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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:00 am
by TommyG
Beautiful work on the camper. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:00 pm
by Limamikemike
Awesome camper build, you have some mad skills

DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:52 am
by DamageWagon
Thanks guys! Camper should be done tomorrow if everything goes as planned. Done enough, at least.


A few weekends ago I took a friend and his father out to the Mojave Trail in Southern California. We had a blast. Met a nice Austrian fellow who is taking a 6 week trip to the national parks in the western US and happened to share my first name. The water crossing at the end was a little deep this year [emoji51] hearing water all along the "hull" of the truck that sounded exactly like water under a boat is an interesting feeling

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I'll post some more pictures when I get a chance. I love the Mojave, it's a very social place and a treat to get to enjoy it.

Sent from my safe space

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:37 am
by Colibri
That's coming out so damn nice, good work sir :rockon:

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 pm
by MikeKey
So how'd it go? Where are the pictures? Dying to see the finished camper!

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:05 pm
by DamageWagon
When your trusted dirtbiking friend says "take the second water crossing with speed", and you think he means "pin it!", but he really means "take it at like 30"



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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:55 am
by Colibri
:jawdrop: hahahahaha holy shit! That should be a dodge sales advert

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:14 am
by Bill2014
HYDROPLANE right across :rofl:

Underbody powerwash!!!

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:53 am
by DamageWagon
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Here is aearles taking the same line

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:57 am
by DamageWagon
We had lots of fun at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Right before our friends joined us it snowed a few inches, and since we showed up on opening day some of the roads were pretty adventurous
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:58 am
by DamageWagon
The view is always worth the drive at the Grand Canyon

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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:06 am
by DamageWagon
Since We've had a few days to stay in one spot with our friends in Fort Collins I figured I'd share some of our Colorado fun. We made it up Cinnamon Pass and the majority of the Alpine Loop, but Engineer was closed due to landslides over the road and snow on the pass. On the drive up to Fort Collins through the Roosevelt National Forrest my girlfriend yelled "Moose!". Half of me didn't believe her and half of me really wanted to see a moose so we skidded into a pullout and we all walked back a hundred yards - low and behold, a moose! Which then saw us and started to run towards us [emoji15] until it veered off and walked through the river. Colorado rocks. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Obligatory Marmot pic
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:56 pm
by nts007
Nice man! That's awesome areas

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:36 pm
by Colibri
Damn! That's beautiful country, looks like a great time. I'm a little jealous sweating my ass off down here lol :rockon:

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:29 pm
by Reloaderguy
Your Airstream pop-up looks awesome.

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:08 pm
by DamageWagon
With the high cost of aftermarket cooling, I'm really considering ulterior options Image
I think if I can grab some barbed fittings and brake lines a few of these and some computer fans ought to keep my oil temps in check!

DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:02 pm
by DamageWagon
How fun is it to replace the front axle seals? Image

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:27 pm
by Reloaderguy
You have to pull the carrier.

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:23 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
DamageWagon wrote:How fun is it to replace the front axle seals?
It's about 4-6 hours of fun! :excited:
A slightly bent housing can also cause a leaking seal. When you get it apart look straight through the axle tubes, if it's bent you'll know.
At least you've had the hubs and knuckles apart recently, so it should be easy.
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Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:37 am
by DamageWagon
I invested stock in the anti-seize used to assemble the knuckles, so yeah I got that going for me. I ought to put a truss on this thing anyhow. I think when we did ball joints it's possible we nicked the deal with the shaft and it's just taken a few months to work its way out. As long as the deal doesn't go postal I'm thinking I can get quite a bit of time out of this to prep.

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:25 am
by DamageWagon
Boy I haven't updated this in a while! This is pretty late here but I started a company, Dethloff Manufacturing (dethloffmfg.com), focusing currently on functional improvements for the Ram platform. So far its been going well, and I've got a few new things rolling out hopefully next month. I owe a big thanks to MikeKey for being the impetus for me getting in gear and diving into the business and for being my first customer, and building me a pro website. Thanks!

Blah blah, nobody wants a diary so onto truck stuff! I decided the factory muffler with the resonator hacked off by angle grinder wasn't quite what I wanted so I tossed it and installed a Jones Turbine 3030XL. It slipped straight onto the factory Y-pipe and I put a turn-down on it. That caused bad drone so I had a local exhaust shop bend a tip to come out by the front spring hanger. This is the most tucked I could keep it (away from rocks) and I'm really happy with the clearance so far. The system still drones some so I just had the guy bend a J-tube I'll weld on and see if that makes it healthy. I'll add some pics soon.

Re: DamageWagon's AdventureWagon

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 am
by MikeKey
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