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Old 04-21-2017, 02:08 AM   #41
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I was TOTALLY focused on asking about 'last minute measurements' until I started viewing your Instagram pictures and became TOTALLY distracted.
We absolutely LOVE Russell Street BBQ, and we have a sweet spot for Podnah's BBQ too!

I measured the three under sink drawers, the small cabinet between the bathroom and dining area.

Under Sink Drawers
Top Drawer 24.5w x 8h x 15d
Middle Drawer 24.5w x 7.5h x 15d
Bottom Drawer 24.5w x 7.5h x 15d

Sliding Door Cabinet
Upper Shelf: 8w x 12h x 21d
Bottom Shelf: 8w x 10h x 21d

AND, the height of the spare tire and height under the bed. I plan to keep the spare in the van for right now until I can find someone to modify the rear door and mount the spare on the door.

Rear Bed Height: 28h
Spare Tire Height: 28-28.5"

I've been in contact with these advenenturers and they have had no issues with door sag. https://instagram.com/p/BRea7JOhMlR/

Another ProMaster owner shared the following info on the ProMaster forum:
http://www.promasterforum.com/forum/...681?page=1&_k=

Rear Tire Spare Mount | Jeep Wrangler JK

- Jeep Wrangler JK spare tire mount
- Tire mount reinforcement kit
- Three 1/2" lug nuts / locking lug nuts optional
- 8 M8 2" hex bolts (If using the reinforcement kit)
- Rubber gaskets to protect paint. He purchased 6" square rubber sheets from Home Depot and cut them to fit.

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Old 04-21-2017, 04:26 PM   #42
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Thank you, thank you to Campervan Guy (www.campervanguy.com) for doing this awesome Aktiv walk-through video and posting it on YouTube.

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Old 04-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #43
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There has been plenty of discussion around the cassette, but no one has really talked about the grey water tank and dumping. Everyone can decide for themselves the appropriate way to dump either at a station or on the ground, but rolling around on the ground to access the dump hose is a dealbreaker for me. For me not having a generator would never work since I need to run the roof AC. Otherwise it looks nice.
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Everyone can decide for themselves the appropriate way to dump either at a station or on the ground,
No, I don't think they can. This is illegal most places, and inappropriate almost everywhere.
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I agree. That being said every thread I have seen talking about the cassette was with a "hurray I dont have to use a dump station" therefore it appears that folks plan to dump on the ground, or else forgot about the grey tank.....
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I agree. That being said every thread I have seen talking about the cassette was with a "hurray I dont have to use a dump station" therefore it appears that folks plan to dump on the ground, or else forgot about the grey tank.....
You have apparently misread the comments. NO ONE has suggested dumping it on the ground!! I have been following discussion on this topic VERY closely as I am interested in this unit. The discussion is that how one can use one's residential toilet or various campground choices... NONE of which were dumping it on the ground. The hurrahs tend to be about not having to deal with the disgusting dirty hose afterwards.

I did point out the issue of gray tank dumping to the maker of this video on his Facebook page... that he needed to explain the limitations on dumping the gray tank and that there are different rules/laws that he needs to point out to his renters. (he is renting this unit out)

I am curious on whether dumping into storm sewers would be acceptable. The gray water shouldn't be any dirtier than that which comes off city streets. Where does storm sewer water normally end up? Does it eventually end up in the same sewage system as from our kitchen sinks in our houses?
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:32 PM   #47
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I am not saying to dump the cassette on the ground. This is about the grey tank and in posts people talk about dumping the cassette at home or in forest service pit toilets or even wheeling into gas stations or Walmart. That then implies they have NO plan to go to a dump station. So I ask the question what are they planning to do with the grey tank? It should not be dumped on the ground. BUT have folks thought about that?
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The hurrahs tend to be about not having to deal with the disgusting dirty hose afterwards.
I know I am a broken record on this topic, but I really get the impression that those saying "hurrah" don't fully understand that a proper permanently-installed macerator system (NOT those "clip-on" ones) also eliminate the disgusting dirty hose issue. Seems like a much better solution than a cassette toilet. And, with a long-enough hose, you can dump in pit toilets, etc, in a pinch.
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I know I am a broken record on this topic, but I really get the impression that those saying "hurrah" don't fully understand that a proper permanently-installed macerator system (NOT those "clip-on" ones) also eliminate the disgusting dirty hose issue. Seems like a much better solution than a cassette toilet. And, with a long-enough hose, you can dump in pit toilets, etc, in a pinch.

X2---IMO, the ONLY downside of the macerator is the possibility of failure. If you have a Zion, or homemade like I and Avanti have, alternate gravity dump setup, even that worry goes away.
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The Hymer Grand Canyon is the European van that was used as the basis for the Aktiv. It is designed as a four season camper with usable fresh water, grey water (with the optional tank heater), and the cassette toilet all usable below freezing. I see this as the type of vehicle where a cassette toilet is ideal. I agree that the cassette toilet may not be the way to go for most vans and a macerator/black tank is a better choice.
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