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Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-14-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By larrie
Turns out that I am not going to be there after...

Turns out that I am not going to be there after all. Needed to cancel my other trip due to last minute issues with the van. The transmission I sdoin gathering shimmy and shutter when shifting. Adding...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By larrie
One night in Anza Borego 2/16

Am hoping to spend one night in Anza Borego at, 33.278953, -116.058357 this Saturday night. You are welcome to stop in. Am headed for Yuma on Sunday to meet up with an Expo group doing the...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 02-11-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By larrie
Take a careful look at how the counter top is...

Take a careful look at how the counter top is attached to the cabinet structure. If it is held on with L brackets then remove them and the top may come right off depending if they also used glue or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 02-08-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By larrie
Have you gotten the base out of the socket? The...

Have you gotten the base out of the socket? The part number may be printed on the outside of the base.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 02-08-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By larrie
I agree with the above about using plywood for...

I agree with the above about using plywood for the frame and a roller for the contact cement. You may also want to screw the frame together rather than staple it. Foam and plywood may not be the same...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 02-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By larrie
The jingle that plays while driving it would make...

The jingle that plays while driving it would make me crazy. Also not sure it goes over 20 mph.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 02-05-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By larrie
My answer would be maybe. Colorado Camper Van May...

My answer would be maybe. Colorado Camper Van May be able to remove the existing fiberglass top and install one of their tops. Give them a call to find out. Sportsmobile would not be able to do it.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 02-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By larrie
No sound insulation behind any of the plastic eye...

No sound insulation behind any of the plastic eye candy.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 02-04-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By larrie
The plastic hides some wiring and if the van has...

The plastic hides some wiring and if the van has a remote entry then it also hides the control box. The headliner hides more wires. The carpet hides the metal floor. All three are there to beautify...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 01-22-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By larrie
That seems like a good low cost solution. Let us...

That seems like a good low cost solution. Let us know if they work as advertised and if you like them.
Forum: Van Body 01-21-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By larrie
I have pulled a windshield myself, although not...

I have pulled a windshield myself, although not on a van, by cutting the rubber around it first. They are not easy to pull away from the adhesive that holds them in. You definitely want to have a...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 01-17-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By larrie
I would love to go. Will be partway through the...

I would love to go. Will be partway through the CABDR that weekend. So many events, so little time.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 01-14-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By larrie
Cerro Gordo from the east

A group of us are doing the CABDR-South (https://ridebdr.com/CABDR) route in February. One of the sections goes up the east side of the Inyos to Cerro Gordo Mine. Has anyone been up the east side in...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-14-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By larrie
Tightened the very loose nuts on the window. It...

Tightened the very loose nuts on the window. It helped some but water drops still got through. Did the silicone caulk as outlined by JWA. Very easy to do and it came out looking great.
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-05-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By larrie
One thing you need to figure out is how days you...

One thing you need to figure out is how days you will be camped in one spot. If you are parked for more than two or three days you are going to need solar or you are going to have to idle the van for...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 01-03-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By larrie
Those look really good.

Those look really good.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 01-03-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By larrie
That is slick. Wish I had know about them when I...

That is slick. Wish I had know about them when I was building my drawers. Would have made the construction of them ymuch easier.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 12-29-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By larrie
The white gunk looks like mineral deposits. They...

The white gunk looks like mineral deposits. They come from water evaporation. My guess is that the pump is seeping water that is then evaporating. Does your pump come on with no water use? If so...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 12-29-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By larrie
My Honeywell thermostat did the same when I first...

My Honeywell thermostat did the same when I first installed it. Turned out that I wired it wrong and had to move the 12v hot wire to the relay post instead of the always hot post. Not sure which...
Forum: Campfire 12-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By larrie
You got your Christmas wish, unimog recovery...

You got your Christmas wish, unimog recovery (https://expeditionportal.com/flopped-big-bend-unimog-recovered/).
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 12-21-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By larrie
Our fridge is on a slide out built into the...

Our fridge is on a slide out built into the kitchen cabinet. The fridge is a Norcold that is parallel to the side of the van. Description and photos....
Forum: Campfire 12-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,062
Posted By larrie
Glad to hear you are back and all is well. Port...

Glad to hear you are back and all is well. Port Angles is a pretty town. Cannot get closer to sea level there. Good luck on the van search.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By larrie
I also carry a blow off gun. Comes in handy for...

I also carry a blow off gun. Comes in handy for blowing the dust off the back doors before opening them. 3/4 diameter rubber cane tips are great for covering the female quick connects.
Forum: Van Body 12-16-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By larrie
I did the same thing with my E350. The 265s fit....

I did the same thing with my E350. The 265s fit. It is tight and you may rub at full lock. Once the lift is done there is no rubbing.
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-15-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By larrie
Welcome. Sportsmobiles and the like (Colorado...

Welcome. Sportsmobiles and the like (Colorado Camper Van, home brew and others) are great rigs for traveling in the far country. Do you have a budget? Check you local craigslist, auto trader, eBay,...
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