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  1. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Oh this is nice. I need a BIG paper version that I can hold up in front of my face while I try and drive and fool around with the radio all while barreling down a steep hill at 70.. :ROFLMAO:
  2. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    See, this is what I'm talking about! I've got more maps than time to study them. It's so much easier to just ask you guys. I was actually thinking Capilano. Trip plans have been updated. Thank you!
  3. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    From Chetwynd, I'm taking 97 down to Prince George, then Hwy 16 southeast down to Kamloops. Then Hwy 5 through Merritt and Hope into Vancouver. I'll probably stop tonight near Kamloops. Any recommendations around there?
  4. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Hey Klahanie, I appreciate you guys following along! The pop up roof (and everything that goes with it) was probably #1 on my list of worries for this trip. I've lifted and lowered it really every day for 30 something days now and it's never seen that kind of frequent use before. The (4) 12V...
  5. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Thanks man. All that hard work will pay off when you get up here and start living out of it. I think this trip has proven to me at least that the 5500 based truck camper is just ideal for exploring this wilderness and standing up to the punishment that is driving in Alaska. It's not too big or...
  6. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    If you believe the truck's trip odometer/computer, I've been getting 11-12mpg after 7500miles. Gravel roads and hilly/curvy terrain certainly pull down the average, but what really kills it is airing down the tires. I normally run 75psi on the highway, but when I air down to 40psi or so for...
  7. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    I'm starting to feel like Alaska wants me to leave. The Arctic Ocean was a whiteout. No northern lights. Denali didn't reveal itself. The Kenai Fjords boat tour got cancelled. No salmon or bears in Valdez at the hatchery. And now, I just found out the McCarthy road is closed. Damnit! I'm not...
  8. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Thanks for the advice. Some major bed work is definitely on my todo list. I was actually thinking about replacing the aluminum C-channels with a steel subframe. Without a bunch of lift equipment, I'd have to do this without taking the bed/camper fully off the truck. Not fun, but I'll get it done...
  9. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    "Trust me, It's there..." The Dalton is one of those roads that demands your full undivided attention all the time. With all the bumps, curves, hills and steep drop off's you're a right on the edge of a total yard sale all the time. With that said, the drive up was pretty uneventful. The 5500...
  10. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    The Dalton Highway is no joke. But we'll get to that in a minute. I made my way from Tombstone over to Dawson City and took a walk around downtown. Not very busy since still early in the season. Nothing spectacular to see there. The ferry crossing went really smooth. Only had to wait maybe 5...
  11. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Trip is going great. Canada wasn't in any hurry to re-open the road to Fort Nelson so I took the long detour from Fort St. John down to Prince George and then west to Kitwanga. Then north on Cassiar Hwy 37. Partied with some Canadians at Meziadlin Lake. Camped right on the water at Twin Lakes...
  12. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Woke up this morning and called the British Columbia road people to get an update on the closure of 97. There has been alot of chatter on the news about the fire and the people, but nothing on when the ROAD would open up. The conversation went something like this, "well...there's the permits eh...
  13. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Thanks RCP! That was one hell of a 2.5 hour delay sitting on I-15 wasn't it. Nice to meet a fellow overlander.
  14. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Made it up to Ft. St. John. Unfortunately the Alaska Hwy route north is closed indefinitely due to the wildfire in Ft. Nelson. That town was evacuated and lots of the folks are here. I may give it a day or two to see if the highway reopens or change plans and take the west route on 37. When I...
  15. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    I was sweating the crossing so, yeah, I wasn't taking any chances. I tossed some food items, dropped off my pistol to be shipped to AK, donated some ammo, etc. Didn't have any weed... yet. I crossed today and it went really smooth. Border guard lady asked about alcohol, smokes, firearms, and...
  16. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Hadn't seen those before. Thanks for the tip! I'm heading to Denver, SLC and then north through Idaho to Kalispell MT to see from old friends on the way. Cross the border, Banff, Jasper, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Watson Lake, Whitehorse. Then decide if I can take the eastern route (Klondike...
  17. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Big news! We're heading up to Alaska next week... About 10,000 miles and 2 months on the road. This is the trip I had in mind when I started this build. Time to go do it! It's also a good final post to wrap up this thread. Thanks to everyone here for following along these past few years. I...
  18. Brad_UT

    2022 RAM 5500 Composite "Super Camper"

    Craig, Here are some pics of the antenna mounts and ground straps we were talking about.
  19. Brad_UT

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Check this out. I had a dual Viair compressor setup, Dual 425's I think. I liked the compact size and having two for redundancy on the trail, but they just didn't put out enough air. Airing up all four MPT's at once from 30 to 70 would take maybe 20-25 minutes. I bit the bullet and got an...
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