Originally Posted by tedujam
They prefer CC. Put down a deposit at 9am this morning with an estimated October 23rd completion date!
Congrats !!! You'll love it...
Something to think about if you have the time is to plan to say in the area at least an extra day to make sure everything is good before heading home.
I picked up the van, went to the DIY car wash down the street & gave everything a good drenching. No leaks.
Then I drove around town, on the freeway, and up the canyon towards Estes Park. No creaking/moaning/shifting/weird noises.
Then I found a dirt road & did some mild off-roading. No issues.
Then I stayed in a campground a few miles from CCV and spent the night. I must have raised & lowered the top 10 times, turned the lights on & off a bunch of times & unzipped/re-zipped all 3 layers of all windows. I also tested the fan. Everything worked great.
I paid the additional cost of having the top & sides insulated. It got down to 26 degrees that night & I was fairly comfortable with just my Mr. Buddy Jr. running until it ran out sometime during the night. The van is insulted & I don't have any window coverings, which I'm sure would have made a noticeable difference.
I originally planned on staying 2 days to give myself enough time to thoroughly test everything out before making the 1,100 mile drive home. However, I only stayed 1 extra day because I couldn't think of anything else to check & everything I did check was great.