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  1. Or just get a bigger truck, probably cheaper and...

    Or just get a bigger truck, probably cheaper and more reliable than the sprinter.
  2. Need Solar panel and controller suggestions for truck camper

    Hello, I am looking for some advice on what would be the best solar set up for my camper. I have a 2011 Northstar truck camper with a Novacool DC fridge. The fridge is going in tomorrow and I also am...
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    Any of the big three with a gas motor would work....

    Any of the big three with a gas motor would work. Pick the one you like most. If you are buying a diesel, whoever told you stay away from Cummins might be on something they shouldn't.

    You don't...
  4. Go with the 20 inch super singles that can go on...

    Go with the 20 inch super singles that can go on the front or back and be done. swapping axles seems like a lot of work just to move the rear tires in a couple inches on each side.
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    They are the exact same physical size. Driving a...

    They are the exact same physical size. Driving a 3/4 ton will be no different than a 1 ton. With the 1 ton you get more payload, higher resale. If you start looking at diesels, the straight six...
  6. Thread: Amps oh my

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    Seems much simpler to just run a smaller AC off a...

    Seems much simpler to just run a smaller AC off a 2000 watt genny. How much does 600 ah agm batteries weigh? Will it leave much room for you take your personal belongings with you? You need to charge...
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    Mines, older and known for good mpg, I can...

    Mines, older and known for good mpg, I can guarantee you I get better mileage with the camper I have (its a hard side and a huge wind sail) than an eco boost or a silverado or Tundra. I also have...
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    If you are thinking 3/4 ton, might as well go 1...

    If you are thinking 3/4 ton, might as well go 1 ton if you are buying. More payload, same exact physical size.I drove a 3/4 ton long bed Dodge diesel all over mexico and central america, no problem...
  9. I didn't put in a powerwall, but managed to...

    I didn't put in a powerwall, but managed to message two 6 volt golf cart batteries into the battery compartment of my northstar adventure. I also installed a Trimetric battery monitor and a...
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    Sounds like f150 if you want any chance of...

    Sounds like f150 if you want any chance of staying near GVWR. My opinion would be to seriously consider a 3/4 or really 1 ton shortbed .
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    Sticky: Just put 2,000 miles on them, so far they are...

    Just put 2,000 miles on them, so far they are good, a little more firm planted since new. I really have nothing to compare them too though and I tend to tolerate a lot more since I drive an older...
  12. fuel pressure gauge is mandatory. Upgrade the...

    fuel pressure gauge is mandatory. Upgrade the lift pump if you can afford to.
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    Sticky: Thanks, just put on the Method Race Wheels, and...

    Thanks, just put on the Method Race Wheels, and Cooper 295/70/18 STMaxx tires.
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    Sticky: 289880

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    Sticky: 289876 New wheels today.

    289876
    New wheels today.
  16. I would love to see some examples of builds or...

    I would love to see some examples of builds or pictures of this product turned into an expedition camper.
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    Hands down Caravan shells out of Nevada.

    Hands down Caravan shells out of Nevada.
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    Saw you driving south on interstate 15 just...

    Saw you driving south on interstate 15 just before Nephi! Nice looking set up.
  19. Suck it up, might as well get a 3500.

    Suck it up, might as well get a 3500.
  20. The restaurant owners somehow got it in their...

    The restaurant owners somehow got it in their head about 5 years ago that WVO was worth the same as gold, large "green" companies came in and swooped up all the WVO. You can still find it if your...
  21. Looks good, great exacution, tons of space to...

    Looks good, great exacution, tons of space to chill out in. It also looks like you have a nice shop to do just about anything you want to it. My only other comment is a warning about WVO, I would...
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    I actually like how it does not have a rear...

    I actually like how it does not have a rear window.
  23. If you go diesel, go Ram, much easier motor to...

    If you go diesel, go Ram, much easier motor to work on, and the new ones with DEF are returning some pretty good mileage.
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    what gears are in the truck? I would think you...

    what gears are in the truck? I would think you would want at least 4.30 or higher for those 37's, I also hear they are heavy, and don't balance well. I don't have experience with them, but would...
  25. Thanks Tom, looks like they are holding up, I am...

    Thanks Tom, looks like they are holding up, I am trying to avoid drilling into my roof, I looked into the 3m stuff, but don't think it will work on my rubber roof, still researching, but will...
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