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Old 03-29-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default 2016 Crew Camper for Family of 4

I'm going to post up some of what I've been doing here so I have a consolidated place to post some pics.

Goals are for a family camper that could be a sometimes stealth sleeper if we crap out when trying to grab a campsite as most of the good ones are always first first...


Requirements:


Needs to sleep 4. I have two young boys.
Haul 4 bikes. (Finally all of them fit on the rack!) Youngest out grew the 16" wheels
Eventually have a fridge and a heater; maybe a small microwave.

That's my starting point and it will evolve from there.


I started with a 2016 Crew so I could register as a passenger vehicle and carry 4 people immediately with less work.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #2
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Starting point

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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After doing the basics

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Insulated /Sound deadening (Thinsulate/ RMAX/ RAAMAT)
Installed two rows of L Track
Installed Bed Rails/Panels
Panels rear walls.
Led bulbs
Rear Speakers
Maxxair Fan

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:08 PM   #4
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Stuff sack behind front seats for kids headphones.

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Wall stuff sack
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:11 PM   #5
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Swing away rack plus kuat 4 bike carrier

Fixing the wifes shifting on her beater bike.

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:14 PM   #6
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After trying to buy a sunshade from the sprinterstore for two months and numerous phonecalls. I gave up and made my own out of reflectix. Will eventually cover with fabric and add supports.

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:16 PM   #7
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Running wires.

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2016 Crew Camper for Family of 4

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.
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Privacy shades for back windows

Thinsulate inner.

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For the reflectix window coverings, get some rare earth magnets and use them to "pin" the material over the windows. Or get fancy and attach them to or in the material.
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