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#11 DLN

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

First class work skis and spiders, way to go.
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#12 marc

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:29 PM

Awesome. :D
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#13 craig333

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:34 AM

Very nice. With the parts and looking how long it took I'm beginning to see why the factory charges what it does. Unfortunately my sewing is much like my carpentry.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:23 PM

Very nice. Taking orders?
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

Kudos on a job well done. Let us know about the field testing results.
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#16 leadsled9

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:40 PM

Beautiful work Ski3piners and Barking Spiders.
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#17 ski3pin

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

We recently spent three nights with the new arctic/cold weather pack. It does make a difference and we recommend this addition. I will not attempt to quantify energy savings. This is a seat of the pants evaluation. The camper stays warmer. When the camper surface of the pack is touched, it is a warm dry feeling on the hand, not cold/clammy as with the sideliner material only. Reaching between the pack and the sideliner, the trapped cold air is felt. Condensation was definitely less.

When we recently met up with the Lighthawks, Lighthawk shared his installation of a wave 3 heater catalytic heater. We liked it. We had ours installed shortly after.

Last Friday evening in Yosemite Valley, raining and 42°, with the wave 3 on low and the artic pack window flaps in the cabover section up (the Lady likes to see out) the inside temperature held at 69° and we played scramble in t-shirts and barefeet. One of our most comfortable nights.

Bottom line, we highly recommend this addition.

I will update as winter comes.
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#18 Gerdo

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:03 AM

It's pretty neat that this can be home made.
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#19 Silvertip47

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

Outstanding job!!!! B)

I would love to have something like that. For now I will just have to live with propping up white styrofoam boards. :(
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#20 MarkBC

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:52 PM

For now I will just have to live with propping up white styrofoam boards. :(

For an alternative, stay tuned: Fleece as Soft-Side Insulation? (Post #38+)
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