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Old 04-22-2014, 03:40 PM   #31
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Just make sure there is enough distance. You would not want to open garage by accident. I do not use remote to leave gate so no issues there and if it opened the garage on my way in I am heading there anyway. My van is in the garage, but we were having an issue with people breaking into cars and using the remotes to open garage an then steal everything. This hides the remote. Just so everyone knows, even the home link are sometimes an issue if they are powered when car is off. My old car was, but new one they do not work until the key is in.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:06 PM   #32
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I also have a white 2003 7.3L nicknamed The Yeti! However mine's no where near as nice, i'm starting with an empty canvas, but i'm getting there and yours is certainly inspiration!
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #33
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That is too cool. It just seems that the name fits. I was thinking of getting a sticker made, but can't find what I am looking for.

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Old 04-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #34
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Over the weekend I did a quick one nighter with the dog. I had planned on camping North of Sedona, but quickly found out the ground was like soup when I turned off the main road. Made it about 200 yards before I got stuck trying to turn around. The recovery went ok as I had my TREDS, tow strap, shovel, D-shackles and winch. I was able using all to get back on the main road. I then backed up the entire way to the main road with some throttle help. This lead to an issue that I needed to correct. All my recovery gear was inside the van under stuff. I was a bear moving things around to get everything out ankle deep in mud. This is my solution:

I mounted the TREDS on the spare tire:


I added the axe, tow strap and shovel to the carrier as well:


Everything is bolted down so it does not walk away. I can't decide if I want to put holes in my tire cover or leave it off. The Yeti is garage keep, so no huge sun issue. I know it may take a little work to get off, but at least everything is in one place and outside.

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Complete, I really like it.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:34 PM   #36
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Thanks. I think it is going to work great. I just need to build a fuel water can carrier for the other side.

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Old 05-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #37
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After seeing a friends Plasti Dipped Rims, I figured I would give it a shot. I liked the rims on the van, but just did not like the chrome look. The best part is if I don't like it, I peel it off and move on. It is cheaper then rims and I can see if I really like the blackout look. Let me know what you think.

I did the rims and other chrome items on the van. I am digging it so far.


The Rear with Black Rims and black axe handle.


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Keep us up on how well this holds up and if they are harder to keep clean. I've always wondered.
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I Have Air!!

I finally got to install on-board air. It went pretty well. I had to make a custom bracket to mount on frame below passenger door. I added a piece to protect the compressor facing the tire. I have one quick connect at each end of the van. I may remote mount the air filters, but will see how things work for now. Here are some pics(sorry for phone pics):

The bracket I made.


It mounted up.


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Now just need to hit the dirt to try out.

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Is that the dual ARB compressor?
Why that one instead of Extreme Outback?
Also a tank might help give you more volume (for the first tire at least) and quicker air up times....
Then again I haven't crawled under your van yet (something to do next time at camp) so not sure how much room you have under there.

I like the heavy duty bracket and I really like the rock guard idea, I will be stealing that for my install.
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