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Forum: Campfire 07-29-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Kibo
I saw a number of Dragon Fly Tarps at a recent...

I saw a number of Dragon Fly Tarps at a recent van expo here in CO on everything from Sprinters to a $0.5M uber-overlanding rig. The owner was quite nice, and the tarps look very well made. ...
Forum: Van Body 07-29-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Kibo
That makes sense. Are you concerned that you...

That makes sense. Are you concerned that you won't be able to reinstall it after drilling out the rivets? It's not as scary as it may seem. Window regulators are often riveted in place on modern...
Forum: Van Body 07-28-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Kibo
It was a bit more work than I remembered getting...

It was a bit more work than I remembered getting to the rear door handle, but I managed to get some pics before it got dark. Please pardon the dust--dirt infiltration is a real thing!

The problem...
Forum: Van Body 07-28-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Kibo
Come to think of it, I had the same problem with...

Come to think of it, I had the same problem with the rear door handle when I bought my van. If I remember correctly, there was something worn on the handle that prevented it from pulling the cable...
Forum: Van Body 07-28-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Kibo
Very cool, I didn't know those exist so I...

Very cool, I didn't know those exist so I wouldn't have known to look for them! :d8:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-21-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Kibo
I know you said you prefer Victron, but I have a...

I know you said you prefer Victron, but I have a (used) Kisae DMT1230 for sale if you're interested. It can be set at 5/10/20/30A max charging rate.

https://www.kisaepower.com/products/dmt1230/...
Forum: 4x4 07-17-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 148,378
Posted By Kibo
The spring keeper bolt is easily accessed on the...

The spring keeper bolt is easily accessed on the outside of the top perch. Do you mean the bolt on the lower spring perch instead? :confused:

For the lower spring perch, I believe I used a...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-17-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 628,867
Posted By Kibo
Our van doesn't have propane (we cook outside). ...

Our van doesn't have propane (we cook outside). Any reason not to just go with one of these instead? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086S4L4Q6
Forum: 4x4 07-13-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 148,378
Posted By Kibo
You can also attach the spring using the keeper...

You can also attach the spring using the keeper before attaching the lower perch.
Forum: 4x4 06-27-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kibo
I went the DIY route mentioned by clicker44 on my...

I went the DIY route mentioned by clicker44 on my 2011 Quigley EB V10, starting with longer (Moog CC880S) springs up front. Even with no other changes, the $80 I spent on these springs made the...
Forum: Member Classifieds 06-21-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By Kibo
The microwave was a must-have for us to be able...

The microwave was a must-have for us to be able to reheat leftovers on the go, make quick breakfasts, heat up hot cocoa for the kiddos when skiing, etc. We have a "high" pop top (not a CCV, but...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-21-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,898
Posted By Kibo
Maybe engrave your Social Security Number? You...

Maybe engrave your Social Security Number? You know, so it's uniquely identified as belonging to you. <kidding!>

Car & Driver...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 05-26-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Kibo
Trim seal typically has one or more barb-like...

Trim seal typically has one or more barb-like tongues on the inside of the grooved portion. For example, take this image from Trim Lok:
...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 04-25-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Kibo
Bummer that it's being commercialized, but...

Bummer that it's being commercialized, but hopefully good for William! In addition to UC Public Campgrounds, I've found the iOverlander app surprisingly useful for finding places in unfamiliar...
Forum: Towing and Toys 04-25-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Kibo
I've been very happy with mine (review elsewhere...

I've been very happy with mine (review elsewhere on this forum), zero issues since install other than they're no longer a pretty blue. However, I'm not towing nor did I purchase them to aid with...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 04-25-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Kibo
I've removed mine. I say go for it if you never...

I've removed mine. I say go for it if you never plan to have rear passengers, or plan to use rear seats with integrated belts.

It is possible to buy OEM belt covers:
...
Forum: Hobbyist Vendor Products 04-11-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Kibo
Thanks! We've found we use it quite a bit, kind...

Thanks! We've found we use it quite a bit, kind of like having "top down" shades at home. Good for those "what was that noise?" moments when "camping" in suburbia. :p3:
Forum: Hobbyist Vendor Products 04-11-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Kibo
Great question! I assume you're talking...

Great question!

I assume you're talking about the windows that are not on doors. The covers are designed with very thin hanging straps that should easily fit between your trim piece and the...
Forum: Hobbyist Vendor Products 04-11-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Kibo
Thanks for the interest, my wife will be sending...

Thanks for the interest, my wife will be sending you an email shortly. :d8:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-08-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kibo
Not to be a naysayer, but I'd be cautious about...

Not to be a naysayer, but I'd be cautious about drawing direct conclusions based on data from other vehicles. A 'vette or Insight have vastly different (much smaller) frontal cooling area than an...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-08-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kibo
I hadn't even thought of looking it up in the...

I hadn't even thought of looking it up in the manual (duh!). No pretty graphs in the 2011 manual, but the performance specs are as follows:

Generator: 70A @ 675rpm (min) to 120A @ 2,000rpm (max)...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-07-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kibo
All good points. I'll see about measuring...

All good points. I'll see about measuring alternator temperature as well, but of course temps are still pretty cold here in CO so it won't be worst case. We haven't had any issues on trips to Las...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 04-07-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 120,423
Posted By Kibo
Here's the tape at Field Van: Pop Top...

Here's the tape at Field Van:

Pop Top Protective Tape (https://shop.fieldvan.com/penthouse-top-protective-tape/)

I wasn't able to find anything similar elsewhere--if you do, please post it!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-07-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kibo
Not sure if it helps any, but my 2011 E350 has...

Not sure if it helps any, but my 2011 E350 has the 'EXTRA HVY DUTY 225-AMP ALT' option (from the Monroney) and has had no problem keeping up with my Kisae 50A DC-DC (DMT1250). I do have a new-ish...
Forum: Hobbyist Vendor Products 04-04-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Kibo
Thanks for the kind words guys! Like many of...

Thanks for the kind words guys! Like many of you, building out our van has been an enjoyable (and in our case, neverending) project. We too started with radiant barrier insulation sheeting cut to...
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