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Old 05-11-2010, 04:05 PM   #511
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Fitted a roof box for carrying stuff...

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:45 AM   #512
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Prepping the van for a trip, Jo decided it was time to replace the drapes with new and improved ones. The new ones are a heavier quilted design. Fit tighter to the window openings and should provide better insulation. Also they roll up rather then slide sideways so that when 100% up do not block any of the window opening.

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New Design w shade up..


New bathroom privacy door rolled open.... Old design was for pre-penthouse and had a bar the curtain slid on. Real pain w penthouse..


Bathroom door closed and overall view with seamstress at table....
Note: I have added a net bag at back of penthouse that can be used w or w/o the bed being down...


The table with the penthouse has always tended to be darker then wanted. So I added a 3rd "overhead" storage box (another 0.5cf of space) with cabinet lighting mounted on the bottom. Now the table has lighting on three sides of it. The lights on all three of the similar design "overheads" have two power positions. Either 10w or 30watts of halogen lighting.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:08 AM   #513
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We do not have awning bracket issues because we have no brackets!
Our awning is a bag type and is attached directly to the penthouse top via the bag bead rail.

Awning set up.....


The problem we have with the bag awning is the assembly flapping while driving in a heavy cross wind. That has happened several times while on the interstate in open western country....I-80, Route 66,... Pre-penthouse we constrained the bag with bungee cords hooked to the bag carrier. So prepping the van for an upcoming trip I have added straps to constrain the bag against the side of the penthouse fiberglass top. They attach to the fiberglass at two of the awning rail attaching bolts. Short strap attached to the exterior of the top and the long (rap a round) strap attached with fender washers to the underside of the fiberglass top.



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Old 05-13-2010, 08:49 AM   #514
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Looks to be very neat and cozy Len .
Your Sweetie did a great job on your Drapes and I love the natural wood interior layout .
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:33 AM   #515
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Len, I really like your interior. Very cozy with the wood and other personal touches. I am going to keep this in mind for my next SMB down the line.

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Old 05-16-2010, 03:41 PM   #516
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Finished the inside carpeting where i had cut the roof off.

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:43 AM   #517
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Attached the passenger-side Aluminess ladder in between monsoon rainstorms, which prevented us from actually camping during the Memorial Day weekend. We order the ladder last month with the discount offered through the Sportsmobile Forum.

Thank you Jeremiah!

Next project now that we can get on the roof: order the Thule canoe rack and attempt to get the 13 foot solo boat up on top.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:32 AM   #518
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Replaced my weenie lights with real manly lights. Here are my Vision-X 8.5"ers.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:37 AM   #519
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Jeffrey ,
That front bumper is a lot nicer looking and I suspect less air restricting than the Aluminess , I wish that that I would have done more research prior to ordering mine in spite of the weight difference which I imagine is negligible , and your lights look good to !
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:46 PM   #520
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Thanks Gregg!

Personally, I think the Road Armor bumber of mine is the sexiest part of the van. I love the design and the lines.
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