Building an Adventure Van

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    When you sell this to buy a 4wd model I call dibs...:deal

    I've been looking all over Outside Van and I still haven't found one I like better. After I graduate/build a house this is the next thing on my list. Is it sad I'd rather have one of these than a car?
  2. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Given the rampant use of calcium chloride on roadways, I wonder if you should fashion something protective over this? I'm thinking that an innertube, sliced and zip-tied, would work. :hmmmmm
  3. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    The muffler sounds like a good idea...the quieter our gen sets, furnace blowers, motor vehicles, etc are the more enjoyable the camping experience for all, thanks for asking
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    It is up on the backside of a cross spar - I don't know whether it is going to be impacted or not (it is out of tire-spray line).

    I'm going to keep an eye on it.. as soon as we have some weather I'll drive a bit and take a look.

    An inner tube is a great idea - I wonder if it would cause heat issues? Considering the giant rubber holder it is in now.. probably not.
    I might build a stainless shield /deflector for it as an alternative.

    :freaky
  5. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    You may want to rethink that one...I'd just load up on warm blankets and offer to warm my missus up with body heat...:deal
  6. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    +1

    This guy knows how to increase his chance of getting some action! :evil
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    My sweetie has a -5 million degree mummy sleeping bag.
    If the van's not warm she's buried in that thing and I'm not getting closer than 3 inches of 900 fill down from her (and she'd kill me if I poked a hole in it :photog ).

    If you are going to use that tactic, keep your girl out of REI; chances are an expensive warm cozy sleeping bag is more appealing to her that your stinky arse :rofl

    :freaky
  8. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    So now the truth comes out as to EXACTLY why you needed that heater! :evil


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  9. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    A happy girl is a willing girl. :wink:
  10. tweetie

    tweetie Long timer

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  11. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    This is hilariouis! :rofl

    But seriously, who is gonna drag us out of the gutter?
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I will. :ksteve

    I'm loading the van and heading to Moab again Thursday after work with the 500 :flip

    [​IMG]
  13. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    Diesel engines are not big Carbon Monoxide producers. However Carbon Dioxide is another story. It will displace the Oxygen. Get a detector for CO2 or leave a window cracked.
  14. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    You Suck! :fyyff:flip:boid:thwak
  15. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    You do know that there is a major winter storm rollin' our way set to arrive Friday night, right? Temps are going to change drastically, and wind, and snow, and...........it will be good exercise for the new heater! :evil:rofl:evil

    Oh, and you still suck. :1drink
  16. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    snowboarding pics!!
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Moab still looks pretty good (if it stays dry.. no worries) but darn.. if Vail pass is closed.. I might be forced to <strike>ride</strike> wait another day or two in the desert before I return :D


    Thursday
    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph.
    Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 15 to 20 mph.
    Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
    Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph.
    Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
    Saturday Night

    Overcast. Low of 23F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
    Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.
    Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.
    Monday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.
    Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.
  18. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Chance of Geek Sucking- 5 day forecast:

    Thursday-

    Geek who already sucks, continues to suck just as much

    Friday-

    Geek, who is still in Moab, (and I'm not) begins to suck just a little bit more

    Saturday-

    Geek, who is on Moab, while I sit here staring at the cat, really begins to suck mightily

    Sunday-

    The level of Geek's suckage continues to build, unapaced

    Monday- Geek's level of suckage begins taking an asymptotic slope


    :lol3
  19. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    If you get stuck on this side of the divide, give me a jingle and I'll buy you a beer. If you get REALLY stuck, I'm not too far away for help.

    :freaky
  20. Pervect

    Pervect Adventurer

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    On a different note: after reading ALL pages, there can be only one conclusion:

    YOU SUCK!!!!

    :dizave