What is the last thing you bought and plan to buy?

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Roots66

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The recent trend in my exploding things that didn't deserve it continued the other day. Couple weeks ago it was the plastic squirrel cage on my blower motor that I exploded by being careless.

The other day it was the 12v plug on my ARB fridge:

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I'd just got back from lake camping for several nights and though I'd unhooked my trailer, I'd left my fridge (in the van) plugged into the 12v extension from the trailer.

I needed to go pick up someone the next day and just drove off, pulling the cord under the door rubber, exploding it. I'm not too bright sometimes.

So I ordered another one, which should be here this weekend.

I like these ARB 12v plugs because they have an end that unscrews so you can insert it with a stronger two prong connection and screw it into their surface mount receptacle that is direct wired (fused) to whatever battery you're using to power it. So many 12v plugs like this have a tendency to pop out when driving on dirt roads.

I may try to superglue this one back together to have a backup.

Next up for "plan to buy" is possibly a 250ah deep cycle AGM, maybe two, I found for a real deal from a local-to-me guy who has a pallet of them for a product he mfgs that lost sales due to the pandemic. So, though they're a year old, and have been maintenance charged, he can't put them in products now as new.

If I get one or two, it'll be fun to experiment with in setting up a new system in my van with different solar charging possibilities.

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You are just "blowing up" this thread.
 
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I know right , looks like I’ll start getting a lot more use out of all my pallet wood

You could buy a fully kitted out Earth Roamer with that.

On a side note, we just found out that anyone who buys a house with our builder has to agree that the price can jump $10,000 if cost of materials goes up. If the cost goes up $10,001, then the buyer has the option to back out penalty free. I am super glad we bought in June of last year (but didn't move until December).
 

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You could buy a fully kitted out Earth Roamer with that.

On a side note, we just found out that anyone who buys a house with our builder has to agree that the price can jump $10,000 if cost of materials goes up. If the cost goes up $10,001, then the buyer has the option to back out penalty free. I am super glad we bought in June of last year (but didn't move until December).
If this keeps up..... my retirement plan is to deconstruct my house and garage, then sell off the dimensional redwood lumber and land. A case where the parts are worth more than the whole (at least right now). Also may divert some 401K savings to planting fast growing trees on the back 0.4 acres as well. By retirement they may be worth some serious bucks. Oy Vey.

But in keeping this thread relevant, last thing I bought for overlanding was a nice Council Tool forged head boys axe, and at this moment the Tahoe is getting a new power steering pump and some evap work, and the next thing on the list is a replacement disk installed in my lower back.
 
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Just bought new aftermarket headlights for my car, I should have them in 7-10 days, after spending a fortune maintaining my car, I wanted to buy something that would cheer me up.

Here is a picture of them.

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I'll be using H7 bulbs, I don't really care if they are halogen or LED, that's not important to me.
I didn't think it was either until I actually installed LED. Boy, the difference was amazing. :sunglasses:
 
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got a 50 amp Lifepo4 6 kg to replace my 27 kg 100 AH AGM.
Priced dropped a lot.
Leaving for a week-end trip later today to test if it will hold up . In theory I should have the same usable capacity. We will see.
 
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Installed new Bilstein 5100 shocks and OME 880 springs last night. I got just over 2.5 inch lift up front which is amazing cause the springs are rated to be a 1-1.5 inch lift. My factory coil overs must have been worse than I thought! I'm getting the alignment tomorrow but it already is a huge difference. Now to get the rear leafs replaced to bring the suspension to a more level position!
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got a 50 amp Lifepo4 6 kg to replace my 27 kg 100 AH AGM.
Priced dropped a lot.
Leaving for a week-end trip later today to test if it will hold up . In theory I should have the same usable capacity. We will see.
I am comming back with the promised test results.
After the test trip I am fairly certain that a 100 AH AGM can be replaced easily with a 50 Amp Lifepo4. Needs more testing in colder climates, lifepo4 does not like cold and there the perfomance drops, but for me is a non issue, I don't like camping in the cold and I don't do it. I know that the math predicted that, but sometime real life gets in the way of it. The lowest I had the battery it was at 75 % charge. Also, the charge time up to 95% when it ends the bulk cycle is absolutely amazing. From 75% to 95 % it with my redarc 1240 DC to DC took a bout 10 min of driving. The charging to full takes lot longer, either via solar or dc to dc, but it is fine, has no significant impact on the overall performance
This particular brand says it can be charged even at -10 Celsius. It is not one of the top brand, but it has a good rep.
Cost - I paid for my AGM about 3 years ago aprox 170 euro. This was 299. I think it is worth it for some with space and weight issues.
 
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I just bought an Old Man Emu 2" HD lift kit, and Rock Road Outfitters upper control arms. Waiting for the parts now.

I am planning to buy a roof rack to make overlanding easier and more organized.
 
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