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Vagabond Drifter Camper Buildout and Mods

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

  1. Apr 4, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    huruta

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    Also interested in this, particularly easy setups given my handiness. We had a water tank in our old Vanagon and filling it up was one of the biggest PITAs. We like our easy to fill, two transportable 5gal Front Runner jerry cans with the upgraded spigot, but want to be able to get water leaving it in place (out the window since they are up against the back of the cab) and have not found a solution. We tried a Terapump (below), but the threads didn't fit and we didn't find an adapter. Would love a way to attach a pump/hose so we can leave the water in place in the back of the truck and pull a hose through the window. Anybody have any suggestions let us know.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010GNM7H4
     
  2. Apr 4, 2020 at 8:18 PM
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    Did you have the fan on?
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    I have cheap CO monitor on the wall. It's good peace of mind.
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    I also got some time finish the window covers and put in the LED strip on the roof.
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    I'm thinking I'll need some sort of cover on the LED strips or they'll get ripped off opening/closing the tent.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    My LED strips are more inboard than yours, but I haven't seen any effect at all from opening/closing...
    How did you end up handling the attachment of the rear window cover?
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    tacoburn327

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    That's bigly yuuuge! But I guess the camera adds 10lbs, err gallons. :D
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Anderson

    Anderson Move along, nothing to see here...

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    It is most definitely overkill.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Neodinyum magnets on the cover itself and glued in matching spots on the window/frame. I was worried about them looking dumb on there, but you don't really notice them. It's also such a tight fit too that the magnets don't have to do much.
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Because CO is the same density as air, you can mount it anywhere according to Forensics manual. I wanted to mount it close to the stove so it would alert me to rising levels quickly and so I could see the visual alert that flashes before the audible alarm.
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    @White Mountains - some light reading ;), if you wanna get nerdy about it! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21536403

    I'm personally loving having my CO monitor attached by velcro to the walls. If our daughter is with us, I move it near her bed. If not, I move it closer to where my wife and I are sleeping. Having it near the stove (or other CO emitting product) makes a ton of sense too.
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Thank you both. Here is one of threads where folks were chatting about the issue.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ildout-and-mods.540940/page-126#post-22157318
     
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  11. Apr 6, 2020 at 3:06 PM
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    About to order some 8020 for my buildout.

    Do you guys recommend using the 10 series or the 15 series for the extrusions?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    The 10 series seems plenty sturdy enough to me. Pretty sure that's what Goose Gear uses as well.
     
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    For the Mr. Buddy, I simply opened the vent, cracked the tailgate by 1" and all was good. The fan could be left off and still keep CO at zero.
    For the Cook Partner stove, I had to crack the tailgate by 1" AND turn the fan on low. That kept CO levels at zero.
     
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  15. Apr 7, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    Does anyone know if a Front Runner Slimline 2 Rack on the cab will fit under the overhang of the Drifter?

    I've only seen Prinsu racks on the rigs I follow. Appreciate the insight!
     
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  16. Apr 7, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    Looks like the KB Voodoo camps will not work with the Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners?
     
  17. Apr 7, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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  18. Apr 8, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    I have heard that. I am planning to install Rago Bed Stiffeners to eliminate this issue. Given that I am stuck at home, that might happen sooner than later.
     
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    Finished my Solar install yesterday. Seems like it should be an hour-long project, but everything takes longer than you think.

    I have some install photos on my build thread:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/pragmatic-overland-build-vo-drifter.638732/#post-23098791

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    The install is pretty subtle from the front. This was the reason I made my own brackets, and install the panels as low to the roof as possible. Now, I just need a 50" Rigid Light Bar for the front of the Drifter!

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    Yup, it just takes a quick trim!

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