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    That is NICE!

    That is NICE!
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    I was going to mention that... Part of what you...

    I was going to mention that... Part of what you purchased was a historically unique vehicle. Why would you want to strip that off?!? And I think you got one heck of a vehicle for the price. Post...
  3. I like power poles BUT they really do come apart...

    I like power poles BUT they really do come apart very easily.



    JonyJoe... I think your set-up deserves some more write-up. Do you have two MPPT controllers and if so to what end?
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    It seems like a descent size RTT with inside...

    It seems like a descent size RTT with inside ladder annex would be the solution. Two bunk cots in the annex would sleep all four kids "downstairs" and if in the future you kick the kids out into a...
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    So Darrell... Did YOU buy it?!?

    So Darrell... Did YOU buy it?!?
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    Rack or no rack will not affect the torsion bar...

    Rack or no rack will not affect the torsion bar one bit. What you have to watch out for is the force required to open or close the lid IF you have additional weight on said lid during the opening or...
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    Another option for tight radii work is bending...

    Another option for tight radii work is bending ply (see links below). Personally I'd use two layers of 1/8" bending ply with West Systems epoxy in between. The epoxy will slightly penetrate the ply...
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    That is about the MINIMUM number of radios to be...

    That is about the MINIMUM number of radios to be in with the "Cool" kids! LOL!
  9. My gf is not big on "camping" but with the...

    My gf is not big on "camping" but with the Flippac, Pett toilet and 12v heated matress pad we have achieved a comfort level that she appreciates. I kid you not but one night watching T.V. she...
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    Nice report. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Nice report. Thanks for sharing it with us!
  11. Terra Ops' rig got a nice write up in Truck...

    Terra Ops' rig got a nice write up in Truck Camper Magazine:

    http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/news/phoenix-flatbed-pops-up-and-slides-out
  12. That is a nice review. Thanks. I just HAD to...

    That is a nice review. Thanks. I just HAD to comment though about the magnetic charging. Apple has been doing that since 2006 and Microsoft may be in for a bit of a battle soon.
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  13. Our Flippac comes with I think a 3" thick foam...

    Our Flippac comes with I think a 3" thick foam mattress. We both found that when sleeping on our side our hips and shoulders would "sink" through and it would feel like we were sleeping on the...
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    Well Im glad they kept the basic tread block...

    Well Im glad they kept the basic tread block geometry as I think that is one of THE key secrets to these tires successfulness. The other key reason I selected the original A/T KO tires is BFG...
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    If you go directly to the factory to get your...

    If you go directly to the factory to get your Flippac they drive it from the back of the building to the front parking lot (which is a tripof about a block on the streets) to give you your...
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    The website currently says 4-6 miles in desert or...

    The website currently says 4-6 miles in desert or open water areas, 0.5 - 1 mile in a city street to street. Those ranges seems realistic to me.
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    True. The Maggiolina's are almost in a class by...

    True. The Maggiolina's are almost in a class by themselves being a hard top. They have the disadvantage of very small deployed real estate. All options are a mix of compromises.

    Speaking of...
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    Time to set up (very subjective). Flippacks and...

    Time to set up (very subjective). Flippacks and campers are probably quicker. Tents are probably slower. (so the RTT is somewhere in the middle)
    Can be noisy in windy conditions (which are often...
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    I too was going to suggest a Meet 'n Greet or...

    I too was going to suggest a Meet 'n Greet or Fiesta Island. What vehicle do you have? Like almost everything in life, RTT have advantages and disadvantages. You definitely want to know the...
  20. Yeah... Microsoft recovered from the Vista...

    Yeah... Microsoft recovered from the Vista fiasco well with Windows 7. Laptops/desktop "computers" need to be power user computers and a smartphone OS just destroys that. Windows 8 sucks from a...
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    Well now you have to put matching wheels and...

    Well now you have to put matching wheels and tires on it and an articulating hitch so you van take it with you!
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    Sticky: Hey! Congrats Dennis!

    Hey! Congrats Dennis!
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    TO address your question... It's a...

    TO address your question... It's a "fridge/freezer" in that is can be a fridge OR turn it down and it's a freezer. Not both at once. The coils are in the sidewalls and if it freezes anything it...
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    IMHO the more bands you have the more flexibility...

    IMHO the more bands you have the more flexibility you have. Also... UHF (440 mHz) is a bit better in twisty canyons or in downtown city areas as it makes it around corners and through buildings a...
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    Or an Icom-7000 or 7100 which both also cover HF,...

    Or an Icom-7000 or 7100 which both also cover HF, VHF & UHF. I find the ICOM's a bit easier to operate but this field day we had a FT857D for our VHF station and we figured out how to change things...
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