SDM Build Thread

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by SamCarroll, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. duncan

    duncan Member

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    Nice rig. I want a drawer system like yours. I'm also planning to upgrade my wheels and I'm torn between SCS and moto metal wheels.
     
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  2. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Installed the fridge slide over the weekend and tested my battery with it on.

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    Battery started at 12.1v at 730am Sunday and i checked it throughout the day and the fridge maintained the proper temp and this morning at 7:00am the battery was at 11.8v and started up no problem. Real happy with the fridge so far in testing at least.
     
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  3. barrrf

    barrrf Well-Known Member

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    Fridge drawer is pretty neat
     
  4. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    i also like that i can remove the slide stops and just pull the slide itself completely out with fridge attached. So it doesnt need to stay in all the time.
     
  5. Kkirwan71

    Kkirwan71 the other delaware guy

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    Samb gonna go off the grid here soon

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  6. barrrf

    barrrf Well-Known Member

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    Needs more solar panels for that
     
  7. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    possibly throwing a 100w on top soon
     
  8. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    installed and upgraded my Battery to an AGM and grabbed a deep cycle to match so i can assemble my dual battery set up.

    Installed and upgraded my communications. installed the Ham over the weekend.

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    extended the mic to be able to plug/unplug when not in use and still hidden.

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  9. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    #rich
     
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  10. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    tent is back on now that winter seems to be done.

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    opened it up to air it out and make sure no fucking spiders.

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  11. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I have not checked this thread in some time. My goodness at all the new mods and how much function you have added to this thing. Very awesome!
     
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  12. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    did some mods to the tent to make it a little easier for opening/closing and using.

    Changed the sliding ladder to a telescoping ladder. Previous ladder was real thick when closed, its the one that comes with the tent but it was barely long enough to be useful on top of the 4runner. This ladder is for 8' lengths so i have some rungs to spare. Also takes up less room on top when folded so the bag is a little easier to put back on.

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    changed the velcro straps to lashing straps so i can really cinch down the tent when closing. Sometimes the fabric holds some air and makes it difficult if not tucked properly.

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    Installed a real hitch, not the OEM 4 bolts on the cross member hitch that i always felt was sketchy. Also relocated my backup cam to the swing gate instead of the hitch plug.

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    Also bought a new camp stove. I had to find one that fit the measurements of my cook table on my drawer set up and the Coleman fit the bill. I am keeping it in place with 6 L brackets since its 1/8" from the top of the drawers once closed so this will keep the stove in place so i dont need to store it elsewhere.

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    Camping in two weeks, so trying to get it ready asap
     
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  13. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    I have that same stove from when we tent camped, easily the best $40 I spent on anything camping related.
     
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  14. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Def dig useful mods


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  15. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Went camping out in Pismo again, didnt get a ton of photos but heres a few from the weekend.

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    new tent and fridge did great. The fridge was awesome for bringing meat and not having to worry about ice.
     
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  16. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Rebuilt my CV axles this weekend over the easter break. Was easy and much needed, they had torn awhile ago but recently gotten worse. With trips coming up this summer i had to do it soon.


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    Once completed i washed it to get all the salt and CV grease off the lower arms.

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    Before i washed it though i test fit the bypass mounts to see how and if anything would get in the way.

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    EDIT: Also added my removable fuelpax mounts to test fit for the next trip. Two 3.5 gals on the spare.

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  17. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how many people see that thing running around clean as a whistle and make mall crawler jokes.
    nEvEr sEeN mUd
     
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  18. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    im sure a lot :rofl:
     
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  19. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Dat bypass
     
  20. Silver04

    Silver04 DA04

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    :wave:
     

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