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    FYI Princess Auto 250LB aluminum roof basket for $129.99

    I bought one on sale a few years ago and it was actually pretty well made. Did what it was suppose to and did not rust even with it being on my truck camper year round.
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    food storage

    If you are in a soft sided sleeping unit then yes. A hard sided unit like a vehicle or an RV it can be stored in either place but most leave in the vehicle., hard to empty a fridge and all the cupboards in an RV every night. Have been to a couple campgrounds that have warned people about...
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    food storage

    Question was on ants, they usually do not pull doors off. I live, work and play in bear country and have done so for over 38 years. I have had bears walk through campsites during the day and night, before, during and after eating, when we have been sleeping in tents or sitting out, once a...
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    food storage

    Where are you storing it? If in the vehicle then you are over thinking it, get some basic storage containers. If outside then pelican cases. Ants usually are only a problem if parked in the same spot for a while.
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    2k quiet gendrators

    Good points about China being able to produce quality as well as junk. In my business (photography & photo printing) many things are now produced in China that were produced in Japan previously and the quality is the same. In fact a couple Japanese companies have their products produced in...
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    Moby1 Going Out Of Business? Has Anyone Received A Deposit Return?

    I know it is too late for many but if you are ordering anything NEVER give a huge lump sum deposit. Honestly there is no reason for any company to take a deposit that big, they may buy supplies for the entire project at once but usually have them on credit snd most expense for projects like...
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    2k quiet gendrators

    I bought a generator from Walmart years ago for $100. Yes it is Chinese knock off, not any where as quiet as the others. I leave it out in the rain and snow and -40C temperatures 365 day a year. Only time it refuses to start is when the gas is low and the only time it fails to keep running is...
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    Took the van out for a fall shoot. https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/blog/happy-thanksgiving/
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    Well life got busy for a while and long trips were put on hold but have been able to do some shorter trips. This was from last weekend, cooler weather but a warm van as the base camp for some short day hikes and photography Writing On Stone Provincial Park, Alberta
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    Part 2 of the Sand Hills journey is now on the blog! Sunset was amazing, no clouds, no smoke! The only thing was it was almost a full moon so the light from the moon was a lot stronger than I would have liked but it still worked...
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    White Turtle III - Ford Transit - The build and adventure!

    So I have had a lot of little projects on my plate and have not done a lot to the van, but I have done a lot with the van. Funny thing is that I get few pictures of the van when I am using it. It is like it is part of me and that is what I want, something to use and not to notice. I just went...
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    ARB fridge or ???

    I saw that one and may buy that but first I want to make sure I like my electrical before spending the money. For now the switch is fine - ask me after I drain the vehicle batteries one night by mistake :)
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    ARB fridge or ???

    I have a manual switch between the vehicle and house system. Two vehicle batteries and one group 31 house battery as well as the heavy duty alternator to charge up everything. Here is some information on the electrical. Bikersmurf - I looked at the Blue Seas ACR but not sure about it. The...
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    ARB fridge or ???

    There are a lot of factors like how often it is open, how much food is in it, how hot/ cold the outside temps are (around the fridge). For my Dometic I have been told on a group 31 I should get two days easily and probably three. I have not tested it yet, nor do I plan on deliberately...
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    Fridges

    If there is any suggestion that I can give on the install it is to add more venting then you will need. Also a computer fan to move air in the back is a good idea if you will be in hot climates. I added a vent above the fridge, a grate below and a couple vent holes in the cabinet on the side...
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