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Old 04-16-2015, 01:36 PM
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Well I discovered I don't really need a platform for my air mattress to sit on. I'll get one built though anyways. And those actuators would be really nice to have. I feel a little squished in there with the topper that close to me.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:14 PM
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Deal fell through on my pop up slide in ... come to find out, it was a couple inches too wide for the standard long bed ...

Ah well ... Plan B:



Coleman Instant 10x14 ... that's a LOT of tent. Couple minutes to set it up for anyone who's halfway coordinated ... so I don't expect it'd take me more than a half hour. <G>

This is kinda cool ... video showing one man setup and tear down in 4 minutes.

Two rooms inside, so you can set one up as a bedroom, and the other as a screen porch. I've also seen them extended with a canopy. Betcha I could back the Ranger right up to the full length doors and rig those to fit bug tight around the cap too ...

Actually seems like it'd be a better match for me ... got the ol' rhumatis and no knees to speak of, so crawling in and out of a truck bed would be a bit of a challenge. I already got a lot of the camp gear, including cots and an aerobed, camp stove and the like.

Oh. And I'd forgotten just how heavy that Century glass topper is ... I put it back on, and it can damn well stay there!



Worse comes to worse, it should provide shelter when the tent blows away ... ;-}
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:45 PM
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Deal fell through on my pop up slide in ... come to find out, it was a couple inches too wide for the standard long bed ... Ah well ... Plan B: Coleman Instant 10x14 ... that's a LOT of tent. Couple minutes to set it up for anyone who's halfway coordinated ... so I don't expect it'd take me more than a half hour. <G> This is kinda cool ... video showing one man setup and tear down in 4 minutes. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DjvQm8y1gE Two rooms inside, so you can set one up as a bedroom, and the other as a screen porch. I've also seen them extended with a canopy. Betcha I could back the Ranger right up to the full length doors and rig those to fit bug tight around the cap too ... Actually seems like it'd be a better match for me ... got the ol' rhumatis and no knees to speak of, so crawling in and out of a truck bed would be a bit of a challenge. I already got a lot of the camp gear, including cots and an aerobed, camp stove and the like. Oh. And I'd forgotten just how heavy that Century glass topper is ... I put it back on, and it can damn well stay there! Worse comes to worse, it should provide shelter when the tent blows away ... ;-}
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:15 PM
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So turns out my copper coil around the exhaust Idea aint that bad after all, I was talking to my old man today and he worked on a similar system they tried to adapt for school bus heating. He said it didn't worked in the end cause the water was getting oxidized too fast cause it ran too hot... Would be perfect for a shower on demand I think.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:51 PM
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So turns out my copper coil around the exhaust Idea aint that bad after all, I was talking to my old man today and he worked on a similar system they tried to adapt for school bus heating. He said it didn't worked in the end cause the water was getting oxidized too fast cause it ran too hot... Would be perfect for a shower on demand I think.
how hot was the bus exhaust? The Rangers exhaust gets hot. I found that out the hard way Saturday night....lol

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And what do yall have for a seal from the topper to the cab. I laid in my topper today and popped open the rear slider on both cab & topper and cranked the ac. It blew into the topper. Just not as much as I'd like.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:55 PM
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Well he didn't have any numbers to share but the fact he said was too warm just made me realized how true it is when you think about it. Ive once hold overheating coolant hose without burning myself yet ive lost skin more than once on a exhaust line. As far as the ac its designed for a small ranger cab not a suv.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:56 PM
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Well he didn't have any numbers to share but the fact he said was to warm just made me realized how true it is when you think about it. Ive once hold overheating coolant hose without burning myself yet if lost skin more than once on a exhaust line. As far as the ac its designed for a small ranger cab not a suv.
it cooled the topper down greatly. I just wana seal it so I have minimal air lose
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:58 PM
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You could always get a bike tire tube, place it around the window opening and inflate it to seal the cab to the topper :-P
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:20 AM
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They sell a boot kit that's essentially the same thing as an inner tube, but its square and designed to fit in that space and inflate. Search amazon for "truck topper boot" or something like that. Its buried in this thread lol
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:13 PM
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You can also buy the accordion boot material. I go back and forth with removing the glass from both the truck and the shell and putting a boot around the entire thing.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:24 AM
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Duct tape... I mean let's face it Pk its what you gonna end up using anyway. :-P
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:31 AM
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Duct tape... I mean let's face it Pk its what you gonna end up using anyway. :-P
lol I've moved away from cheap things. Gorilla tape is more expensive lol.

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You can also buy the accordion boot material. I go back and forth with removing the glass from both the truck and the shell and putting a boot around the entire thing.
I found a kit on Amazon last night. I'll order it shortly
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:47 PM
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Lol you crazy ape.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:57 PM
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Duct tape... I mean let's face it Pk its what you gonna end up using anyway. :-P
I tried it. Flexing from normal driving will tear it. I tried using MORE duct tape but it still tore
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:50 PM
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You obviously arent qualified to use duct tape, hehe, I do joke around alot in case this was unclear..
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