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Old 01-06-2020, 10:33 PM   #531
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We did a recent trip to Death Valley and finished a couple more small changes to the van.

Finished up the single bench seat leg lagun table mount. This is the alternate location to the wall mount.



Works pretty good as a location. Not super in the way of the person sitting there. Retains the under seat storage where we keep all the shoes.


Next up. Extra fuel. Extends our offroad range. Or just plain old BFE range.





3/16 aluminum plate mounted to the ladder and surf pole.


Just hanging out at camp with nobody around. The best part about DV.






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Old 01-08-2020, 04:46 PM   #532
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Rattle canned the bed panels. Lower panels are still curing.




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SD100 coffee? :) Loving the thread, thanks for all the great ideas!
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:15 PM   #533
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SD100 coffee? :) Loving the thread, thanks for all the great ideas!


Good eye! That was from 2013 when they had a 40% finisher rate due to record heat. Worst ever up to that date. My fav coffee mug.




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Old 01-09-2020, 01:58 PM   #534
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Funny thing is mine from 2015 was on the desk while I was reading. Destination events was one of the reasons for the van in the first place, so the wife has a home base during events.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:37 PM   #535
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Hey there -

Excellent build and thanks for putting the effort into writing it up. This is greatly appreciated by many us as you clearly have some great ideas. I am interested in the 2 exterior lights on the rear of your van on the roof. I have not gone through your whole post here, but caught from my search, that you used these magnetic holders for your lights. I just want to ask, how are they working and are these permanently on your van using the magnets. I am getting ready to do something similar and have been reluctant to VHB taping the lights or drilling wholes. These magnets look like a great solution if it is a mount and forget kind of install. Also, how did you run the wires? Did you use something like a Blue Sea clam shell and where did you come up through the roof? Lastly, what lights did you use? If this is already written up in here somewhere I apologize and maybe you can give me the post #.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:08 PM   #536
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Hi Hugh,

The magnets are set and forget. Really awesome. I just move them for waxing. Im just using some generic lights from amazon. That fit the mount.

I used a single clamshell on the front roof area and have two wires coming up thru it. One is for my front light bar. The other wire feeds a box with 3 outputs. I use a remote control for the roof lights.

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Old 02-10-2020, 08:24 PM   #537
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Can you get your 2nd row crew seat out of the van with that cabinet directly behind it? I built mine too tight and thinking of modifying the cabinet to leave a little more clearance.

Wondering if anyone knows exactly how much is needed.
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Can you get your 2nd row crew seat out of the van with that cabinet directly behind it? I built mine too tight and thinking of modifying the cabinet to leave a little more clearance.



Wondering if anyone knows exactly how much is needed.


Itís tight but removable still. I just unlock the legs and pull back/up. More up than before though.


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Itís tight but removable still. I just unlock the legs and pull back/up. More up than before though.
Awesome if you get a chance can you tell me how big the gap is at the smallest spot by the seatbelt cover, when its in place?
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:28 PM   #540
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Awesome if you get a chance can you tell me how big the gap is at the smallest spot by the seatbelt cover, when its in place?
Almost none. There is some direct contact on a corner.
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