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Old 01-11-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hello All,
New member here. Retiring this fall. Taking Delivery of the
TV this Friday, a 2016 F-250 Super Cab gas. Looking to try
to get a 21 if possible. Want the back of the truck for my ATV
so no 5.0.

Have learned quite a bit by hanging out and reading. Still need
to gain the correct knowledge of how to get 4 liters of O2 / min.
to the wife's lung(singular) all night long to make this all work.

Wanted to ask Reese, or anyone, if they had ever installed recessed "D" ring tie points in the out board corners of the flooring. They put them in toy haulers as anchor points.
I was thinking that a Large Air Concentrator or Oxygen tank
could be strapped down with such an item and prevent movement of same while portaging. If located near the corners of the flooring, It would not be too bad of a tripping hazard. Would need to be integral to the frame.

Anyhow, good day from Central Wyoming. I have made contacts with the 2 other Wyoming owners and look forward to taking a tour of their rigs when possible in the near future.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:36 AM   #2
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Dave,
These trailers are 2 piece solid fiberglass with the floor inside and frame outside. I do not foresee the ability to cut a hole and attach some sort of tie point to the frame for an oxygen tank, at least from the factory. What you do after taking ownership is up to you.
Several members have solar and dual 6 volts to handle the sleep machines some need. This can easily be done by the factory.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:36 AM   #3
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Welcome! And knowing the expertise available on this forum, I'm sure you'll get this all figured out to your satisfaction.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:37 PM   #4
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Dave,
These trailers are 2 piece solid fiberglass with the floor inside and frame outside. I do not foresee the ability to cut a hole and attach some sort of tie point to the frame for an oxygen tank, at least from the factory. What you do after taking ownership is up to you.
Several members have solar and dual 6 volts to handle the sleep machines some need. This can easily be done by the factory.
Thank you cpaharley for your reply. I get the construction,
but IMO the fiberglass has to be affixed to the frame somehow?


and 4 liters a minute is a steep oxygen demand and it must be without
fail.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:52 PM   #5
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The fiberglass shell, including the underside, sits on the frame. There is a bonded in layer of 5/8" plywood serving as a subfloor. Through bolts bolt to the frame. It wouldn't be difficult to retro-fit through bolt anchors if ETI can't do it as part of the build.

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Old 01-11-2016, 12:56 PM   #6
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The fiberglass shell, including the underside, sits on the frame. There is a bonded in layer of 5/8" plywood serving as a subfloor. Through bolts bolt to the frame. It wouldn't be difficult to retro-fit through bolt anchors if ETI can't do it as part of the build.

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That is what I was thinking Ron. And I was hoping for a nominal fee that ETI could accommodate. It would provide a great serviceable tool for securing some items while in transport using ratcheting tie straps.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:57 PM   #7
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Good luck with all of that.

I've solved a lot of those issues for my wife; but the device she uses maxes out at 3 lpm continuous flow. The larger bottle filling machines that are provided by our insurer are huge, loud, and taxed the capability of a 2800w generator. Being dependant on 110v at every campsite exceeded my risk tolerance. Carrying a large quantity of O2 bottles was even worse.

If 3 lpm will do, I'd highly recommend a Sequal Equinox. It's pricey; but has been tested in Iraq & Afghanistan and runs natively on 12v. Fully charged 2x6v batteries will run it all night (at 2 lpm).
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Good luck with all of that.

I've solved a lot of those issues for my wife; but the device she uses maxes out at 3 lpm continuous flow. The larger bottle filling machines that are provided by our insurer are huge, loud, and taxed the capability of a 2800w generator. Being dependant on 110v at every campsite exceeded my risk tolerance. Carrying a large quantity of O2 bottles was even worse.

If 3 lpm will do, I'd highly recommend a Sequal Equinox. It's pricey; but has been tested in Iraq & Afghanistan and runs natively on 12v. Fully charged 2x6v batteries will run it all night (at 2 lpm).
Thank you Sturski, I read your postings about the same in the forum and that really clarifies what you said. We will need to
approach her medical care provider about the quantity.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:59 PM   #9
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Thank you Sturski, I read your postings about the same in the forum and that really clarifies what you said. We will need to
approach her medical care provider about the quantity.
Thinking even a couple e trak rails would get er done.
not my photos so hence the link...but either would anchor stuff in place while portaging.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:08 PM   #10
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Although Escape has attached the body to the frame with long bolts all the way through the frame (specifically at the front), they have switched most (perhaps all) body bolts to going through the floor and a bracket welded to the frame, or a frame crossmember. You could ask for extra brackets in suitable places, or just locate the crossmembers and drill your own holes to go through them.

I would suggest removing the factory-installed body-mounting bolts and putting them back in with a tie-down added, but I assume they're all hidden in cabinets.
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