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sulkorp 02-28-2019 02:53 PM

DD/Digital Lab/Camper
DD/Digital Lab/Camper

I've worked out of my Subaru Legacy Wagon for a bit too many years, and finally got into the vehicle which has the space for my everyday life.

I work within the motion picture industry, and have to carry around a heavy cart to many different locations on a regular basis. I will often have to work out of the van due to weather or location specific details. Living in Canada means that I will have to live with cold winters.

I did not do a custom order, and got one of the pre-built models that were at my local dealer. Luckily they had one with a few extra features which have made the van much nicer to drive.
Especially after working 15+ hours in a day having a nice safe van to come back to has been a huge change in life.

I know a lot of things can be added later, yet I chose to go the Crew route specifically for the windows, seats, and extra trim. I don't always have the time or funds to do alterations, so having a decent base has been very helpful. I did not want an empty cargo van, that I would be slowly building up, and also working&driving on a daily basis.

2019 144" Crew Van
V6 Diesel w/7speed
E1E Navigation
VF6 Black man-made leather
XM4 Acoustic Package
S00Z Comfort Package
F00Z Drivers Convenience Package
CV0Z Crew Van Comfort Package
FR8 Reversin Camera

My end goals are:
To have space to load in and out my cart via the back gate.
Couch with pull out storage via rear
Battery Power system with shore charging
Wool Insulation
Interior Paneling
Raised bed
Configuration with/without seats

I do have a generator which I use now for when I am operating out of the van.

Still figuring out a lot, and making baby steps forward.

My first steps are Sound Deadening and Insulation of any area lower area that has trim.

sulkorp 02-28-2019 06:26 PM

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It's still around 0c and below, yet we've begun working while we can on the van.

We settled on Noico 80mil for the sound deadening. The wheel arches were the first things tackled.
The double sided tape is a huge pain to take off, yet with time and heat most of it was gone.

Inside passenger rear lower panel is where we have started. The shadow covers a lot, yet most of the areas on the wallhave Noico.

Going to apply more Noico to the wheel well, I was prioritizing the double sided tape over Noico yet realized that is a silly thing to do.

sulkorp 02-28-2019 06:29 PM

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Here are some photos of the bare areas incase anyone wants to see if there are differences between the MY19 and previous ones.

HarryN 03-13-2019 07:27 AM

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Thanks for the photos.

So that little bit of sound deadener on a wheel well is enough to make a difference?

sulkorp 03-19-2019 04:26 PM

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It's enough to make some difference..

I realize I was prioritizing the double-sided tape, rather than the deadening.

I am going to re-do the gaps in that portion, and fill it in more.

sulkorp 03-19-2019 04:36 PM

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I have gotten the passenger side of the van insulated, and started deadening the drivers.

It has been pretty cold out, and I don't always have the time to let the interior heat up before working on it. I've also hopped onto a feature film which has most of my time completely taken up.

There is a photo here of the bare panels. I cannot say if they are different than the previous models.

It is clear that they didn't address the exterior trim issue, as the clips are not weather sealed.

I am going to go back into the door, as I worry some of the wool will stay off overtime and get into the door mechanism. I am thinking I'll need some tape to tape back those portions.

While I didn't have access to Havelock wool, working with this local insulation has been really easy and enjoyable.

Living in Ontario I got my wool from https://www.livingrooms.ws/

There was a bit of delay after payment, yet it all arrived in the end.

sulkorp 03-19-2019 04:39 PM

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Back doors are also insulated up top.

Here is a photo of the bare panel with a flash, as I noticed the interior lighting was leaving some big shadows.

I know I am going to go back in once I am ready to wire, and have to move some of the insulation around. Really wanted to get a good base for cold and for times I have to work out of the van.

sulkorp 03-19-2019 05:02 PM

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Here's a couple of photos of the exterior.
First night with with the van, and first conservation area trip.

Sprinty 04-01-2019 03:14 AM

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I like that you are breaking the Thinsulate Mold and going with wool. What were your main motivations? I too live in Ontario and was debating get quotes to ship the Havelock Wool

sulkorp 04-01-2019 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Sprinty (Post 755997)
I like that you are breaking the Thinsulate Mold and going with wool. What were your main motivations? I too live in Ontario and was debating get quotes to ship the Havelock Wool

I really would like to do my build supporting local companies whenever possible. I also felt that I could streamline some of the installation, as it seemed that most people did a multi-layer process when they did thinsulate.

In attempting to insulate in an eco-friendly way, there did not seem to be too many other options.

It was really a breeze to insulate, even though it isn't the same as Havelock, we found it really easy to manage and cut. This has a plastic grid going through the wool, which also makes it pretty easy to cut.

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