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#301 hoyden

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:05 PM

Yes same thing but shorter. It's actually 3 1/2 gal. I did a web search about $6. We just happened to already have a couple for car washing ect. I just used one of those. The lid snaps on the same.

 

 

As for the Cat litter we just take a bag of what Mama Squatch keeps in stock for her cats. Special Kitty unscented from Walmart. Cheap and absorbs well and no perfume to mess with allergies.

 

 

I don't care what is used in it for litter the bucket will smell when opened after a couple days use. But so do Porta Pots in my experience. Easier to throw a thrash bag in a dumpster than dump the liquid pot to me.

 

Right on! Thanks for the info! I think I'll get one of those 3.5 gal buckets and test this out. 


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#302 Mushhuskies

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:03 AM

You know the old line, "Put your eye out with that kid!", well those flip up side windows on my 2004 Grandby shell have damn near done that to me! Finally got some safety orange duct tape and highlighted the window edge. Sure, it looks like hell but then again I'm still in the seeing business! Unfortunately can't find a decent pic of it. but it catches your attention.
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#303 PaulT

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:57 AM

You know the old line, "Put your eye out with that kid!", well those flip up side windows on my 2004 Grandby shell have damn near done that to me! Finally got some safety orange duct tape and highlighted the window edge. Sure, it looks like hell but then again I'm still in the seeing business! Unfortunately can't find a decent pic of it. but it catches your attention.

After catching my shoulders on the bottom corners of the jack brackets several times at night, I wrapped short pieces of reflective tape around the lower corner of each bracket. Helps in avoiding sharp shoulder pains & makes locating the camper easier in the dark. Works great with red headlamp.

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#304 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:39 PM

Found this nice compact sink at the store in Denali NP.

Handles are nice to carry your wash water to the restroom/woods to dump it.

It folds up into a nice 4" carry bag.

It's made for backpackers,but we sure can use it.

Price was a bit high $24 but I needed it,so.

Sure it can be had cheaper on line.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:14 PM

I was looking at this welding package. http://www.trailweld.com/shop-online/ Pretty dang pricey. So I dropped by my local welding supply store. They talked me out of the welding goggles, said it was bad idea even for emergency welding and I already had a helmet anyway. So, fifteen feet of 2/0 welding cable, a rod holder, ground clamp and a few battery terminals I'm out about sixty bucks. Still need to go get something to toss it all in.

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My welding skills are fair at best but I should be able to get myself off the trail at least.


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#306 GroovyDad

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:28 PM

Hey Craig333, can you actually weld something together from just a car battery?  I'd love to see how that works and if does any damage to the battery, etc.  I've been welding most of my life (stick, MIG, TIG, etc.) and I've never seen something like this before.

 

Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:32 PM

Attaboy, MacGyver. You might want to add a couple more cables, 30-36 volts works better. The hard part might be talking a couple of friends into using their batteries. But, 12 will get by in a pinch. Way cheaper than a recovery tow :)


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#308 craig333

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 07:02 PM

Well I'm told by others 24v works quite well. My Jeep has two batteries, two in the truck and two in the camper so I'll never have to see if welding with 12 volts would work. As for harming the batteries unless you're doing a heck of a lot of welding it shouldn't. Anyway if it gets me off the trail its worth the risk.

 

If I'm doing a group run or the rubicon or something like I'll try and wait for someone with a welder and a bit more skill than me. I did break a rear spring hanger only a couple miles into the Deer Valley trail. Lucky for me the guy behind me had a welder. 

 

If its something mission critical (i.e. it might cause steering failure or something similar) I'll have a pro go over it as soon as possible.

 

Good idea Wuck. I'll add another cable to the kit. 


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:47 PM

craig333, Your welding store didn't like the self diming compact goggles that are on the trail weld web site? Is it because of face coverage or they didn't trust a $30 goggle to dim properly?

 

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:48 PM

The face coverage. 


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