't a huge issue in AZ. When we go to AK next month I might cover the bikes, but alas, bugs don't really bother me.

  13. #1788
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    Cochise Stronghold/Dragoon Mountains. Bugs aren't a huge issue in AZ. When we go to AK next month I might cover the bikes, but alas, bugs don't really bother me.
    I would recommend covering the bikes on a road trip to AK.
    The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

  14. #1789
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    [Qdamn,UOTE=tBatt;4469926]

    4x4, Diesel, Dual Tanks, Allison Transmission, 77k miles, $4000. Someone needs this.

    http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/4940280979.html[/QUOTE]

    wish I'd see this a couple of days ago when I was in Driggs!

  15. #1790
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    Just the 7.3 motor with 77k miles is worth more than $4K

  16. #1791
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKPogue View Post
    I would recommend covering the bikes on a road trip to AK.
    A little snow over a pass where the DOT sprays the poison mag chloride would fuck up bearings and anything plastic, rubber, aluminum or chrome.

  17. #1792
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldwater View Post
    Who needs an RV?

    you will if you ever camp @ 10000 feet or above and it is cold and snowing. That bag will end up inside a bright yellow one on the news.

  18. #1793
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    It's a stretch but I spend most weekends back here. A camper build out went south due to some rotted framing but left me with a trailer. Now all I need is a couple extra thousand dollars and a few months.

  19. #1794
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    So, I'm moving to CO here soon from EU. I'm a huge car camper over here for all activities and plan to continue that once in CO. With my budget(limited), I've narrowed it down to the following. Early-Mid 90's 4runner and/or Tacoma with camper shell(full size bed) 4wd, Honda Element AWD, Subaru Outback. I plan on taking back seats out of almost all of those and building sleeping platform +storage. Now, is there any pro's and cons that anybody might want to send my way considering I have zero experience with these cars. My budget is essentially MAX $6500usd I do have tons of time on the Toyota Hilux but not quite the same as the US spec'd stuff. No Diesel ;-(

  20. #1795
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    Bring over a Vito
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  21. #1796
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryingtostaywarm View Post
    So, I'm moving to CO here soon from EU. I'm a huge car camper over here for all activities and plan to continue that once in CO. With my budget(limited), I've narrowed it down to the following. Early-Mid 90's 4runner and/or Tacoma with camper shell(full size bed) 4wd, Honda Element AWD, Subaru Outback. I plan on taking back seats out of almost all of those and building sleeping platform +storage. Now, is there any pro's and cons that anybody might want to send my way considering I have zero experience with these cars. My budget is essentially MAX $6500usd I do have tons of time on the Toyota Hilux but not quite the same as the US spec'd stuff. No Diesel ;-(
    1997 was the first year for the 4Runner (and presumably the Tacoma) to get the 3.4L 24 valve V6 engine. This is a huge upgrade over the former 3L 12 valve engine that it replaced.

  22. #1797
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryingtostaywarm View Post
    So, I'm moving to CO here soon from EU. I'm a huge car camper over here for all activities and plan to continue that once in CO. With my budget(limited), I've narrowed it down to the following. Early-Mid 90's 4runner and/or Tacoma with camper shell(full size bed) 4wd, Honda Element AWD, Subaru Outback. I plan on taking back seats out of almost all of those and building sleeping platform +storage. Now, is there any pro's and cons that anybody might want to send my way considering I have zero experience with these cars. My budget is essentially MAX $6500usd I do have tons of time on the Toyota Hilux but not quite the same as the US spec'd stuff. No Diesel ;-(
    Yeah, should be able to get a 97 or 98 that will still run like a champ for around your budget.

  23. #1798
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
    1997 was the first year for the 4Runner (and presumably the Tacoma) to get the 3.4L 24 valve V6 engine. This is a huge upgrade over the former 3L 12 valve engine that it replaced.
    2nd this. The '96-'02 4runner is a about as reliable and capable as you can get. $6500 would easily put you into one. Look for one with good maintenece records and no rust, ignore the mileage, the 3.4 and trans will run forever if maintained.

    I car camp in mine. I'm 6' and it's comfy. Coldest night I've spent was -22F in VT. Set it up right with a platform and you can stay warm and organized. The Element may have more height and width in the back, not sure, but the 4runner will excel at getting you off the highways and will have better ground clearance for snow.

    I use a folding cot for ease of packing. I slide plastic milk crates and all my snowboard gear under the cot (over the legs) leaving an "aisle" next to the cot. It's cheap, easy to unload.

    Since you are already familar with the Hilux, stay w Toyota. You may recognize a lot of the vehicle parts / features.

    I have no experience w Outback or Element.

  24. #1799
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    I think the Element with its low floor and high roof would be great. But I'm not sure it would be long enough..

  25. #1800
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    Thanks for the responses. Yeah..I've been leaning towards the 4runner due to reputation and can't go wrong with Toyota from my experience. I saw a Honda Element over here today and it was actually smaller than I initially thought :-/

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