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Old 07-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #2341
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Geek; go with the AT. I've been through 5 sets on 2 different Troopers, and they are the bomb. Great traction, great life, not too loud, good in snow, sand, rocks. Alot of overlanders claim they are better on sand than the Mud's, too, and definitely better in snow. I'll be putting a set on the van before winter...
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #2342
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #2343
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I need a wiring diagram for this thing



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first thing to go:
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #2344
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http://www.dynamat.com/products_car_...roduction.html

there's a lot of variant products that offer the same advantages, and obviously they are all "the best"

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/ http://soundown.com/

http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

http://www.hushmat.com/ http://www.lizardskin.com/

http://edeadsounddeadening.com/


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Old 07-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #2345
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Wiring

Geek, start a sprinter build thread....it would be cool.

That wiring plug you have in your hand is a light plug, ground, 12 v constant, 12v switched,
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #2346
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I'm thinking of going with a 2 stage sound damping system... a dynamat vibration damper for resonance and then a MLV contiguous audio layer on top (perhaps Luxury Liner if I can convince Anthony (the owner) to give me a bulk discount because of the quantity needed). Then possibly reflectix as temperature insulation on top of that before we get into the interior panels. Someday when I happen upon access to a lift than can lift 3 tons.. I'll shoot the underside & the wheel wells with second skin's "Spectrum" on the outside. I don't mind spending the time & effort into getting this vehicle as close to "silent" as I can at highway speeds.

I spent this evening planning wiring. We are putting in a sink, a stove, an outdoor shower at the back, an espar heater, a fridge, etc... and I have to pre-accommodate for it all before I can begin Not to mention leaving for future considerations like adding solar to charge the coach batteries (I think I'm going to go with dual AGM batteries and a multi-stage regulator to hand charge off from the alternator to begin with - they have these cool ones that'll auto-charge as long as the vehicle's battery is above 13 volts and then hand off when it gets to something like 13.9 - i.e. never discharge your primary and never overcharge the coach.).

I've been cramming so much on van, RV, & marine websites.. I feel like I'm preparring for a phd thesis

I'll try and remember to take photos... if it starts to come together I'll put together a build thread in hopes it might help others learn from my mistakes From what I'm gathering it can easily take 400+ hours to do everything I'm wanting to do so this may be a "several years" project if my current work load doesn't slow down. I'm trying to pre-plan the design so I can do it in stages. What the heck am I thinking?

This weekend we are taking the thing up and camping on Weston Pass at 10,000 feet in the location we saw that van a few weeks ago (that I posted) - kind of a tribute to accomplishing the (first part) of the dream. It'll just be an air-mattress in the back, some mountain bikes, and a cooler full of food but we can't wait!




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Old 07-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #2347
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The German effect.

I was considering putting remote starts in both the Sprinter & Cheryl's jeep.
It would be nice for those cold winter mornings when the temps are below freezing to start the vehicles & let them warm up/defrost before work.

Remote start for Jeep: $63.67
Remote start for Mercedes (now Sprinter compatible!): $799.99 + professional installation required.

...but it would allow me to start/stop/track the vehicle from anywhere in the world with my iphone/any web browser

moral: I'm glad I got the auxiliary heater (an electric heater that blows heat instantly when you start the vehicle while you wait for the diesel to warm up) because remote start is NOT happening.

p.s. don't you love websites with no pricing listed and you have to email an inquiry
http://smartkeystarter.com/
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:11 AM   #2348
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...and to think that just a few years ago ole Geek here was so broke he was riding the Loser! (which is at Tha Rick's BTW)

Now he's planning RV conversions of new sprinters!

He's my hero!

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:51 AM   #2349
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:12 PM   #2350
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:22 PM   #2351
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It is $600...
" I do not need any help selling this camper. I do not finance nor do I take payments over time."

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:23 PM   #2352
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...and to think that just a few years ago ole Geek here was so broke he was riding the Loser! (which is at Tha Rick's BTW)

Now he's planning RV conversions of new sprinters!

He's my hero!

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Yeah.. but I had a lot more spare time back then



p.s. the Loser got paid forward to a new guy a few weeks ago.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:52 PM   #2353
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If that thing were in Colorado, I'd be on my way with a pocket of cash...
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #2354
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Why do you call it that? Sure it is ugly by today's standards, but it is period cool.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:48 PM   #2355
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If that thing were in Colorado, I'd be on my way with a pocket of cash...
It's right down the road, you want me to go get it for you?
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