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Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-25-2018, 09:25 AM
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Posted By GreyDawg
Wiring a Truckfridge, and cabinet

Hi --

About to pull the trigger on a TF49 or a TF65. I have room for either, but I don't know how much more juice the TF65 pulls over the TF49. Both are currently on back-order, but the TF65 is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-04-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks, all. This is very helpful, and...

Thanks, all. This is very helpful, and suggests two things: I still need to work my way up the learning curve -- for example, I was not being careful about holding the strippers at 90 degrees --...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-03-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks. This tool does 8-20 solid and 10-22...

Thanks.

This tool does 8-20 solid and 10-22 stranded, which suggests that the 8-solid notch corresponds to 10-stranded, ....., and 12-solid notch corresponds to 14 stranded.

Yep, might be time...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-03-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By GreyDawg
basic wire stripping question ...

Making my first ever attempts at electrical work, adding plugs and lights to my van......

I am having difficulty stripping 14AWG stranded wire: a few of the wires break off and are pulled with...
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 06-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By GreyDawg
Just what I was looking for -- thanks!

Just what I was looking for -- thanks!
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 06-13-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By GreyDawg
searching for photos?

Is there a way to search for photos or for a user's album?

I'm looking for photos of TwoGone's van.

And searching for interior photos by LenS.



Thanks!
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By GreyDawg
Yeah, the Hole is crazy with vans: privately...

Yeah, the Hole is crazy with vans: privately owned SMBs and other brands, home brews, lots of MB vans with European plates, and lots of Canadians.

The biggest change over last year however is the...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-12-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By GreyDawg
Hi Eric -- Bummer about the San Juans, but...

Hi Eric --

Bummer about the San Juans, but the Tetons are always great!

I'll probably be hanging out in Tetons/Yellowstone for most of June, so reach out if y'all want to get together...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-10-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By GreyDawg
I return to GTNP whenever I can. It feels like...

I return to GTNP whenever I can. It feels like home.

The river is super high and fast right now due to massive snowmelt. I will check out the road.

Saw a moose cow and calf early this morning...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-10-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By GreyDawg
REI stopped selling the Camp Chef dual fuel...

REI stopped selling the Camp Chef dual fuel single burner stove after the Parkland shooting, according to an employee. The parent company “makes armaments.”

I also looked closely at the GasOne...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-09-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks, all. I think I will keep the canister in...

Thanks, all. I think I will keep the canister in place but unlatched, and give it the sniff test. I will store the spares with the propane bottles.

Re: keeping a watchful eye on the Tetons on a...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-09-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By GreyDawg
Butane/propane portable stove.

[greetings from Grand Teton National Park!]


I bought a Camp Chef one-burner stove from REI that uses either butane or propane tanks. It is somewhat flimsy but should suit my simple cooking ...
Forum: Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:17 PM
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Views: 184,432
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks! Good to meet you and Vanilla, too,...

Thanks!

Good to meet you and Vanilla, too, Eric. So nice to finally put a live face and voice to a forum member I have "known" since .... 2011? 2012?

And now my head is spinning with a million...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 04-25-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By GreyDawg
A question of balance ....

My original floorplan is very RB-50-ish, with a sideways bunk over the rear axle and a galley on the driver's side. One person, in the driver's seat.

My two Group 31 batteries are just fore...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-19-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By GreyDawg
10 gallons (43 quarts, 41 liters) was going to be...

10 gallons (43 quarts, 41 liters) was going to be just barely sufficient, as I don't keep lots of cans or bottles of drinkables in a cooler (or in a house fridge, for that matter). My 55 quart ice...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks, all. Well, the question is...

Thanks, all.

Well, the question is interesting but moot.

The TB41 has a 41 liter capacity.... or perhaps a 39 liter "gross capacity" per the IndelWebasto website.

Truckfridge says the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-17-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By GreyDawg
Right ... so what I read about a "spike" (which I...

Right ... so what I read about a "spike" (which I guessed -- SWAG -- at 7amps) when the compressor turns on is correct?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-17-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By GreyDawg
Sizing wire for a TruckFridge

Hi --

I've ordered a portable Truckfridge -- TB41 -- which will plug into a 12V socket. The wire for the socket will run 5.5 feet up the passenger wall, 6 feet across the ceiling, and 5.5 feet...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-05-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks. I did more time on the webs last night...

Thanks. I did more time on the webs last night and can't find the video of the one that rotate vertical. Sigh.

I really like the videos from fellow in VanLifeTV (he's a rock climber in...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-04-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By GreyDawg
swing-away or swivel table?

HI --

I'm looking for a swing-away or swivel table, preferably with a wall or cabinet mounting bracket. The "must" is that the table should rotate to vertical position for storage against the...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-27-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By GreyDawg
Step 3: the bunk

Sorry for being so slow in posting build updates: life and working on the van seem to take precedence over writing.

[early October] With a fan, insulation and a floor (and temporary Reflectix...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-13-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,078
Posted By GreyDawg
Gosh, looking really nice. I wish my cabinets...

Gosh, looking really nice. I wish my cabinets were half as good.

The cargo van has two sorts of holes: just plain "holes" that will accommodate 1/4" PlusNuts, and the M8 threaded holes which...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-09-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By GreyDawg
No squeaks. Squeaking occurs when things...

No squeaks.

Squeaking occurs when things move or rub. The mechanical compression sandwich makes it highly unlikely that anything will move.

Vans flex. And wood moving against metal...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-08-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By GreyDawg
To clarify: The strips (foam or plywood) were...

To clarify: The strips (foam or plywood) were glued to the van floor with adhesive.

The (pre-explosion) plan was that, after laying the solid foam floor without adhesive, the GS on the perimeter...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 03-06-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By GreyDawg
Thanks! I really like the vinyl...

Thanks!

I really like the vinyl flooring. Alas, about six hours ago I deeply scratched it as I stupidly dragged a heavy box across it and there was a screw trapped underneath the box.
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