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    Another story on why it's so critical to carry an emergency communication device

    As with most such events, it's usually a succession of errors or accidents that lead to tragedy. When there's it's a death or serious injury, the story is almost universally about more than one failure along the way. We've all encountered challenges, but the idea is to stop the dominoes from...
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    GM Gurus: Any way to look up torsion bar spring rates?

    That's a help, everyone. Even knowing there may be different rates lets me start digging into part#s to look for deviations. (I'm going to guess that thicker bars were used with heavier powertrain packages, etc.) Thanks! EDIT: Have reached out to SwayAway. We'll see if they get back to me...
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    GM Gurus: Any way to look up torsion bar spring rates?

    If memory serves, there are a couple of folks here who have deep background on all things General Motors, so hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this: Is there any way to look up the specs (particularly the spring rate) for the torsion bars in the front suspension on GM IFS...
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    The Bobcat Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains

    It's Mike, but not important. :D Fingers crossed for you! Herbie is a legit nickname too, not just a screen name.
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    The Bobcat Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains

    Damage Inspection Report for Bobcat Fire available here: Not sure where I should be looking, but I'm hoping Cam finds good news here.
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    A bag is a bag, or is it?

    Example: Canvas "drawers", stiffened with corrugated plastic, and they can also be used as hand- or shoulder-carried luggage.
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    A bag is a bag, or is it?

    Generally lighter, too. As I went through the build out inside my van, my original plan was to copy the Expo/Volkswagen Westy plan - drawers, closet, cabinets, etc. When it came down to it, I've opted for softer/lighter storage at almost every stage. Drawers replaced with either plastic...
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    Group Buy: American Adventurist Edition - Last US Bag

    In for one! Herbie (Mike) - Tan
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    Group Buy: American Adventurist Edition - Last US Bag

    Are there pictures anywhere of the Tan version? I see the Grey here and the Green on the LUSB site, but would love to see Tan before I choose!
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    Help me decide how to install a second battery in the bed of my Gladiator

    The two concerns with batteries are (a) prevent the battery from being able to move around, and (b) protect against accidentally shorting terminals, etc. Battleborn can tell you if you also have specific requirements re: gassing or temperature control, which is something to be aware of before...
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    A hot and gnatty Thomas Mountain

    Great write up! How busy it was it, with respect to finding a clear site? Been feeling the urge to get out and let my girl try her new telescope, but the last time we were on Thomas mtn we had a heck of a time finding a free yellow post. Figuring they're seeing a lot of use these days...
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    Jeep Farout Concept Vehicle

    I too am curious to see the interior. Still trying to find a Habitat-type layout that suits 3+ sleepers w/o being totally spartan.
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    SOLD: ARB 2500 Touring Awning with 2 ARB Universal Mounting Brackets, $250, Orange County, CA Area

    I got you covered: We have the same awning and we love it. We swapped to ours from a hard-case awning for two reasons: 1) Easier to self-deploy solo 2) The available "accessories" - we have the bug-room and side-shades and the way they are tailor-made for easy installation is a huge plus.
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    Corona Virus, general conversation

    I've been really (pleasantly) surprised by how my company has weathered this. The first "win" for us was that they had already made a pretty substantial investment in equipment and infrastructure - just about every employee (certainly anyone who uses a computer for work) already had a laptop...
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