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Operation Oxcart AKA Gini's Burden-A Four Wheel Camper story


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#11 ETAV8R

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

I'm a pilot and quite familiar with VORs
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Most people probably see them and have no clue what they are for.

Edited by ETAV8R, 08 June 2013 - 06:01 AM.

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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

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#12 ETAV8R

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

Finally pulled the camper off the truck. Primarily to do my Lagun table bracket installation. Took an extra day since the bolts supplied were either too long or too short. The top were too long and stuck out in the small storage cubby and the lower ones didn't even get past the two layers of wood on the side of the camper.
Here are a couple cell phone pics.
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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

That bracket should be standard equipment on a FWC, but they are expensive. I finally ordered one.

 

FYI - The Lagun bracket is available at svhotwire.com for $225 and ($20 UPS ground shipping) - total $245.

 

http://svhotwire.com...2&product_id=13

 

Thanks for posting the pics.


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#14 ETAV8R

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:42 AM

Copied from Roof Lifting Helper Thingys...

 

Oh YEAH!



With much help from Overland Hadley and others on WTW my roof lifting helper thingys are installed on the inside of my Finch.

I wasn't able to get pics last night since I finished after dark. The 50lb struts are perfect for my roof with the Yakima Tracks, nothing else up top yet. The roof lifts up easily and comes down easily. At first I thought the 50lb might be too much but it is perfect.


Within the last few days I thought I had it figured out. Popped it up and then was in a dilemma and didn't have a solution. I really thought with the Finch something was different. Well with some insight from Hadley I popped it up again yesterday and started again looking at lining things up. Well that did it. Got them installed in about 2 hours. Now mine isn't as clean since I used off the shelf 2x5 tie plates but I am more than happy with the way it turned out.

 

The parts:

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Disregard the larger tie plates. I went back to the hardware store and got more of the smaller ones and they worked great. More pics tomorrow.

Parts were purchased from the following:
McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/#9416K23
Struts: 9416K23 Gas Spring with Threaded Ends, 33.94" Extended Length, 16.14" Stroke $22.28
End fittings: Zinc Part#9416K88 $1.62

Bimini Fittings:
http://www.marinepar...ehiwirepin.html

~$7.00 each

2x5 Tie Plates from L@we$ these were about $0.55 each
Small screws-various prices.

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The solution/finished product
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Roof Lifting Things thread reference:
http://www.wanderthe...e-27#entry86547


Edited by ETAV8R, 03 August 2016 - 04:30 PM.

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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:17 AM

Installed the rubber mounts to hold the lifting struts when not in use today. They will go under the storage box on the passenger side. I also did the trim molding around the lifting panels like Overland Hadley did. I will take pics on my trip coming up this weekend.

 

Also the mount for the battery is coming along. Hope that is the hardest part of doing my second battery for the camper.


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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:49 AM

Here are the pics of the lifting strut holders:

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And the trim for the lifting panels is done as noted earlier. I'm not sure about these. For some reason I think they might be causing even more wear on the vinyl siding.

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Today I got more parts for the battery tray but need to get a few other things tomorrow. I did pick up a roll of reflectex for the windows of the truck cab. This has to be one of the easiest mods to do. Can't wait to see how it does while camping. This past weekend the cab was pretty warm while parked in Saline Valley. I'll get pics of this project tomorrow.


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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:28 AM

Having seen this camper in person, albeit in the dark, I can say this is a very clean rig.   


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:10 AM

Thank you sir. Wish we had talked more when we crossed paths in the middle of nowhere. Any Saline plans?


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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:54 AM

Here are some pics of today's progress...
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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:03 AM

Thank you sir. Wish we had talked more when we crossed paths in the middle of nowhere. Any Saline plans?

 You are welcome.   Saline has been a standard for us over Christmas, but this year we are looking farther south.  But you never know where a wanderer will show up!


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