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Old 03-29-2016, 05:27 PM   #11
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Testing it out

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Old 03-29-2016, 05:31 PM   #12
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Moving the bikes to the outside sure does free up some space. People can always stick them inside if they're worried about theft while parked somewhere; it's not like you're going to be IN the van when you have the bikes stashed there. On a Moab trip, while watching a movie at the theater someone decided it would be a good idea to take our front wheel skewers from the bikes on my rear platform. No idea why they didn't take the rears as well. Didn't discover it until we were at Zion the next day, and had to buy some crappy heavy replacements at top dollar from a bike store.
I agree. I never leave my bikes (that I care about) unattended. I went with a 42" bed platform so I can put my bikes inside with front wheels on when needed. For camping we just have the kids bikes and beater bikes. but having the skewers stolen would be annoying.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:52 PM   #13
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Subpanel.

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Old 03-29-2016, 05:59 PM   #14
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Current shower hot water setup.



Took less than two beers to setup and get some really hot water.

Not great, but fine for camping.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:13 PM   #15
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Here is some additional info about what I did since I received a couple of questions.

The Bed is from overlandsprinters.com Same one that DieselFumes used in his build. For the cost vs time. It worked for me. I was on a tight timeline and it was the right blend of DIY and professional build.

Wall panels are 1/8" Ply from home depot. $11 a 4x8 sheet.
Layered with 1/8" closed cell foam from perfectfit.com
Covered in Marathon interweave
Held together with 3M Spray90 adhesive and 1/4" staples.

The L-Track was from USCargoControl. I got the black powder coated ones.

The lower LTrack is held in by plusnuts in the van walls. The upper L Track was put into a suporting 1/8" stainless steel flatbar that was plusnutted to the frame




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Old 03-29-2016, 07:20 PM   #16
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I found these videos very helpful



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That picture looks a lot like Joshua Tree...
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Yes. J tree. And let me tell you the van rocks for sleeping when the winds hit 40mph gusts. We had one day/night that did not let up.

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Finished wiring up one of my rear door LED lamps.

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Finally felt like fishing the other wire through the rear door boot.

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