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royce 09-02-2018 08:46 PM

New member with new van
 
Howdy,
What a great forum and resource you have here.
I have just purchased a 2018 170 ext 4x4 in Henderson Nevada and will driving it back to Fairbanks AK next week.
My intension to convert this to a camper and would like to bring some of the components up the highway with me on my trip home.
So then, here is the list;
Fridge
Maxair vents
Seat swivels
Cassette toilet
Roof rails
Electrical system; solar panels, lithium batteries, inverter and related gear. ( I need serious help with design and components )
Heating system, domestic water and hydronic cabin heat.
Diesel cook stove
So, my question is do any of you have venders you could recommend that are in my travel path from Nevada to Alaska?
Thanks
Royce

canyoneer 09-02-2018 09:49 PM

Re: New member with new van
 
Definitely hit up AM Solar in Springfield, OR for your electrical system. They are a great company to work with, especially if you are new at this and will need help.

royce 09-02-2018 10:46 PM

Re: New member with new van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by canyoneer (Post 686021)
Definitely hit up AM Solar in Springfield, OR for your electrical system. They are a great company to work with, especially if you are new at this and will need help.

Thank you kindly canyoneer,
I looked at their site and liked the fact they sell their set up with everything, not just components.
I need to decide on how big to go and that for me is hard to judge.

Royce

HarryN 09-03-2018 03:37 AM

Re: New member with new van
 
If you are going any where near here (Pleasanton) you are welcome to stop by.

We are at the junction of I 580 and I680 - sort of NE of San Jose. If you are coming up I5, just exit west at 580.

Our business is entirely focused on electrical upgrades, kits, solar, etc, most of it on conversion vans.

We nearly always have either a 1x1 or 2x2 kit in stock and some panels to go along with them.

We can help you install them here, or you can take the kit and parts with you.

We have both LiFe and AGM options, but I have to tell you that AGM might be a better choice for Alaska.

Feel free to email or call, I am usually available 9 am - 9pm.

Take a look at our web store for ideas. (click on the blue wording in my signature) Our products are specifically designed for extended temperature weather conditions.

Take care.

Harry

royce 09-03-2018 04:45 AM

Re: New member with new van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HarryN (Post 686114)
If you are going any where near here (Pleasanton) you are welcome to stop by.

We are at the junction of I 580 and I680 - sort of NE of San Jose. If you are coming up I5, just exit west at 580.

Our business is entirely focused on electrical upgrades, kits, solar, etc, most of it on conversion vans.

We nearly always have either a 1x1 or 2x2 kit in stock and some panels to go along with them.

We can help you install them here, or you can take the kit and parts with you.

We have both LiFe and AGM options, but I have to tell you that AGM might be a better choice for Alaska.

Feel free to email or call, I am usually available 9 am - 9pm.

Take a look at our web store for ideas. (click on the blue wording in my signature) Our products are specifically designed for extended temperature weather conditions.

Take care.

Harry

Thanks Harry,
I"ll give you a call

Royce

Onefin 09-03-2018 06:39 AM

Re: New member with new van
 
Panther RV is in Washington and they sell cassette toilet, maxxair fans at a lower price than amazon, smev cooktops, awnings, etc. lots of great parts and none of the cheap RV stuff that a camping world place would sell.
https://pantherrvproducts.com

https://www.motionwindows.com Is in Vancouver Washington

Impact 3D is a man named Hein from this forum and he sells thinsulate insulation and all sorts of cool adaptors for speakers and also the trim for your fan installs. He also makes a nice 80/20 aluminum extrusion solar panel mount.
He is somewhere in Oregon.
http://www.impact3d.com Click the eBay link to see products. I don’t think they have a website on their own.

https://www.sprinterstore.com Portland. Sell swivels, and lots of other sprinter stuff.

Perfect fit sells the marathon tweed fabric that people seem to love since outside van uses it. Shipping is expensive on this stuff. I think they also sell foam for walls.
https://www.perfectfit.com/15994/157...Fabric-54.html

Southern California.....It is sort of on the way.....
Agile off road in San Diego for suspension, wheels and tires, winch mount, and van compass skid plates (awesome skid plates...they installed my complete set for $150 in labor while I waited....worth it). These guys know what they’re doing. https://agileoffroad.com

Across the road from agile is aluminess. I don’t know what they actually stock or if it is built to order. https://www.aluminess.com

RB in LA for windows dual battery trays and tons of other stuff. https://rbcomponents.com

Overland sprinters in Santa Barbara for the three panel aluminum bed system. https://www.overlandsprinters.com

Portland has lots of converters that may sell parts and also adventure wagon......nice stuff there.

https://www.scanmarineusa.com Seattle and sells Wallis diesel cooktop

Onefin 09-03-2018 06:46 AM

Re: New member with new van
 
For heaters most order espar or Webasto online. Heater or similar

AM solar for all your solar stuff. One stop shop, unless you want a residential sized panel for more watts and less money....

Panther sells select fridges also.

Roof rails. If you mean the actual channels that are an option when the van is built, see if the selling dealer can get you a deal on a set from MB. Street price is around $400. Agile stocks these from MB as well.

Onefin 09-03-2018 06:52 AM

Re: New member with new van
 
Alpine mechanisms makes rally nice seat swivels.
If they have some in stock you could get them shipped to the dealer you bought the van from.
My box of two was probably 90 pounds....would seem to be expensive to ship to Alaska.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEc0_Yg...pinemechanisms

They don’t have an ECommerce website, call or email Liz down there and she’ll get you situated. She’s great. Swivels are $1,000 a pair.

royce 09-03-2018 04:40 PM

Re: New member with new van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Onefin (Post 686136)
Alpine mechanisms makes rally nice seat swivels.
If they have some in stock you could get them shipped to the dealer you bought the van from.
My box of two was probably 90 pounds....would seem to be expensive to ship to Alaska.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEc0_Yg...pinemechanisms

They don’t have an ECommerce website, call or email Liz down there and she’ll get you situated. She’s great. Swivels are $1,000 a pair.

Thanks much Onefin,
That is a huge help
I think I'm closer to having a route home, without too many extra miles.

Royce

Island Jim 09-03-2018 05:55 PM

Re: New member with new van
 
Will carrying a bunch of uninstalled equipment across the Canadian border be a problem?


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