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RE: TR: Redwoods, Humboldt county, and quiet

Great looking trip. Lots of fun and a very smart move on your part.
cewillis 03/15/21 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

About what year would you say that gas engines “caught up?” Try reading carefully. I did not say that gas caught up with diesels. I said BOTH have improved significantly in the last 10 years. To simplify for the reading impaired: there are very VERY few instances that 1000+ ft-lbs are needed in a light duty truck - and NONE for hauling a TC. Alright know-it-alls, start finding exceptions.
cewillis 03/04/21 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Another opinion re: gas vs diesel. If I were buying new now, it would almost certainly be gas. Both engine types have improved greatly in the last 10 years. In 2006, there was more difference between them. Diesel: spend more $ and get the power and torque so that one never has to even consider not having enough. And hold its value much better. Gas: significantly cheaper - and you get what you pay for. In this one persons considered opinion, the 2006-2007 Duramax LBZ diesel + Allison 1000 transmission was The Best Power Train that had ever been available in a light duty truck. Worth the money to me, and it provided 13 years of trouble free service over some of the roughest terrain imaginable. (also worked well for the world famous Grand Whazoo) That truck was also a jack rabbit. If one were so inclined to stand hard on the brake, spool up the turbo charger and pressurize the transmission, then drop the brake, the result was over 100 feet of twin strips of rubber (and some neck pain for the un-prepared).
cewillis 03/01/21 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Wet bath with shower does not work well in a pop up. Wet bath with shower worked just fine in my Outfitter Apex8.
cewillis 02/26/21 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

Platinum cat is definitely my choice.
cewillis 02/08/21 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Cab over Camper shell?

Fourwheel campers sell shell versions of their popup campers for exactly your purpose. No exactly cheap though.
cewillis 01/17/21 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: Trip report: Boondocking in Mojave Desert -- blog post

Careful there, you're about to exceed your fun quotient for the year.
cewillis 12/28/20 03:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Good greif.....

A fine bit of engineering in the hands of a skilled operator. Wonder what they think the electric jacks are for -- wtf.
cewillis 12/16/20 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Chuck Yeager, RIP 1923-2020

A true American legend and hero.
cewillis 12/10/20 04:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: TR: Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Wonderful pictures as usual, Dan. You two sure get around - even not that far from your home.
cewillis 12/03/20 08:46am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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