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  1. Julius, Do not use garden hose it will leach...

    Julius,
    Do not use garden hose it will leach chemicals into the water that are carcinogenic and just taste bad. You can buy food grade hose in the same size - usually blue with a white inner layer.
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    Mind change

    Elisha,
    Some time ago I think I adversely commented on your plan to use LFP batteries as opposed to more conventional AGM. Recently I have reconsidered my intention to use 2 x 6v 400AH Lifelines as...
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    try the duals

    Ianc,
    I would guess it is due to the tyre change. Do not know the Continentals but perhaps the side wall flex is causing the issue.

    If you still have the original wheels I would put them on for a...
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    Nigel, I understand the temperature issue. Here...

    Nigel,
    I understand the temperature issue. Here in Aus it is common to get very hot days in summer but except in the tropical north, it tends to be dry heat.
    Our Isuzu NPS300 has a hatch in the...
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    Rethink on fan

    Nigel,
    When I read you response it made me rethink the fan suggestion.

    Do you have a link/pass through from the cab to camper? If so then you will need to change your habits. I too like to drive...
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    Ideas

    Jevy,
    Just came across your thread and am sorry about your back issues that have had such impact on your life.

    I have a few comments and suggestions if you still have the trailer.

    1. Do the...
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    Gus, I am midway through a build on an Isuzu...

    Gus,
    I am midway through a build on an Isuzu NPS300. My original design was the 'shoebox lid' style driven up and down by electric linear actuators. The sealing issues both while travelling (dust...
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    John, Damn - after seeing your construction I...

    John,
    Damn - after seeing your construction I now have to rethink my intended design. Yours has some features I like.
    Grudgingly I have to say thank you for the contribution.
    cheers
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    If you continue with the swing up design then...

    If you continue with the swing up design then consider putting another pulley on the rear just above the top of the wheel when closed. This will not effect the first part of the lift but will...
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    I have the original Maxtrax too. My first use...

    I have the original Maxtrax too. My first use soon after buying them was only in mildly muddy conditions and I was disappointed at how the mud stuck. Eventually at home I washed them thoroughly with...
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    Nigel, Plugging the dust entry points is...

    Nigel,
    Plugging the dust entry points is obviously the key but one approach I have used in the past is to install a fan that sucks air in from outside through a filter and hence presurises the...
  12. Get a sheet metal shop to bend a U shaped piece...

    Get a sheet metal shop to bend a U shaped piece of light guage galvanised steel that fits neatly around your tank and has a small flange at the top. This will protect the plastic and then you can...
  13. I am in Aus but I think my comments are still...

    I am in Aus but I think my comments are still relevant to you. I was a rank amateur but managed to do a fair job.

    Preparation is the key and good advice from an automotive paint supplier is a good...
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    dazzle

    Some nice lights here that I have not seen before.

    Personally I don't like bright lights at night and prefer to have just enough to see what I am doing. If you camp in the same area as others pls...
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    noise

    As said make sure you get the ball bearing type not sleeve. I have used a few over the years with success.

    One trick I used for my fridge was to use a pair of fans and put in a 3 way switch which...
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    Overheating

    Alan,
    I am making a section of the underbed section of the camper an electrical box that will have a thermostatically controlled fan. I want to keep all the major stuff - BCDC, charger, inverter,...
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    Battery to Battery chargers

    I am in the middle of a camper build on an Isuzu NPS 300 chassis and had the same charging decision to make. This is further complicated by the starter battery system being 24v and the house...
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    cross discharge

    If you can manage with 2 x 6v batteries in series then they are preferable to 2 x 12v batteries in parallel. No 2 batteries are exactly the same and when everthing is turned off the 12v batteries...
  19. ? fitting rear parabolics

    IcedV,
    I have a 2007 NPS, one of the last before the latest straight chassis and DPF models.

    I am interested in what you had to do to fit the parabolics from the F series truck. Did it require...
  20. troublesome and expensive

    I have a 2007 NPS 300 and am building up a camper myself (slowly).

    I researched the tyre and rim issue early on and was very frustrated with what was available and legal here.

    My vehicle is...
  21. Craig, Not a tyre expert but over the years I...

    Craig,
    Not a tyre expert but over the years I have gained quite a few insights.

    I have had a lot of vehicles over the years and particularly early on they were parked ourside and I could see the...
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    Me too

    Leisha,
    I am currently at the beginning of the same project based on a 2007 NPS. My time has to be shared with other demands and hence progress is slow.

    My design started out with roof height as...
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    Rather than go for a really big heavy winch a...

    Rather than go for a really big heavy winch a medium sized one (~12000) with a snatch block (pulley) and an extra length of rope or extension strap is a good way to go. Yes it slows the retrieve...
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    spring mounts & ratings

    Bee,
    As a part of the workup for my design I read as much as I could about mountings and found it quite confusing with the large variation of approaches. Eventually I came to the following...
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    Bee, I am not planning any aerobatics just...

    Bee,
    I am not planning any aerobatics just trying to work out where between two extremes I should load the mounts. Anyway I have made the decision and ordered the springs. I am having 5 mounts each...
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