Building an Adventure Van

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

  1. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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  2. Geek

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    Lol yeah but I didn't take it in the balloon :D


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  3. tweetie

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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Best part about Sunday camping is every one heads home and the best spots open up :D

    We scored a great spot on the Slate River above Crested Butte. Might have to spend a few days here :thumb

    20 feet from the van:
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  6. a1fa

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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Camping at O'be Joyfull above Crested Butte right now. Just saw this DIY pull in but he left before I could say Hello... Maybe Illinois plates? (it is mountain bike week here in CB)

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  9. ian408

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  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We were at a knee deep stream crossing near Gunsight Pass (thAt stopped us in the Sprinter) earlier today and while looking at it a yellow sportsmobile 4x4 van came across it.

    Cheryl turned to me and said 'maybe we should spend that 20 grand on the 4x4 conversion... :rofl


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  11. a1fa

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  12. Giggity

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  13. Brad Felmey

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    So Geek, what is left to do (or at least that you have thought of)?

    The improvements just seem to have no end to them. Every time I think "Perfection" you prove me wrong.
  14. Geek

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    The next big thing will be the Interweave fabric so I can do the headliner, window treatments etc. I also have to do all the drawers and lower cabinet doors still.

    We are camping in the van in Ouray as I type this and I'm making a list of items that seems to keep growing (:patch) but overall layout and functionality is good.

    I still need to do the finished counter and vertical cabinet on the drivers side and I think we agree I'm going to make the vertical cabinet on the passenger side longer.

    Then there is the sofa cushions and....

    Brad you are winding me up :patch

    :lol3

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    I love Ouray. The Best Western on the South end of the town has a bad ass hot spa. I bet you can sneak in. :clap
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    Smart move buying all the power tools before the actual wedding:D

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  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    That was a first...

    Sitting on main st in Ouray while Cheryl grabs some provisions before we head to Silverton

    A guy knocks on the window...

    "hey are you geek on the Sprinter forum?"

    :rofl

    I've had it happen many times "are you feel on adv" over the years but the sprinter forum is a first

    "I recognized your wheels.. I used some of your 8020 ideas in my Sprinter too"

    Turns out he lives here in Ouray. Lucky bugger!


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    World is so small.... Oh, what are you doing camping during work week? Speaking of lucky buggers.. :lol3
  19. AWM

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    Keep it up,,you make me get off my lazy ass.:lol3

    Sprinters,the best road trip truck ever.Love'n mine.:clap



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    Fridge,bed,coffee maker,power inverter,and a curtain.Throw the bike on the back an its close to perfection,,,for me.
    Now if I can get your awing.:deal
  20. Wingnut037

    Wingnut037 Two Sheds

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    You might of covered it already, but is there a noticeable difference in road noise or heating and cooling requirements with all of the new windows? I am sure the views and ability to open them outweigh an negatives, but curious.

    I am jealous of the dog as well.