Parking lot

Discussion in 'Post Your Liberty Pictures' started by crazv6, May 16, 2013.

  1. lfhoward

    lfhoward Full Access Member

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    Enjoying some camping in the Poconos! Cheers, all.

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    This is the parking lot thread, and I did this today in a parking lot, so here we are.

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    Note the refurbished & newly installed horizontal propane tank!

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    It tucks right up under there like it was made for it. Super excited. Now I’ll have propane for my kitchen stove without having to use the 1 lb Coleman bottles that cost $5 a piece for $0.70 worth of propane.

    Here’s the kitchen setup from my last camping trip.

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    Winter camping around Dec 14 or so.

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    The next phase of the build is to install this Propex heater and run a gas line to the new tank.

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    The tank is originally from a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia camper. The guy I bought it from installed a newer bigger tank on his rig. This tank has a 3 gallon capacity (10 lb. of propane). Not quite as big as your average 5 gal barbecue cylinder but travels a lot better.
     
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  3. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Great work, I knew back when you started building this it was going to be done right !
     
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    I went back and scrolled thru' your build thread.

    That was quite a project. A lot of work. But there is always a greater satisfaction knowing you did it yourself.
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  5. LibertyTC

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    From a military chassis to where it is today, you certainly now have the best home made trailer I've ever seen!
    Excellent planning & innovation, you should be proud of your work indeed.
    With the new propane tank, any estimate of how many hours of future heat you may have available?
     
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    Thanks Tom, David & TC!

    The Propex heater is supposed to be able to run continuously for 3 hours on each pound of propane (30 hours run time on my tank). But since the Propex is on a thermostat and my trailer is insulated, I would hope for about 5 days worth of heat. Any propane that is used for cooking would make this number smaller. It will be an interesting experiment to do once the heater is installed.

    I got one of these to keep track of the propane level in the tank.

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    Bert and Ernie.jpg Bert and Ernie..
    times change.
     
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  8. LibertyTC

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    Very Nice.. is this a his & her's Jeep parking lot ? :)
     
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    Nice Jeeps!

    I have to say, though, that if I lived there it would only be a matter of time before I tried to find out if I could hit that bullseye up there near the top. :D
     
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    Ya..nice "Target"
     
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    I got my trailer’s Propex heater installed and running today. Actually it took several days: one for the electric, one for the propane & exhaust pipes, one for the heater installation through the floor, and one to dial everything in and get it firing reliably.

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    cabinet with Propex heater:
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    what it looks like inside:
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    and underneath with the gas line attached:
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    and exhaust and intake:
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    Off Grid Heat!!!!!
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    Great work.
    Sounds like you need to go camping again soon..
    I would almost bet with your insulation , that ur good for a week or more.
     
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    Jeepy went through the car wash today. She still shines up good. ;)

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    Still looks as good as it did in my garage a couple of years ago, well more than a couple !
     
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    Good memories of Mudd’s Garage. :) Those extended rear sway bar links you put on made a tremendous improvement in the ride over bumps. I think that was in 2014!
     
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