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    16mpg in a half ton? My 2006 CDT gets a reliable...

    16mpg in a half ton? My 2006 CDT gets a reliable 18-20 on the highway and it's lifted sitting on 315-70 17's. with a ton of recovery gear in the bed. (well maybe not a ton LOL)
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    [QUOTE=dwh;1773582]Well, "voltage drop" is...

    [QUOTE=dwh;1773582]Well, "voltage drop" is actually just a convenient way to describe an effect with a few different variables. Variables which themselves aren't fixed, but which can affect each...
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    Thanks for the positive replies. The trailer and...

    Thanks for the positive replies. The trailer and I will be at the overland expo this year!
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    Not a Teardrop

    My trailer is DONE! http://americanadventurist.com/Forum/showthread.php?1075-not-a-tear-drop!
  6. Thread: Rig weight

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    11,400#, truck alone is 8,420. That's with full...

    11,400#, truck alone is 8,420. That's with full tank of fuel, 5 extra gals. of fuel, winch and a bunch of recovery gear.

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    My camping trailer, the fuses are for the heater,...

    My camping trailer, the fuses are for the heater, power outlets and lights. The relays are radio remote controls for four circuits of lights. (If you want to see the complete build thread go here...
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    I love my 06 CTD. I don't NEED a diesel, I tow a...

    I love my 06 CTD. I don't NEED a diesel, I tow a little over 3k once in a while. The maintenance has not been any more with this truck than any gasser I've owned. The truck I had before this was a...
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    WOW those are some pricey tools. I bet none of...

    WOW those are some pricey tools. I bet none of them would work as well as a real one piece tool.

    I have two hatchets in my truck, plus a couple of military folding shovel/pic combos, get everyone...
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    When storing my saw for any length of time, I...

    When storing my saw for any length of time, I drain the gas out of the tank and run the saw till it stops to get all the fuel/oil out of the carburetor. Then pull the starter till I just feel...
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    That looks pretty cool to wear at a survivalist...

    That looks pretty cool to wear at a survivalist gathering or something, but in reality would probable spend most of it's time in a drawer in my camping trailer...
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    Not true! I was recently on a group trail run....

    Not true! I was recently on a group trail run. one of the vehicles had a tire blow out. One person with a harbor freight jack tried to lift the vehicle but couldn't get the handle of the jack...
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    Here's my solution. I keep the topper unlocked...

    Here's my solution. I keep the topper unlocked 99% of the time and spend hours away from my truck in the outback which is why I have the jack locked to the bedside, The mounting hardware can only be...
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    I believe it's a good thing that you didn't...

    I believe it's a good thing that you didn't shoot. It could have caused fire directed at your house and grief might have resulted. At the very least you would have been directly involved and held...
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    Wire rating charts are fine for normal current...

    Wire rating charts are fine for normal current carrying capability but a fuse is not the same as a wire. A 500A fuse will blow way before even a #2 wire will melt the insulation....And installing a...
  16. Where is your solar panel going to be? I would...

    Where is your solar panel going to be? I would just have an easily accessed connector to connect the solar when stopped.
  17. Even cali has a probable cause requirement to...

    Even cali has a probable cause requirement to search a vehicle.....
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    My truck has 3.73 gears and I'm running...

    My truck has 3.73 gears and I'm running 315-70-17's about a 32" tire. I have recalibrated the speedo, the truck tows fine. I do use tow haul mode when in hilly areas. Of course a diesel has better...
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    Here are a few photos of what I did with my...

    Here are a few photos of what I did with my panel. It is encapsulated in a clam shell design that protects it when in travel. It also allows it to be easily set up and tilted and moved to follow the...
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    Still for sale, at least the snow has melted and...

    Still for sale, at least the snow has melted and the yard has dried out so we can move this thing......come and get it!
  21. Here's a link to the trailer I have built. it is...

    Here's a link to the trailer I have built. it is with OSB glued and screwed to the wood frame. Axle over spring mod and electric brakes. The only thing it doesn't have that you need is an indoor...
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    This is my toilet solution. It sits on a platform...

    This is my toilet solution. It sits on a platform making it the same height as a standard house toilet. The enclosure is attached to the floor but the toilet and platform are removable so as to be...
  23. Yep I saw the Ad in the local paper and have been...

    Yep I saw the Ad in the local paper and have been thinking about this. I guess a trip to Sedona is in order.....
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    Yep, I'm still using a D40. My photographs are as...

    Yep, I'm still using a D40. My photographs are as good now as they were when the camera was new......lol


    but sometimes I do shoot with my Iphone just for fun.
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    SAR

    Well I guess I haven't responded to this thread so....

    When I lived in Taos NM I was on the volunteer fire department in the canyon (city guys are paid).

    Now I've been a member of Verde SAR for...
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