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Old 06-12-2014, 01:40 PM   #151
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

What kind of fridge is that? Did you change out the original one?
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:15 PM   #152
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What kind of fridge is that? Did you change out the original one?
It's one of these. I strongly recommend it. It barely sips amps. It is huge. It has led lighting, fold up racks to store tall bottles, a deeeeep freezer (no pun intended, it goes all the way from the front to the back wall).

http://www.truckfridge.com/tf130.html

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Old 06-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #153
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

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What kind of fridge is that? Did you change out the original one?
It's one of these. I strongly recommend it. It barely sips amps. It is huge. It has led lighting, fold up racks to store tall bottles, a deeeeep freezer (no pun intended, it goes all the way from the front to the back wall).

http://www.truckfridge.com/tf130.html

I have the Isotherm version (which is identical as far as I can tell). My wife informed me that we won't be building another van without a fridge of this size. Great choice!
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:31 AM   #154
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Big kudos to you 86. Van came a long way.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #155
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Close to done, but never done. My CVT awning install.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...135211#p135211

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #156
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Part I of my Reunel bumper rehab.

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:05 PM   #157
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Thanks to MKRyan for getting me some pics of how the bed is raised and hung in newer SMBs. Rusty is a 95 and has the 3 section bed, which is really a lot of crap to move around when setting up or breaking down camp. My goal was to make mine a 2 section and hang it like the newer 50 plans without any upholstery work. The rear third is not really a problem but we flip it up out of the way when it is.
I used two 4' sections of aluminum angle on the sides, thick enough to support the 2 sections and thin enough to still fit in the width of the bed channel.



Next, I attatched 4 rope cleats (two front, two back) to the 3/4 plywood the bed sections are made of. 3/4 ply is plenty thick but I used 2.5" screws since I was screwing in to the side of plywood.



$2 or so per pair at Lowe's, and about the same for small cable (#100) and ferrules.



Then it was just a matter of figuring out the perfect hanging distance where we can still store some pillows and bedding on top of it with clearance to walk around. That wound up to be about 10" cable.



Perfection for right at $20!!! I'm super thrilled about this modification. It's perhaps one of my favorite upgrades to Rusty's interior. I wish I had done it the day I brought him home!



My 6'2" mug can still walk down the aisle with clearance.



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Old 09-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #158
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

Nice job!
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #159
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Thanks, I'm going to get my solar done ASAP and then I will finally finish the interior top with new upholstery and stained 1/4 birch ply. I'm really sick of looking up at the last of that off-white vinyl!!!

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:53 AM   #160
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Re: Look what just drove up in my driveway, it's Rusty!

thats a slick setup, well done man!

is it a one person job to get bed up there?
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