Building an Adventure Van

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

  1. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I saw a local Bomb Squad Sprinter parked next door. :drif:augie:eek1:viking
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks for the link; watch the entire video.. lots of good ideas.

    We toured the roadtrek sprinters when they were here at an RV show.. $109,000 and $119,000 :eek1 Personally it doesn't make much sense to me. The things are still big and heavy enough you can't take them anywhere a regular RV can't go.. and for that kind of money you could get a much larger RV and save enough money on the purchase price to keep you in fuel for quite some time.
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Sry... no updates this week.. when not working I'm trying to get some motorcycle time in before the snow gets worse in the high country.

    My new windshield gets installed Tuesday :patch
  4. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    awesome work geek. congrats on the adventure van.

    keep up the energy, i personally learning from your inputs.

    thanks.
  5. Redne Dab

    Redne Dab Poseur Extraordinaire

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    Just read all twenty-nine pages in a single go. Great work, Geek! Thanks for showing the charms of these vehicles.
  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Nice, Ed!
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    I'm looking forward to seeing those next to the originals as well as on the van. :evil

    Edit: Scratch on the originals. Just realized it came with steelies. Doh!
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Stock (I'm standing here filling the fuel
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Got my first adblue warning today :patch

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    I can't believe I've put 7K on this thing already :eek1

    Time to pour the peepee :rofl
  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    does it ride without it?
  12. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    can you just pee in it with some rain-x?
  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I still have something like 2000 miles before I "have to" put some in (how annoying of a warning is that...)

    It detects if you put anything other than the specified in.
    It detects if you dilute it.

    What was I wondering is if it would detect if I put a "Y" in the line and had half of it return back into the bottle (after the detection circuit) :evil
  14. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I am sure that would fuck it up somehow...
  15. chacha

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    Save your self a ton of money and buy your DEF from autozone for like 5 bucks a gallon instead of what ever Merc's going to charge you. I think Merc's use a special filler cap but besides that DEF is DEF. Your just paying for the label. I got 5 gallons of DEF for 28 bucks because it was on sale that week.

    {/Hyjack}
  16. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    I have a 09 TDI touareg that uses the AdBlue as well. What i did was buy the special small quantity bottle and found that the Audi dealer sells the adblue in 2.5 gallon jugs for 18 bucks. This is from Germany and only costs more than the el generic found at autoparts store. May be generally the same but I what the heck!

    Touareg holds 4.5 gallons good for 10k miles, burns crazy clean. Almost like windex clean!
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    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Kuh pisse instead of cow piss?
  18. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Edward,

    Did you end up powdercoating your wheels? Clear coat as well? Vendor/cost?
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    Tom: ...as long as it is AUS32 (Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5%) it should be ok? :freaky

    I highly recommend you read "k9's" post about adding adblue before you do it the first time.. the stuff is super hard on stuff and you do NOT want to spill it (it will eat wiring, etc.. the crystals are a bitch to get rid of). I think I'll build a big birm of aluminum foil around the spout before I begin pouring :rofl

    Paul: Powdercoating at woodys. You don't clearcoat powdercoat. $500. :freaky
  20. ducnut

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    Semi-trucks all use the same DEF, regardless of engine make. There's no way I'd pay MB money for their fluid. They're trying to brainwash the general public on this "new" technology that's been around the commercial world for several years.

    BTW, DEF is availiable in 55gal barrels. Check with the local diesel fuel distributors.