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Old 11-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #2371
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I just had someone contact me (not from adv) and ask me what I would charge to build them a van kitted like mine for them... and they were serious
So, how much?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #2372
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I don't know when I'll have ADV access again - but I PM'd you my cel.
I'll be pulling out of Golden 3:30'ish headed over the divide.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #2373
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Wish he'd be in my neighborhood when his Ford diesel blows up....I'd put a real motor in it and have a real nice rig
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #2374
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.EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...INDEPENDENCE PASS...MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE
408 AM MST THU NOV 8 2012
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 11 PM MST
SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2
PM FRIDAY TO 11 PM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.
* CAUSE AND TIMING...A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SETTLE
OVER THE GREAT BASIN LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN THERE
THROUGH SATURDAY. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MOIST SOUTHWESTERLY
WINDS WILL IMPACT THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE DURING THIS TIME
RESULTING IN PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WEST FACING SLOPES.
* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 40 GUSTING TO 60 MPH CAUSING
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
HEAVY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND
ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS...ESPECIALLY FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.
AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING


Good luck, and take Pictures!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #2375
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FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 11 PM MST
SATURDAY...
Perfect!
I'm going over the mountains today... so I'll miss it going out - and then if it is done 11pm saturday they'll have Vail and Loveland passes plowed that night so returning Sunday will be no problem



(or so I hope )


Moab:

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Friday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 61F.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.


If we do get some precipitation I'm probably going to kick myself for not bringing my wheel with the knobby on it
(I threw the rear with the trials tire on it on the back).

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #2376
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #2377
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do we we even need to say it?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #2378
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do we we even need to say it?
I think we should just for completeness.



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Old 11-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #2379
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I think we should just for completeness.



Geek = Suck.
Allow me, YOU SUCK! but in a good way.

It's a 16 hour trip for me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #2380
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Awesome day... Rode Metal Masher, Bull Canyon, Gemini Bridges. Got wet a few times (was nice to cool down)



...has turned into a beautiful evening though




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Old 11-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #2381
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suckage x 1000000000000

enjoy man... thanks for stopping by on the way out!
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #2382
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Finally got to drive a sprinter. I transit construction equipment, and one of my customers bought a couple of 3500's.




They were "strippers". Manual seats etc. Didn't even have cruise control.



They outfitted them as pipeline inspection trucks.
Just a reminder,



because on the right rear was the filler for the



to fuel this



which powered all this.

Camera line reels.



And the operations console.



They mostly use big International box trucks, but they wanted a couple of "smaller" rigs for tight urban work. I heard these two will probably be the the only built. The fabrication chief said it was too small of a box for his needs. Not much room left for the cameras and misc crap that needs to be packed along.





Took it St Louis to Denver, scaled @ 9280 lbs (will get another 1000-1500 lbs of crawler-cameras & etc later) and not much wind, it got about 20mpg running 70mph all the way (governed).


I think I like these Sprinter thingys. But spring for the Cruise control, at least.




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Old 11-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #2383
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27 outside?

Money well spent




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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #2384
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Had a crazy storm come through overnight.. Felt like the van was going to flip over.

If it is windy like that here very often I'll bet those arches don't take as long as you think to form (I'm looking though through arch in Arches N.P. out the windshield as I type this.

Almost felt sorry for Paul & Derek sleeping on the ground outside (the didn't even bring a tent) but in reality no sympathy needed...

'I don't get to sleep in the dirt nearly enough' -Paul A few years ago

... To each their own




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Old 11-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #2385
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Dude! Make sure you got plenty of diesel.. That's cold!

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