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    Can't find what I want so the build begins.

    Nice work. What did it end up weighing and do you have any info the bigger follow up build?
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    questions about Flatbed loading/mounting

    The Flat bed link up has treated us pretty well over the summer, aside from no actually using it enough. I build a wooden case clad in sheet metal around the missing areas where the old truck bed was for copious storage lockers. Having all this built on the camper instead of the truck makes...
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    Free foam shim

    I no longer need this piece of 4x8x2.5" blue board that I used to shim up my camper. It is one 2" blue board, with a 1/2" piece taped to it. Hate to put it in the dumpster, but I need it gone. Free local pick up in South Boulder. Text me if you're interested. seven two 0 298-2242. Its...
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    Mony Vs Poly panels.

    Maybe a kilowatt per week? I was planning to place my 2 Trojan 105 6 V batteries in a box below the flat bed. Should I instead make an insulated compartment up on the bed, and try to get some warmth from the truck? Is it worth some trickle heat source on these, when it is parked in the...
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    Structure repair questions, Fleetwood Caribou

    Thanks. for better or worse, I have continuous panels of of fiberglass not lap siding. My fridge hatch is right where your propane is, but it looks like we have the same rotten frame board where you replaced that one. I am reluctant to open it up quite that far, as it seems The corner jack...
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    Structure repair questions, Fleetwood Caribou

    I have a Fleetwood Caribou, I believe from '98. It has the worst rot under the fridge, compromising the hold down, and really all the undersides of the raised bottoms are failing as is the rear floor where it extends beyond the bed. Its the 11-6 variety with a big rear overhang. I just put a...
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    Leentu

    What a neat build. Obviously a pop top , not a hard side, but thanks for sharing. Its pretty expensive and stripped. I assume it has no cabinetry or anything really aside form solar prewiring and maybe some lights. The cabover looks too tall to sleep either direction, but a foot shelf...
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    questions about Flatbed loading/mounting

    Thanks, Idasho, I don't see that working in my traditionally shaped camper. seems I need to grab it higher up. If I just bolt through the 4' wide camper floor, that sounds like it would let the upper part sway too much and beat itself up. Presently have it strapped to the stake pockets, but...
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    Mony Vs Poly panels.

    So, I had mostly decided that I wanted mono panels, then must have mis read the ones I pulled the trigger on, and ordered poly unintentionally to save a few bucks. Does it matter? I bought 2 Renogy 100 W poly panels to put on my TC. I think they were $115 each. I can send them back and get...
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    questions about Flatbed loading/mounting

    Thanks. Does it seem like a good idea to bolt the low floor down solid? Seems ike thats asking to serrated he floor from this old, tired camper, not that I trust the original mounts any more, either. I am wondering about Maybe adding angle iron to the front edge, with lots of smaller screws...
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    questions about Flatbed loading/mounting

    Just dropped the truck at "Vital Parts" in Englewood CO for the steel flatbed install. Planning to add some 5/8 nuts underneath to thread eye bolts for hold downs to the deck. Anyone think it is worth running some angle iron on either side of the camper's middle to keep it centered, or...
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    questions about Flatbed loading/mounting

    I am getting a Bradford steel flatbed. It is 8' x 8-6. It is going on '05 Ram Dually. Presently have a Fleetwood Caribou that will sit on it. I already use 6x6 blocks under the jacks on my sloping driveway. This part scares me. Might make a steel pedestal if I need more like 12" of bonus...
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    Structural questions, '98 Fleetwood Caribou

    thanks. I'll look there.
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    Converter fan running any time I'm plugged in?

    Thanks Verk. That makes sense on how the new one might drain its power to the older ones, when the charge goes away. Can you suggest a simple off the shelf switch for this purpose? I also would like to implement a kill switch as I seem to have some small draw that I cant track down. The...
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    Converter fan running any time I'm plugged in?

    The converter/ charger has a small fan that runs anytime my Fleetwood caribou is plugged into shore power. Is this normal? It makes me not want to leave it plugged in for long, so I use a genius charger instead of the stock unit. If I need to replace this unit, what should I be looking for...
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    Structural questions, '98 Fleetwood Caribou

    I bought this camper just this summer, knowing it had "some" water damage, but it turns out to be a bit worse than I first realized. In particular the undersides of the rails are delaminating and the front passenger side anchor point is pulling loose. How are these things framed, and what is...
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    roof racks for a Fleetwood Caribou?

    My new to me 95 caribou needs some real roof rack cross bars to carry kayaks and a ski box. How are people fastening rack towers to truck campers? Should I just get some aluminum angle and bolt right to the rain gutters? I'd like to do two bars both front and rear that go the full width of...
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    Cab over clearance

    Cool. The 2" foam stays. anyone got a line on some black foam? I'd like to put thinner foam on the bottom of the part over the bed rails, to insulate and close up the gaps. Blue, pink and white are not that visually pleasing, and the '89 Lance needs all the help it can get keeping up...
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    caveating water pump?

    Thanks. I've opened and closed the check valve on the water heater tank. There is no bypass valve or any valves on the inside of the water heater. fresh tank is 3/4 full. I'll try hooking up the city water connection. I've never used this. Maybe it will burp the pump. Its odd that it...
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    caveating water pump?

    Sorry I cant edit the auto corrected title. Should read cavitating, which apparently isn't a word. Cavitate doesn't seem to be a word either, though cavitation clearly is. I just replaced my water heater in an older lance, (with a used one that I can't get to light, but that is another...
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