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    WTB - 5 gal steel jerry can or cans in good condition

    I bought some years ago from atlantic british, aka roverparts.com. Looks like they have a good variety in stock. Great quality mine are coming up due for new seals. No affiliation.
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    Jeep Trailer tow camp and tow 2 Adventure Motorcycles

    Cargo trailer all the way - bikes and gear are weather protected on the highway, and when you get there and unload, you have a good spot out of the weather. Mount an awning on the side of the trailer, park bikes under awning and they should stay dry too. Bonus- cargo trailer is great storage...
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    Trailer and RTT or an enclosed camper?

    We lived with a RTT on top of a wrangler for a few years before we opted to have a 5x8 cargo trailer built for us, with a roof rack for a RTT. Our primary considerations with the trailer were: Big enough to sit inside / eat a meal / get changed / etc - our #1 priority was having a small...
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    Whynter Refrigerator/Freezer

    Here's a recent thread https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/whynter-12v-fridge-reviews-alpicool.211184/
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    Camper suggestions for a baby and a DC Taco

    This is what we did - pack n play with white noise machine inside a cargo trailer + RTT. Park, put baby to sleep, lock trailer. Monitor baby with wireless camera w/temp readout (same as home). Then parents can enjoy a couple hours at camp after baby’s sleeping. Parents sleep in RTT w/dog, baby...
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    Whynter 12v Fridge reviews? Alpicool?

    I bought a 45qt Whynter in 2015 from Home Depot of all places (not sure if they still carry them). It's still going strong. Cost was around $400 if I remember correctly. Pics from shakedown testing. Since then, I swapped the handles to some steel ones, it has gathered a lot of stickers and...
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    Question for rooftop tent owners regarding logistics.

    Rhino rack backbone + 2 cross bars https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/complete-racks/rjkb1-rhino-rack-backbone-3-bar-system
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    High Mileage Pentastar JKs?

    Traded a 2014 (aug 2013 build) JKUR automatic with under 70k. Thing was great, comfy, capable, but engine ticked, 1st radiator replaced at 29k, always smelled like coolant, and had the oil cooler let go in the 40s. All fixed under warranty. Also had a 2015 JKUR, 6 speed, trans rattled a little...
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    Questions for SolidWorks Users and/or Engineering Graduates

    x3. Our lab also had intranet access to shared drives with all of our project files on it, to go with the high horsepower PCs and software licenses. Get her a “good” but not insane MacBook she’ll use for everything else, that way if she loses it or it’s stolen or breaks it’s not a major deal...
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    New JLU Rubicon diesel

    Looks good. From a practical perspective, everyone talks about power, MPG, etc etc, but I want to know, how's the in-cabin heat?
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    Honeymoon - Convince the fiance in 5 days

    https://expeditionportal.com/how-to-motivate-your-significant-other-to-travel-overland/ This subject has been fully covered. We expect you to report back with results!
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    Largest RTT that will actually sleep 4

    I’d recommend 2 smaller tents over 1 giant one if you can figure out a way to mount them. I have a tepui kukenam 4 and it’s a beast to setup and tear down, but it’s huge. If you’re all good sleepers you might fit ok, but one roller or loud snorer and it’s over. My older CVT Mt Shasta was much...
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    general thoughts on offroad teardrops? Think I might need a little more room.

    We tow a non-offroad 5x8 cargo/motorcycle trailer with a RTT up top that we use as a base camp. We use it as a kitchen table/living room mostly to get out of the weather or bugs while camping. We could use it as a bedroom also if needed I'd just have to build a bench that converts to a bed...
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    Roof Racks, Awnings, and tents...

    Thanks, and no, no build thread. The 1 liner summary: 5x8 motorcycle trailer, all aluminum built by nhtrailers.com I built out a simple interior and put a tepui RTT up top. Keeping on topic, I really don't use our little awning over the entry door, I need to seriously consider a larger one...
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    Low BTU AC options ---> turned cheapo 5kBTU install in the Idacamper2.0

    If Tripplite builds these like they build their PDUs... inside will be cheap, and built for stationary use in a datacenter, not vehicle-mounted. It may behoove you to bench test it, then disassemble it and reinforce wiring and anything else that looks flimsy. Consider mounting it on some...
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