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    What are the better tent stakes for soft sand?

    In sand, we scratch out or dig a slit trench perpendicular to the the run of the tiedown string and then loop the end of tiedown around the middle of a piece of stick . Then just bury it a foot or so down and stomp on it to pack it well. Often you can scratch out the trench with the same...
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    Pressure Water for Truck Topper

    I am right in the middle of the water and sink waste part of the build so will post in a bit when I am done. JFYI, the plug from a 2" hole saw is the perfect diameter for making a replacement lid for the Reliance cans, allowing you lots of options for a material to experiement with and...
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    Pressure Water for Truck Topper

    Marine359 I am working on a build right now where I will be using a "Whale" brand marine imersion pump that sits on the bottom of my Reliance jugs, same size as yours. It fits perfectly through the spout. I made a dedicated waterproof insert for the screw cap that will contain the water line...
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    Abandoned/derelict sites

    whooooha...... (Saskatchewan)
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    Ice, Ice, Baby 2024

    Great pics Dean, We were wondering if Wood Bison #48 in your photo is sporting a DNResources ear tag or is some Toronto Maple Leafs fan missing their Jersey, either from a clothes line or their back.....?:)
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    NOPEC and RUBY (Truck and Slide in Camper )for Sale $65K (Can$) located in Southern BC - SOLD

    Well, I thought I had the camper building habit under control but recently I lost my way and sadly, my camper NOPEC and her trusty ride RUBY have to make way in the driveway for yet another “addition”. (interesting the similarity between the words “addition” and “addiction”.....) NB: I am only...
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    Hi Nyon Sorry I somehow missed your post and questions. The panels are a FRP/EPS foam/FRP sandwich, 1 and 1/2 inches thick. CPT did not have any options on panel type or thickness when I ordered mine at the beginning of their manufacturing cycle. I think they may have gone to 2 inch...
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    Dean We are having our resupply this summer via a wheel equipped Cessena twin engined "Skymaster" which our friend in Hay River just happens to own. Other than being interested in the lost Franklin expedition, he is also an avid pilot and is flying back to King William Island this summer to do...
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    Thanks. I think cardboard CAD is a great option for us who are spacially challenged. In my case, a neighour had just received this circus sized monster deck gazebo tent in a huge flatpack and he was delighted to part with the packing cardboard. I ended up with enough large double strength...
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    Hi Jake's dad Thanks for your interest. The ballpark dimensions of the interior cabover are 31" high, 54" long and 80" wide. As far as cost, I received the "guinea pig" :) price on the build so you would have to contact CPT direct as far as current costs go, as I am out of the loop in that...
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    Thanks Dean. Speaking of journeys, when are you guys leaving for the Mackenzie River Delta? I am just a little jealous.... But, we did get a chunk of funding from the RCGSociety to help with our expensive air resupply this summer on Great Slave Lake so that compensates, a little!!
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    CPT (Composite Panel Technologies) Slide In Camper Shell Build, AKA "Yes, Dear, I think this will definitely be my last one...."

    This build is a work in progress and it will take me a couple of posts to catchup to where I am now.... Part 1 Last fall, I took delivery of an 8ft slide in camper shell from CPT in Kelowna, BC. CPT and their sister company (Canadian Commercial Vehicles) are well known in western Canada for...
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    I Found it in the Woods

    Travel by water in remote areas in most of North America can give you a completely different slice of the non-mechanized history of travel, exploration at the time and above all, the fur trade. The shore and ancient campsites along these historic highways often produce some nice stuff made even...
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    Wall-mounted vent fan options

    John I am currently building out an 8ft slide in truck Composite camper shell. During the planning stages, I considered some of these same issues around a roof vent and we decided against one. The cons to it were weight, noise, cost, air drag, clearance, an extra hole in the shell on a flat...
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    Interior lighting

    I really like Goal Zero products, we have one of their an indestructible folding solar panels. I looked hard at the light you mentioned as well as Fenix camp lights (the one that looks like a blue or orange snail...), confident that the quality was definely there with both brands. The layout...
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    Interior lighting

    I am also just about to start wiring the DC lights on my project using surface run wire enclosures with simple LED lamps. A while ago, being an outdoor gear snob of sorts, I held my nose and bought a mid-quality LED USB rechargable headlamp, "Streamlight" brand. After a year and half, the...
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    Camper jack attachment durability

    But, when you hook a stump with the bottom of your jack while backing into that perfect stealth camping spot in the dark, a thru bolted piece of 2" clear fir or aluminium plate will have a greater tendancy to want to come through the corner of your camper where as the lag bolts in the pine...
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    Boxxed composite panel systems and camper bodies

    I think Andrea and Dallas at Pronghorn Expedition Vehicles in Alberta are using this product in their current custom builds.
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    Total Composites and Ventilation

    If you have a kitchen fan/vent in your current manufactured trailer, then you automatically have a vent as the little louvers in that system are not very air tight. A Composite shell is a different situation in that until you have some sort of vent or hole in the skin, they are air tight. I am...
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