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    ACELA 6X6 WITH SLRV EXPEDITION BOX NEW BUILD

    We also have a lot of ventilation but there are times when we just need the AC.
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    ACELA 6X6 WITH SLRV EXPEDITION BOX NEW BUILD

    you won't need it unless you want to run air. In 5 years from Alaska to Ushuaia our solar was good 95% of the time, you have triple our solar and 5 times our usable amp hours with similar power draw.
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    Front Locker is it needed?

    I have slid off the road in two cases of slick nasty clay. Both slow and into a soft shoulder. Once in Utah once in the Amazon, both remote. I don't think I would have got out of either situation without the front locker.
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    2200 watts of solar on the roof?

    The sun seems to hit our truck as much as smaller vehicles. 1, our 630 Watts of roof solar run our electrical needs 95% of the time no issues, including our 6.8 cu ft fridge freezer. 2. running air con off solar is not normally feasible unless specifically designed for. 3. Generator charging is...
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    Thinking Refrigerator..

    There is almost no heat gain from that air dump.The thermal mass of the fridge contents is massive compared to that little bit of air.
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    1120AF/1124AF Chassis Suitability

    Wy wife is 5'-7" and she often sits in the middle seat just for a change, no comfort issues and she can see out. I think you will be fine with a three seat cab.
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    1120AF/1124AF Chassis Suitability

    It is not quite as simple as looking at model number. Mercedes allowed almost any combination of options when ordering trucks. Also the straight 6 OM366 can be brought up to 240 hp with a turbo change and fuel boost (at the cost of fuel economy). You will have to decode the VIN of the trucks you...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    From my experience I would say forget the door bug screen and use your windows. With open windows and closed bug screens the screen quickly collects dozens of mosquitos waiting to get in. At this point lifting the bug screen to close the window is the green light for bug entry. Closing the black...
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    Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

    Are you going to use sheet metal to get any aero benefit out of the rack and sides?
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    Pass-through really necessary?

    That is a GXV design flaw, not a general pass/crawl/walk through problem.
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    Pass-through really necessary?

    It can be done and has been done many times. Think for example ambulance.
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    Pass-through really necessary?

    Not my quote
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    All the Germans we have encountered in North America have expressed frustration at the time limits on their vehicle imports. They can fly home but the clock keeps ticking on the vehicle. They have to be gone in 1 year . I just wondered how these guys have done 5 years. What happens if you...
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    Pass-through really necessary?

    Safety is one of the factors. People have different ideas about what makes them safe. Having a secure cabin cab access is definitely safer than not.The ability to jump into the driver's seat and go (without having to disconnect steps or retrieve your generator) is a plus especially in an urban...
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    Pass-through really necessary?

    Sounds cool, send us some photos.
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