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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    The product I used had the carbon nanotubes formulated into the resin. I mixed this with the hardener per Soller's instruction. The only difference noticeable over the regular epoxy was the color. Instead of clear, it was black. No hairballs. Not sure about the additive your referring to...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    If you are referring to wet lay up, I think so but not sure. If this is in place of the extrusions/aluminum angle, my concern would be cracking due to the stresses encountered while off-roading. The bonded extrusions to the panels is what provides strength and a water tight seal. Not sure if...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Yes, it does appear to be similar. I would be careful with thickness or should I say thinness. Product needs rigidity for added strength. Too flimsy may compromise structure. See spec sheet in post #26 for comparison.
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Yeah, post #192. Not really concerned with bed flexing on this rig. It's 81" x 84", aluminum. Had it specifically made with intended purpose. Also, we don't do extreme off roading. Suspension seems to do a good job.
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Sounds like a plan, hope to see your build thread soon. With my particular application where the flatbed camper is removeable, I thought these springs might be utilized in the front corners in place of the latches. I know the 3 point system is designed with a rear pivot and front static in the...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Been thinking about pivoting frames/trays to reduce flex of flatbed campers. Has anybody used water tank hold down springs that mount directly between camper and flatbed rather than incorporating into frame? Thoughts? Comments? https://randcotanks.com/part-kit/tank-tie-down-kit/
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Since we can't "go out" to eat, we decided to "stay in" and go out. Edisto beach state park was still open at the time and had availability to my surprise. We still practiced social distancing even though the camp sites are spread out. Great two day get away. Also recommend Botany Bay...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Sounds like a plan! We just got back from the Midwest where temps dropped into single digits and negative wind chill. I'm still impressed with how well the panels insulate. The propex heater sips propane and can heat up the camper in no time. I too have been tossing around the idea of a...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    Sounds good to me. When making my panels, it was recommended by the epoxy supplier to lightly sand the foam. Since then I have thought about other methods as discussed in previous posts. I really have not had a problem with delamination which I think is due to the type of epoxy.
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    Pro-Rig V2.0 - Home Built Compact Composite Pop-up

    Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'm in good shape. When I started down this road a couple years ago, there wasn't near the information now available on drop ins. This forum is a great resource to share knowledge and experience. I can understand the ignorance and appreciate "pet peeves" of...
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    Pro-Rig V2.0 - Home Built Compact Composite Pop-up

    Possibly found some more info on drop ins and REDARC. This is an interesting company in Australia. They use REDARC and Victron in various configurations. Very similar to my setup. I think a feel better about my concerns. https://www.revolutionpoweraustralia.com.au/...
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    Pro-Rig V2.0 - Home Built Compact Composite Pop-up

    Lots of good info in that "Marine how to" blog. After reading through most but not all of it, I began questioning my setup. When building my camper I was looking for simple plug and play lithium power. At the time I knew nothing about BMS or wiring much of anything. The "drop ins" offered...
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    Pro-Rig V2.0 - Home Built Compact Composite Pop-up

    I've been impressed with the Redarc charger. https://redarcelectronics.com/ It has a lithium specific profile and doubles as a solar controller. No worries about overcharging. Its slick and easy to install. I'd rather have it charge the batteries instead of a custom setting on my Magnum...
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    Pro-Rig V2.0 - Home Built Compact Composite Pop-up

    I have been very happy with our drop in lithiums. Tons of available power and quick recharge. No generator needed. We do however have the batteries located inside the camper which is well insulated. For those that need a heated insulated box, I wonder if it would make sense to power the...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    After the install it was time for a little test drive...……...
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