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    Got the start for my 550 build

    Furnace in, Fridge cabinet done. Doing wiring and starting to run propane lines. Went to the local wrecker and got all the propane fittings, regulator and some new rubber lines repurposed from a wrecked motorhome. Also got a few little goodies like hand hold for the door and new screen door...
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    SRW 450 Mountain Build

    I called DBL first but they're not making the 8 bolt pattern I need anytime soon. Not sure how long "anytime soon is" but that was 6 months ago.
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    My proposed electrical plan for my expedition camper. Comments would be appreciated

    Thanks. Just starting the wiring into the fuse box etc.
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    My proposed electrical plan for my expedition camper. Comments would be appreciated

    Where is the best location for the cutoff switch? Should it be just between the hot wire from the batteries to my 12 volt fuse block. That way all loads are disconnected from the batteries?
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    Good point If I was building the overcab part you're exactly right that a side by side North south orientation would be much better! If building it from scratch then 5' wouldn't be much more work than 3.
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    In my uhaul box the overcab is only 34" inside so I am building a 20" "cupboard" bulkhead inside. This will give me room for a full size 54" mattress. I just started that cupboard bulk head this weekend and have pics on my build page. I think the overcab could be done at your stage pretty...
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    Got the start for my 550 build

    I got two cabinet carcasses done. The one wall isn't true so will need to do a little trim work. These two are going to be part of the bed. The one on the right will have the batteries and all the inverter and wiring goodies. Got the fresh water tank mounted and the filler mostly plumbed. (Gabe...
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    Got the start for my 550 build

    Starting the cabinets today. Got some pointers from my Cabinet maker daughter, who conveniently couldn't come home this weekend to help! Pics to follow today or tomorrow.
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    1993 Revcon Trailblazer - Project Overhaul

    Wow 110 degrees! Being in Northern Canada I can't imagine that. My build halts over the long winter as it's -30- 35. Weather is our enemy but opposite ends of the spectrum. The construction is coming along great though, good job!
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    Got the start for my 550 build

    It's Canada day long weekend here so It was a very busy 3 days for our rescue team. Finally found some time this afternoon to do some work and keep my sanity! I got the last piece of 1/4 ply on the ceiling, put a new latch on the outside of the door to hold it open. Also cut the hole for the...
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    When you shorten your box will you be able to cut the extrusions the sides are mounted in and just kind of sandwich it back? Are you planning to remove the rear doors or leave them as a garage? Mine were shot and I didn't want dust issues so removed them and closed in the back.
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    SRW 450 Mountain Build

    I'm going with 1st attack wheels on my 550. I have an 8 bolt pattern. I guess new tires aren't so bad here $565 US in Canadian is $740!
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    I can't comment on a 5500 chassis, as I have a 550. I had to weld in new 3X2" tubing onto my Uhaul subframe. That subframe sit's on a treated 2X4 between the subframe and my frame rails. My box is held to my subframe by 4 mounts that have rubber blocks (hockey pucks) between them to give some...
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    SRW 450 Mountain Build

    How used are the MPT 81's and what were they worth? In Canada they're $700.00 a tire new and no used ones around.
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    Two things to consider with your floor. If you have the headroom, I didn't mine is only 6' 2" tall inside, you may want to put rigid foam on the floor then a flooring. I stay foamed the underside of my floor to save head room. You can put down a nice laminat floor. We're using click n go cork to...
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