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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    It's amazing how many posts from people complaining about the power derating share a photo of their gauge cluster and they are running super high RPMs.
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Everything is discounted right now because of interest rates, making up revenue due to the automobile strikes, and all brands want to move 2023 models. The 2024 Gladiator has received a few updates, so dealers and Jeep need to incentivize potential buyers with discounts instead of waiting for...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Which generation of Eco are you Googling? The Gladiator is using the 3rd gen Eco. Currently, the only "issues" that I am aware of related to the engine is the fuel pump, which is more due to the crappy diesel we have in North America (I have been running additives since about 500 miles). This...
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    Can we talk coffee brewing?

    Our main home coffee maker took a poop, so I found the smallest coffee maker I could use as a backup while waiting for a warranty replacement and figured I could use it in the Jeep also. While camping I do enjoy a really good cup of coffee (used to own a coffee e-commerce store) and usually use...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    This is what I did. I knew that I would be swapping out the suspension, bumper, installing Air Lockers..blah blah. So I ordered a Sport S with a few factory features that I wanted like LED lights, heated seats, the better alternator, and a diesel engine. For me, it would have been a waste to pay...
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    Severe weather or other safety alerts to your InReach, Zoleo, etc.

    Man, the system is getting a workout today here in Western Washington. Lots of flood alerts and warnings going out due to the 10 gallons of rain that have fallen in the past few hours.
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    You probably have the 813 strap kit.
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    Phone mounts?

    Not sure what vehicle you have, but I am a big fan of the Expedition Essentials dash systems. I have one in my Gladiator in combination with Ram arms and iPhone/tablet mounts. Plus they add power to most of the mount systems.
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    I upgraded the strut system with the 813 strap kit. I didn't like how the bracket flexed so much and this pretty much cured the issue.
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    Since we are speaking of the struts, anyone remove one per side or find softer struts to make it easier to close? Mine seems a little harder to close than others (my father's is easier) to close. And yes, I am closing it correctly pulling straight down and with all the windows open to allow the...
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    2000 Ford F250 7.3 ZF6 Four Wheel Camper Hawk Ventura, CA

    Awesome build. If I didn't have the Gladiator and was in the market for a truck + camper, I would definitely be interested. Good luck with the sale.
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    Reach out to They are the USA importers and carry replacement parts.
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    You must have a large torso, or I have a short torso. I am 6'5" and have never hit my head and have always felt like I have a lot of headroom. Rubicon (and Mojave) models have softer springs than other Gladiator packages. I loaded the crap out of my stock Sport S when it was stock and before...
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    Introducing the “NEW” Alu-Cab Canopy Camper

    What does everyone use for an indoor/outdoor thermometer? I like to see how cold it gets overnight and currently use a cheap one that requires clipping the external sensor somewhere outside once reaching camp. Preferably, it would be nice to have a system in which you mount the outside sensor...
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    Recommended adhesive for insulation to aluminum sheet.

    I have not experience with Sikaflex when it comes to insulation, but I can tell you that it bonds very well to everything else I have used it for on my Alu-Cab Canopy Camper. Just make sure you have a dedicated pair of pants and shirt because the stuff can spread like crazy lol. I have used...
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    Severe weather or other safety alerts to your InReach, Zoleo, etc.

    Sounds like a good service to have since I explore both near the coast as well as in the mountains where I could encounter a fire. I just signed up.
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    Heated Lithium / LifePo4 House batteries in Northern (cold) climates

    Which REDARC system do you have? Technically you can wire a BCDC controller in a way to send power to the battery when below the temps. You just basically switch the lithium charge profile off until the temp comes up and then you can switch it back to the normal lithium profile.
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    Best deals on 100ah LiFeP04 batteries?

    I have been a happy 3-year customer of the LiTime brand. I have been running the 200AH version and looks like they now have a self-heating version and it's on sale. ADMIN - Removed link as it did not go to Amazon
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    Ideas for a new dedicated GPS for overlanding

    Another vote for iPad Mini + Gaia. I haven't had any problems with this setup. I also keep basic maps loaded on my iPhone for a backup and of course, also carry paper maps/books as an additional backup.