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Old 10-30-2019, 04:52 AM   #1
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After much lurking and a two year wait I have a 2019 crew to call my own.
For the amount of information I gotten from this forum, I feel the need to contribute so here we go. I have the van (finally), and I have a family of 5 (wife, 4 year old, and twin two year olds), and hope to make many years of memories with them.
After picking the van up from dealer it went straight to tire shop where I had Methods and 265/70r17 BFG AT's put on. They rubbed pretty bad, but nothing that couldn't be addressed. I drove home without the plastic fenders on and they still rubbed.. That is now addressed and drives with no rubbing.

I also ordered the under van battery box that Hein makes. What a great guy, and his product is VERY nice. I had it shot with lineX bed liner. No rust happening here.

Next up was a rixen kit. Like Hein, Jim and his staff have been SUPER helpful and his kit has been very complete. Install has gone smoothly mostly because Im not shopping for some do dad every 20 minutes. Heater hose, a few bulkhead fittings, and aux fuel tap are really all Ive needed so far.

I also picked up a Redarc BMS 30. Very cool product with lots of features. The amount of money spent on wiring, fuses holders, breakers, batteries, etc. has been slightly crazy, but whats another shovel of sand on a dead man..

Finally, the Adventure Wagon kit will finish everything off. The 2.0 kit is not ready for shipment, but they were kind enough to send the wiring harness ahead of time so I can keep making progress.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
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Looking good!
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:59 AM   #3
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Nice work! I am anxiously awaiting the vancompass fender trim kit to accomplish what you did. I can't wait to see my van look like yours on some burly tires. How is your Rixen kit coming along, I really wanted to order one with him being a local Oregonian and all but the price tag had me shop around. Anyway, great looking van keep posting the build out!
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:21 PM   #4
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Right on! Looking forward to see how you fit all five of you in there. What color is that?
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:17 PM   #5
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Right on! Looking forward to see how you fit all five of you in there. What color is that?
Nice Van! Love the wheels. I have have the same Methods in Bronze.

Here is my solution for a family of five in a 144. My kids are 15, 14, and 12. It can be done successfully.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:19 PM   #6
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Andy Mac

Any more details on your bed panels? IKEA cross pieces? Any other tips or wisdom?


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Old 11-07-2019, 05:40 AM   #7
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Any more details on your bed panels? IKEA cross pieces? Any other tips or wisdom?


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Old Yesterday, 01:43 AM   #8
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Quick little update of some items coming together...
Waiting on ONE cable to come and BMS 30 install will be complete.
Expansion tank waiting to be installed tomorrow, pics to come. I'm pretty happy with this one. Made some use of a void under the left bumper cover.

I have spent so much time fabing brackets for things its CRAZY.. I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for placing all the components.
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Old Yesterday, 01:46 AM   #9
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Nice Van! Love the wheels. I have have the same Methods in Bronze.

Here is my solution for a family of five in a 144. My kids are 15, 14, and 12. It can be done successfully.
This is very nice dude!
I need room for my dirt bikes on the floor, so that bench set up would not work for me. I have a plan however.. Lets hope if works out how I am imagining it in my head and napkin sketches!!
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Quick little update of some items coming together...

Waiting on ONE cable to come and BMS 30 install will be complete.

Expansion tank waiting to be installed tomorrow, pics to come. I'm pretty happy with this one. Made some use of a void under the left bumper cover.



I have spent so much time fabing brackets for things its CRAZY.. I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for placing all the components.


Is that the RB Components battery tray? If so, what did you think of it? And can you share some more photos?


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