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Old 04-13-2014, 01:10 PM   #11
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Here is the final wall panel (to be skinned and finished with a 50mm sanded ply). I measured from side to side with insulation and 1/2 osb I still have a bed that measures 6'3"x5'4", that's just shy of a queen size bed. If you notice the finished panel will run side to side completely flush. It will be super clean. Anyone have any suggestions on tiling an area this big? It's about 6x4.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #12
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Also if you notice how the roof lines turned out its super clean.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:32 PM   #13
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ryanJnelson................

what length wheelbase is your van ? 159?

159" is their longest, right ?
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:47 PM   #14
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Ours is the 118" wheel base and the short roof. Went this way because with the longer wheel base it's harder to drive in the city and with the higher roof plus our bikes we would have been over the DOT 13'6" regulations.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:06 PM   #15
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Thanks for pictures and info.

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... Anyone have any suggestions on tiling an area this big? It's about 6x4.
Floor tile? Vinyl?

The only comment which I have is that depending upon sub floor the self stick tiles don't always hold so great. I'd think that over time they might be a problem with the changing ambient conditions experienced in a van.

I could be wrong. Anyone have experience with self stick tiles in a van?

Sorry for the highjack if you didn't mean floor tile.

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... with the higher roof plus our bikes we would have been over the DOT 13'6" regulations.

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How close to the 13' 6" are you? From the cables I've seen hanging off some sailboats after road transport I think that many communication companies consider 13' 6" a suggestion rather than a rule. A mast butt or bow pulpit is up to the challenge. I don't know if a bike will prevail unharmed.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:57 PM   #16
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I was thinking of a stone tile as a wall covering on passenger side. Specifically if the flex of the van would be an iss u e with stone that doesn't flex. I'd like to do a mosaic of some sort. Also any opinions on the added weight of stone tile? I want this van to be super nice and stand out in some ways. For the floor I will go with a glue down vinyl of some sort.

Probably around 11-12 ft with bikes which at least for the short term will be stored there 24-7.

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Besides the added weight, you'd be raising the cog since you are putting them on the side. Just a thought.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:37 PM   #18
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I was thinking of a stone tile as a wall covering on passenger side. Specifically if the flex of the van would be an iss u e with stone that doesn't flex. I'd like to do a mosaic of some sort. Also any opinions on the added weight of stone tile? I want this van to be super nice and stand out in some ways. For the floor I will go with a glue down vinyl of some sort.

Probably around 11-12 ft with bikes which at least for the short term will be stored there 24-7.

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I have nothing specific.

I will say that in my experience boats, vans, and RV trailers weight always seems to sneak up on you. You really want to be thinking about what can be done to minimize weight and still do what you want. To do otherwise may soon have you running over weight.

There are some lighter products which do a good job of impersonating stone.

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Old 04-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #19
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A.couple more pictures. Not much progress in last week. Did get our "scuba locker"(for all our diving equipment) completely waterproofed. Ceiling and vent are the next on the list. Anyone have experience with the maxx air? I want to get the vent first then add the fan later.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:03 PM   #20
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No problems so far with mine so far. Love the fact I can drive with it open and not having to worry if I closed it.
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