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Old 02-07-2018, 04:18 PM   #351
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Thanks Paul, Iím missing three of those myself.


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Yes, Thanks Paul.

The part number is a great start, but I'm having trouble actually tracking some down on the Net. If anyone locates a source for them let me know, I will check with the dealership later this week.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:02 PM   #352
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I just picked up a 144 4x4, and your build is almost exactly what I was trying to imagine in my head. I have to haul mountain bikes, sleep four and have some minimal features like water and on-board air, all while keeping it fairly convertible to be able to haul products for work. This is awesome. Thanks for detailing your build!
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:30 PM   #353
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Yes, Thanks Paul.

The part number is a great start, but I'm having trouble actually tracking some down on the Net. If anyone locates a source for them let me know, I will check with the dealership later this week.

Thanks again.
I have several of those gray plastic covers and I think they'll be going into my "removed OE parts" pile and (eventually) into the trash. They're in good to fair condition, several have one or two light or moderate scuffs or scratches but nothing major.

Send me a PM with type and quantity needed, and I'll try to remember to take a photo in the next few days to post here (or better yet in my own thread.. apologies to sprinterPaul)
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:19 AM   #354
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After much internal debate I ended up with a non engine loop for the hydronic heater.

Spent most of my time trying to sort plumbing and wiring runs.



Mounted the tank in the lower front corner.



The hydronic I put in close to the factory location.

I routed the controls in a handy spot.



It worked pretty quick. The heater works faster than the exchanger so It cycled a couple times. But the pump keeps going to transfer heat.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:50 AM   #355
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Congratulation on installation. Is the glycol fluid flowing through your aluminum tank? To allow free fluid flow you need ĺĒ hoses, the expanded tank hoses look smaller. I recall from previous discussions about 3l of glycol volume in the heating loop including the hoses, the Isotemp and the heater is needed to prevent the heater overcycling. I donít think overcycling is a big issue with the exception of possibly reduced heater longevity.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:22 AM   #356
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Congratulation on installation. Is the glycol fluid flowing through your aluminum tank? To allow free fluid flow you need ĺ” hoses, the expanded tank hoses look smaller. I recall from previous discussions about 3l of glycol volume in the heating loop including the hoses, the Isotemp and the heater is needed to prevent the heater overcycling. I don’t think overcycling is a big issue with the exception of possibly reduced heater longevity.


Thanks George. Lines are 5/8 on the tank and 3/4 everywhere else. Flow is pretty good actually. I was a little worried until I had it all working. But it's hard to find a reasonable off the shelf tank.

I'm not too worried about cycling. Since it will see so little use compared to a setup that is trying to get hot air and water. Worst case I can add a second cheap tank inline just to get more volume.

The d2 is so much better and quieter for cabin heat.

I spent some time to run water pump by itself to bleed system. And I primed the fuel first using a syringe before the pump to get it moving. Fired up first time and made it hot.

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #357
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SprinterPaul, We have the same mission. Family of four, with bikes, a bathroom, and climbing gear!
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #358
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Here are some interior pictures from slider view, fully loaded up for a trip.

It's hard to get a good shot; but hopefully this provides an idea of what the interior is like. In all its crowded splendor.

Beds are always in place and ready to go.








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Old 02-22-2018, 12:03 AM   #359
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Is that "hydronic" a sink/shower water heating system? Please share more info. I also have a new 144 4x4. Thx!


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Old 02-22-2018, 12:20 AM   #360
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Is that "hydronic" a sink/shower water heating system? Please share more info. I also have a new 144 4x4. Thx!


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It is. What details/info would you like to see?
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