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Old 06-11-2019, 10:15 AM   #101
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Does anybody know what it would cost to ship a fixed top or how to get it set up? I honestly don't have a clue how to ship something that large. Trying to figure out if it's worth my time to drive all the way to Cali to have Fiberine install a top, ship it to DFW and do it myself, or if the local van conversion companies price is reasonable.
It will be worth it to drive to Cali. You're looking at a top and install at fiberine for $4400 - 4800.00 roughly. If you order one and have it shipped, shipping is going to be close $1600.00+ and the top will be $3400.00 + (depending on what top you go with) If you do the install at Fiberine they seem to sweeten the deal with a lower price. I'd give them a call and just talk it out.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:30 AM   #102
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Build update: Decided to add to this thread instead of starting a new one.

Had Line-X spray the high top, was going to DIY but cleanup and durability...

Floor and ceiling are insulated and complete. Went a bit overboard but still have 6' standing room.

12V / 120V system installed using one the common schematics on this site. 1250W inverter / charger and three 100W flexible solar panels VHB taped to the roof. Haven't wired up the ACR yet but the Solar is doing a great job. After modest hole elongation I made a pair of Group 31 100AH AGM's fit in the OEM frame mounted boxes but sacrificed the lids.

Sliding slat bed platform completed. 60" open and 33" closed. Short RV queen fits with a tad of trimming as it tapers to the rear. Garage below is 23" high and 48" wide. Will be adding L-Track for cargo management. Settled on 23" height to fit 5 gallon racing fuel jugs and most stackable storage options.

Next phase is the kitchen galley, upper storage and final finishes.

Just finished a 3 day trip with all the above and Dometic CFX50. Cascade Lake on Orcas Island in Moran State Park, spectacular this time of year. Being last one on the ferry, priceless!

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Old 08-17-2019, 11:35 AM   #103
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Ceiling with fan and six LEDs on a dimmer, bed platform / garage and flooring.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:42 AM   #104
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12v / 120v install.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:47 AM   #105
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Solar production after being in the shade for three days. Only used 25 amp hours from my self imposed 80AH limit set on my Ali battery monitor.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #106
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And finally, Moran State Park and Mt Constitution views
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:37 PM   #107
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Build coming along nicely - looks good!
***Love those levelers!
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:32 PM   #108
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Nice progress! I should have my new top installed by the end of the week and then the build out starts. I'm thinking a similar solar set up as you did so thanks for the pics
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Thanks guys, pictures and dimensions are very helpful to me. Hopefully this helps others find their way.

Deciding on the kitchen galley height is a sticky one... 32" minimum vs. standard house 36". I'll need a couple rear cutouts on the counter to get to the window release latches even at 32".

48" wide x 22" deep x ~32" tall is the current plan with a slide out for the CFX50.

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Old 08-21-2019, 12:49 PM   #110
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Sweet build man, just took some time to read back through a lot of your work and it's awesome. I'm also in Seattle - let me know if you're ever looking for help. I also have access to a decent amount of scrap quality wood (finished ply mostly) at the shop I work at if you ever need bits and pieces for your build out.
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