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  1. And it still reminds of the big boom boxes of the...

    And it still reminds of the big boom boxes of the '80s :cool:

    Do you have any issues with the tool case buzzing/rattling from the bass?
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    I suggest get an actual fridge if you're looking...

    I suggest get an actual fridge if you're looking to keep things chilled indefinitely (rather than use ice)... That Coleman cooler (assuming it's a thermoelectric) is bound to suck a fully-charged...
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    Always glad to help! Now go get back to work...

    Always glad to help!

    Now go get back to work on that bumper :D
  4. I had Goodyear MT/Rs on mine a couple years ago....

    I had Goodyear MT/Rs on mine a couple years ago.

    Initial impressions were superb, they were quieter than I remember the previous set of BFG MT KM(1) tires being when they were new, and they had a...
  5. If you dimmed it way down it probably could last...

    If you dimmed it way down it probably could last several hours to maybe a couple nights... Though at that point it probably wouldn't be much brighter than many of the other battery-powered options...
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    Agreed. seems to me dealing with a busted stud or...

    Agreed. seems to me dealing with a busted stud or two would be a whole heck of a lot easier than tearing the entire frontend down with one or both wheels still attached...

    I would say try driving...
  7. Yep. I have several of these strips that I use...

    Yep. I have several of these strips that I use all the time. They are friggin' awesome.

    http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Cuttable-Waterproof-Decorative/dp/B00F5N3U8Q

    There's a dimmer unit...
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    The OHC 4.0L & 5-speed auto did not appear until...

    The OHC 4.0L & 5-speed auto did not appear until '97. So you can look as late as '96 for Explorers if it's just the OHC & 5-speed you're avoiding.

    Lots & lots of aftermarket for the '91-'94...
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    I wrap a miniature bungee cord around the power...

    I wrap a miniature bungee cord around the power cord and hook it to the handle on the fridge to keep it up away from the slide.
  10. 200Ah @12V is actually more than double 92Ah...

    200Ah @12V is actually more than double 92Ah @12V. The battery configuration he used to attain figure that isn't relevant.

    I would agree the idea of keeping with 12V batteries for...
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    That should work, only thing I'd suggest though...

    That should work, only thing I'd suggest though is maybe something a little thicker than 11 ga. or 1/8" for your extension piece since it looks like that is right where the weight of your tire...
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    That, and not having your food floating in the...

    That, and not having your food floating in the ice getting all waterlogged (or having to freeze the ice in 2L bottles, etc., which doesn't provide as much cooling efficiency... That is the reason ice...
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    Bumper is made from 2x5" .120 box tubing, the...

    Bumper is made from 2x5" .120 box tubing, the swingout is various pieces of 1x1", 1x2", and 2x2" tubing (also .120 wall). Gussets are used in key places such as at the frame brackets (2" x 3/16"...
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    Not if you put a good external auxiliary cooler...

    Not if you put a good external auxiliary cooler on it (heat is what kills the transmissions on those, the factory in-radiator cooling setup sucks a big weenie). Or if it has a stickshift.



    ^...
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    There are a number of dual-zone (fridge &...

    There are a number of dual-zone (fridge & freezer-in-one) units that have become available in the last few years that should allow you to keep some ice on hand for some mixed drinks. Sounds like one...
  16. Yeah I don't buy that nothing else was changed or...

    Yeah I don't buy that nothing else was changed or that the other cables were purposely defective or something. He also seems to have a pompous holier than thou attitude.

    If everything is grounded...
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    #10 wire is pretty much #10 wire as far as...

    #10 wire is pretty much #10 wire as far as current carrying ability goes, at least as long as it's made of copper (not steel or aluminum).

    Maybe you have resistance in one of your connections...
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    You would have to check the voltage at the fridge...

    You would have to check the voltage at the fridge while it is running (this might be difficult if it keeps turning off).

    I agree, almost guaranteed it's your wiring causing your issue. The...
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    2.1 amps at 5V (what USB uses) is 10.5 watts......

    2.1 amps at 5V (what USB uses) is 10.5 watts... At 12V, 10.5W would theoretically be 0.875 amps, though there is a slight bit of energy lost in the DC-DC conversion from 12V to 5V. Figure worst case...
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    ^^ That is what I would do, especially if the...

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    That is what I would do, especially if the battery has been living a decent life (always getting a good recharge after use, etc.).
    I have Delco Voyager batteries in one of my vehicles that are...
  21. Interstate = Johnson Controls. Unless you can...

    Interstate = Johnson Controls.
    Unless you can get then REEEAALLY cheap, I agree there are better options. They need a good bit of nurturing if they are to last any length of time it seems. Though...
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    Agreed, you would need probably a minimum of...

    Agreed, you would need probably a minimum of 1200W of solar, and about 800Ah of battery bank to be able to use it reliably for any decent length of time (say 8 hours out of every 24-hour period)....
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    You say that like as if that's a bad thing. lol ...

    You say that like as if that's a bad thing. lol

    For one thing, there is no so-called "skip" on the frequency bands that these radios operate on... So even if 2M and/or 70cm did get handed over to...
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    A welder makes all the difference in the world when it comes to prepping a lesser-supported vehicle.
    I built a Bronco II for my travels because it fits my needs far better than the usual...
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    Weight was something I kept in mind building my...

    Weight was something I kept in mind building my BII also.

    The bumpers I built from a combination of 1x2", 2x2", 2x3" and 2x4" rectangle tubing, all .120-wall (they are lighter than the OEM ones,...
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