Hi guys - My name is Rob.
Last year I bought a 2015 MB RB 144" Sprinter Cargo van with plans to do 95% of the conversion myself. I've been scouring this forum since then, being constantly impressed by the wealth of experience and knowledge here.
In January this year I had a PH top installed in Austin TX. I got the manual because I'm cheap and I like a good challenge... "I'm sure I can add power to the top on my own, for less than $1300 dollars" That's all part of the engineers curse... "I can figure anything out eventually"
It's a win-win curse though, because I either succeed, or learn a lot of lessons in my failure!
So far I've built a my own composting toilet for the van, and a bed for the Penthouse. Other than that it's still pretty Spartan. It will be a slow build, adding and modifying as needs are determined. Right now it's already sufficient for vacationing with my wife.
I'm in the research mode currently on power (&solar) systems, building my own Aluminess rack, and figuring out how options for adding power to the penthouse top.
Anyway, I just wanted to say "hi" and I hope eventually I can contribute as much to this forum as I've learned already!