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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    gman36

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    My trucks cement too, I got a black one. I’ve posted pictures up on here of it as well.
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    So it was windy here in sunny San Diego, only about 20mph but was changing directions quickly. I did notice that wind was blowing around in the camper which was strange. It turns of that when the wind blows against one of the side windows, the wind can be deflected upwards then blow into the camper. There are no zipper or buttons to keep the top of the window flap closed. Anyone see this yet? I’m trying to find a solution to keep the cold breezes out.

    The window is down in the picture, it’s just an example. The red lines are the zippers, the blue is the path of wind.

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  3. Dec 2, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    That’s what I was planning on doing
     
  4. Dec 2, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    Curious at how a forced air heater would work in the GFC where the top is effectively sealed from air flow from the bottom. I’m sure it would work, probably just need to remove a floor section to get it to circulate. I’ in the process of purchasing a proper/diesel heater, just need to see my new drawer setup before I drop the cash. Until then, buddy heater it is. Works, just not the greatest.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Sorry I've not been checking here! I love the pillar setup. Went riding with a few other 2nd gens yesterday and they loved the setup. I just so happened to have extra of all the parts including the ball to mount it and gave to one guy, and ordered parts for another guy. I love that I can mount the phone there and video or take pics super easily, and it doesn't block my view... I tried to post some pics to this reply but my service at my cabin is not great
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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  7. Dec 3, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    Yeah but it's actually why I put my deposit down now. I can pay with my bonus next year.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    About how long does that leave the bed? I'm 6'2" and wondering if that setup would work for me.
     
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  9. Dec 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Cool. Thanks man. Looks like I'll probably stick with the one long panel in since I camp solo most of the time.
     
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  10. Dec 3, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    My build start date is a week from today. One week shy of 6 months, since I ordered. Going to be a fun drive to Montana and back in January.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    I was just thinking about this last night... almost seems worth waiting to order a little closer to spring so you might enjoy some green on the return camping trip.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    The gfc staff has mentioned that they can store the camper until the customer is able to pick it up.
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    I have the same sleeping bag and I was supposed to pick up this week. Number 125, but It’s looking like more delays. Anyhow, when mine arrives, I’ll try to close this bag in the tent and report back.
     
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    FYI, as a word of caution because some people are focusing on staying warm during the lows of winter as well as talking about storing down or synthetic bags up top. It will take longer for the downdl to re-loft and warm to it's fullest potential after stored compressed. Words from outdooroesearch and mirrored by many order companies (feathered friends, north face etc)

    "It’s hard to actually “damage” the insulating properties. It’s more of an issue of efficiency. The longer it stays compressed, the longer it will take to re-loft and fully insulate.
    ......
    Down is organic and does break down over time. Long periods of compression do accelerate this."
     
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    Quicker in which way? Going fast or deployment? :) Either way, we just like to get out together and create dust clouds, not competition.
     
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    If you are going to be camping in colder weather, leave the sleeping bags uncompressed in the cab. The insulation will then already have trapped warm in it. When i'm backpacking in winter, the first thing after the shelter is built, is the sleeping bag comes out of the pack and gets uncompressed to loft back up. At home all the sleeping bags are stored uncompressed.
     
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    So true @PNW Explorer , @VE7OSR , best just to pack it away as if you didn’t have the tent up top. Put the bags away loose in their original mesh bag they come with or something similar especially whenever using a down bag. Best to get a synthetic bag if it is going to be your designated bag for the truck as they retain loft and retain their warmth even when wet/damp. I use my synthetic army setup.( https://www.amazon.com/Camouflage-G...8-1&keywords=US+GI+MODULAR+SLEEP+SYSTEM+"MSS" ) Came with a bivy, a 30 bag called the ranger and a 0 degree bag(can’t remember the name) ... but they all button together making it good for -20 f weather. Although I never need both. It was an inexpensive set at around $160 back about 7 years ago. Always been my go to bag for car camping and dusty conditions since it doesn’t pack down like a down bag which I also have the 0 phantom from mountain hardware for winter camping and cold weather backpacking. Always best not to compress bags so they retain their loft and quicker to open up and hop in.

    My plan is to use sleeping bag and maybe a blanket to keep moisture off it... quick and easy to put away back down in the bed.

    One thing I’d like to add off topic from this subject...

    I really hope they push for latches that we can close and open and possibly lock from the inside. I live up in the Eastern Sierras and majority of the days you don’t / can’t stay in cabana mode through the night because of wind and bugs and cold weather.

    I love the shell I have right now because we can open and close from inside with ease plus the side window pop outwards like the gfc but also come with a sliding screen for ventilation.

    Also offering a carpet insulation like offered on other shells would be nice.. mine has the carpet and adds a ton of warmth and minimizes condensation dramatically.

    Being able to wake up inside and grab your breakfast supplies and coffee and setup and cook from inside when the weather is cold or really windy out is so clutch.

    Sorry for my rant! Been wanting to chime in for awhile.. can’t wait to get my gfc but I’m nervous about getting rid of my current shell as it’s epic and fully water proof , insulated , and the fit/look is perfect. Might just have to save it just cause..

    Can’t wait to be able to climb in close the hatches and then climb up into bed while being able to store essentiall items inside and access them without going outside.

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  18. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    Anyone have a good source for drawer slides? It looks like anything sturdy is around 200 bucks a pair. Anyone have a good source for reasonably priced ones?
     
  19. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    Those who plan on using the down stairs for kids/ other people (sleeping more than 2 people).. this mattress( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O4Z5XOA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) has been clutch for my truck so far since we dont have the gfc yet. This mattress has the cut outs over the wheel wells which fits great in my truck. When i'm solo with the dog, i prefer to use my 4'' , 4 season big agnes sleeping pad that way i can keep some gear inside for the morning duties like coffee and cooking as well as clothing.

    I like the idea of utilizing all of the bed space rather than having permanent decked systems ect.(at the moment atleast..) Once the gfc is on, having the extra room in the bed of the truck with no drawers or decks will make it feel very spacious and usable for many different situations.
     
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  20. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Someone may prove me wrong, but depending on the length and weight capacity you are looking for, finding slides under 200 may not be feasible. An alternative is to create your own slides using skateboard bearings. You should be able to find lots of examples with a google search, but here is one to give you an idea if you haven't seen this before:
    http://paskmakes.com/2018/01/24/make-your-own-truck-bed-drawers/
     
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