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Old 05-09-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question for experienced campers

Hi everybody.

Here's a "simple" question, but since I have no experience camping in a van (or any kind of camping in fact) I need your help.

I am building my DIY campervan project like some of you and I want to add four side windows, two on each sides in between the framing of the fiberglass top, my windows would be 14" wide x 18" high and I would position them on each side of the 72" x 72" rear converted bed. I also plan on installing a 14" x 14" top hatch with a fan and create a draft for cooling the inside while sleeping.

Should I :
A- choose four opening windows with screens
B- choose two fixed windows (non opening) and two opening windows with screens

Just so you know my plans are not up to date with the van I finally bought







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Old 05-09-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: Question for experienced campers

ummm, I'd check with the top maker before cutting anything
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Re: Question for experienced campers

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ummm, I'd check with the top maker before cutting anything
That is not possible, I bought the van used, it was a FedEx delivery van, they had it built not me.
Unless anyone here knows who makes them?
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: Question for experienced campers

Is there a aftermarket builder's plate on the lower driver's side door jamb? Should be near the Ford factory tag.

And I agree with Twogone...
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:47 PM   #5
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Re: Question for experienced campers

Those were called "Armadillos" and were designed by Applied Technologies and upfitted by Vision Manufacturing for FedEx and others. Here's an article that might give you some more background:

http://www.worktruckonline.com/artic...le/page/1.aspx

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:54 PM   #6
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Re: Question for experienced campers

Dog and van are color-matched too.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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Looks like fun. I would go with all for opening widows with screens/sliding screens. You never know when it's going to be really hot and you need a lot of air movement.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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Re: Question for experienced campers

Would double chk your water and battery weight distribution in the van. Might want to distribute the weight more evenly across the van.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:47 PM   #9
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Re: Question for experienced campers

I was gonna say you need a FanTastic fan, but then saw you've already included one in your plans.

Cute pup!
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:10 AM   #10
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I am so jealous that you have a garage and garage door tall enough that you can fit your van.

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