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Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-20-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By capnkurt
You are definitely missing the mechanisms that...

You are definitely missing the mechanisms that Greg has shown a pic of above. I can see the telltale sign that someone has cut through the pivot bolts and has left them behind in the angled pieces...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-13-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By capnkurt
That's good to know, Dave. I've had the same...

That's good to know, Dave. I've had the same issue with mine...that is, while in slow traffic the A/C doesn't work as well. My fan's blades are correctly oriented such that they are designed to be...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 09-12-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,376
Posted By capnkurt
It could absolutely have caused the sound. I had...

It could absolutely have caused the sound. I had my alternator rebuilt when it went out and the front bearing was faulty, despite having just been replaced. I couldn't believe how noticeable the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 09-12-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By capnkurt
This whole front fan thing has me wondering why...

This whole front fan thing has me wondering why so many of these were hooked up to blow toward the front of the vehicle (pulling air from inside of the engine bay and pushing it forward). My...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-28-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By capnkurt
You could also check with Weldtec Designs, in El...

You could also check with Weldtec Designs, in El Cajon.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-21-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,916
Posted By capnkurt
pbwebb, While it isn't recommended to just...

pbwebb,

While it isn't recommended to just drop a lithium into a stock system (for reasons that are explained by Greg in many other posts), that's exactly what I did with my van. I dropped in two...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-06-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,857
Posted By capnkurt
I might have missed it elsewhere - is your 4D...

I might have missed it elsewhere - is your 4D mounted underneath the van?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-06-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,857
Posted By capnkurt
You're very welcome!

You're very welcome!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-06-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,857
Posted By capnkurt
Hi Don, The Battelborn batteries have been...

Hi Don,

The Battelborn batteries have been fantastic for our uses. I installed two of their 100ah units, and they easily handle the loads that we regularly subject them to. I don't have any idea...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-09-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By capnkurt
I don't know if this will be of any help to you,...

I don't know if this will be of any help to you, AT, but I recently had my Chevy's driver side exhaust manifold and bolts replaced.

I had noticed when the doghouse was off that the rearmost bolt...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-04-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By capnkurt
Is your van a Sportsmobile build? One thing that...

Is your van a Sportsmobile build? One thing that could be causing it is the switch that chooses van battery or house battery to supply power to the head unit. On our van there is a switch that has...
Forum: Campfire 02-20-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,165
Posted By capnkurt
Mike is the reason I have a Sportsmobile. I went...

Mike is the reason I have a Sportsmobile. I went camping with him back in 2014 and when I saw him drive up in his van, "Thirsty", I knew immediately that I needed one. He was a master at using...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By capnkurt
Thanks very much! I'll try that.

Thanks very much! I'll try that.
Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-07-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By capnkurt
Original cabinetry paneling

Does anyone know of a source for the original sportsmobile paneling? I've removed a couple of pieces that were part of the van when it was purchased and I'd like to get some more so that I don't...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-29-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,170
Posted By capnkurt
Yes, these work perfectly fine with the Chevy...

Yes, these work perfectly fine with the Chevy tops as well. You’ll have to cut off the excess, just as you would otherwise, but no problems at all.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-12-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By capnkurt
I had the same thing happen to me, only it was...

I had the same thing happen to me, only it was during the van's first road trip at the hands of a "road gator" (semi truck's blown-out tire carcass).

It looks like you may have enough material to...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-23-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By capnkurt
Hi Matt, My top was in really bad shape. ...

Hi Matt,

My top was in really bad shape. The gel coat was cracked and the clear coat was peeling off everywhere. I had Linex of El Cajon coat the top and color match it. Iím extremely happy...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-26-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,170
Posted By capnkurt
Hi Gooseberry, Have you got any sets left? ...

Hi Gooseberry,

Have you got any sets left? And, will these work for tops on the Chevy vans - I would assume so, but not sure?

Thanks,

Kurt
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 02-27-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By capnkurt
I would definitely not recommend going with the...

I would definitely not recommend going with the coil spacer setup. I tried that in my 98 extended 2wd 3500 and was very unhappy with the results. The ride becomes extremely stiff in the front end,...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By capnkurt
Thanks, Kibo. I've had Road Force balancing done...

Thanks, Kibo. I've had Road Force balancing done on my van, and it made a huge difference. What I'm interested in is the balancing they do with the wheels/tires installed on the van.

What do you...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 02-13-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,224
Posted By capnkurt
Killacks, Where in SD did you get the...

Killacks,

Where in SD did you get the balancing (while on the vehicle) done?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-31-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,857
Posted By capnkurt
I'd like to add another endorsement for the...

I'd like to add another endorsement for the Battleborn Batteries lithiums. I installed a pair in December 2018 and like Rob said, it was one of the best improvements to the van that I've yet made,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,713
Posted By capnkurt
Hopefully, Greg will be able to offer you some...

Hopefully, Greg will be able to offer you some insight as far as hooking up the B2B and whatnot - I don't feel comfortable with guessing about the cut-off switch either, since my system doesn't have...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 07-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,713
Posted By capnkurt
Hi Rob, I wanted to chime in here, since I...

Hi Rob,

I wanted to chime in here, since I recently (December 2018) installed two 100AH Battleborn lithiums to replace my lead-acid Exide Nautilus batteries.

Since my old batteries were really...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 01-17-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By capnkurt
Hi Phil, So, I thought that they ran a hard...

Hi Phil,

So, I thought that they ran a hard line, but it's actually a flexible hose that comes from the regulator on the driver's side to this second regulator on the passenger side. This...
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