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Old 10-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #2266
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It's been said before....you suck
I'd like to second this.




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Old 10-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #2267
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I'd like to second this.

I third.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:26 AM   #2268
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It's unanimous. Geek Sucks.

We're trapped at home, because he has used up all the available free time on himself.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:40 AM   #2269
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I love the build, love the details. But this thread is so long, it's quite difficult to find particular parts that I remember reading months ago. This thread needs an index. But then of course, Geek will change the design/layout and screw it all up.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #2270
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #2271
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The cows think the sprinter is cool






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Old 10-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #2272
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1 out of 4 cows tends to disagree with other cows, but nothing to do with sprinters.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #2273
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I think someday you really ought to take the time to go enjoy the rig someplace fun and interesting.

speaking of how is your rig coming?
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:03 AM   #2274
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This thread needs an index.
Not just of this build but many references from it. Last car I bought was 1998, a Yota still serving me very well. Been rolling change and waiting patiently 4 the Stateside 4wd......


Overview - http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11512

Shade : http://www.fiammausa.com/products/awnings.asp?Fam=F01

Pics: http://sprinterlife.com/our-home

ADV Adventure Van: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715683

Version 2 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post19823025

Heater http://www.esparparts.com/index.php

Lighting Post - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1949

Special latches and hinges http://www.southco.com/

Awning http://busdepot.com/details/awning.jsp

8020 Aluminum Stock from Geek http://www.8020.net/

Onboard Air Compressor http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4720

Electrics Manual

www.sprinter-engineeringcompliance.com

Fridge Thread - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749798

Fridge geek http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1967

Solar Info - http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/i...p?/topic/3887/

Electrics - http://bluesea.com/category/2/productline/388

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2137

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1505

Trailer Lights

http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-V...cleid=20129900

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5NBFeEhaGQ

Expedition vans forum http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...her-E350-build

Van Ideas

http://www.outsidevan.com

http://zenseeker.net/Kid/AdventureVan.htm

Diesel Appliances http://www.badgertrek.com/sportsmobile/appliances.shtml

Parts - geuninemercedesparts.com

Ideas http://www.reisevan.de/pages/konzept.php

Battery to battery charger http://sterling-power-usa.com/12volt...rycharger.aspx

Wiring size by length and amp - http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/am...uge-d_730.html

http://sprinterstore.com/sprinter_store.htm
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #2275
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...... I plan on covering with 1/8" foam and then the interweave just to give it an "interior wall" feeling.
Our long term goal is to go to an upholstery shop and have custom cushions made that make two sofas and backs..
Two things to think about on this subject.

Consider having the upholstery shop include zippers to , so you can remove & wash the fabric. Many years ago I bought an '82 Chevy van w/ a bed in the back. Ended up having zippers retrofit because of recurrent... uh..... stains.




Also, you might want to specify the "flame retardant polyurethane" for this application.
Pro's & Con's; Regular urethane burns in a very nasty manner (remember that big Night Club fire from a couple of years ago?), but the flame retardant stuff has some iffy chemicals in it and there are questions as to whether some of the formulas even work that well. (shrug)
Better Idea? Just mount a smoke detector on the ceiling (next to the CO detector ).



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Old 10-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #2276
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Geek, So which motel are you staying at ?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #2277
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Geek, So which motel are you staying at ?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #2278
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tonight's campsite :



...that said, I sure am kicking myself for not getting the Espar D2 installed before the trip; it was 5 degrees below freezing in the van when we woke up this morning

Needless to say it'll be my first priority when I get time to work on the van again

We had some great riding today near Canyonlands... I sure am getting to like the 500xcw.. It is like cheating. To give scale the bikes are top right





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Old 10-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #2279
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Very nice parking lot you chose

Don't want to get those Sprinters any farther off the road than you want to tow them, eh?

My T1N needed a new tranny at 67k miles and threw #1 rod out the block at 123K...tranny had a new shudder too...I felt lucky my harmonic balancer never fell off, never to been seen again...turbo pipe and radio antanae did fall off though...not to mention leaving my house, hit the brakes to stop and the snow slid off the roof, down the winshield ripping off both wipers when it did...guess it never snows in Germany, still cost $400 to wipe my winshield again

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #2280
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Holy Crap!!!
Almost two day to read the whole thing.
The build is amazing and I will use this thread as something to achieve in my own van build.
Thank you so much for sharing all of the details.

Oh, you suck.
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