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Old 10-16-2019, 04:40 AM   #521
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Added the 25 gallon tank into the mix today. Made a mount for the valve so I can switch between the 25 and the 10.

Next up is the indoor shower kit.

Finally water for days.


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Old 10-16-2019, 07:57 PM   #522
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And version 1 done and ready to test tonight.

No more cold showers camping.

Using a collapsible tub from amazon to catch all the water.


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Old 10-16-2019, 08:07 PM   #523
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I like it, keep us posted. Would the curtiain possibly be available in custom lengths?
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:19 PM   #524
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I like it, keep up posted. Would the curtiain possibly be available in custom lengths?


Yes it can be. This one is 72Ē long. Might be a tad bit long. But anything shorter is easy.

It has a mesh bottom to stand on and keep it inside the tub.

It will collapse and roll up around the support poles on top.




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Old 10-17-2019, 05:45 AM   #525
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I like it, keep us posted. Would the curtiain possibly be available in custom lengths?


Shower worked like a champ. Took a shower after a dusty mtb ride. Super stoked. Already sold two.




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Old 12-02-2019, 06:01 PM   #526
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We took a multi day trip to Sedona, AZ. Daytime temps ranged from 48-58 with nights dipping down into 30s.

I made some changes to the van prior to the trip.

First off after 3 years I was pretty disappointed in my AGM performance for my loads. So I removed them and added some LIon Energy Lithiums amounting to 210 AH capacity.

I had to mount them inside the van to deal with temperature sensitivity. I made a tray that is bolted thru the floor and then strapped the batteries into that.





Iíll eventually make a cover to hide them but allow access for maintenance if needed.

I added another solar panel on the roof opposite the roof box. I found a long narrow 70W panel with specs to match my other panels. Itís made a huge improvement in my solar output.

I modified our bed cushions by adding another 2Ē of foam. Had to redo the cushion covers. But Iíve never slept better. I didnít think going from 4Ē to 6Ē would matter but it did, and my wife is happy. So win win.

Upgraded the kids seat pouch organizers.



With cold nights the new indoor shower was big hit. Even with temps in the 30s it still dried off in a few minutes hanging outside.



We mostly stayed in the van and watched movies since it was pretty cold. Just had camp fires a couple nights.



Trail conditions were perfect with recent rains making the dirt tacky and just right. No puddles or dust.



Camp spot collage. Had one night on pavement due to forecasted rain.



After the trip Iím playing around with getting down to one table and two lagun mounts. One on the wall and one on the bench seat.








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Old 12-02-2019, 06:44 PM   #527
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Wait when were you in Sedona? I was just there too for thanksgiving.

That shower setup looks rad.. definitely something I'd like to do in the future.
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We left right before the winter storm hit on Thursday.




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Old 12-03-2019, 04:34 PM   #529
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I was wondering if you dodged the storm! We got out of the Grand Canyon area Tuesday morning. The first 30 miles of highway were ice from an evening snow shower that melted and refroze.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:33 PM   #530
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I was wondering if you dodged the storm! We got out of the Grand Canyon area Tuesday morning. The first 30 miles of highway were ice from an evening snow shower that melted and refroze.

We ended up visiting the GC on Tuesday afternoon. My youngest came down with a cold and we wanted to take it easy that day. We were probably too late coming in to see your van.




We also just dodged an 11 car pile up on the 17 late Wednesday night.


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