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Old 08-04-2020, 11:25 AM   #11
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Since yours 2020, maybe you can add some of the factory options?


-Push down parking brake option allows for swivel seats without a riser or p-brake relocation. Actually, you can order factory swivels now, but not it all configurations.

-As for heat, electric cabin heat is not a good option. You'd nee a giant battery bank. But a espar gas heater will draw off the main fuel tank, and use minimal 12v power for the blower. Or if you order factory rear heat, you can use a gas-powered hydronic heater:
https://www.eberspaecher-na.com/prod...ommercial.html
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:53 AM   #12
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Thanks for your reply, I got your full initial reply on my email. I wish I had been able to get dual alternator. I found a lowering bracket online for the enrage but I also thought about seeing if I could order the OEM push down from Ford, I just learned they had that last night. I have also thought about espar heaters in the past and I have heard good things. I may go with one of those. Good thing is that it will be insulated and we can still use sleeping bags so I’m not too worried about being cold. But my wife may beg
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:04 PM   #13
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Sounds like a solid approach. Use it to see what will work best. Flares to sleep sideways will save space of course. I am not aware of an electric heater that will work for long on batteries without a very large battery bank, like A/C in that they are energy hogs. Maybe you will find one or someone will post something.
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:14 PM   #14
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Great choice on a mattress. I just bought a Megamat too and I'm blown away.

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Great choice on a mattress. I just bought a Megamat too and I'm blown away.

This thing is wild! We got it for our 4Runner and it barely fits, we got the Van the day after the mattress arrived and I can't wait to go on a trip with it. So far we just had happy hour in the van in our driveway and out by a nearby lake.
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My wife wants it to look like a lady had help in the design and doesn't want it to look like an aluminum 80/20 fest...
Wimmen huh? Personally I don't see a problem with an 80/20 look but that's not a surprise huh?

Honestly thought the only "problem" I have with anything looking too "decorated" is so much of the materials etc to achieve a stylish look tend to become dated quickly and more often than not a bit more fragile than something more utilitarian.

But I get that desire for something you'll be spending a lot of time in to look less like a shop than a home-on-wheels.

Looking forward to see how you design progresses with a bit of use.
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Wimmen huh? Personally I don't see a problem with an 80/20 look but that's not a surprise huh?

Honestly thought the only "problem" I have with anything looking too "decorated" is so much of the materials etc to achieve a stylish look tend to become dated quickly and more often than not a bit more fragile than something more utilitarian.

But I get that desire for something you'll be spending a lot of time in to look less like a shop than a home-on-wheels.

Looking forward to see how you design progresses with a bit of use.

The good thing about the agreement between my wife and me is that it will be minimal and not something of an Instagram influencer tiny home. We’ll probably do marine features for longevity and try simplicity in a Scandinavian way.
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