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RE: ANTS

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Davydd 07/27/14 03:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: morhead labs camper van

Oh...fudge cycles then while sitting on the John. ;) :D
Davydd 07/27/14 02:54pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: morhead labs camper van

The refrigerator is right next to the bathroom. I could put a tap through the wall. ;)
Davydd 07/27/14 07:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: morhead labs camper van

What can I say? Grab a beer while sitting on the John. :)
Davydd 07/26/14 02:34pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Weather Radio recomendations?

The free Weather Channel app on the iPhone will push weather alerts to you. The accuracy might be general in nature but I have still been woken up in the middle of the night with alerts. I pretty much just monitor weather apps hourly forecasts and especially radar on arriving at a campground or just before going to bed to have an idea what to expect. If the forecasts are dicey we will activate a little hand held Midland weather radio we picked up at a Cabelas as a backup.
Davydd 07/25/14 07:42am Technology Corner
RE: Euro slideout

Only the bed area? We are talking about Class Bs not 5 slide Class As or Class Cs for that matter. :) But does it matter what slides? If the bed slides out the back the purpose is to create more living space inside the B. The idea of the Roadtrek SS Ideal was to try to give you as many amenities such as kitchen galley area as the longer Roadtrek RS Adventurous which was something the short wheelbase Roadtrek Agile could not do.
Davydd 07/25/14 07:28am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: ANTS

Fastpaddler, The carpenter ants are suckers for Terro poisons as well. I battle them all the time in our house. It is kind of fascinating watching a lock step, steady to and from stream of carpenter ants devouring little puddles of Terro. It goes on for about a day and then they are gone. The problem with carpenter ants is they can nest in your house and not necessarily come from outside nests which are more common. To nest they are going to have to have a source from which to live, celluose and water. That would be hard to do in a Class B van made of a steel body.
Davydd 07/25/14 07:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Retractable Sunshield

I think the Eclipse type shade is used on some Bs. I believe Winnebago puts them on the ERAs. You still have to shade your two side windows. Adding to the post vision blocking might be a concern. Technically it might even be illegal in some states. Minnesota supposedly does not allow suction cup mounted GPS units on the windshield yet the MN State DNR will put a 4" square annual pass sticker on your windshield. So go figure.
Davydd 07/24/14 05:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Solar Panels - worth it?

I'm getting solar on our next B with the idea solar, if you are sitting in a campground or home not hooked up, will recharge the amps used to power things that are going to be used regardless like the DC compressor refrigerator and all the other trickle amp consuming devices like alarms. The rest I can take care of by battery management through other charging means.
Davydd 07/24/14 05:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leisure Travel Vans, need second opinion before purchase.

Nothing can justify the outrageous price tag of a DIY looking Advanced Rv. IMHO I think they won't be around in a couple of years. Some people like Ferraris and some people like Chevys. Advanced RV will be around for people desiring the best as long as they build Class Bs to satisfy those desires.
Davydd 07/24/14 08:35am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone Taken Their B Up The 11 To Deadhorse, AK?

What does "Up The 11" mean ?? That's the highway number.
Davydd 07/23/14 06:59pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone Taken Their B Up The 11 To Deadhorse, AK?

The lowest clearance point on my 2011 Great West Van Legend is the exhaust pipe that comes out the bottom and makes a sharp 90 degree horizontal turn under our Onan generator. That measured 7". The fiber glass skirts look low but it is deceiving. They are at 8.5" or higher all the way around. I suspect this is true of most Sprinters.
Davydd 07/23/14 05:19pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: new vw doubleback campervan sold in UK

Mowog, I think you nailed it. Yep, here is the SS Ideal again that I just dropped in the Promaster Slide discussion. http://www.rv-boondocking-adventure.com/image-files/sprinter-rv-slide-out.jpg
Davydd 07/22/14 08:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone Taken Their B Up The 11 To Deadhorse, AK?

That's the one trip in Alaska I desired to do but decided not to. Common sense won out over wanting the challenge. :)
Davydd 07/22/14 08:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Euro slideout

Only Trakka has done slides on a B, but a Sprinter rear slide Roadtrek here in North America tried a rear slide on a Sprinter. It was the short 144" WB called the SS Ideal. I guess it never caught on. http://www.rv-boondocking-adventure.com/image-files/sprinter-rv-slide-out.jpg
Davydd 07/22/14 08:11pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: At what $/gallon would it slow you down?

A breakthrough in electric seems a long way off. You are pushing 3-4X in weight of the sedans and I routinely drive 300 miles or more in a day with a B. This summer I logged a 590 mile day anxious to get home.
Davydd 07/21/14 06:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

We have been slowly emptying out our B in getting ready to prepare it and put it up for sale. I'm shocked I tell you on how much stuff we have taken out. I found two golf umbrellas and now think back at the many times we go caught in a rain with no umbrella or with one of those tiny ones. Forgot we even had them tucked out of the way and out of sight.
Davydd 07/21/14 02:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: new vw doubleback campervan sold in UK

Market demand? Not very stealth when parked and used. Requires considerable setup to use the campervan features. How functional is the van before "unfolding"? Neat clever design, but why?
Davydd 07/21/14 07:46am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Euro slideout

The slide is not new in a B in that Winnebago and Leisure Travel Vans does it with a similar plan on Sprinters. New on a Promaster/Ducato? The really new thing is someone has removed the massive sliding door, done an infill and added a normal swinging door to a B van. That hasn't been done recently with slider door designs. I wonder too with a rear full bath if they didn't also remove the rear doors and build an infill? Forest River MB Cruiser did that with the early Sprinters.
Davydd 07/21/14 07:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dead Batteries

Your shore power will not charge the chassis battery but should charge the auxiliary house battery. To charge your chassis battery you need a portable charger to connect to the positive connection which you can see under the hood that looks like a red button plunger and negative to your frame. You can also jump start it as well that way with jumper cables. Your chassis battery is under the driver's floor but you do not connect to it that way to charge, so there is no reason to access it. The information is in your Mercedes Benz Sprinter owners manual. Edit. Should have read closer. If a service can't get to it then jumper cables are out. My advice to get a portable charger still stands since you can get to it with an electrical cord with 115AC. I've gone through this and it works. 3 months is a long time to let it sit and the battery will most likely drain enough not to start but that does not mean it is dead and you need a new battery. It does mean that such abuse will shorten the eventual life of the battery.
Davydd 07/20/14 07:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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