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Old 10-15-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default What Did You Do To Your Class B Recently?

Took mine out and ran errands today. Exercise....
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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We went camping on the Eastern Shore of Virginia last weekend (yes, Matthew traveled further north than we expected). So, I spent the week unpacking wet, sandy stuff and cleaning it all up again for the next trip.
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Drove out to Bodega Head to watch the big surf. On the way home had to stop on the side of the road and tighten down the driver side winshield wiper arm which had loosened up on the cam.
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Did the oil change and lube job. Used Booster's method & put the front of the van on stands to take the weight off so as to work the steering for the lubing. 15 grease points (zerks) on this van. That likely applies to all or most GM/Chevy '97 to '02 vans.

Winterized.

Added a fail-over rear camera so I can see the hitch when connecting the trailer. The main cam is so useful for that - I really wouldn't want to hitch without a camera. It took a lot of modifying to angle the new cam to see the hitch!

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Kicked it!

Can't find tappable back-up lamp wire for rear camera connection.
Grrr. So instead.

('95 Roadtrek on Dodge chassis).
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After we got back from Canada in mid-September, tackled my "To-Do" list of mods.

First was adding rear hatch. During our Canada trip, I would often disconnect our battery, if we were doing long drives, to avoid overcharging. Taking things out of the back, sliding that top cover off and reaching down to the switch became a real PITA. Now, open the door and reach in. Also gives me some more accessible storage space.

Next on the list was what to do with shoes, boots, etc. On previous trips to the Outer Banks and FL, we were only talking boat shoes, flip-flops, and our Keen water shoes - they easily slipped under the rear seat. This trip, the flip-flops stayed behind, replaced with hiking boots. Somehow they always ended up in the "living room". But a close look behind the driver's seat showed wasted space. We don't use the tables (they are in the basement) and in that space, we stuff a couple of 12V fans, window screening, bungee cords, our little table for the galley, odds and ends.

So after some sketches and dwgs, I made this storage unit to lift all that stuff up and make room underneath for boots, shoes, etc. Final space is about 15" tall, 8.5" wide at front, tapering to 6" at rear and 17" deep. To fit it in, I removed the metal with rubber bumper pieces that help hold the tables.

Now looking at weather and, hopefully, in the time we are spending renovating our master bath and waiting for plumbers, electricians, etc, we can sneak off for a couple of days down on Assateague.
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First was adding rear hatch.
Whoa, wait. You had me there. Where did you get the hatch from? I want!
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Whoa, wait. You had me there. Where did you get the hatch from? I want!
It is a Bomar G7711-11 Access Hatch, Black. I first saw this on Adding a rear hatch | 1705.net . Finding one in black proved difficult, since most marine supply places stock white. I found it at Redden Marine, but now see they have been bought out and new guys do not have it on website. You might try Bomar direct at Bomar - Hatches - Access They come in many different sizes.

Hatch was about $72 but SH hit brought it up to about $85 IIRCC.
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This weekend, I SHOULD have placed a NOT For Sale sign on the Class B. A few people asked about it as I was having a garage sale.
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A NOT for sale sign - now that's funny I bet a few Class B owners would find it handy to have though.
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