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Old 04-24-2014, 11:42 PM   #21
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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.
The Maxxair gearbox will fail if you drive it partially open. Fully open or fully closed is OK.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:33 AM   #22
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I'll throw my vote in against heavy tile with a dissimilar coefficient of expansion in a high vibration environment. (About three reasons there.)

Some non obvious bedding advice: version 2.0 of our double bed got pulled away from wall contact so that it had hinge clearance to fold to the wall. The surprise was that the extra inch or two did not noticeably narrow the bed for us---but it allowed the comforter to tuck down the bed sides like you'd do on a normal bed. Much more luxe than the typical rv sleeping bag approach. Really dislike covers only as wide as the bed!

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:42 AM   #23
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Here are a few pictures with the updates. I went for the stone because I like the look and justified the weight by not having a bathroom or shower etc. I figure that total it was around 30 lbs of stone. Notice the moss in place of grout in some areas to save weight. I just used a liquid nails to attach stone it worse great.

Went with a generic vent due to time constraints. It's still wired for the fan it will come later.

The hatch under the bed is for electronics (passenger side) and mattress (drivers side).

Next comes the ceiling...

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:16 PM   #24
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That will be...interesting...my money is on big grout/mortar cracks and/or stone peeling off within the first few thousand miles. No matter how stiff your floor and framing is, there is going to be enough flex and twist to pull that veneer loose, IMHO.

You even get grout cracking in houses when the subfloor is not reinforced sufficiently, or the house moves around a bit, as old houses do. Can't imagine it in a vehicle, but perhaps I am wrong
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #25
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The stone work is unique and hilarious.

Let us know how it holds up.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:56 PM   #26
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you could have done the face stone made of Styrofoam.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:04 PM   #27
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The stone is an interesting choice. Don't anyone judge until you see the final product!
I suspect a Madonna Inn type of interior treatment?
https://www.madonnainn.com/features.php (move cursor over room names)
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:26 PM   #28
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you could have done the face stone made of Styrofoam.
absolutely...will hurt less (won't kill) in a front end collision.... assuming no bulkhead.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #29
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30 lbs seems a little light for this stone work, I would not be surprised if it is closer to 100 lbs. These stones look like 1-1.5" thick. Wood burning fireplace would look great. Perhaps this stone work image represents photoshopped reality and the next one will be the ceiling stonework.

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I thoroughly thought our the flex of the vehicle before committing to the stone. It's hard to tell in the photos but the stone is all resting on itself so the adhesive is only holding them to the wall. As far as the stiffness of the wall it's solid. If you look at the wall as a big wall it seems that it will crack, in all actuality there isn't much sqft of stone and the pieces are small enough. Time will tell. The mortar, if it falls out, won't effect the look anyway as the gaps are pretty small. I just wanted it to be unique.

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