Search results

  1. M

    Overland Vehicle for 5 + Dog

    Sprinter's don't tow 20' trailers well, certainly not as well as any 150-1500-1/2 ton vehicle will. We found there was a real benefit to being able to drop the trailer at a basecamp then use the tow vehicle for day trips or even overnighters with tent camping. Having to pack up the entire...
  2. M

    Having Difficulty Pricing my F-150 to Sell

    I just sold my 2015 F150, advertised here and elsewhere. I looked around and the prices for similar used trucks were all over the place, some wildly higher than KBB. I started a bit higher just to see if there were any early bites and then lowered. I ended up getting about what KBB said I...
  3. M

    Bicycle Transport options and ideas?

    My situation was similar to yours: F150 with a cap, pulling a trailer, two bikes (not e-bikes). I had a full bed buildout, but you could do something similar with less trouble (more space). See the attached photo. You could make something to slide out for ease of loading, but not really...
  4. M

    Running 110v a/c off alt and inverter while driving

    And yes, I tend to ask questions about sketchy heating setups in June- looking ahead!
  5. M

    Running 110v a/c off alt and inverter while driving

    HaHa, not in Australia, just looking ahead to the summer. It sounds like this is a sketchy idea at best, and not my first, but that is why I ask those who know more than I do! I'll move on to plan B (fans while stationary in the trailer, maybe an exhaust fan that is highway wind-proof for...
  6. M

    ***SOLD*** 2015 Ford F150 XLT w/ cap, bed build $17,000

    I don't right now but will take some once the ground dries out a bit. Snowed and rained last night.
  7. M

    ***SOLD*** 2015 Ford F150 XLT w/ cap, bed build $17,000

    Bed buildout and cap can be purchased separately as well. Bike tray can be flipped over and set in the high position for a full width platform.
  8. M

    ***SOLD*** 2015 Ford F150 XLT w/ cap, bed build $17,000

    2015 Ford F150 Supercab 4wd, 6.5' bed. I have owned it since it had 20,000 miles and had all service completed with full records. Stock items include XLT trim package, console/ heated bucket seats up front, satellite radio, AC, Cruise, remote start, keypad door unlock, 110v power outlets front...
  9. M

    Running 110v a/c off alt and inverter while driving

    Can this be done? I asked in another thread but never got a clear answer. My truck camper already has a Coleman Mach 8, and I am trying to see if I can run it off my alternator and an inverter while driving (not while the truck is turned off). The battery bank is two group 31 12v batteries and...
  10. M

    AC battery requirements, and 120v vs. 12v systems

    Still hoping for some guidance on this. My camper already has a Coleman Mach 8, and I am trying to see if I can run it off my alternator and a DC-DC charger while driving and drawing juice from the alternator (not while the truck is turned off). The battery bank is two group 31 12v batteries...
  11. M

    AC battery requirements, and 120v vs. 12v systems

    I don't want to hijack this thread, but it got me thinking. If I had a truck camper with a typical Coleman Mach _____ ac unit and sufficiently sized inverter, and I was running a DC-DC charger from my truck, could I run the AC unit while I drove so that the camper wasn't 1,000 degrees when I...
  12. M

    Bed/ Storage Buildout for F150

    Thanks, it was a fun project and worked pretty well for my needs. Heading in a different direct now, though, so it must go. Open to offers!
  13. M

    Bed/ Storage Buildout for F150

    I built this for my 2015 F150 6.5' bed, but I am selling the truck, so this might need to go separately. All 1/2 and 3/4 ply carcass, poly slides save space and weight. Can be removed in several pieces for storage or customization. The passenger side works as a bike rack, foot space, or flip...
  14. M

    Plywood thickness for sleeping platform.

    I posted this on another thread but here goes anyway. I built this a while back, I can sleep on it alone with the bike tray in the lower position. Flip over the bike tray onto the upper supports and it is almost a queen size for two. I used 3/4 ply from Home Depot because I didn't want...
  15. M

    Insurance for hard side truck campers

    Does this mean USAA only covers it when it is sitting on the truck? I have USAA and will be getting a truck camper in the future, and it will be off the truck a lot.
  16. M

    Hard shell tent?

    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but Aliner and others make A-frame trailers like the one above but new and fancier. A quick google will net you results from several manufacturers. If you are looking for an actual hardside tent as opposed to a trailer, I have not seen that.
  17. M

    Charging a Jackery with a Renogy Solar suitcase

    Ok, good to know. The Jackery must take current at a higher rate when coming from 110v than from 12v. I have an inverter in my truck so I'll experiment with that instead of the 12v plug. Thanks.
  18. M

    Charging a Jackery with a Renogy Solar suitcase

    So you take current from the truck's 12v socket, convert it to 110v, then send it back to the battery pack. Wouldn't it be more efficient to just send 12v from the socket straight to the battery pack, save the losses from conversion? You can only provide what the truck's 12v socket can give...
  19. M

    Charging a Jackery with a Renogy Solar suitcase

    How do you power the inverter?
  20. M

    Portable Bluetooth Speakers

    I agree with Nailhead, except I have the smaller Boom 3. I am not really sure why manufacturers put built in audio systems in trailers and truck campers any more, I guess some people are still using CD's- which is fine. I take my bluetooth speaker everywhere, couldn't be easier and more...
Top