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Old 03-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #1846
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Why not just use Moto Cinch:

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #1847
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added a chock

Just added a removable chock.. just a simple 3 x 6 plate holding the
the chock.

Interesting fact. The passenger Sprinters has a plastic polycore floor.. not wood
like in the cargo vans. Had to be creative in mounting to the floor.
2012 12 passenger van .. with the chock in .. I have 92 inches of floor space to
the rear doors







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Old 03-20-2012, 08:28 AM   #1848
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #1849
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btw ...





happy birthday Mr. Geek ... you old goof!!!










It's Geek's birthday? Well... Happy Birthday, Buddy!
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #1850
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Look who dropped by here proudly grinning like a Cheshire cat

For those who don't know Paul, that's Lemur Pilot here on ADV pimpin his brand new Sprinter

Paul! Next time stick around for another 5 minutes before you leave! I passed you on the street in front of our place! (I was the one giving you the weird look in the Liberty)

Congrats on that beauty of a Sprinter!
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #1851
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Well, Geek, we haven't met yet, but a hearty HBD to you!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #1852
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Thanks

Tried out the 8020 wheel chock yesterday while getting the bike plated. Didn't work very well.. a bit too fiddly.

I'm going to incorporate the pitposse.

Did succeed in the getting the XCW street legal though

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #1853
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #1854
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Paul! Next time stick around for another 5 minutes before you leave! I passed you on the street in front of our place! (I was the one giving you the weird look in the Liberty)

Congrats on that beauty of a Sprinter!
I was only going to stay 1/2 an hour but then we got carried away with future plans and grand visions of what our vans were going to turn out to be. Glad Ed had enough light left to finish the 500.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #1855
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I wanted to hear your stereo mate.. your installation is
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #1856
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Man, I LOVE your van! That things kickass! I always like them, but they was just to pricey.

You know what I wanna do one day, is get me one of them there cube vans [like the u haul ones], used and cheap, and make it cool in the back like that, like a cheap RV sort of but customized!

But I's gonna try and read this thread, it'll obviously take me quite a while but nice!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #1857
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Thanks

Tried out the 8020 wheel chock yesterday while getting the bike plated. Didn't work very well.. a bit too fiddly.

I'm going to incorporate the pitposse.

Did succeed in the getting the XCW street legal though



These wheel chocks are working out well and just pop the center pull up and remove.



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Old 03-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #1858
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if you take on that sort of project, you'll need to post pics.



Yes, people who talk about projects like that but don't pics are really annoying
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #1859
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We looked at the new Roadtrek's last year at the RV show..

The 144" was $109,000
The 170" was $119,000

I can buy a lot of tools (and a new 500) with that extra 50 grand

We've got a good friend who owns B&B RV here in Denver and we've been thinking of asking him to find us an affordable (yeah right... like there's such a thing) used mini RV or conversion van (would love the "right" 4X4 conversion). Man, I'd love it if I could find one of these Sprinter conversions if they ever come up for sale used. I'm betting that'll be a super-rare occurrence.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #1860
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Its not that rare to find them come up.. but you won't find a 4x4 Sprinter (they don't bring the 4x4 to the US) unless someone's spent $20K @ upscale automotive and had their kit put in.

4x4 van conversions tend to go for crazy money.. do some searching on "Quigley" and "Sportsmobile".

So are you coming over Sunday to change my tires for me practice tire changes?

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