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  1. #8351
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    I think I finally got a GFC build spot that is ready to go.

    At the end of the day the GFCs are proven and in super high demand. If I upgrade to a van next year I can unload the GFC in 5 minutes with little to no loss in re-sale.

    I know the build quality is going to be better and the weight pretty low.


    That’s the same line of logic that kicked off the Dutch tulip bulbs bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    I think I finally got a GFC build spot that is ready to go.

    At the end of the day the GFCs are proven and in super high demand. If I upgrade to a van next year I can unload the GFC in 5 minutes with little to no loss in re-sale.

    I know the build quality is going to be better and the weight pretty low.
    what no way?
    this thread might die since it's mostly people throwing down ideas for you every week

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I wonder how much these people paid for this thing:

    https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/tr...353976047.html
    "We built our dream van and absolutely love everything about it. Then life took us in a different direction."

    well thats a bummer
    prolly cost the 150 - 160 someone else threw out
    the high end custom builders and revel all seem to be in the 185k range

    crazy number at 230k an only put 7500 on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    what no way?
    this thread might die since it's mostly people throwing down ideas for you every week



    "We built our dream van and absolutely love everything about it. Then life took us in a different direction."

    well thats a bummer
    prolly cost the 150 - 160 someone else threw out
    the high end custom builders and revel all seem to be in the 185k range

    crazy number at 230k an only put 7500 on it
    ďLife took us in another directionĒ must be code for my employer told me I have to come back to the office.


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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    Any of you guys winter camping in truck beds with toppers? As much as I'd love to trade in my F-150 for a 1 ton and a full camper, I really only have space for a single car right now.

    I don't think I'd camp in it for more than a couple of nights in a row - thinking occasionally at the mountain or some nights during a longer trip to Canada this winter. I've got a great sleeping bag, air mattress, etc. Probably need to make some insulation for the windows.

    What's the move for heat? The little buddy heaters seem a bit dangerous - are the little diesel heaters any better / safer?

    I've seen a few people recommending big Goal Zero type power stations and electric heaters, though it seems like the power draw from an electric heater might kill that battery pretty quick.
    I rolled a F250Igloo. I had an 05 f150 and picked up a 99 250 with lower miles and 6.5í bed - which was mandatory for me at 6í2Ē. Mr Buddy is great for me and warms up the rig quick. Need to watch condensation but it is for short trips like you described. I wish my topper was extended height, but I can put it in the garage with racks off. What Iíve learned is that Iím really only in it for short bursts or sleeping. I went with this thinking Iíd need the weight capacity for a full slide in but with the market on campers right now - thatís like a decade of season passes. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtown View Post
    ďLife took us in another directionĒ must be code for my employer told me I have to come back to the office.


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    Or, preggers.

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    Ad says built by some company in Encinitas, and also says:

    "Available: In Truckee, CA until 7/30. In Encinitas, CA from 8/1 - 8/14. Then will no longer be for sale."

    Maybe it's being repossessed. And will be for sale again, just not by these owners.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Couple of good points, maybe a basement house in Pueblo came open too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dtown View Post
    Couple of good points, maybe a basement house in Pueblo came open too...


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    Email the van sellers and ask if they're selling it in order to buy a nazi midget bunker in Pueblo.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bowboybb View Post
    anyone have a fucked up aluminum boat?
    I have a 14 foot alumacraft that is totally fucked up and worthless. Itís in Wisconsin though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skipowpow View Post
    I rolled a F250Igloo. I had an 05 f150 and picked up a 99 250 with lower miles and 6.5’ bed - which was mandatory for me at 6’2”. Mr Buddy is great for me and warms up the rig quick. Need to watch condensation but it is for short trips like you described. I wish my topper was extended height, but I can put it in the garage with racks off. What I’ve learned is that I’m really only in it for short bursts or sleeping. I went with this thinking I’d need the weight capacity for a full slide in but with the market on campers right now - that’s like a decade of season passes. Click image for larger version. 

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    Your build looks awesome. Very slick.

    I've got a 5'8" bed, which I think will be fine if I sleep diagonal but needs a little more creativity to get it done. Thinking I'll build some sort of platform so I can still put skis in the bed underneath, maybe sort out the diesel heater, and call it good. Bigger truck with a camper or a van when I've got more space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Email the van sellers and ask if they're selling it in order to buy a nazi midget bunker in Pueblo.
    yeah someone do it
    whats the payment on a 185k van build? $2,500 a month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    yeah someone do it
    whats the payment on a 185k van build? $2,500 a month?
    Could be less, here's something from a Canadian bank:

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotiaBank
    Take up to 20 years to pay off your loan.
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    Climate change deniers should be in the same boat as the flat earthers, ridiculed for stupidity.

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    Yah my understanding is banks will give you a 20 year note on these RVs and treat them much more like a mortgage than a car loan. Same thing with boats and planes. Itís one of the reasons for crazy inflation in the prices of all of those items.

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    How are the bigfoot fiberglass trailers? I found a nicely restored late 70's. 16' long 12.5' box. 1500lbs so my 6spd avant should have no problem pulling it in the left lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon3 View Post
    Yup, and if folks donít want to permanently mount it in the truck, the heater-in-a-box builds are pretty great.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HTywDTi6NTo
    Thanks for this, I have been debating mounting one of these in the sienna but the heater-in-box is an easy sell for next winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocximus View Post
    How are the bigfoot fiberglass trailers? I found a nicely restored late 70's. 16' long 12.5' box. 1500lbs so my 6spd avant should have no problem pulling it in the left lane.
    Bigfoot trailers are well built but that means they are a bit heavier than most. If it is a 2 piece clam shell type construction then unlikely to leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
    Bigfoot trailers are well built but that means they are a bit heavier than most. If it is a 2 piece clam shell type construction then unlikely to leak.
    Do you think it weights substantially more fully built? 1500lbs seems quite low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocximus View Post
    Do you think it weights substantially more fully built? 1500lbs seems quite low.
    1500lbs does seem light. Got any links to pics? What is a 6spd avant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    what no way?
    this thread might die since it's mostly people throwing down ideas for you every week
    Well it was a good run. Thread soon to be dead dead dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocximus View Post
    Do you think it weights substantially more fully built? 1500lbs seems quite low.
    Yeah, that's wrong. I have a 5x8 white box cargo trailer that weighs like 900# totally empty. There's no way a 16' travel trailer full of RV equipment weighs 1500#.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I have a 14 foot alumacraft that is totally fucked up and worthless. Itís in Wisconsin though.



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    I have a not so fucked up in Vermont.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Yeah, that's wrong. I have a 5x8 white box cargo trailer that weighs like 900# totally empty. There's no way a 16' travel trailer full of RV equipment weighs 1500#.
    1500 may refer to which series. Bigfoot campers have a 2500 series and 1500 series with the 2500 being more insulated, more features, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I have a 14 foot alumacraft that is totally fucked up and worthless. Itís in Wisconsin though.



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    Iím driving from San Francisco to Boston in late august so I could potentially grab the darn thing. Iíll pm you, looks like it iriponsnow may have something I wouldnít have to haul 1.5k miles before bolting on!


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Email the van sellers and ask if they're selling it in order to buy a nazi midget bunker in Pueblo.
    Midget nazi bunkers are all the rage on instagram.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowboybb View Post
    Iím driving from San Francisco to Boston in late august so I could potentially grab the darn thing. Iíll pm you, looks like it iriponsnow may have something I wouldnít have to haul 1.5k miles before bolting on!


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    Got ya covered! Excited to see your rig as our plans got placed on hold for a bit. That said if anyone wants to part w a ride - hit me up.

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