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Old 03-03-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Maiden voyage update

Took my first trip in the new 2017 4x4 Lo roof/PH 144" 150s. Spent 5 days out of Quartsite, AZ. With a buddy and his GXV beast. My goal was to run all systems full blown and test everything in real use senaro. All systems preformed as designed, I was extremely happy with my porta potti never had one never used one, fresh as a daisy after 4 days use granted it was a solo trip. I followed my buddy and his GXV in nice 4 wheel terrain without issues. I'm not a rock crawler and even with my ARB folding running boards I was very comfortable with clearance issues, I did order skid plates from Van Compass just for comfort factor. Espar 5 heater was a bit louder than expected at night woke me up a few times but I don't plan to use during the night if I don't t have to. Slept two nights in penthouse and two down lo, both comfortable I did order a 2" memory foam pad after the trip the cushions are a little firm for me. Al in all loved the van and the build can't wait for more. I attached a few
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:54 PM   #2
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Great looking van. Glad you had a successful first outing.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:21 AM   #3
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Ditto! After all the planning and waiting it’s time to get out there and use it!
Congratulations!
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:43 AM   #4
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Nice rig! Your buddies’ aren’t too shabby either.




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Old 03-04-2018, 10:11 AM   #5
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Nice, always great to see them in the wild! I'm considering a electric bike, one concern is battery recharging when off grid. Do you input on that?

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Old 03-04-2018, 11:06 AM   #6
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Yes those other rigs are awesome...but both commented on how they wish they had the versatility and practicality at times.
As for the Ebike my Rad Power is a great addition I have 400amps house batts, 200w solar and 2800w inverter, all charged what I needed and worked like a charm. I carry a spare Ebike batt so one is full at all times.
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That’s a great looking but rigs


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Yes those other rigs are awesome...but both commented on how they wish they had the versatility and practicality at times.

As for the Ebike my Rad Power is a great addition I have 400amps house batts, 200w solar and 2800w inverter, all charged what I needed and worked like a charm. I carry a spare Ebike batt so one is full at all times.


I got a RadMini and plan on using the heck out of it on trips. I may swing for an extra battery for additional flexibility.


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Congrats,hopefully you didn’t have to drive to slow behind those sloths even tough there your buddies haha
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:24 AM   #10
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What do you think of your hood wrap? is that Raptor lining material or is it something else? I was thinking of doing that to our Sprinter, it currently isn't in the build spec.
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