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Vagabond Drifter Camper Buildout and Mods

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

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    SenatorBlutarsky

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    @aaen I wanna check out the kootenays real bad.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Definitely the best option to prevent corrosion. Im just not sure it's worth $1100. Black powder coat would look real good on my black truck though.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Me to, its been a long time since i did a good road trip around them.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    Utah here as well. No powder coat on mine - wasn't an option at the time, though for the price, I probably would have skipped it anyway. I'm not one that's super concerned with looks, so the decision would have been made purely with regard to corrosion.

    Having said that, I haven't noticed any yet, but the heavy salt days have been limited so far this winter. I also try to run through the car wash fairly often when the salt is bad, but I'm sure that water is full of salt, itself...

    I'll probably stick to my current strategy through this winter, just to see if anything more is necessary.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Do you have any pics of the various config options? I am planning to do something similar. Did you use a birch plywood?
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    I'm heading down South to escape the rain late February. Going to explore South of Ely, NV over to the North rim of the Grand Canyon. Any advice on slot canyons, desert wildflower blooms, or any other 'must see' favorite stops?
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Amazing! Any pics of this or even better, general specs? I'm about to pull the trigger on a Drifter but I'm a family of 4 and need to sleep the kids downstair and optimize chill mode. P.S. - Ignore my Instagram comment. Took me a second to realize you were the same person on IG and TW. Thanks again!
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    jAndyMendo

    jAndyMendo i eat samiches

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    I think this is a drawback. If you dont have it charged which is the first time you use it everytime then you need to plug it in to its charging cord, which is short af. So now you are corded with a short cord which is a pain in the dick.

    The remote has too much and not dummy proof. you only need two buttons. The basic warn wireless upgrade to a wired winch is the way to go. Mine never used a battery replacement in the three years I used it, and its pocket sized.


    Get the regular Zeon and buy the cheap wireless remote on Amazon. I used silicon to secure the wireless head to the winch.

    With my tacoma I got away with a 10k, but burnt it out and needed a rebuild. You dont just winch yourself you winch others and too many stuck foolsized trucks killed it. That and you should have a winch that 1.5 times your weight as a rough rule, and at over 8k rolling weight I was exceeding the math on the hard pulls. straps and double backs help, but sometimes you need to do long pulls or who knows what and wizardry wont work.

    My 4runner has a 12k now and its working great, got a huge dodge out of a lot of deep snow a few times without issues after I first upgraded it. My truck's next winch will be a 15k though. But it will weigh a bit more than before and should be getting stuck a lot worse.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Ooffff..
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    @Eazy.E - Any idea what the total weight is of your drifter + interior mods and gear? Thanks
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Yea they closed one section the day after we passed through because of weather - that same day I was talking about where we got wet in the morning (It's actually highlighted in the article).

    [​IMG]

    F THIS MORNING! hahah

    In the famous words of @tacomgee, LOLRTT :cool:
     
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    Thanks MJ and Jim Bob...Great info.. will devour the write up tonight!
     
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    Mostly whatever sweet stuff I can find at Vatozone
    The credit goes to the legend @916TacoTruck
    DED85399-52F0-4086-8DB3-B85992001A1F.jpg
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Eazy.E Big gulps huh?!

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    I didn't bother using Birch this time around, I knew id be covering it and im sure ill end up replacing it at some point far down the road with how much we use it.

    I have been getting a lot of requests fr photos etc so I plan to take an afternoon here soon to capture some better interior shots :)
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    haha no worries!

    More photos in the works!
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    I didnt have a chance to weigh before and after. I tried to maintain a stable yet light weight interior design and distribute the weight we carry thoughtfully. If I had to guess I would put the set up around 500-600 loaded down?
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Isn’t the first time this has happened. IYKWIM.
     

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