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Old 09-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #3061
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Hmmm, must have been made in China to design it, pay for the mold fab, mold it, package it, throw on a boat, get to Broomfield's MB dealer and figure in a profit for them to sell it...must have learned something from BMW

[QUOTE=Geek;22317784]Amazingly enough the coupler was only $22.

Perhaps it is a part that is failing often and they did a mass production run of them and it brought the cost down?

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #3062
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Hey Geek, were you guys parked on a turn out on Hwy 24 just below Leadville this last Monday morning? I saw a Sprinter with a KTM sticker on the back....
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:20 AM   #3063
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I couldn't pay for this. It looks like a modular fitment, from an RV catalog. Your setup appears way more efficient and built with purpose.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:39 AM   #3064
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Hey Geek, were you guys parked on a turn out on Hwy 24 just below Leadville this last Monday morning? I saw a Sprinter with a KTM sticker on the back....
Nope.. wasn't us.
My KTM sticker is on my hitch - beside an ADV and Yeti sticker
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #3065
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I couldn't pay for this. It looks like a modular fitment, from an RV catalog. Your setup appears way more efficient and built with purpose.
The more I look at it.. the more I think you are right. Their choice of cabinet material in that particular build especially looks like the "cheap particle board shit" you get in RVs. That said, some of the details (like how their window blinds work and the stainless counter top) are inspiring. Many of OSVs setups are modular so the modules can be removed for versatility. I think this particular build was a setup for 4 people as it has sleeping space for 4 in the back as well (perhaps a couple with children).

I think of all their builds.. CozyTown is currently my favorite.

If the 4WD hits and we decide to move to won - I think this we will shoot for a setup something like this (Cheryl really likes the idea of the bathroom with shower)

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #3066
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That's pretty slick, How much $$ & what's the tow rating?
Wow, $189K
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #3067
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NOW you see why I'm building my own

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #3068
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an odd camper van sighting

not to get things too off track, but I passed one of these the other day on my commute:



A BMW Vixen. Never heard of one before. It was spectacularly ugly. Layout inside isn't too bad, but no rear doors like the sprinter.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #3069
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Looks like the van from Damnation Alley.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #3070
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My neighbor has one; diesel pusher- 30mpg. very cool.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #3071
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Looks like the van from Damnation Alley.
Ummm...not so much...

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #3072
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Thats just the GS version.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #3073
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The more I look at it.. the more I think you are right. Their choice of cabinet material in that particular build especially looks like the "cheap particle board shit" you get in RVs. That said, some of the details (like how their window blinds work and the stainless counter top) are inspiring. Many of OSVs setups are modular so the modules can be removed for versatility. I think this particular build was a setup for 4 people as it has sleeping space for 4 in the back as well (perhaps a couple with children).
Their details are a mixed bag. The faux-carbon wrap on the dash bezels and engine-turned finish in the shower are trying a bit too hard. Yet, their fabric choices (colors/textures) are very nice. The shower would be really nice to have. Allowing bicycles in the living space is a bit off. I do like the sink setup. The exterior color and graphics are spot-on.

Honestly, if you get your setup ironed out, I think you could do conversions as a side business. Hiring detail-oriented people would be the toughest challenge, I think. You're an intelligent dude. That seemingly, minor detail is what would make your vans a step above the others.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #3074
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not to get things too off track, but I passed one of these the other day on my commute:



A BMW Vixen. Never heard of one before. It was spectacularly ugly. Layout inside isn't too bad, but no rear doors like the sprinter.

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Old 09-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #3075
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What's your address so I can overnight you a fed ex box full of shit?




Ps ill be on the teamspeak server in the next hour.

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LOL - suck on that!

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