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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Hi all. Just poking in to see what's happening at ExPo. Just finished a nice little trip up to Canada with the family. #boomerthecampervan did very well (as usual) despite its age. As with all trips, we returned with a laundry list of things to do before the next outing. Unfortunately the engine...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Thought I'd poke back in here just to say all is well in the life and times of #boomerthecampervan. The old girl didn't get a ton of use this summer due to adventures with our new boat... ...but to say she was fully ignored wouldn't be truthful. The new wheels were a great upgrade from the...
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    1990 Ford E350 7.3 IDI E4OD to ZF5 conversion

    This is cool. I've thought about doing this a handful of times but never got around to it. The big question is what has this done for your MPG? I'm running a C6 and have slip which cuts into my efficiency....always thought a ZF5 would gain me at least a couple MPG. Nice work. SG
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Thanks and congratulations on your purchase. You won't regret it....eventually ;) Boomer just came out of winter storage last week and I'm about to install new steel wheels after the alloy Eagle 058's started failing (cracked in half) on our Newfoundland adventure last year. I have some engine...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Thanks for your thoughts. I feel we would agree on things around a campfire which is always a good thing. The culture shift is apparent now when you find yourself amongst a large group of "overland" people....it is all about tires, lockers, lifts and all the over the top camping gear. Maybe I...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    The airbags are useful for balancing the load without squatting the rear springs. I have found them very helpful to level the ride when going between fully loaded and fully unloaded. There is an onboard air compressor with a 5 gallon tank which is more than adequate for keeping up with the bags...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    The torque converter install went as well as it could have. Total time from pulling into the bay to pulling back out was 6 hours with two people busting *** the entire time. The results were worth the efforts. I had a 1 hour drive home on the interstate after the install, and temps on the...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    The new TC is a diesel high load towing unit from TCI. I'm hoping for just a small miracle with heat reduction and efficiency, that's all ;) Yes, there was a new addition to the adventure fleet last fall and has already consumed an ungodly amount of time and money, and we're still a long way...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Boomer just came out of hibernation last weekend and will be going under the knife tomorrow for a new torque converter. We don't have a significant amount of usage planned for this year aside from the big trip to Newfoundland in July. I have way too many projects going on this spring along with...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    I don't know anything about the newer E350 master cylinders, but absolutely everything I came across seemed to max out at 1-1/8" for anything Econoline. Admittedly I didn't get into the latest model stuff, but 3rd and 4th gen are all a max of 1-1/8" bore. The front and rear circuits are isolated...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    If ever you wanted a tour of Boomer's interior, it is now on the web for all to see! (the rest of the episode is pretty good, too!) There hasn't been much activity on the Boomer front this late summer. We did head to the coast for Labor Day for some family fun, but that was mostly just a park...
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    Sad News - RIP Ramsey (Bajasportsmobile)

    It is really sad to read this news. I spoke with Ramsey not 2 months ago and was so impressed at both his knowledge as well as his willingness to help me with my suspension issues. I wish his soul a safe journey and his family and friends peace and comfort. SG
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Boomer didn't participate on the really aggressive stuff which is why there isn't any video of it. Boomer is really good at lots of things, but tight trail work with severe drop-offs is not one of them. My turning radius quickly becomes a liability, and I don't think I could build sliders strong...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Fear not, Boomer will get more air time. Your back yard is beautiful!!! SG
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Thanks Chris! Episode 2 is out! Not too shabby if I do say so myself! In other news, Boomer took the family along with 2 other families deep into Vermont this past weekend on a trip I've coined "Ghost Trip". Lots of great fun was had by all and Boomer did exceptionally well except for the...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Yes I did! They were awesome....great suggestion. SG
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    Mountain State Overland just released the Season 3 trailer on YouTube. Check it out!!! Be looking for Episode 1 on August 17th! SG
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    My 1986 Ford Falcon E250

    Mine came insulated with fiberglass batt. I've used it down to 20 deg F very comfortably with the propane furnace going, and I'm certain lower temps would be just fine as well. My insulation isn't great and they didn't bother to insulate any of the doors when they did it...just the roof and some...
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    Boomer the Quadravan 4x4 Camper

    A couple more pics from the trip last weekend. If you ever have an opportunity to travel in the North Maine Woods, do it. I've been going up there for years and every time seems like the first time. Wilderness Forever. Speaking of wilderness, 2 bear, 2 moose, a deer, A small...
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