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Forum: Appliances and Interior 05-08-2020, 03:35 PM
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https://www.equipt1.com/collections/national-luna...

https://www.equipt1.com/collections/national-luna

If you havenít looked at the National Luna fridge freezer you should. I bought one in 2008 and used it in my former van for 8 years. High quality,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-03-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
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After 12 years driving around in 2 different vans...

After 12 years driving around in 2 different vans with solar panels I've never had a failure. Each panel is fixed via roof mounts bolted through and sealed with an adhesive sealant. Everything I've...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 08-26-2019, 02:13 PM
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Fitz. What is the Speedo error with these...

Fitz. What is the Speedo error with these tires/wheels?
Chris
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-11-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Dadvan check with your insurance company before...

Dadvan check with your insurance company before getting aaa. They may offer roadside service for less with better coverage. Mine does. Aaa isnít everywhere either.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 12-13-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,810
I went from a 2005 V10 RB Quadvan to a 2016 4wd...

I went from a 2005 V10 RB Quadvan to a 2016 4wd Sprinter 144 bare bones Cargo van. I converted it myself over about 18 months. It's got 12k on it now and I couldn't be happier with it. Hopefully your...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-17-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,959
Thanks for info on aux tanks. Unfortunately those...

Thanks for info on aux tanks. Unfortunately those spaces are now occupied by my battery banks and gray water tank. I carried 10 gal of extra fuel on the Canada trip but never had to use it....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 09-17-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
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I had a 2005 V10 E350 RB converted to 4wd by...

I had a 2005 V10 E350 RB converted to 4wd by Quadvan. I thought the ride was fine over the 8 years I drove and enjoyed the van. It had an SMB top and DIY interior. I went places with it that honestly...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-26-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Great ideas on what might be a more comfortable...

Great ideas on what might be a more comfortable trip for vans. Shorter days. Longer camps. Side trips. Yes. As much as possible a clear description of each day's travel would be good. I noticed on...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-25-2018, 04:58 PM
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Thanks for the pics Chris. We stuck with the...

Thanks for the pics Chris. We stuck with the Rally until the 19th. I will concur with you on your assessment of the trip overall. Without GPS (took a crap early) Thank you Samsung! We needed to...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Good news on the maps. Thanks for passing along...

Good news on the maps. Thanks for passing along the info from fb. And twolost your photos are wonderful. I travelled through the Kananaskas wilderness in my old Volvo wagon and sears tent tent...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 05-07-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Any updated info on the BackRoad map books?

Any updated info on the BackRoad map books?
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-14-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Good news! I too prefer paper maps. I started...

Good news! I too prefer paper maps. I started using Delorme Gazeteer maps 25 years ago. Never broke the habit. Hope the sponsorship comes through but if not I will buy the map books. I just bought a...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-14-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Len thanks for the link to Backroad Mapbooks....

Len thanks for the link to Backroad Mapbooks. Very Helpful..do you suggest PDF or the print books? My "readers" are now at #250 so I'm thinking the PDF maps may be too small.
Forum: Campfire 04-09-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,775
1 comment 1 question....Suction mounts fail as...

1 comment 1 question....Suction mounts fail as your altitude increases. Android users..what do you like?
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-09-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Black flies...Mosquitos big enough to stand flat...

Black flies...Mosquitos big enough to stand flat footed and mate with a turkey? Snorkels? Hip waders? Like Arctic Traveler I'm thinking floatation device. Will a Sprinter even float? Guess we will...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-08-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Too Bad...Like Jeff we were hoping to see you...

Too Bad...Like Jeff we were hoping to see you again. I'm sure an exception would be made for Lake....as long as he wasn't piloting a dual sport!
Ruth and Chris
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-03-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
Timing seems good for us meet in Nevada. I...

Timing seems good for us meet in Nevada. I haven't settled on a route yet but we can talk about that. As I said I'm interested in a leisurely trip up. My days of driving 500 miles a day are over....
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 04-02-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
I'll be using 100' of waxed string and 2 soup...

I'll be using 100' of waxed string and 2 soup cans along with my Boy Scout Compass.....well probably not. I'm hoping my Samsung tablet and my offline mapping app will allow addition of the tracks. As...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 03-28-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,709
I guess I’m not the only person challenged by the...

I guess I’m not the only person challenged by the website. I did the same thing! You will hear back from the organizers shortly. I’m looking forward to the trip. See you up there.
Chris
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 03-13-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 219,599
Tim and I are responsible for a 50% increase in...

Tim and I are responsible for a 50% increase in sales of Sprinter stuff at Van Compass this year! I haven't tried the Sport+ setting yet but if Tim likes it I'm doing it. I installed the rear Sumo...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 03-05-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,966
Gar checkout Gravel Travel Canada for more info...

Gar checkout Gravel Travel Canada for more info on our upcoming trip in BC. Nice to meet you too .hope to meet again someday
Chris and Ruth
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 03-05-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Looking forward to the June Gravel Travel trip....

Looking forward to the June Gravel Travel trip. You mentioned radio communication. What kind of radio? How far north on the island did you travel and what was your highest altitude? We camped at...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-27-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,966
Gar...I liked the simplicity of the location....

Gar...I liked the simplicity of the location. Would not have even thought there would be anything as open and available with a killer view in "metropolitan bay area"...Loved the water and the nearby...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-21-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,966
Thanks GAR and thanks for putting this together....

Thanks GAR and thanks for putting this together. See you Sunday.
Chris
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 02-20-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,966
GAR could you give us some basic guidelines on...

GAR could you give us some basic guidelines on how you see the BBQ idea.
Pot luck? Tailgate? Etc. Timing? How many vans?
Thanks, Chris
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