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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    If you don't build cabinets, don't remove plastic and want just a comfortable bed + keep rear seat you can build something like this in a day. http://www.hoen.ca/things_i_have_built/camperized_van/ It worked for us for 6 month non-stop trip, but it's not very "cool" and certainly has it's...
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    Also check out Herbie's rock-n-roll bed, I have almost 0 fabrication skills and place/tools to do it, but that is another good option for bed platform that can also be used as seat while on move (something our bed/couch doesn't provide)...
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    It is a very simple setup as we don't have any experience in building anything, but it works. What supports the end of the bed when it is flat and what secures the bed in the couch position? It is supported by legs that are attached to the last piece of bed/couch (red arrows) and secured in...
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    I got mine from sdtrucksprings.com - shipped them to US mailbox and drove down to pick them up. Unfortunately I didn't find many options locally.
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    And just to add to last post - dimensions of bed platform where chosen that way to avoid smashing window when bed coverts into couch and still have comfortable couch. We used cardboard boxes to figure out dimensions, if we could build this anybody can, as we are very not the most skilled...
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    I realized while ago I never posted dimensions of our bed/couch, so here you go. Bed is 2m long (~6.7ft), because I am 1.9m (~6.2-6.3ft) and prefer a good night sleep :) It consists of four portions, front is 50cm wide, front part that goes up is 60cm, Rear part that goes up is 50cm and rear...
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    Two Latvians overlanding south

    Thank you! We got Torsion bar delivered by friend who was coming from states. Otherwise it would have to be shipped from RockAuto directly to Mexico (shipping price and time wasn't to bad). Had a great time on road indeed. Now we are settled in Vancouver for indefinite time and trying to...
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    Laptops for Overlanding Travels

    I would look for something light with good battery life and preferably SSD (can be done as upgrade later) as it does make a difference in how fast computer works. For laptop I would look for one with Intel processor as they tend to have better battery life and performance. i5 preferably, i7...
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    ExPo Videos: Post your videos here!

    Two novice riders having adventure of year by exploring Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) in September 12 - 18, 2016. Adventure begins from Vancouver, BC and we start of first day with 450mi/700km ride to Stevenson, WA where real adventure begins. In next 5 days we took on all the...
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    VIDEO - Fall ride in PNW (BC, Canada) KTM690 & KLR650

    My friend put together a little video from our weekend ride in Vedder Mtn area in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Hope you enjoy it. https://vimeo.com/189890568 Video URL: vimeo.com/189890568 Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/viewer?usp=sharing&mid=11vWxLD4s62rDi31rn2-Yy-6CIEw
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    4-person Tepui Roof Top Tent

    Yeah, they like these good looking old cars. If you want more pictures, check out their blog: www.bumfuzzle.com
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    4-person Tepui Roof Top Tent

    SOLD Our friends are selling 4-person Tepui Roof Top Tent, contact them on FB for more info: https://www.facebook.com/bumfuzzle/posts/10209169052081802?pnref=story From FB Selling our 4-person Tepui Roof Top Tent. Purchased in July2016 used 3 times, 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 5/6), original cost...
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    Looks good! Great write up - will help somebody who wants it installed same way. ;)
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    2004 Chevy Astro AWD "Astrid"

    Swapped out water pump few weeks back, old one started making weird noise about 10k/6k km/mi ago: Old vs New: Yeah, it was time for it to go :)
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    Looking for Chevy Astro swivel seat base

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