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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Feb. 3, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
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If I was looking for more of a offroad compatable camping set-up I would look at a Westy 4x4 van or a 4x4 Toyota van . Seen a video of a Toyota 4x4 van doing the Rubicon , van looked pretty stock apart from the BFG tires .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcHinD5CUk

It may have been this van , but non the less it does more than my preunner Taco can LOL

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Feb. 3, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
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Yup

Coleman has a little hot water on demand system that can be used for a shower set up .

http://www.colemancanada.ca/en_CA/hot-water-on-demand-h2oasis-portable-water-heater/2000026562.html?cgid=coleman-stovesandgrills#sz=12[HTML_REMOVED]start=13

There is also those little portable toilets you can get at CT for $150 or so that are nicer to use than a bucket and bags .

But yeah you are correct there is many a way to add luxury,s in a simpler way.

That thing is sweet!

Feb. 3, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
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That thing is sweet!

https://www.amazon.ca/Eccotemp-L5-Portable-Tankless-Outdoor/dp/B000TXOJQ4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8[HTML_REMOVED]qid=1486177853[HTML_REMOVED]sr=8-4[HTML_REMOVED]keywords=coleman+hot+water+on+demand

found this one as well , much better price and works with a 20lb bottle as well

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Feb. 3, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
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Chris Bentchetler has a wicked Sprinter Camper van. It's up in Oregon parked next to Austin Smiths rig. Cyrus Sutton has a Sprinter and opens the barn doors to set up a shower.
Everyone down here has a long section plastic pipe strapped to their roof rack with a ball valve at the lower end. As well an an awning and snorkel.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Feb. 3, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Eccotemp-L5-Portable-Tankless-Outdoor/dp/B000TXOJQ4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8[HTML_REMOVED]qid=1486177853[HTML_REMOVED]sr=8-4[HTML_REMOVED]keywords=coleman+hot+water+on+demand

found this one as well , much better price and works with a 20lb bottle as well

Game changer. $500 and I was a bit too spendy. $167? I'll have one of those for my next winter Tofino surf trip. My wife might even agree to go "camping" again.

Feb. 4, 2017, 8 a.m.
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If I was looking for more of a offroad compatable camping set-up I would look at a Westy 4x4 van or a 4x4 Toyota van . Seen a video of a Toyota 4x4 van doing the Rubicon , van looked pretty stock apart from the BFG tires .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcHinD5CUk

It may have been this van , but non the less it does more than my preunner Taco can LOL

I wonder these have not caught on? AWD, mid engine and optional supercharger. I think I have a project in mind…

http://www.wildrootsphotography.ca/

Feb. 4, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
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Just go use the pay showers

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Feb. 4, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
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Game changer. $500 and I was a bit too spendy. $167? I'll have one of those for my next winter Tofino surf trip. My wife might even agree to go "camping" again.

Looks like you still need water pressure tho. Itd be cool to have a little pump included so you could pull water from a river/lake/tank

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Feb. 4, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
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Looks like you still need water pressure tho. Itd be cool to have a little pump included so you could pull water from a river/lake/tank

There is a pump available for $90 or so . If you look at the bottom of the link page there was a list of other items most common purchased and a pump was one of them .

My van already has a water pump and tank , one could use a gravity feed system if you don,t have a pump .

Or you could use a pressure feed system , with the tanks on the roof that use the sun to heat up . Most of those systems are sealed and they pressurize the tank with a hand pump .

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Feb. 4, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
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Just go use the pay showers

This would be more about having a warm shower wherever I go, be it the end of a FSR, at a rec site or BC Parks campground. Kennedy Lake with a warm shower would be delightful. Surfers Junction isn't always my cup of tea.

Feb. 4, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
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The Coleman one has a pump built in right?

Feb. 4, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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With the passing of my Mother in Law lost the Toronto accomodation. So will be doing the camping with a minivan at events thing this summer.

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Feb. 4, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
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The Coleman one has a pump built in right?

I would assume it does , I never watched any videos on that unit , juts the $167 set-up . Even if it does have a pump it must use a battery to power it I would think , the cheaper unit has 2 D cell batteries .

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Feb. 4, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
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The Coleman one has a pump built in right?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baP-wcEGrHw

Feb. 4, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
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There it is, right in front of my stupid face. Derp. Thanks.

The Coleman looks like a real tidy package.

Looks like there's a few other options out there, Cabellas has a few types, starting at $200.

http://www.cabelas.ca/product/87349/mr-heater-base-camp-shower-system

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