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  1. #3126
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    We've overnighted at the Indy winter closure gate. They keep it plowed. And it's only about 10 min from town.

    Don't ask don't tell.

    Just don't be dumbasses and ruin it for the rest of us.

    Some dumbass shot fireworks off at other winter parking areas and attract too much attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post
    yeah...badass...
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

    I wish i could be like SkiFishBum

  4. #3129
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    Hey something some of you fellow lot lizards might appreciate. I am damn proud of all the work I put into my camper, especially sewing the canvas since I had approximently zero sewing exerpeince before I started.


  5. #3130
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    Hoping to get some advice from the car campers out there. I'm planning to "outfit" my Mazda MPV minivan to sleep in this winter. Full dirtbag style.

    I wanted to put an accessory battery wired in parallel inside the van for electronics, LEDs, etc. Is it worth getting one for phones/laptops and if so does it matter whether it is SLA vs. AGM, etc? Will the alternator be able to keep both batteries charged within a reasonable time? (I don't know the average power outputs of an alternator)

    I was also planning to cook inside the camper with a two-burner. Most campervans have these so I assume it's safe as long as I crack the windows?

    Finally, what are the collective's thoughts on getting a Mr. Heater of sorts? I remember a while back someone discussing the different types of heaters. I understand you need to crack the windows, have a CO detector, etc. But the real question is how much more (or less) cost efficient is it than running the car heater for an hour or two?

  6. #3131
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post
    4.11 gears and a Detroit TruTrac in the rear diff. I like.
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  7. #3132
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    Quote Originally Posted by thejongiest View Post
    Hoping to get some advice from the car campers out there. I'm planning to "outfit" my Mazda MPV minivan to sleep in this winter. Full dirtbag style.

    I wanted to put an accessory battery wired in parallel inside the van for electronics, LEDs, etc. Is it worth getting one for phones/laptops and if so does it matter whether it is SLA vs. AGM, etc? Will the alternator be able to keep both batteries charged within a reasonable time? (I don't know the average power outputs of an alternator)

    I was also planning to cook inside the camper with a two-burner. Most campervans have these so I assume it's safe as long as I crack the windows?

    Finally, what are the collective's thoughts on getting a Mr. Heater of sorts? I remember a while back someone discussing the different types of heaters. I understand you need to crack the windows, have a CO detector, etc. But the real question is how much more (or less) cost efficient is it than running the car heater for an hour or two?
    I would try to go with the AGM but depends on what kind of deal/price you get on a battery. Cooking inside could be done by A. wiring your van correctly and going electric stove route. The other cheaper option is just grab a propane setup. RV's use propane for cooking etc., but they keep their propane bottles/tank outside of the living area. I would recommend having a door open, or a few windows as condensation is going to be ridiculous if you are in cold weather.

    Heating. A Mr. Buddy heater would keep your van extremely toasty. Once again, you would have to keep a window or two cracked a good amount due to its nature of being propane. With that said, I've done both of what you are talking about. At the end of the day, I would just start the car and run the heater. It is much safer than running an open flame propane heater inside a confined space, plus idling a car really doesn't cost all that much as fuel is cheap currently.

    I'm sure some others will chime in with some knowledge.

  8. #3133
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    I ski camp all winter both east and west coast. AGM batteries are what I chose for winter camping. Sams Club has the Duracell/Deka Group 31 AGM's 105ah for $180. Mount two inside if you can as they will perform and charge better warm especially if you are using your car alternator. They are sealed and dont off-gas so they are safe. You should not draw them down below 50% (12.09 volts) so a way to monitor the battery voltage is needed. I use a cheap $16 plug-in digital one which has worked great and reads to the hundredths. Consider pricing a high output alternator to put more amps back in quicker.

    We use our Mr Buddy Portable heater when eating or relaxing. Has built-in tip over shut off. Crack a window for moisture control. Will not work above I think above 7000' due to the Oxygen depletion sensor. I'd probably go with a massive sleeping bag, crack the window for moisture control, no heat at night, and wake up and crank your engine.

  9. #3134
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    Yeah you guys are validating what I am thinking. Hoping to do this cheap so I will probably put one battery in and hope the alternator keeps up enough. Should be good for 2-3 days. Will skip the heater for now, I can always pick one up on the way.

    As for wiring the battery where would you pull it out of the interior? I'd prefer not to drill so I think I may just run it under the driver through the hole up there but maybe I'm missing a better option.

    In my old car the battery was under the rear seat - that would have been easy!

  10. #3135
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    Thumbs up try this

    You should consider getting a remote car starter and a big pile o'blankets. Car starters are cheap these days. Blankets too.

    That way, when you wake up at the crack of dawn from that annoying first light, you can start the car and get that heater cranking whilst you stay toasty warm from sleeping under that big pile o'blankets.

    Just hit that remote starter and drift on back to sleep for a while till the car is all warmed up and livable like.

    If you stash your breakfast burrito on top of your front defrost vent and get a 12 volt coffee maker to plug into your cigar lighter, you'll have hot eats ready to go when you finally get your ass out of bed.

    Now that's living' large!

  11. #3136
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    ^^^ This is a good idea.

    One thought that comes to mind when the discussion is of heating the car with the exhaust running: make sure you have a CO detector going then too. My brother knew these young women: http://www.auburnjournal.com/article...r-squaw-valley
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  12. #3137
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    A remote starter would be awesome but I'd rather not fiddle with my car a month before I count on it for a trip. It will have to wait for trip number 2.

    Also, I am definitely having a CO detector regardless, my exhaust is getting to EOL and I don't want to have a surprise leak kill me. No need to die to shred pow...well maybe.

    That's sad about those women. If I do get around to installing a remote start I would definitely want to add an auto-timer to it.

  13. #3138
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    I would buy one of these for sure...

    Mr Heater LIttle Buddy: $39 reconditioned Cabelas
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/MR-HE...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

  14. #3139
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    Make sure you get a proper deep cycle AGM for the house battery. I'd suggest getting a cheap battery charger and using that to top off/tend it every chance you get. I don't think the alternator will have enough amps to bring it back to 100% if it gets below 12amps. Also, a battery isolator is probably wise so you don't draw down the starting battery watching Pornhub, or cause the premature death of either battery if one goes bad, etc.

    Is there room under the hood for a second battery? Might be nicer than having it inside, and you could avoid the extra cost of an AGM.

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    this is one of my favorite threads on here- so much good stuff
    We picked up a new van last week- here next to the old van
    We got the shortest wheelbase but it still looks so big next to the eurovan
    we thought seriously about doing the 4x4 Sprinter.... but in the end this one is front wheel drive and half the price- we are stoked
    first thing is adding some good winter tires and a couple windows (I think 1 on each door in the back and then 1 on the sliding door)
    It drives more like a truck than the eurovan (which drives quite nicely/has pep)
    then andrew has grand plans for the inside but currently it's blank and I think we at least need to get a bean bag chair to throw in the back in case a friend wants to catch a ride skiing with us etc lol
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    skid luxury

  16. #3141
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    Nice b-bear! Buddy of mine got a sprinter cargo he's been building out that came with glass in the rear doors. He wishes it didn't because it's more potential storage space that is lost

  17. #3142
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    Buddy up here in Squamish, BC is reluctantly selling his 4x4 Sprinter. Spent too much on his house reno. Damn shame.

    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...398484025.html

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    This belongs here for obvious reasons

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/c...396580093.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    this is one of my favorite threads on here- so much good stuff
    We picked up a new van last week- here next to the old van
    We got the shortest wheelbase but it still looks so big next to the eurovan
    we thought seriously about doing the 4x4 Sprinter.... but in the end this one is front wheel drive and half the price- we are stoked
    first thing is adding some good winter tires and a couple windows (I think 1 on each door in the back and then 1 on the sliding door)
    It drives more like a truck than the eurovan (which drives quite nicely/has pep)
    then andrew has grand plans for the inside but currently it's blank and I think we at least need to get a bean bag chair to throw in the back in case a friend wants to catch a ride skiing with us etc lol
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    i'm promaster biased, but you're going to be stoked. congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireStrom View Post

    This belongs here for obvious reasons

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/c...396580093.html

    Too bad for me it's $25k
    pretty damn sick !

  21. #3146
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Fiedler View Post
    Too bad for me it's $25k
    pretty damn sick !
    Make sure to ask for BSL and number of mounts
    Alpental Indigenous

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    Anyone out there have experience with a Champion 3100 gas generator? Wife and I used to have a Honda 2000 and foolishly sold it. Now, looking to get another generator. The 3100s are smaller than the Honda/Yamaha version, come with a remote start, a 3 year warranty and weigh about 85 lbs.

    We'd be using it to run a fan-powered ceramic heater after skiing, boot driers, and to top off our batteries in our Hallmark LaVeta.

    We'd run a mattress pad heater and electric blanket at night and then crank everything back up in the morning to warm up the camper and try to keep the condensation down via fantastic fans.
    Looking to get back into the winter ski-camper life again...
    We figure a 3100 wouldn't get taxed as much as the 2000 did and might do better on gas. On our 2000 we'd use a helper tank to run the thing all night long...

  23. #3148
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    Quote Originally Posted by bovine View Post
    On our 2000 we'd use a helper tank to run the thing all night long...
    We have a 2000, was this a mod or....?
    Alpental Indigenous

  24. #3149
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    We have a 2000, was this a mod or....?
    Yep, you can get a helper tank for a Honda 2000 from Northern Tool. I think they're about $200 or so if I remember right.

    When we used ours we'd run the generator all night to keep the batteries topped off, run the electric oil space heater, the mattress pad heater... I had the Honda in a vented wooden box-insulated for sound with reflec-tex and egg carton foam- strung out 50 ft or so dug into a snow pit.

    We could barely hear the hum of it. The vented box kept the snow off it during a storm and kept it cool from overheating, egg carton foam absorbed sound. With the helper tank the generator would run for about 20+ hours.

    We used to have a Six Pac camper that we winter ski-camped in for a couple years- lots of cold, sub-0 nights staying warm and cozy. Now we have an insulated pop-top Hallmark that we're going to try it with this winter for some area skiing and touring.

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    BERGS System extra fuel tank...

    This is the system we used and it worked well. Says it gives you up to 72 hours of run time, so minimal refueling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovine View Post
    Yep, you can get a helper tank for a Honda 2000 from Northern Tool. I think they're about $200 or so if I remember right.

    When we used ours we'd run the generator all night to keep the batteries topped off, run the electric oil space heater, the mattress pad heater... I had the Honda in a vented wooden box-insulated for sound with reflec-tex and egg carton foam- strung out 50 ft or so dug into a snow pit.

    We could barely hear the hum of it. The vented box kept the snow off it during a storm and kept it cool from overheating, egg carton foam absorbed sound. With the helper tank the generator would run for about 20+ hours.

    We used to have a Six Pac camper that we winter ski-camped in for a couple years- lots of cold, sub-0 nights staying warm and cozy. Now we have an insulated pop-top Hallmark that we're going to try it with this winter for some area skiing and touring.

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