A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby clear82star » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 am

Awesome job!

I found your build on here awhile ago, and recently had your YouTube video pop up on my feed. Enjoyed watching it, and just read through your build for the second time :)

I too, will be "borrowing" some of your designs/ideas posting.php?mode=smilies&f=50#

I'll be uploading my build to here soon, I'm prob 50% done at this point and also have some YouTube videos documenting it... check it out if you have some time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxPCdlLg-Qg
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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby SCwood » Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm

clear82star wrote:Awesome job!

I found your build on here awhile ago, and recently had your YouTube video pop up on my feed. Enjoyed watching it, and just read through your build for the second time :)

I too, will be "borrowing" some of your designs/ideas posting.php?mode=smilies&f=50#

I'll be uploading my build to here soon, I'm prob 50% done at this point and also have some YouTube videos documenting it... check it out if you have some time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxPCdlLg-Qg


Thanks and good luck with your build!
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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby SCwood » Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 pm

BOB had some work done recently because after a couple years of camping I noticed a few flaws with the design.

#1- need more speakers! The sound behind or in BOB was great, but if you found yourself hanging out beside BOB at a camp site he was kind of hard to hear. So we cut some holes in him and spliced into the existing speakers. They’re marine speakers that came with colored LEDs in them so I wired the LEDs into the same controller that powers the galley and undercarriage so they match:
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#2- need more lights! We realized that when using the side tables at night not much light makes it their way. So a couple small cube LEDs did the trick:

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#3- too much baby! BOB has bunk beds, but apparently infants need more of a cage to contain them. So we made the top bunk into a crib:

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And of course, we had to test all these new features out so we went to Lake Whitney State Park to go camping. Unfortunately it rained, but we did get to test out how waterproof those speakers were!
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Another trip a few weeks later at Possum Kingdom State Park (it rained a little there too. What’s up with all the rain??)
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And here’s a video of all the modifications. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/TSS91iFrTFo
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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby Captain Monkeyshines » Wed May 15, 2019 4:27 pm

Awesome up grades! Can't wait until l get time to watch the video

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby Captain Monkeyshines » Thu May 16, 2019 7:43 pm

Ok. It was a really good video! Funny and informative! Thank you!

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby SCwood » Fri May 17, 2019 10:20 am

Captain Monkeyshines wrote:Ok. It was a really good video! Funny and informative! Thank you!

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby KTM_Guy » Tue May 21, 2019 4:29 pm

How bad was it to change out to the 3500# rubber? I think I’m going to need to do the same. I’m at 1,800# but still need to add 20-25 gallons water storage. I think I’ll need the heavier rubber.

Looks great by the way. I still need to figure out shade and sun canopies

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby tony.latham » Tue May 21, 2019 4:46 pm

How bad was it to change out to the 3500# rubber?


Brad 'xplained it:

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=65537&p=1180844&hilit=+timbren#p1180844

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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby SCwood » Wed May 29, 2019 12:46 pm

tony.latham wrote:
How bad was it to change out to the 3500# rubber?


Brad 'xplained it:

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=65537&p=1180844&hilit=+timbren#p1180844

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Yep, I read that before replacing mine too. The hardest part in reverse is getting the 3500 rubber in since it’s larger. Clamps helped pull it into place for me.
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Re: A big offroad(ish) benroy (B.O.B.)

Postby KTM_Guy » Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 pm

tony.latham wrote:
How bad was it to change out to the 3500# rubber?


Brad 'xplained it:

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=65537&p=1180844&hilit=+timbren#p1180844

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Tony


Thanks I just saw this. I called Timbren and they asked me to send some info and they will have their engineering dept look at it and come up with a plan for my setup. Can't beat that.

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