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10-17-2016 10:43 PM
efuentes
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Originally Posted by aloharover View Post
Is that a Dormobile top?
Its from an old WilderNest that I found

Saludos
10-12-2016 11:35 AM
oran Mine is a little on 1978 U1300L camper built 1996
10-11-2016 10:46 PM
Moose2367
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Originally Posted by PAToyota View Post
I found this while searching: Oka

And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Lhparijfc
Thanks for that, i've been out of touch for a while, computer died and never really bothered till now to get it fixed.

Still sorting a few minor issues out, had no low range, as i have a nissan patrol transfer case mated to the allison, i had a speed sensor in the wrong spot, got it fixed over the weekend. Just had to drill a hole in the transmission and tap it for the sensor.

Been getting a low fuel pressure warning, only does it first time i drive it for the day, last's for about 15 mins then goes away, doesn't come back till i really labour it up a hill. If i change rpm's it is fine.

Have changed the fuel tank changeover solenoid(severley restricts flow), still there, not as bad though.

Changing the tank pickups this weekend, just got to take them both off, drill old ones out, tap and install new custom bigger pickups.
10-10-2016 07:03 AM
aloharover
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Originally Posted by efuentes View Post
Getting there!!

Is that a Dormobile top?
10-05-2016 01:24 PM
Wjeeper
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Originally Posted by Corey View Post

This pic was shot on the one and only trip I ever took 5 years ago to a paved campground and have reposted to every fucking thread on every fucking board to every fucking thread with the work "Expedition" in the title

Fixed it for ya. Nice rig but seriously get some new pics/ actually use the thing.
10-04-2016 08:34 PM
efuentes Getting there!!

09-12-2016 04:42 AM
Corey
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Originally Posted by Greg_Volkman View Post
get iMovie (free ap for ipad, iphone or ipod) and you can edit/parse .mov files so easily it's crazy. text and effects, too!
Thanks, I have an iPad Air, may have to give it a try.
09-10-2016 04:56 PM
Greg_Volkman
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Originally Posted by Corey View Post
My video skills suck, I use to use Windows Movie Maker to stick vids together, but it does not work with the mov format my Canon Rebel T5i shoots in.
get iMovie (free ap for ipad, iphone or ipod) and you can edit/parse .mov files so easily it's crazy. text and effects, too!
09-10-2016 04:40 AM
Corey
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Originally Posted by Greg_Volkman View Post
Wow! Super nice setup. thanks for the comments on the video. I am still learning how to film and edit.

That's a super nice setup you have! Hella large powerfilm panel. Very nice rig you have there! It sure is nice being able to charge phones/cameras/laptop and run a little fridge without having to run the engine!
My video skills suck, I use to use Windows Movie Maker to stick vids together, but it does not work with the mov format my Canon Rebel T5i shoots in.

Thanks, yes, the rig has changed quite a bit since that pic.
Have an ARB bumper on the rear now, Factor 55 fairlead instead of the roller, ARB Intensity LED lamps, Hi-Lift angled up so my headlight can shine better, etc.
This pic was from last Sunday, I was doing some work on the tent.

09-01-2016 10:38 PM
Greg_Volkman
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Originally Posted by Corey View Post
Great video Greg.
I run a 60 watt Powerfilm panel I hook to a charge controller under the hood to keep the main battery topped off as that is the one my ARB fridge is hooked up to.

I also have one of those suitcase style 100 watt units for keeping an ArkPak setup topped off.
The latter is used to recharge camera batteries, LED lighting around camp, etc.

This pic was shot with the tent on the factory rack, I now have a lower profile BajaRack.
Wow! Super nice setup. thanks for the comments on the video. I am still learning how to film and edit.

That's a super nice setup you have! Hella large powerfilm panel. Very nice rig you have there! It sure is nice being able to charge phones/cameras/laptop and run a little fridge without having to run the engine!
09-01-2016 05:49 AM
Corey
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Originally Posted by Greg_Volkman View Post
Thanks! I did a video on the solar system, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy_561tW1XE
Great video Greg.
I run a 60 watt Powerfilm panel I hook to a charge controller under the hood to keep the main battery topped off as that is the one my ARB fridge is hooked up to.

I also have one of those suitcase style 100 watt units for keeping an ArkPak setup topped off.
The latter is used to recharge camera batteries, LED lighting around camp, etc.

This pic was shot with the tent on the factory rack, I now have a lower profile BajaRack.

08-30-2016 09:30 PM
Grohe
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Originally Posted by 88mitsu View Post
I used this '05 escape 2.3/5spd to travel the western US this summer for 3 months and 18900 miles. I slept inside and got 27 mpg.


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[img]http://i.imgur.com/JT3dAlCl.jpg[mg]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/MgOpcYil.jpg[mg]
Absolutely love the idea of traveling the USA for a couple of months in a vehicle. Very jealous. That's one thing we wanted to do before having kids but never worked out with our careers.
08-28-2016 09:24 PM
Greg_Volkman
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Originally Posted by flecker View Post
Couldn't agree more man! Looks awesome! I had considered a little wagon to pull behind my Jeep at one point... Love the solar set up too!
Thanks! I did a video on the solar system, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy_561tW1XE
08-28-2016 11:18 AM
flecker
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Originally Posted by Corey View Post
Nice setup Greg, and nice job on the trailers restoration.
Couldn't agree more man! Looks awesome! I had considered a little wagon to pull behind my Jeep at one point... Love the solar set up too!
08-28-2016 11:13 AM
flecker May as well add mine to the mix!

08-22-2016 10:09 AM
Greg_Volkman
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Originally Posted by Corey View Post
Nice setup Greg, and nice job on the trailers restoration.
Thanks! more to come, I hope!
08-22-2016 03:07 AM
Corey
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Originally Posted by Greg_Volkman View Post
Took my rig out on another outing last week:
Nice setup Greg, and nice job on the trailers restoration.
08-21-2016 12:15 PM
Greg_Volkman Took my rig out on another outing last week:

(check out the video):

https://youtu.be/YSO9KAM76RQ


08-17-2016 12:21 AM
fl0w3n
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Originally Posted by DMANbluesfreak View Post
Nice truck! You'd be surprised at how much one of those caps can actually hold, especially with a rack spanning from side to side like you have (I imagine if you set a spare tire right in the middle of the topper by itself, it would bob up and down with bumps). I think mine is rated to like 400lbs or something along those lines.

Might be worth adding the things you wish to add to the rack that's already attached. Also keep in mind that the spare tire is HEAVY and lifting it over 7' to the roof is going to be a bear, even using the tailgate to stand on. It's doable with a ~35" tire, but still heavy. I cannot lift my 40" spare into the bed by myself with ease.
Thanks man! Means a lot cuz I'm a huge fan of yours.

That's a good idea, the cap came with those bars and I just recently pulled them off cuz I don't really use them, but they just clip back in place. I actually saw a gmt900 truck with a shell and contractor rack today and it looked like shit (purely aesthetically, I'm sure it's functional). I wonder what I could brew up to just get some things like hi-lift, water, fuel, etc up there. Maybe I don't even need to, never really fully packed for a true self sufficient trip yet. When I first got the truck it actually had a full size 35" spare under it, but when I put the 5" exhaust on it wouldn't fit any more. I am probably best off massaging that and getting the spare back under there to conserve space.
08-17-2016 12:15 AM
fl0w3n
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Originally Posted by DirtyLarry View Post
Pretty much everything. Like I said, I work for a truck and engine company that builds diesel engines. I deal those turds all day long. Funny, we build trucks and buses with gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline engines need a fresh set of spark plugs at 100K miles while diesels need injector$, turbo$, EGR cooler$, high pressure pumps, DOC/DPF, blah blah blah… diesels are not what they used to be….piss on diesels especially a diesel newer than 2006. Within 3 years the majority of the school buses we build will be powered by 8.8L gasoline engines. Medium Duty trucks will also follow the gasoline trend. You watch
Just askin in the hopes to learn a thing or two

Good thing my diesels an 06 then
08-16-2016 09:13 PM
DMANbluesfreak How closely? I think you'll find the maintenance required... much higher than expected.

The engine was great in theory, at least.
08-16-2016 04:25 PM
DirtyLarry
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Originally Posted by DMANbluesfreak View Post
You work on Navistar or Freightliner school buses? I used to work for the company that designed the 8.8L, if so.
Navistar. Yeah, I work closely with the PSI guys on the 8.8L. They are all old GM Powertrain guys. Hope to get my hands on a 8.8L soon!
08-16-2016 12:58 PM
DMANbluesfreak
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Originally Posted by DirtyLarry View Post
Pretty much everything. Like I said, I work for a truck and engine company that builds diesel engines. I deal those turds all day long. Funny, we build trucks and buses with gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline engines need a fresh set of spark plugs at 100K miles while diesels need injector$, turbo$, EGR cooler$, high pressure pumps, DOC/DPF, blah blah blah… diesels are not what they used to be….piss on diesels especially a diesel newer than 2006. Within 3 years the majority of the school buses we build will be powered by 8.8L gasoline engines. Medium Duty trucks will also follow the gasoline trend. You watch
You work on Navistar or Freightliner school buses? I used to work for the company that designed the 8.8L, if so.
08-16-2016 12:56 PM
DMANbluesfreak
Quote:
Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post
Of all the places to share my rig, this is probably the most fitting section.

Right now I just have a lee carpet kit in the bed with the shell and some sleeping bags. It doesn't do well against cold, but I'll try to bring some more blankets next time it may be cold. I'm also 6'2.75" and its a 6.5' bed, with probably 1.25" taken up by the carpet. Tight fit

Tons of little suspension tweaks done, but what I really need to do before I feel confident in going too far is get my pump rub kit in and find a spare rim for my tire and mount it.

I'm thinking of picking up a cheap/free contractors lumber rack to go around the shell and modify that to hold the spare on top, my hi-lift, some spare fuel and water, etc. anyone ever done this before? Feel like the rack would make a good base to start with on a budget.

There's a laundry list of long term plans for the truck, and I need to get plenty of basic trips done to find my groove and know what to pack, but the eventual goal is a California>Alaska trip to drive the Dalton
Nice truck! You'd be surprised at how much one of those caps can actually hold, especially with a rack spanning from side to side like you have (I imagine if you set a spare tire right in the middle of the topper by itself, it would bob up and down with bumps). I think mine is rated to like 400lbs or something along those lines.

Might be worth adding the things you wish to add to the rack that's already attached. Also keep in mind that the spare tire is HEAVY and lifting it over 7' to the roof is going to be a bear, even using the tailgate to stand on. It's doable with a ~35" tire, but still heavy. I cannot lift my 40" spare into the bed by myself with ease.
08-16-2016 12:36 PM
DirtyLarry
Quote:
Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post
What do you have against diesels?
Pretty much everything. Like I said, I work for a truck and engine company that builds diesel engines. I deal those turds all day long. Funny, we build trucks and buses with gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline engines need a fresh set of spark plugs at 100K miles while diesels need injector$, turbo$, EGR cooler$, high pressure pumps, DOC/DPF, blah blah blah… diesels are not what they used to be….piss on diesels especially a diesel newer than 2006. Within 3 years the majority of the school buses we build will be powered by 8.8L gasoline engines. Medium Duty trucks will also follow the gasoline trend. You watch
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