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Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-18-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By danbr
I do have the brass caps on the bottles . . . ....

I do have the brass caps on the bottles . . . . but I like the idea of stuffing them under a handy rock until I get back to the van.


I also have a long-term internal temperature recorder, so...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-18-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By danbr
Storing 1lb propane cylinders

I have a 1-burner camp stove that I use as a backup to our induction cooktop; it runs on either butane or propane. Mostly, I use it with the 1lb "camping" propane cylinders.


I'm planning on...
Forum: Campfire 09-30-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Posted By danbr
You can also get foil- or FSK...

You can also get foil- or FSK ("Foil-Scrim-Kraft") faced batts which don't need a fire barrier like drywall. I have a workship done entirely this way (walls and truss roof). Various mfrs. make them...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-15-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By danbr
A couple of other comments . . . . - By ...

A couple of other comments . . . .


- By far the fastest way to kill a battery is persistent under-charging. Once it's sulfated, a new battery is in your future :-(. But having it go low and...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,223
Posted By danbr
Here in CT, I was able to persuade the DMV to...

Here in CT, I was able to persuade the DMV to register me as a "passenger" vehicle rather than a "motor home". But it was a discussion, rather than anything that was cast in concrete :-)
Forum: General Sportsmobile 12-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By danbr
We did this over the summer between CT and MA -...

We did this over the summer between CT and MA - bought a used Sportsmobile from an MA dealer. At that point in time, all the CT "temporary" deadlines were extended by either 90 or 180 days, so I...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 12-28-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By danbr
Perfect, thanks!!

Perfect, thanks!!
Forum: Appliances and Interior 12-28-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By danbr
Bathroom door latch replacement?

I have a 2013 Texas-built SMB - Sprinter 2500 LR.



The bathroom door is a bifold, and it had two latches - see the attached pic for the part mounted on the door. The other part WAS mounted...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 12-04-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By danbr
I like the coroplast box and I can easily think...

I like the coroplast box and I can easily think of about eight places to use them in the van . . . but how did you figure out the template?


Dan
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 12-04-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Scott - Thanks - that's EXACTLY the data...

Scott -


Thanks - that's EXACTLY the data I was looking for! I finally decided (last week) to go for the higher GVWR (10360); the van will be an AWD Long-EL with a larger water tank and the...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-19-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Thanks to all who replied on this!! After much...

Thanks to all who replied on this!! After much discussion, we changed our order to the 10,360 GVWR version . . . and the order has been placed, so it's probably a bit late to change our minds now!...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-19-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Great looking ride, thanks!

Great looking ride, thanks!
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 11-19-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By danbr
Oops - I realized that forum images are fine -...

Oops - I realized that forum images are fine - it's external images that don't display in the "printable" version - not really a problem.
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 11-19-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By danbr
Printable version doesn't include images?

Is there some way to include in-line images in the "printable" version of a thread? As far as I can tell, you just get the link rather than the actual image :-( thus making it way less useful.

...
Forum: Sportsmobile Showcase 11-19-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By danbr
:-) That's the Dorena - Hickman ferry - one of...

:-) That's the Dorena - Hickman ferry - one of the last few ferries on the lower Mississippi and the only one between Missouri and Kentucky. It's about 1 mile across the river. The day I was on it...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-19-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Wow - I'm actually surprised it's that light :-) ...

Wow - I'm actually surprised it's that light :-) Are there pics somewhere? I'm curious about what is and isn't part of your config . . . .


Thanks!!!


Dan
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-19-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Excellent, thanks very much!! I assume it's a...

Excellent, thanks very much!! I assume it's a 148" WB, high roof, right?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-18-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,651
Posted By danbr
And for those of you follwing this (like me) who...

And for those of you follwing this (like me) who haven't bought batteries yet . . .RELion's LT series can (theoretically) be charged down to -20C; it draws power from the charger to warm the cells...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-15-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By danbr
I actually didn't think about the insurance issue...

I actually didn't think about the insurance issue (and I don't think it applies in CT) - I should call them and see if it makes a difference here.
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
I did notice the 6-lug wheels when I was pricing...

I did notice the 6-lug wheels when I was pricing it out . . . . no plan right now for after-market wheels/tires. Thankfully the "stock" tires are LI 113, so the capacity should be OK.


I'm still...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-15-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By danbr
That pretty much matched what I found. I think...

That pretty much matched what I found. I think it was Oregon where the chain rules apply over 6000 lb.!


Thankfully, we don't have an HOA, and CT where we live is happy to register us as a...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 11-15-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By danbr
10000 lb. GVWR??

We are planning a conversion based on a LWB-EL Ford Transit. This van is available at several different GVWR.



I've seen lots of anecdotal stuff on what difficulties you can have with access...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-15-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,613
Posted By danbr
Mitch - Thanks - this sounds VERY similar...

Mitch -

Thanks - this sounds VERY similar to our plan. We are currently set for only 1 - 300Ah battery and 200W solar, but I might try to up those. Our heaviest loads will be AC, fridge,...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-15-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By danbr
Thanks!!! For 2021 there's also an 11000 GVWR in...

Thanks!!! For 2021 there's also an 11000 GVWR in both RWD and AWD
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 11-15-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,613
Posted By danbr
Sort of what I figured . . . thanks! We're still...

Sort of what I figured . . . thanks! We're still headed that way (all electric), but I will definitely:


Add a portable propane stove and a couple of 1-lb bottles (already own this :-)
Look...
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