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Vagabond Drifter Camper Buildout and Mods

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by MTNHABITOVERLAND, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Jul 28, 2022 at 8:37 AM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    @Squeaky Penguin made a pretty nice swingout for his cans and not much else. Can you post a photo here, Brett?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2022 at 8:52 AM
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    Wackyhacky

    Wackyhacky A Well Known Troublemaker

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    I have about given up. Now I am just trying to find an actual custom fabricator that will build me what I want on that front. I know it can be done b/c I have seen it, but no one wants to do custom work anymore.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2022 at 10:41 AM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Didn't like your Rigd?
     
  4. Jul 28, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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    Wackyhacky

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    No, it does the job, especially for the price, but it was always a temporary solution until I got some sort of rear bumper that did the same thing. It's rock solid and has never come loose once, but it does contribute to the bouncing, especially on concrete seams like you mentioned. The truck is always a work in progress, that is for sure.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2022 at 12:59 PM
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    What about Bruteforcefab? He has an adjustable height tire carrier, which also means that you might be able to ask him for a different attachment there?
     
  6. Jul 28, 2022 at 1:06 PM
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    JasonLee

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  7. Jul 28, 2022 at 2:32 PM
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    cobes habitual line-stepper

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    Yup. I just want a swingout with a 2" receiver for a bike rack and a fold down table and now that I think of it, yeah a spot for propane.
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2022 at 2:37 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    [​IMG]

    Could easily add a hitch for a bike rack too. Had one on my other truck and it worked well.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:04 AM
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    I am hoping I can achieve this with a stripped down Rigd UltraSwing without the tire carrier. Will post some pics after I get it setup.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:39 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    :sawzall::welder:
     
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    This worked well enough but was heavy.
     
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    I've been running this rack for 2 years and it's been pretty solid. You could build whatever rack you want to mount to the hitch extender. Or, you could even attach a rack directly to the swing arm. It's definitely not as robust as some of the options discussed above but it carries gear and bikes great, doesn't rattle, and is easy to remove. At the time, it was about $500 worth of parts. I have since rebuilt my fridge slideout to include a cooking drawer. I makes for a nice little galley kitchen with the boxes opened up past 90*.

    [​IMG]

     
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  13. Aug 8, 2022 at 6:01 PM
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    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    The Denver, CO REI has a MegaMat 10 LW+ (Same one that a few of us use) in the garage sale room. It’s pumped up and has been holding air and looks to be in as new condition.

    $228.83 is their price.

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    Love this mat. Someone needs to grab this
     
  15. Aug 8, 2022 at 10:51 PM
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    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    I can help facilitate if necessary, but keep in mind, it's not the smallest package to ship, so you may be better off buying a new one on sale with free shipping.

    I've been trying out the Hest, but I still have this mattress. I use it for ground camping *GASP* in a 2/3-person ground tent but I plan to put this back in during winter time since it seems to be a bit more comfortable in the 20-degree F temps than the Hest. At least without a heater.
     
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    The thing with REI is their return policy is so liberal most of the stuff in garage sale is perfectly good and the customer just decided to 'borrow' the item once and get their $$$ back.

    I like how the reason is 'too firm' on the tag. One of the great things about the Expeds is the little toggle that lets you adjust the firmness down while laying on it. I love mine and if I was closer to Denver it would be worth checking out to save some coin!
     
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  17. Aug 9, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    This is about the best I've seen. Are you full time in SS?
     
  18. Aug 9, 2022 at 3:18 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yep, here full-time. Responded to you profile page post. :thumbsup:
     
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