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Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-04-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,642
Posted By accrete
Cool My wife has used our Chevy (19ft) AWD trail-ready...

My wife has used our Chevy (19ft) AWD trail-ready conversion as her daily driver since we bought it in 2010, ive been using our 2017 159” PM since it came back from the upfitter. IMO a class B makes...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-01-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,670
Posted By accrete
Lightbulb Mold under the mattress?

I just did a detailed right up _at this post on my build thread (http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f24/accretes-awd-chevy-van-project-5504-24.html#post182946)_ on how my wife and I addressed...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 08-05-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,670
Posted By accrete
Exclamation Soooo... I've been elsewhere for a bit but wanted...

Soooo... I've been elsewhere for a bit but wanted to share an updated image and info on our van conversion.

Here is an image taken a couple months back:
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Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-26-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By accrete
Re: What do you think of the CONCEPT of this?

That RIO was nice. thx for sharing the video link. Some of these look quite practical and even as close-minded and seemingly stubborn as the US RV manufacturers seem, at some point the light bulb...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By accrete
Re: Would you consider a cassette toilet system?

I agree. And to see their work first hand is a real treat. Like another poster stated they will do just about anything you can dream up...and they think waaaay outside the van (like putting in flares...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,423
Posted By accrete
Re: Would you consider a cassette toilet system?

Greetings wincrasher.
My wife and i have pondered your same question when designing floorplans.
In a previous life we had a rig that had a Thetford 403C Cassette just as you have questioned. While...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-29-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,125
Posted By accrete
Re: Awning

We created a nice spot for the long items right above the original roof line in our conversion :)

Awning bracket goes up here with the kites:...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-29-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,528
Posted By accrete
Re: Screenhouses

Well it's not quite a screen room...but it is a nice shelter from sun and mild rain. We use this Gardner Mountain 12x12 self standing awning next to our Parkliner trailer. Even though we have a nice...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,125
Posted By accrete
Re: Awning

Setting up the awning for us here in the PNW is more a factor of attempting to keep the pine needles and falling ants away from our outdoor kitchen and sitting area more than a sun shade (Sun? What's...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-12-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,025
Posted By accrete
Re: Spray foam

I've mentioned this in other forums... The research i found on moving vehicle application of spray foam products available back in 2010 showed that after a couple years of daily driving the foam had...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-02-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,006
Posted By accrete
Re: Sewer smell, any advice?

DITTO on all the suggestions posted thus far. We've included most of them over time in our rigs.

One thing we recently ran into on our SeaLand flush toilet in our 5th wheel (we have a dry toilet...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-02-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By accrete
Re: Diesel cooktop?

tgregg thank you for your informative post on the diesel cooktop. I've read lots of pros/cons of the units over at expeditionportal forums and i'm sold on the concept of including one in a design for...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 07-02-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,729
Posted By accrete
Re: Battery chargers, inverters, engine generators-parameter

additional random brain-synapse-firings...

I might go ahead and pick up one of the coleman single burner 533 dual fuel stoves, or maybe and MSR Dragonfly (i'll do some more research). One thing i...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 07-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,729
Posted By accrete
Re: Battery chargers, inverters, engine generators-parameter

If you are doodling on YouTube sometime, do a search for the MSR Dragonfly stove (dual fuel)... the sound of that thing would scare even a grizzly bear out of the neighborhood! Fortunately there are...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,018
Posted By accrete
Re: Electric upper bunk bed lift

I've mentioned elsewhere our experience with a thetford 403C cassette in a prior rig, my summary is if you are willing to find a dump site (bathroom toilet, etc) every 2 to 3 days it will be ok (it...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 06-30-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,729
Posted By accrete
Re: Battery chargers, inverters, engine generators-parameter

I've shared this elsewhere, and after a re-read of this thread did not see any mention of this so i'll chime in here on what i've seen used by gas rigs...

If you follow this link to the Espar...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 06-29-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,729
Posted By accrete
Re: Battery chargers, inverters, engine generators-parameter

One technoloony to another...my wife would totally agree.
And i found the trick is to get her hooked on said technology. Onee Apple comes out with a bigger screen (like the once rumored "Pro" w/12"...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 229,509
Posted By accrete
Re: Advancing Alvar

There is no judgement in my question. I'm interested in understanding the methodology or reasoning behind going into a project that involves finances without establishing a budget? Or discussing...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,750
Posted By accrete
Re: New to Forum - I bought a Travato!

you mentioned the light bar and lights :)

There might be some simple aftermarket solutions like what OutsideVans in Oregon is doing for the Sprinters. I would imagine they are gearing up their...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-26-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By accrete
Re: Touring or Camping?

I agree with the _short_ stay and move on = touring, and _stay put_ = camping posts in the thread. Like others we do both.

When we _tour_ we typically take only our van conversion.
When we _camp_...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By accrete
Re: Touring or Camping?

Way funny, and oh so true.
This summer marks my 21st Costco employment anniversary (and my wife's 15th).
We live out on the Oregon Coast and work at the one located south of Astoria on HWY 101....
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,096
Posted By accrete
Re: My Ride & Drive Day with the New Transit

;)
Maybe someone will spy this out in a lot sometime.
EPA MPG rating would be whacked with those super-swampers...and our Dear Wives would need stepladders...but hey, a guy can dream!?
...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,096
Posted By accrete
Re: My Ride & Drive Day with the New Transit

I would think that QuadVans of Portland Oregon (http://www.quadvan.com/) would have one in the works soon too. They are direct 4x4 conversion competition to Quigley and SMB.

I want one that looks...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-25-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By accrete
Re: European B in South Dakota

I followed a similar rig home (to our RV park where we full time), it had Denmark plates and a picture of the globe and LOTS of countries filled up like you might see on someone here traveling the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-20-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By accrete
Re: Solar sizing in the all electric class B's

There was mention of "expedition" style rigs and this is the type i'm most familiar with during my research (~mainly expeditionportal.com forum over the last 7+ years).

One such rig i believe...
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