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Vagabond Drifter Camper Buildout and Mods

Discussion in 'Vagabond Outdoors' started by MTNHABITOVERLAND, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    10A it is.
     
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  2. Nov 27, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Same. Wats the go to for running a Dometic, fan some nights, and a charging port?
     
  3. Nov 27, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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  5. Nov 27, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Roger that, thank you! The 100W 12V one looks perfect size wise
     
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  6. Nov 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    kalieaire

    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    Yeah I got that thing too and I used it once. Just gonna put it on the shed to maintain my batteries instead unless someone wants to buy it. lol.
     
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  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    I've made a few improvements since the last build update.

    First, I put in a water pump connected to a jerry can and pull out hose sprayer. It ended up being super simple and the whole system was around $80.
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    Second, an even simpler addition is a holder for the camp table. It was always a pain in the ass to move stuff to get to the table. Now it just slides into place.
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    Next, I wanted to improve my cooking setup. Setting up the table and pulling stuff out of bins wasn't that bad but requires a bit of shuffling. I wanted a flexible setup that was "freestanding" but could also be useful in other ways. I settled on a plywood "chuckbox" that can hang off the back of the truck or be carried to a picnic table and opened up. It can even be setup in the truck for inside cooking but I don't foresee doing that often. The box "transforms" into cook mode with the stove in place and additional wings for prep space. It holds all my cookware as well as plates, cups, etc. Although, fully loaded, its a bit unwieldy.
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    It's a bit hard to visualize but there is a cleat on the back of the box that hooks onto my pullout drawer, then another cleat that rests on the tailgate. That way, the tailgate supports the weight of the box. Takes less than a minute to setup.

    Anyway, a few more pictures from a good summer and fall.
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  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    @alldownhill well done!

    Is that a carbon monoxide sensor next to the water pump?
     
  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    It's a CO/smoke detector; there is a diesel heater under there.
     
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  10. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    @alldownhill that's a killer setup! Do you have some more information about your diesel heater setup? I'm still undecided on the tank and plumbing for mine.
     
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    The cleat part is this:
    https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-013-164922-30-25-Support/dp/B00G44IZEO

    I've seen this style of cleat used for an external rv table support. It's pretty cool, has to be rotated in/out to lock so it's really solid.

    https://imgur.com/0dvA3sG
    I'm not sure if this movie link works but it shows the support. All of the weight of the box is supported by the lower plywood strip sitting on the tailgate. The pullout fridge slide only sees pullout force and with the box in place, it's really solid. Also, pay no attention to the clamp. That was before I put in a pin for setting the pullout table position.
     
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    Was watching this recently. I think I could justify leaving Tacoma for Colorado/Canyon long before I could justify buying a brand new Tacoma & then adding $26K to make it Diesel like this guy. That blows my mind!!!
     
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    Awesome! This is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.
     
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    If I'm running a buddy heater in the Drifter, is it Carbon Monoxide that I need to worry about? If so what kind of detectors are you all running? I'm really trying to avoid waking up dead, as I feel like that would be a real bummer on a trip.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Yes, CO - carbon MONOxide. Not CO2.

    Keep in mind that a CO detector should be placed down LOW in the bed as CO is heavier than atmospheric air. Smoke detectors should be placed up high as smoke rises.

    I have a combo CO/Smoke detector that I prioritize mounting low for CO since I feel the chance of fire is lower since I usually don't have any open flames when I'm sleeping.
     
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    We keep one in our bag/tent all the time; it's just a normal household model. Just keep it low, as that's where Carbon Monoxide lives.

    EDIT: @JasonLee beat me to it
     
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