This write up is greatly motivating! I have a non VW van that i would like to add a pop top to.
I read earlier that you fabed the angle iron 73.25 x 44.75? Was that inside or outside dimensions?
This is a hard mod to plan without the real thing in front of me.
I don't know if I a VW...
Next phase, I'm looking for good examples of interior lighting. Enough light to find your stuff but not hit you in the eye. I guess indirect is what I am envisioning.
Also the gf really wants the sink to have water in the winter. I'm wondering if I insulate it and run some coolant hose...
A bluetooth speaker does not play sound inside AND outside the TT. Besides I just installed a new bluetooth head unit. Volume and play list control from my pocket (phone).
Is your bluetooth speaker 200 watts?
I'm thinking about using this switch and only connecting one outlet.
I cant see how most of those speaker selectors are $40 and UP!
Still looking for info on speaker covers for off...
I'm interested in adding exterior speakers to my camper. ( I already have 2 interior speakers and a stereo.)
I understand marine grade speakers can handle being outside.
Where do I find winterizing covers?
What is an economical way to turn them on or off?
Any recommended 6" 3 way or...
The dorm fridge is getting ready to go under the knife. Kill-a-watt is here. I'll be plugging in the fridge and leaving it in the sun outside. Highs have been in the 90's here in Reno. I'll start bench marking this week.
I'm leaving this link here for my notes...
No real progress for the last few weeks. I've been putting in 30 hours a week in my off time helping with a remodel. Next week I have company due in.
The van has been in haul mode. And despite my large counter top. I can still fit a wheel barrow in via the slider door.
Also with a little...
Slowly making progress.
Paneling, cabinets, sink, drain, and sleeping deck are done.
Here it in haul mode. I was able to move a full size oven on this configuration. I love having a modular setup.
If you're familiar with the Toyota vans, you know the battery box is under the floor...
The fridge is a dorm fridge that will run off a 200w inverter.
Other fun things to look for in my build:
- Flat plate heat exchanger. Making hot water from hot coolant.
- Foot pump water pump. A sailor once told me he uses less fresh water when its not on an electric pump.
- large 1000w...
I spent hours playing with floor plans.
There a few tricky things.
1. is the sink drain routing. If the kitchen is to be on the drivers side. To run the drain hose through the floor you must avoid the battery. And exhaust wich also runs down the drivers side, underneath the Van.
This will be camper 2.0 for my van.
1.0 was very basic and not functional enough.
While i love the expedition concept, There are no expeditions planned in the near future. The application will be weekend camping, skiing and other adventuring. One challenging application will be winter ski...