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RE: Good deal on a dash cam I think

Another vote for the Mini 0801. We've had ours for about 2 years now, maybe longer and we love it. Very easy to install and very easy to use. You can always find a good price at Amazon.com
sonicsix 12/25/15 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for Workamping/Work Opportunities

Check out WorkampingJobs.com. Tons of current ads from RV parks and campgrounds looking for workers, and you can also post your own resume. The site is free for everyone to use, too.
sonicsix 12/25/15 12:59pm Workamping Forum
Don't forget your helicopter when you go camping!

Video Link We saw this impressive rig while on a recent trip. Must be nice to be able to take a personal helicopter tour everywhere you go camping. .
sonicsix 10/21/15 10:53am RV Lifestyle
RE: Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

Like the porta-potty, the inside cook top and sink are there for use when we can't go outside due to weather, lack of facilities, etc. As small as the van is, there is only about 7' between the cook top and the MaxxFan. Any odors are going to go throughout the van regardless. No cooking fish in the van! :)
sonicsix 10/20/15 08:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: ProStar, Sprinter, Ford Transit Reviews

The ProMaster (gas version) is a great vehicle... I have one. It is a 2014 high roof, 159" wheelbase, gas model. The early '14 diesels had some issues but my understanding is they have that ironed out at this point. I bought my ProMaster specifically to convert it into a wheelchair accessible camper van and I am about 50% done. The ProMaster has more room inside, doesn't look bloated from the outside, is front wheel drive, costs less than Ford or Sprinter, etc. The gas engine is the 3.6L Pentastar and it notoriously reliable. Coupled to the 6 speed transmission, it gets about 19-21 MPG highway and roughly 17 MPG city driving (for me anyway). Another key factor is I got an extremely well equipped model for thousands less than Ford would sell me a base model for. I think Winnebago and RoadTrek made good decisions in using the ProMaster platform to build RVs out of. Also keep in mind, more people complain on the internet than they praise, so you will almost always find more negative information than positive.
sonicsix 10/20/15 08:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

We started on the "kitchen" today. It is recessed into the passenger side bed and is accessible by lifting up a hinged panel. We won't use the inside kitchen much, so sliding the mattress from this bed to the other every now and then isn't a big deal. If there is a bath house, we always go there to use a sink and we cook outside unless it is raining. Here is the progress thus far, we are waiting on the 2 burner cooktop to arrive. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mr_2JT8XV7o/ViVw6GAQYOI/AAAAAAAAZ7A/x5HgqbKgO0E/s640-Ic42/kitchen01.jpg
sonicsix 10/19/15 04:45pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

the propane link is greyed out. Mike I fixed the link, Mike. Sorry about that... Since you have no windows in the rear that open, I would suggest another vent above the bed/cooking area to get airflow through the van. I also like those $12 12volt fans from Wal-Mart for when you're camping without plugging in. We are planning to add a vent on the rear of the van. It will be a passive vent and not powered like the MaxxFan. The MaxxFan can then pull a serious draft through the van.
sonicsix 10/17/15 09:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

The A/C installed along side the PD4045 converter. This is a Frigidaire FFRE0633Q1 6000 BTU model. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A5WlPDN_Pr4/Vfr7BqC8ntI/AAAAAAAAZs4/x4no_LJk0Og/s640-Ic42/beds04.jpg And here is the A/C exhaust vent from the outside... very inconspicuous. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OTq-bL2cjCk/VhgukaHc0HI/AAAAAAAAZ00/G0sm1odkzgw/s640-Ic42/20151009_154705.jpg The Braun Millennium 2 wheelchair lift in the passenger side sliding door. This was an absolute must for the van above all else. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mHyd3bgo0Og/VgwldnTlMmI/AAAAAAAAZw8/0fh3ydBoQjE/s640-Ic42/lift03.jpg The ceiling framing being installed... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-agDehde-fwE/ViAyRZP3QoI/AAAAAAAAZ4A/SmLyyVSZguI/s640-Ic42/ceiling04.jpg And part of the ceiling cover installed. There is a layer of UltraTouch insulation glued to the van roof, then an air gap, then a layer of Reflectix, then the white hardboard covering. This should really help keep the heat out on those hot summer days. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VhZRrLcniW0/ViAyTOE9C-I/AAAAAAAAZ4I/3kLSmqhmeEE/s640-Ic42/ceiling05.jpg
sonicsix 10/16/15 01:57pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

I don;t see mention of the propane tank install ? Mike It's on the site. There is too much information there to reasonably duplicate here.
sonicsix 10/12/15 01:10pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Converting a Ram ProMaster 2500

Being unable to afford a Travato or RoadTrek Zion, we decided to try our hand at building out our own campervan. We bought a new 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 series van, 159" wheelbase, high roof, gas model. One major thing that also prevented us from buying a factory built Class B van was the fact we need an occupied wheelchair lift in it. Once we got the van, the first step was installing the Braun Millennium 2 wheelchair lift. We got the lift second hand and saved a ton of money. Getting the lift turned out to be our first road trip... from Central Alabama to Winston-Salem, NC and back. It was a nice trip but better suited for more than 2 days. Here is a link to the part about the wheelchair lift on our personal site. OK, I guess installing the lift was actually step 2. Step 1 was installing the flooring and insulation. We put down a sheet of plastic, then a layer of UltraTouch insulation, then a layer of 1/2" plywood and then a nice linoleum that looks like hardwood floors. You can read about that part on this page. Step 3 was building the bed frames. Not only did these have to serve as beds for the wife and I, they had to hold certain items like the batteries, the converter/charger, the A/C, the refrigerator, and so on. My bed is 20" high and hers is 24" high (the fridge is under hers). We both have a nice 6" memory foam mattress. Here are the links to the parts we have completed so far: - Electrical - MaxxFan Installation - Window Unit A/C Installation We are in the planning stages for the overhead cabinets as well as the ceiling and wall coverings. The actual design has varied a little from what we envisioned simply because our minds have more room than the van does. We understand that some of you may not agree with the way we are doing the propane tank, and we appreciate your concern, but we are aware of the risks and we happy with our plan. We'll update this post as more progress is made. Here are a few pics (there are many more on our site if you are interested). Have a blessed day! Jerry and Cynthia Edit: Here is the index page for the project. This is the van when we first got it... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vK33l2Nbv-o/Va0J10bX_WI/AAAAAAAAZQI/XMJnhNe0NtA/s640-Ic42/20150720_093926.jpg Working on the insulation and flooring... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VPyeW8iNW3w/VcTG-K0p9aI/AAAAAAAAZcs/bGncXhds5kc/s640-Ic42/flooring01.jpg Looking in the back doors... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0yiMfN3WoBA/VhaB5w--T-I/AAAAAAAAZys/4Bc2OzGBhB0/s640-Ic42/beds11.JPG What it currently looks like from the outside... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YIlOoiKKRz4/VeJdkoakhgI/AAAAAAAAZlo/cVADorraxGw/s640-Ic42/van01.jpg
sonicsix 10/11/15 12:22pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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