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  1. #1801
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    Question for the collective: I've got one of these roof top tents. It came with a quilted, fuzzy-backed lining that covered the entire interior of the tent's fiberglass top and bottom. Said lining got mold on it this winter because the missus and I got drunk on NYE, slept in it in a freezing ski area parking lot, got all kinds of condensation in it, and then forgot to air it out. Classic.

    The manufacturer said the OG liner was cotton. There has to be something better, right? The idea is that the liner will help manage the condensation that forms on the interior of the fiberglass.

    Suggestions for a replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyski View Post
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    Question for the collective: I've got one of these roof top tents. It came with a quilted, fuzzy-backed lining that covered the entire interior of the tent's fiberglass top and bottom. Said lining got mold on it this winter because the missus and I got drunk on NYE, slept in it in a freezing ski area parking lot, got all kinds of condensation in it, and then forgot to air it out. Classic.

    The manufacturer said the OG liner was cotton. There has to be something better, right? The idea is that the liner will help manage the condensation that forms on the interior of the fiberglass.

    Suggestions for a replacement?
    Try spraying/wiping with a 10% bleach, 90% water solution. Rinse or hose off and let dry. It may take several applications.

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    The lining has ripped out and trashed. Going for new.

  4. #1804
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    Indoor/outdoor carpet. Glue it on with construction adhesive.

  5. #1805
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    In the process of trying to aquire this:

    2002 E350 Super-Duty 1 ton, 7.3 Diesel, Quigley 4X4 conversion.
    I'll call him Vando Kalrissian.
    Wish me luck!
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  6. #1806
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    In the process of trying to aquire this:

    2002 E350 Super-Duty 1 ton, 7.3 Diesel, Quigley 4X4 conversion.
    I'll call him Vando Kalrissian.
    Wish me luck!
    s3exy!!
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

  7. #1807
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    Any folks have experience driving RWD sundrader/Dolphin type vehicles around in the snow? Bad idea on mtn passes or reasonable with snow tires and/or chains?
    Drive slow, homie.

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    Has anyone attempted to use the small Eva-Dry 500 dehumidifiers to combat propane heater moisture? Or do you need to use an electric one? Specifically in small environments like a truck topper or van (yes, I will be cracking windows).
    Last edited by Lindahl; 05-19-2015 at 09:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Indoor/outdoor carpet. Glue it on with construction adhesive.
    Stupid question: will that just trap the moisture between the carpet and cap? Yes, the carpet should be perfectly flush against the shell, but the shape of this shell will make that damn near impossible.

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    Sweet FJ :thumbsup:

    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Any folks have experience driving RWD sundrader/Dolphin type vehicles around in the snow? Bad idea on mtn passes or reasonable with snow tires and/or chains?
    My cousin just came through SLC with her 85 Dolphin. It's a 1 ton axle dual rear. They went north on I-80 rather than go through I-70 in central CO. Primarily due to the grade itself, not weather. ymmv, they do live in theirs so it's a heavy bastard.
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    I have a friend at this thing:
    http://www.overlandexpo.com
    Seems perfect for the folks in this thread. Any of you guys go? Seems stupid to me, but whatever.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  12. #1812
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I have a friend at this thing:
    http://www.overlandexpo.com
    Seems perfect for the folks in this thread. Any of you guys go? Seems stupid to me, but whatever.
    I believe beemerchef has taught a one-pot-meal cooking class at the expo.

    For the most part, I think it's a gathering for rich folks with cool toys who fancy themselves on a modern safari, but there are quite a few legitimate explorers who attend. Bunch of moto folks too, who I felt bad for this year due to all the snow.

  13. #1813
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    ^^^His pictures looked ridiculous. Lots of stuck in mud campers.
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    Here's day 1 pics. Links to the other days inside:

    http://expeditionportal.com/overland-expo-2015-day-one/

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I have a friend at this thing:
    http://www.overlandexpo.com
    Seems perfect for the folks in this thread. Any of you guys go? Seems stupid to me, but whatever.
    Me and my wife went down Sunday (we live in Flagstaff), the weather turned out gorgeous. The weather last weekend was indeed horrible on Friday and some snow on Saturday; there were lots of muddy machines and people. Irrigation boots were the things to have.

    If you're into anything related to camping, 4 wheeling, adventure off roading, etc. etc., it was not stupid at all. There's something for everyone. It's really cool to see all the different variations on roof top tents, overland machines, truck pop up campers, Jeeps. There were lots of products for suspension, coolers, tires, just all sorts of stuff.

    We talked to the guys from Four Wheel Camper for a while, about how to build out our Hawk shell so it's ready for ski season next winter. Lots of great ideas.

    Definitely not a waste of time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyski View Post
    Stupid question: will that just trap the moisture between the carpet and cap? Yes, the carpet should be perfectly flush against the shell, but the shape of this shell will make that damn near impossible.
    If you use indoor/outdoor, it should be permeable. It'll get damp from moisture, but it won't drip on you, and since it's designed to get wet, it won't rot or mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorides View Post
    Me and my wife went down Sunday (we live in Flagstaff), the weather turned out gorgeous. The weather last weekend was indeed horrible on Friday and some snow on Saturday; there were lots of muddy machines and people. Irrigation boots were the things to have.

    If you're into anything related to camping, 4 wheeling, adventure off roading, etc. etc., it was not stupid at all. There's something for everyone. It's really cool to see all the different variations on roof top tents, overland machines, truck pop up campers, Jeeps. There were lots of products for suspension, coolers, tires, just all sorts of stuff.

    We talked to the guys from Four Wheel Camper for a while, about how to build out our Hawk shell so it's ready for ski season next winter. Lots of great ideas.

    Definitely not a waste of time!
    I agree. I didn't get what kind of thing my friend was going to. After further review it would be a blast to go to.
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  18. #1818
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    Or, at the other end of the spectrum from Sportsmobiles and Earthroamers, is a Geo Metro:

    http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/this-g...-fo-1705793497
    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.

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    Question for you guys with dually rear ends. We had that set up on a 2001 Chinook and found that the traction was lousy, the brakes were inadequate (at least for that beast) and the clearance bewween the rear wheels made it a bitch to install cables or chains on the outer wheels. Lighter rigs better? We traded it for an Escape Trailer which we will leave in the lowlands and drive the RAV4 up to the passes.

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    ^ Props to the metro guy.

    Been doing some researches on this whole caRV thing and ended up snagging an 05 element on the way back from a trip to Rifle/Moad earlier this month. Platform is built for sleeping and storage (6 large rubbermaids go under the platform), roof storage basket is now on. Taking it down to St. George this weekend to chase sunny weather and get some climbing/carmping in. Will post some pics, excited to test out the new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardsale2 View Post
    Question for you guys with dually rear ends. We had that set up on a 2001 Chinook and found that the traction was lousy, the brakes were inadequate (at least for that beast) and the clearance bewween the rear wheels made it a bitch to install cables or chains on the outer wheels. Lighter rigs better? We traded it for an Escape Trailer which we will leave in the lowlands and drive the RAV4 up to the passes.
    No reason to have the dually unless you moving large weight. I've driven fully loaded F350/450/550 dually pickups and when you get them loaded physics takes over and getting them stopped is a chore and requires a different, much more defensive driving style (leaving more distance, braking early, not getting as much speed to begin with, etc). GVWR on a F350 dually is ~14,000 pounds, at a certain point you can only make the disc brakes so large on those trucks.

    I always found the rear ends to be very difficult to break loose in most application but we always had Toyo M55's on our trucks or equivalent.

    Lighter rigs are easier to drive, stop faster, require less driver thought, and for any given application, I would rather drive a single wheel rear axle. Any sort of application where you are taking a dually off road there is a chance (high chance actually) that you will pick up a rock that fits exactly between the tires and will pop one of the tires off of the bead. Or, it will come flying out at high speed when you get back onto a gravel/paved road and blow through your fender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I have a friend at this thing:
    http://www.overlandexpo.com
    Seems perfect for the folks in this thread. Any of you guys go? Seems stupid to me, but whatever.
    Went after they stopped doing the sportsmobile only rallies-my take-lotta khaki and a lot of people with insane rigs. That being said not my trip. The rallies were always in cool places-moab/copper canyon mexico/silverton/and the last one was Kamus utah. That is where i met the overland crew.

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    Saw this custom build roll by, then saw them @ the local home Depot. Not sure if they were there to fight, but sweet set up. Anyone ever see a box like that? Seems like it was built for a mod on that type chassis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 29715149 View Post
    Attachment 157191Just moved to Seattle, purchased a forest river RPod to access some of the ski resort lots this winter. Seems pretty dope thus far, need to make some modifications to make sure it is winter/freeze proof.

    Heres a a pic from stevens pass today....Attachment 157187
    How you like the Rpod so far?

    Thinking of a 178

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    Nice RPOD! I just picked this up 3 days ago. The reason I'm stoked on the trailer is I still have my truck bed for storage of bikes and gear.

    This little thing is even an easy tow for my Taco-

    Gonna be some fun projects and renovations this summer.

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