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  1. Alloy

    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    I'm not looking for explanation but from my (Canadian consumer) it's frustating the US/CDN pricing is the same knowing what the trarriffs are.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    6% coming into Canada is added. Then going into the USA the 30% is calculated on the 6% + TC (profit) margin. Once in the USA the dealer margin is added. 1.) 50% of the USA consumer cost is margins, tariffs and shipping. 2.) Pricing between Canada and USA doesn't reflect the tariff, margin and...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    Where is there USA or Canada?......don't think Canada has a tariff on composites/FRP.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    Wondier if the pricing includes the 30% import tariff (to protect USA jobs) on fiberglass products.
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    One company owns all the brands so there's no incentive to improve quality. Sadly that's happening with many products.
  6. Alloy

    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    I've climbed under brand new trailers that have flat springs. Sometimes I think they build axles from spare parts. Say 1800lb springs with a 4000lb axle or maybe Dexter quality control has sunk to a new level. Manufactures will use the same size springs on both sides without taking into...
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    Kingdom Camping Trailers

    The most effective is not using any aluminum. Its coming but NA builders don't like to change. The next step after that is to stop using aluminum framed windows and entry/compartment doors. To reduce (not eliminate) condensation 20% of the overall (required for a temperature) R value needs to...
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    I've had Timbren IS on my trailer for years. Done thousands or miles on/off road. Tracking and sway has never been an issue. Try it You'll like it :)
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    That's a nice system. The components can be swapped like the Air1 but I don't see HCV (height control valves). Without them the side to side loading is going to be an issue. Also be concerned about the wear and tear on the shorter bushings vs. the full length bushing Cruisemaster has.
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    Thickness and dimensions of aluminum frame in Four Wheel Camper

    The bolts (with inside doubler plates) don't need to be really tight. All you need is enough to hold the carrier against the side.
  11. Alloy

    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    Using a solid axles means the system can be adapted using the existing or an off the shelf axle. Each Airbag will easily handle 10,000lbs so all that's needed is an axle that suits the GVWR. I wouldn't call the MorRyde Air1 independent but they've done a good job of getting 85% of the way to it.
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    Ram addresses heavy axles with factory air or the Found On Road Dead people have the option of Liquid Spring or Kelderman. It's important to make a distinction between spring IS and air IS. Air provides a ride comfort that springs can't match. I've driven the same 60mile section of FSR full of...
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    Part of traction is braking which a trailer needs. Roads aren't limited to washboard....there's pot holes and washouts too.
  14. Alloy

    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    Galvanizzed steel is the best bar none. The only reason not to galvanize is to make something cheaper. Boat trailers have been galvanized for decades. I've built (design/fabricated/welded) marine cranes that are galvanized. I've welded through the galvanizing on steel with both rod and wire. It...
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    The comparision you make tell me you don't have a thorough understanding and experience with Rhinoliner, galvanizing, welding and how Imperial trailers are built. 102" is for the height. Headroom especially the bath/shower is horrible.
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    Imperial make the right move with the air IS but they haven't figure out low temp use. Moisture needs to be removed from air or it will freeze. Once the mfgs start using FRP that is 102" wide vs 96" the space inside won't be so cramped.
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    Best full-size 4 season composite trailer?

    I installed IS on my trailer. It's would be great if more trailers (like cars) had it.
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    Wanting to make my plywood on my trailer waterproof/weather proof. Paint? Epoxy?

    FYI....CCA is compatible with aluminum but others like ACQ, CA-C (copper is the main ingredient) used for lumber are not.....
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    ldea's for keeping one's water system from freezing ?

    ....lets say.......you're parked for 7 days. The sun never rises above the trees and there's 6" of snow on the solar panels. The lights are on for 15hrs/ day, heat is on 24/7 and the closest plug-in is 200 miles away.
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    ldea's for keeping one's water system from freezing ?

    5Ah = 120Ah in 24hrs. The answer to the last question is Sensor Push. Set the alarm at 35F.
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