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    Quote Originally Posted by shayno View Post
    Not the integral tanks I wanted; simple cheap and effective.
    I added a quick lil meat hook that bolts to a jack post. Only adds about 4' of width, no one will notice on the road.lol..Attachment 94180

    shayno; Looks Pretty Good, but what about "Security", Traveling thru Canada, and you Stop for the Night somewhere, you're going to have to have someone on "Guard-Duty", or you won't have those Jugs, and or the Fuel that's in them when you get-up in the Morning,,,,, you can put a locking cable around them,,,, that will keep the Jugs from disappearing,,,, but then they will just Punch a Hole in the Bottom of the Jug, and let the Fuel run into their Container,,,,, Ask me how I know all this,,,, what's that "Old" Saying,,,,, "Been there and Done That", they got me for that same amount, that your hauling, 30 gals., I was lucky, as I had left 1/4+ in my On-Board Fuel Tank when I switched to my 2nd On-Board Tank which was right at "Empty" when this Fiasco Happened,,,,,,
    Thats my Story, and I'm Sticking to it. !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    shayno; Looks Pretty Good, but what about "Security", Traveling thru Canada, and you Stop for the Night somewhere, you're going to have to have someone on "Guard-Duty", or you won't have those Jugs, and or the Fuel that's in them when you get-up in the Morning,,,,, you can put a locking cable around them,,,, that will keep the Jugs from disappearing,,,, but then they will just Punch a Hole in the Bottom of the Jug, and let the Fuel run into their Container,,,,, Ask me how I know all this,,,, what's that "Old" Saying,,,,, "Been there and Done That", they got me for that same amount, that your hauling, 30 gals., I was lucky, as I had left 1/4+ in my On-Board Fuel Tank when I switched to my 2nd On-Board Tank which was right at "Empty" when this Fiasco Happened,,,,,,
    Thats my Story, and I'm Sticking to it. !!!

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    I thought of security. But I don't think I'll be camping around others. And, in installing a battery powered motion light back there. It's kinda dark when nature calls..

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    The camper traveled 700 miles these last few days. 230 on the Denali. Not a single issue at all. I now need shelves, and lots of them. And I didn't plan on how to carry bloody bags... So I think I'm going with linoleum for ease of cleaning.... I also need a ladder and roof rack for things not often used. Shovels, ropes, chainsaw, things like that.20170825_124008.jpg

    I also need a ratchet on the meat hook with a cleat and multiple padeyes on it. And I need to add a awning of some sort that I can move to any side by using jack mounting plates..

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    Looks really nice


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    An update for any still curious:
    I made the trip to oregon and back with not a single issue. I spent a total of 13 nights in it. On the way back I pulled my trailer that was 11k lbs. On the scales we were 21,900 lbs. I also had lift bags put in, prob the best money I've spent in a while! Really tamed the sway from the camper and trailer.20170928_200743.jpg

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    That looks like a really nice setup! Do you find that the height could be reduced or is the interior height about right? Also, do you have an estimate on material cost? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayno View Post
    I also had lift bags put in, prob the best money I've spent in a while! Really tamed the sway from the camper and trailer.20170928_200743.jpg
    If you have a truck camper I whole heartedly agree on these. I have put them on 4 of my F-250-350's over the years. They are a plus. BUT, I also a few feet of extra air line with them and cover the airlines in the plastic electrical wiring covers for added protection.

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