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    Hardwiring an AC inverter

    That's totally possible, hence the disclaimer. I've never taken a unit apart to see how it works. The simple check is what is the max. load (AMPS) for each outlet. If it's 2.1 A then you have 3 separate circuits, 1 for each outlet. If it's 6.3 A then you have what Firetruck has said and avoid...
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    Hardwiring an AC inverter

    My recommendation is based on the following assumption. ASSUMPTION: The 3 fuses in parallel go to 3 separate inverters inside the inverter case and then 3 separate AC outlets. So the path is: battery --> 125 A fuse --> distribution block on inverter case --> 35 A fuse 1 --> inverter 1...
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    CDN's Looking for Drawer Slides

    Calling all Canucks looking to make themselves a set rear drawers! Princessauto has a surplus of 36" heavy duty dual action drawer slides. They extend 20" one way and 21" the other and can hold 115 lbs per slide. At only $19.99 CDN/slide. In the summer I was lucky enough to stumble on...
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    trail tools/repair kit

    Semlin, I agree it's better to be prepared. If you have the room take everything. I never thought about breaking a bolt and using the cordless drill to get it out. Do you drill out the treads and then tap it? Or do the easy out actually get the broken part out? I have a few snapped bolts that...
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    trail tools/repair kit

    Wow, that's a lot of stuff. I hope your truck never gets broken in to. I would try to scale back some overlapping tools: - Do you need to have 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2"? If you're doing trail fixes a set of wrenches and a 3/8" would work. For added toque use a cheater bar or 3/8" breaker bar...
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    Anybody have an Inside Sink?

    Been looking at HDj81's and have come a few JDM's with a "Camper Kit", which looks like a rear bed and sink. Does anybody have a sink setup in the back of their 80's? Is there an easy/creative way to plumb the drain and supply water? I'm thinking it's a good way to brush teeth, wash hands...
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    Sleeping Mattress for Landcruiser

    If you've got an 80, take the 2nd row out and fold the 3rd into the wall. You'll get a nice flat floor that has a width of 44" between the well wells and over 70" from the tailgate to the back of the front seats. (Click for more info on the exacty sizes). I do it all the time until I make my...
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    1st time sleeping in the LX

    Archie, that's a good idea :idea: I never thought of the passenger side windows or holding them inplace with the window. The window is square so it would be easy to make the shape. I originally wanted to you the extruded aluminum channels from Home depot, but I was planning on making the...
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    1st time sleeping in the LX

    With the 2nd row removed there is a dip in the floor behind the front seats where they would usually tumble to. This is a perfect spot for back pack and bags. The bags help raise the head of the mattress for a more comfortable sleeping position. All bulky clothing an boots etc can go on the...
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    1st time sleeping in the LX

    This weekend was my first cottage / camping trip with my LX450. I took the advice of IdahoDoug and removed my middle row, as I don't have drawers to make a flat surface in the back. 8 bolts and the middle seats are out. I fit a queen size air mattress with the 3rd row folded up. It got a bit...
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    Laptop GPS Help

    The Garmin GPS 18 Receiver LapTop USB is what I was hoping to hear. A guy I wheel with said that Garmin GPS and nRoute are the best, especially for my area. The mapping has a lot of access / logging roads listed that make excellent trails. I found quite a few of them on Ebay. As low as...
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    Laptop GPS Help

    I've done some searching on GPS antenna's, but didn't find what I was after. I'm lookng into setting my laptop up as a GPS. Most software can come as a package with a small USB antenna. Is this type of antenna any good? Or is there a better / more rugged setup I should look for. For the...
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    Bed system for the back of an 80

    As far as the bed goes, I'm planning on making a set of drawers that have the same height as the 2nd row folded down. That way I can put a double air matress on the drawers and the over the folded 2nd row. You would still have storage in the drawers, seating for 5, an almost level area for 4'...
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