2013 Sprinter DIY 144WB, Portland OR
Thank you Hein, it happened with your help.
I am using these buckles to tighten by pulling on the strap with a good 25 lbs. force. For taking the table off the resting place I release the tension before using quick disconnect. I am pretty confident this will not fly over my head and if the strap is not tight the vibration noise should let me know.Always worries me that securing straps & their plastic buckles won't be strong enough in case of an accident, having said that, my Brompton bike, plastic tubs etc are securely fixed with these, should be the least of my problems in a head on, Just me being paranoid I suppose.
Overhead cabinets are mounted. I am very satisfied with the strength of the total assembly. Still contemplating how to do knobs/holes and latching. The simplest solution would be to drill and route the edges of 1” holes and for latching just insert bars in channels.
On rough road the sliding doors rattle a little, so I will drill small holes and weave 0.016” dia fluorocarbon fishing line. I tested the concept and rattle is completely eliminated.
Next steps are to finish designing and building the cassette toilet housing, getting colorful windows curtains, floor and the heater installation.
Here is a set of pictures; they should be sufficient to order the material but please check with your supplier. Some changes to drawings were made, a lower outer extrusion is square to accommodate window curtains sliders. Order information is correct. This forum member asimba2 recently recorded a video of similar OH cabinets assembly, see link below.Hey George,
Your cabinets are exactly what I'd like to install in my setup. Is there any chance I could steal your plans and 80/20 list to replicate in my build? While I know it's cheaper to cut/build all the connectors vs having 80/20 do it, I love the clean look and simple assembly of the pre-fab setup.
Here is a set of pictures; they should be sufficient to order the material but please check with your supplier. Some changes to drawings were made, a lower outer extrusion is square to accommodate window curtains sliders. Order information is correct. This forum member asimba2 recently recorded a video of similar OH cabinets assembly, see link below.
This cassette toilet placement wasn’t my idea, I copied it verbatim from the Safari Condo van https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises-serie-sprinter-l19-lx/.I really like the toilet ottoman idea. I have been keeping a link to your photo of that for quite some time as a place holder, until I get to that part of my build. One question though, how do you feel about the ottoman blocking the front part of the slider?
I have the two stage door opening and built my floor to extend over the rear half of the step well. I haven't figured out where my ottoman-olet will go yet.
I never had a rattle problem in the sold Sprinter with the plastic latches. Did have rattles on two of the pulls in the new Transit build. Must be the inferior built quality of the Transit? Solved the problem by replacing the metal latch plates with a 3/8" thick rubber plate. There is a bit more than 3/8" between the back of the housing and the latch.https://sprinter-source.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=97092&d=1526100924
^^ The ones like this where the pull loops are hanging down... they don't rattle against the bed of the latch when the van is in motion?
I looked high and low for latches of that general type, but with everything I found, I was afraid that each one of the pull tabs would be going tap-tap-tap against the cabinet face as I was driving.