2018 Lexus GX build

Our Thanksgiving plans went afoul so we spent the weekend at home. No time for idle hands. I have had a couple sets of Wurton rock lights sitting around for years. I intended to install them on my Taco but never got around to it. Not that i’d go rock crawling at night but at camp they will be super useful.

I fabricated some simple brackets from .062 CRES located some holes, used existing fasters along the frame and wired them up to the sPOD.

The Rigid scene lights blend well with the rock lights. We are down to around 8 hours of day light this time of year so they will be super handy.

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Greg

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I need to do that but I have to figure out which Pelican box is most similarly shaped to my Trekboxx drawer system.
Pelican has a case calculator that recommends cases when you give it the min internal case dimensions. That should get you into the ballpark.

I usually start by subtracting 2" from the top and side and 2.5" from front and back of the of the external dimension that I'm trying to fit. Check the results and then adjust.

https://www.pelican.com/case_calculator.php
 
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Our Thanksgiving plans went afoul so we spent the weekend at home. No time for idle hands. I have had a couple sets of Wurton rock lights sitting around for years. I intended to install them on my Taco but never got around to it. Not that i’d go rock crawling at night but at camp they will be super useful.

I fabricated some simple brackets from .062 CRES located some holes, used existing fasters along the frame and wired them up to the sPOD.

The Rigid scene lights blend well with the rock lights. We are down to around 8 hours of day light this time of year so they will be super handy.

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Did you use a total of 4 or 6 of the Wurton lights?
 
Flushed brake fluid yesterday, part of the 30k service.

Organized the center console with leftover Trek Pack. I really like working with that product. Found my old fixed blade Benchmade, use to have it zip tied to the Taco seat rail. When I sold the Taco it got tossed in a storage bag. What is old is new again! Stitched a bit of Velcro to the sheath for extra support and zip tied it to the driver assist handle.


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Well this showed up today. Not a huge fan of RTTs, let alone the soft side kind. But moving day to day they are much easier than my Oz tent and way more comfortable than a ground tent. Compared to the ground tent or Oz tent once erected you still need to put in sleeping pads and sleeping bags, so it does actually take longer.

I chose this specific tent for a few reasons.

First and foremost, it weighs in at 94 lbs this is the advertised weight by Front Runner. I will be verifying the claim of weight.


Second, price @ 1100.00 bucks it's on the lower end of cost for a RTT.

Third, the ability to lower the weight. I found a few web pages and YouTube channels that have done a few things to lower the weight significantly. One guy claims to have reduced his down to 37 kilos or 81.4 lbs. if I can reduce the weight that low I am fairly confident I can install this by myself with assistance from Stacey helping to balance it. If I can reduce the weight to 80ish lbs it will be similar to the Oz tent all bagged up and strapped to the roof rack.

Fourth, Stacey really likes the RTTs. If momma is happy everyone is happy.

I will be verifying the progress and mods in a separate thread.

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