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haywoodphotomaccom 12-17-2011 01:48 PM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Herb, is that the part where you pull it back in with a 1000lb load the first time?

BroncoHauler 12-17-2011 02:28 PM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Yeah, but I've never heard about the 1000lb load before.

I've hooked to a stationary object, put the transmission in neutral, and lightly applied the brakes while spooling in. I've got to think the winch manual gives their recommendation.


Herb

larrie 12-17-2011 03:51 PM

New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Brent

You probably know his but if you are on the top with your tripod and camera be sure to brace the van body solidly to the ground. He body block will prevent any motion of the van while you move around taking photos.


Larrie
89 Ford 2WD penthouse

haywoodphotomaccom 12-17-2011 06:25 PM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Herb, just accomplished the winch task. The Warn instructions that came with it stated to put at least a 1000lb load on it while doing what you stated. Worked great. All nice and tucked in.

Thanks for the advice Larrie.

larrie 12-17-2011 07:01 PM

New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Glad I could help. You will be surprised at how much body motion there will be up there.


Larrie
89 Ford 2WD penthouse

haywoodphotomaccom 12-18-2011 09:28 PM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
This should really be labeled exterior buildout for now as nothing is happening on the inside yet.

Picked up a used Honda EU2000 today off Craigslist. Drove down to the beach to catch the sunset and then to the park near my house so the hound could chase rabbits while I check out the generator. Unit looks and runs like new as advertised. Placed it in the Galley box for a size check and will put in tie downs for it tomorrow.




Vegasrandall 12-19-2011 08:44 AM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
[s:29db8i4g]Could you post a picture with your thumb in it? It would make me feel so much better about my skills.[/s:29db8i4g]

Advanturetrek 12-19-2011 02:56 PM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Looking good Brent. Congratulations on the build progress.

haywoodphotomaccom 12-20-2011 09:31 AM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Thanks VegasRandall and AdventureTrek!

The extra length of the van and height of the top is proving to be more beneficial than I thought it would be. I am able to fully assemble my light stands and work on gear standing up. Much better for the back!

Image of base camp at the beach while waiting for sunset.




Vegasrandall 12-20-2011 09:49 AM

Re: New to me QuadVan interior build out about to start.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larrie
Brent

You probably know his but if you are on the top with your tripod and camera be sure to brace the van body solidly to the ground. He body block will prevent any motion of the van while you move around taking photos.


Larrie
89 Ford 2WD penthouse

A friend that is a astronomer has his van fitted out with a tripod telescope mount that goes through gasketed holes in the floor to the ground so the telescope doesn't wiggle when he moves in the van and he stays warm.


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