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CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« on: December 08, 2015, 01:25:26 PM »
I've been owning this camper and playing with it for a couple-few years now, so I'm about to dedicate it to my hide site and prep it up for the deep freeze
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:26:38 PM »
So, lesson #1: When you live in a hot/cold climate then do not keep any coke cans in the frig
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 01:28:14 PM »
So today ended up being a clean up and get things workin' day
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 01:29:54 PM »
Sorting through things, fixing that cleaning this
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 01:31:12 PM »
Getting it sorted and cleaned...
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 01:32:12 PM »
Looking OK!
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 01:34:40 PM »
I'm adding bits here and there. Weapons rack, tools, storage, filters, you name it.

I want to get those LED bulbs to replace the myriad of incandescent bulbs...who sells those?
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 02:53:48 PM »
So, lesson #1: When you live in a hot/cold climate then do not keep any coke cans in the frig


I could've told you that.  ;D
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 04:04:54 PM »
So, lesson #1: When you live in a hot/cold climate then do not keep any coke cans in the frig


I could've told you that.  ;D
Yea?...Well you didn't

Say, when are you gonna marry one of my daughters?
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2015, 04:11:24 PM »

Yea?...Well you didn't

Say, when are you gonna marry one of my daughters?


When have pilots ever listened to Grunts?

Geographical impossibility. Unless I recently won the lottery and I'm not currently aware of such a momentous occasion.
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So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 04:21:40 PM »
I got all the bulbs from Amazonia.
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2015, 04:34:00 PM »
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 07:24:41 PM »
For storage, I'd keep nothing edible in the trailer......vermin will be drawn to it and establish residency and then want citizenship and voting rights on the Realman BOD.  Sealed bottles of select distillery products are safe.....just saying!  I leave ant baits in mine as I've seen carpenter and the little red ones appear on trips, inside.  With a compressor, I'd drain H2O system and blow out your lines, pull heater plug and drain bypass line.  I also remove low water point drains to blow-out lines completely.  Don't forget to remove and drain line filters if you have them.  RV Anti-freeze the drain p-traps, I don't do water lines anymore after blowing out lines- easier to put into service in spring.

Leave fridge and freeze doors open for storage, especially after Coke eruption - you'll grow mold otherwise, no matter how clean you think you got it!  I also crack roof vents a little so it breaths.
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2015, 09:48:51 PM »
Have you really had it that long now?

We don't freeze here so that is a plus. I do keep lots of food in mine, but all factory sealed, cans and 5 gallon cans.

I also throw flea collars in the fridge area thats keeps all the little buggies out, no nests or spiders.
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 10:08:50 PM »
Lotza stuff
Flee colars
Leave doors open
Crack the roof vent
Find someone else to marry daughters

Got lots of tips for sure.

But

I plan to keep it fired up all winter! Yup going down there like all the time so I'll hook up a 1000 gal tank of the P-Pane and let er rip!

Gotta have a place to crash...
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 09:05:44 AM »
I went with M4 Products. More money but very well built and better voltage range 10-30v,  so if you have solar charging at 14.5v - 14.8 volts won't hurt the bulbs. We spent a week at Glacier Nat. Park  just on solar and LED lights, ran the C-Pap at night no problems.
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2016, 01:15:47 PM »
What's linear ft. on that beast?
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2016, 03:32:15 PM »
What's linear ft. on that beast?
A bit over 35 feet me thinks

No fun to pull, I'll tell ya that
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2016, 07:28:28 PM »
What's linear ft. on that beast?
A bit over 35 feet me thinks

No fun to pull, I'll tell ya that

I would venture to guess that you have not pulled much length wise or else you may have something connected incorrectly? 
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2016, 07:30:42 PM »
What weight distribution and anti-sway system are you using?


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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2016, 10:09:17 PM »
He's a pilut.  He lives for the sway...
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Re: CPC (Command Post Camper ;-)
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2016, 11:43:25 PM »
My friend has an Anderson system and I have been looking into them.

http://www.andersenhitches.com/catalog/andersen-nosway-weight-distribution-hitch.aspx

A few more $$$ but I like the looks of it.
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2016, 10:10:34 AM »
What weight distribution and anti-sway system are you using?


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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2016, 10:11:47 AM »
My new trailer is a bit over 37 ft long with about 1500 lbs of tongue weight loaded for travel, and tows as nice as any I have owned. You have more than enough truck, maybe rear tires of the truck need more air pressure. You said once you needed to get the hitch set up right, did that happen? Any of the good WD setups with sway control should do a good job for you. Have you scaled the set up to see where the weight actually is and if you have returned enough weight to the front end of the truck.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2016, 10:18:40 AM »
It's not the camper, must be trying to pull it with SQ D?!? :o
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2016, 02:42:50 PM »
My new trailer is a bit over 37 ft long with about 1500 lbs of tongue weight loaded for travel, and tows as nice as any I have owned. You have more than enough truck, maybe rear tires of the truck need more air pressure. You said once you needed to get the hitch set up right, did that happen? Any of the good WD setups with sway control should do a good job for you. Have you scaled the set up to see where the weight actually is and if you have returned enough weight to the front end of the truck.
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Down to the farm, put it under a roof, and there she stays!

Have you considered selling it and putting a mobile/modular home in instead?  Would last longer with less maintenance and more comfort.  Loss of potential mobility being the trade off.
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2016, 03:29:11 PM »
I think Don likes his gadget trailer.
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2016, 08:19:36 PM »
Not going to sell it. Will just hold onto it. Later this summer I plan to put up a pole barn style roof over it with open sides, to protect against the rain and sunlight. It should remain useful for a couple decades I would think. Be a nice guest house when I get the cabin finally up.
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