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Old 03-26-2018, 07:23 PM   #551
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If you have been through this entire (long) thread you will recognize the picture below. Today the process was completed, keep reading....



The original picture above was posted 12/3/16 (Post #204, page 21)

Then on 4/9/17 (Post #334, page 34) Ron & Barb (Mer1039) showed up with their new van...



Next came Michael (michaelf) on 10/8/17 (Post 465, page 47)...



And today the loop was closed when Matt & Katie (Velo47) pulled up in their beautiful new van...



12/3/16 to 3/26/18 - just a bit over 16 months. It has been great to follow everyone's progress and exciting to see the end results, as I am sure you will agree!

Laura & I are going to meet up with Matt & Katie at Overland Expo in Flagstaff in May, who else is going to show up and join us?

We have our tickets to Expo West!! Unfortunately our M2CA4X will not arrive from Düsseldorf yet so we will drive out in the 100 Series Cruiser!

We head out from El Dorado Hills on Tuesday and returning home on Monday. We will look for you guys!
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:36 PM   #552
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Guilty as charged!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:27 PM   #553
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We have our tickets to Expo West!! Unfortunately our M2CA4X will not arrive from Düsseldorf yet so we will drive out in the 100 Series Cruiser!

We head out from El Dorado Hills on Tuesday and returning home on Monday. We will look for you guys!
offroadkid,

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Is your new van to stay as-is, be a DIY project, go to SMB or ???? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:38 PM   #554
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Is your new van to stay as-is, be a DIY project, go to SMB or ???? Inquiring minds want to know!
We stopped into SMB on the way down to visit my Aunt & Uncle a few Fridays ago and to our surprise were treated to a factory tour from the President Jonathan!

We liked the builds, but haven't decided if we want to try build it ourselves to suit our needs/wants!

We already have a Dometic 50qt 12v fridge/freezer and a Yeti Goal Zero 400 that we take out with us in our Land Cruiser. We stayed last March in Anza Borrego and that suited us the 4 days we were there! For hot water we have a Zodi Hot Camp Shower and two 5 Gal Jerry Cans, (or the creek or river we camp by)! I think that for starters we will use that set-up. I have watched kenetube on YouTube and already plan to run the diesel heater under the passenger seat! I think that and some 265 KO2's will be the first mod along with noise dampening and insulation to start.

Thanks for inquiring!
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Another Van Compass "Gotta Have"

Van Compass recently came out with a rear differential skid plate for the Sprinter (Transit also). Like all of their offerings, fit and finish is first rate and the total install took me about 45 minutes by myself in the driveway.

Here is the link if you want to see more pictures and the simple installation instructions: https://www.vancompass.com/collectio...late-2007-2500

And here is what the finished product looks like installed on Flint:



This makes a nice addition and provides protection in an otherwise vulnerable location.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:13 PM   #556
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Van Compass recently came out with a rear differential skid plate for the Sprinter (Transit also). Like all of their offerings, fit and finish is first rate and the total install took me about 45 minutes by myself in the driveway.

Here is the link if you want to see more pictures and the simple installation instructions: https://www.vancompass.com/collectio...late-2007-2500

And here is what the finished product looks like installed on Flint:



This makes a nice addition and provides protection in an otherwise vulnerable location.
The pic doesn't really don't justice...it is a very nice piece and is pretty low profile. It's on my list.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:14 PM   #557
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Thanks again to Fitz for paving the way! Looks like another addition for me on my delivery trip home. I'm now stopping at Van Compass for sure on my way home. I'll need to contact mark and order the Sumo stops and this additional skid plate before I arrive.
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