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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.
are they all bumpy like bed liner?
Yup, but not rubbery
Not sure if she would like this. Last girlfriend thought it was stupid, and would rather just squat when camping. But girlfriend before her loved her "Go-Girl"
You might want to look up "Jeep Underhood Shower" - basically it is a pump that pulls water from a stream, creek or bucket, runs it through a heat-exchanger attached to the motor and sprays very warm water out of a garden-type sprayer ... fairly inexpensive if you build it yourself. At one point in time there were kits for it, but, I haven't seen one advertised for quite a while now ...
Edit: Found a write-up from 10 years ago online about it -- http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48825
maybe something simple?
If the wheels are loose, then powdercoating wins all the time. If the wheels were already mounted to the tires, then paint.
It is so much more durable then paint.
Check out this Murphy bed in the Sprinter :eek1
don't look at the price
are these usable for the showers you are talking about? plus one of these
The cab & chassis Sprinters *suck* if you have legs. You have to move the seat back as far as it will go, and that makes the seat back go vertical. I drove one for a while, and hated it. I never even drove it more than an hour or two at a time. If they added 6" to the cab, it would have been fine. I'm only 6' 2".
Without seeing the inside of the heat-exchanger linked, I wouldn't be able to confirm that it will do the trick. That 12-volt pump from HF would be a bit overkill on the flow-rate - a simple 12-volt RV-based waterpump would be just fine.
WOW...great build Geek!!!
I'm building my own version right now as well.
Using my 1977 Union City Stepvan.
It'll have full camping capabilities, (kitchen, full bath, double bed w/ Serta mattress)
fold the bed up against the wall, and a full length workbench folds down from the top half of the bottom of the bedframe,
and a full length bench seat (complete w/ seatbelts) will fold down from the lower half, (to bring the grandkids along),
I'll be able to haul a BIG bike inside, and smaller ones out on the back liftgate.
Full roof-rack up top, (for the scanoe and other oddities),
drives wonderfully, and turns like a forklift
6'+ in headroom
and MAXIMUM visibility!!!
oh...and solar panels are on the horizon
keep up the good work!!!
So let me get this straight, you will ride down the steps on Black Bear Pass on your 950 but climbing 10 feet to the roof of a van to haul a kayak is scary.............. oser
How about a diesel water heater? http://www.espar.com/html/applications/automotive_units.html
Espar Hydronic heaters use a diesel jet to heat water! There a gas version too.
I love the build Edward!
Craigslist find today, Powdercoat kit including oven, $150.
I was looking at the Espar heater for heating the van (nice that it can use the existing diesel fuel) - Any idea if they make a combo one that can do cabin heat & water?
I ordered 4 of these for the new wheels today:
I also ordered a new windshield because mine got a rock chip in it right between my eyes
I requested they go through Mercedes for the windshield instead of a cheap knock off... so its going to take it 10 days to come in.
ESPAR or Eberspacher heaters are great. efficient and reliable. Had one in my Defender 110.
...tell me about it.
Cheryl's an accountant as well... but luckily she's in love with the sprinter too
That and I'm using my bank account...
these upgrades are all for my business right?
You said you take naps at clients during lunch right?
It's a business expense!
She also reads this thread. :ddog