Building an Adventure Van

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

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Hmmm... less than the span of my hand... but not sure exactly. Probably more than 2 inches though!

    What windows do you have? :lurk

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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You and me both brother :freaky

    I'm still not convinced I can't find one in the boating world...
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    ...but it needs to look right. :scratch

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  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    exactly

    edit: damn that Econoline is sweet
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    two of these side by side? :D

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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I might have to photoshop this onto the side of the van (if I could find any real info about it :patch ... all I know is that the person who took the photo has nice chairs and doesn't know anything about taking product photos with reflection :rofl )

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  6. ducnut

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  7. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    No pics handy here, but they're like the one pictured here, the big square-ish one at the back, half bottom opens. http://www.floridarvdeals.com/node/2
    It might be too big for you though... Don't know what shape will look right next to that big side window you already have. Maybe a rectangular one would not look too out of whack, although Hayduke might be right on the porthole :deal

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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Unfortunately those are the CRL windows I referenced in the first post - for the passenger rear 144" they don't make an opening window due to the slider (they used to.. but they stopped :patch ).

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  10. Big Bird 928

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    Boat portholes are a good idea, if you find one the right shape as they open inwards rather than outwards, so you should have no interference with the door.
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    the plot thickens!

    I've been trying to find a passenger side rear window that opens for a 144" NCV3.
    CR Laurence (who makes the nice seamless awning windows that look factory) doesn't make them - due to "sliding door collisions". I just found a photo of a new Road Trek SS-Agile 144 and it has a rear-awning window on the passenger side!

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    Time to call Roadtrek in Canada and see if they'll sell me one... :lurk
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    They have "replacements available" - but I need the last 8 digits of an SS-Agile's VIN.


    If anyone see's an SS-Agile for sale - do me a favor and write down it's VIN number :rofl
  13. battlecattle

    battlecattle Been here awhile

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    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The plot thickens! :evil

    So obviously Roadtrek doesn't make windows. They do in fact get them from CR laurence.

    I could call my local Roadtrek dealer and buy the window using the above Vin. They'll mark it up from Roadtrek who will mark it up from CRLaurence. I'd rather cut out two middle men and buy direct. The issue is CRL won't sell the right rear via retail because of the liability with the door hitting the awning (which I'll solve by putting a stopper in the door's track so it doesn't go back all the way)
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    Apparently CR Laurence WILL sell the window to a commercial account.

    so now, I need to find someone with a CR Laurence commercial account. I don't mind paying a commission.
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  18. battlecattle

    battlecattle Been here awhile

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    AZtrucks.com looks to be a dealer small enough that might hook you up.

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  19. ginslung

    ginslung It'll take.

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    Ed, here's the porthole I was telling you about. A little pricey, but this would be impressive.
  20. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    Hey Geek,

    Thanks for this thread. It has been helpful for me with my newly purchased Sprinter. I've just ordered some Plasti-Dip to cover the bottom areas below the plastic molding. I'll do it in charcoal to give the van an apparent shadow effect. I've also contacted 80/20 about making some storage units inside.

    You're sharing some good ideas here and on the Sprinter forum! :freaky