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Old 12-11-2019, 04:36 PM   #21
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Just to get things back on topic for those who might be interested a Metris conversion... and can't do it themselves. Mercedes offers two lengths for their cargo van version. I talked to a couple Metris converters yesterday and Keystone Coach Works in Oregon explained to me that they and Sportsmobile, which use the same European version pop top, can only do the short wheelbase version.

It seems that GTRV developed their own top and it goes on the long wheel base.

Not sure if there are any other converters out there with pop tops...
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:59 PM   #22
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If I would do a camper conversion on Metris I would most likely:
1. Get rock and roll sofa bed from EU or found one in US. I think there is one company selling rock and roll sofa bed DOT approved.
2. Use 80/20 Quick Frame aluminum profiles with HDPE panels. I think Sportsmobile is using Quick Frame or alike material.

Quick Frame:
https://newatlas.com/mercedes-sp-van...per-van/49282/
https://www.terracamper.us/
https://dogscamper.de/modular.html
https://newatlas.com/dogscamper-modu...per-van/47987/
https://newatlas.com/tourig-terracamper-van/49940/

Quick Frame: CAD, miter saw, table saw, mallet, drill, CNCed HDPE
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Another portrait orientation; thanks for sharing your image processing skills, anyhow.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:35 PM   #24
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If I would do a camper conversion on Metris I would most likely:
1. Get rock and roll sofa bed from EU or found one in US. I think there is one company selling rock and roll sofa bed DOT approved.
2. Use 80/20 Quick Frame aluminum profiles with HDPE panels. I think Sportsmobile is using Quick Frame or alike material.

Quick Frame:
https://newatlas.com/mercedes-sp-van...per-van/49282/
https://www.terracamper.us/
https://dogscamper.de/modular.html
https://newatlas.com/dogscamper-modu...per-van/47987/
https://newatlas.com/tourig-terracamper-van/49940/

Quick Frame: CAD, miter saw, table saw, mallet, drill, CNCed HDPE
That is a slick system, thanks for posting up the video.

Job done in four minutes, gotta love it.

If, but likely not, I decide to do a build out this system is at or near the top of the list for finishing it out. The weight savings have to be significant and assembly looks simple, and easily changeable.
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:10 AM   #25
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I spoke to another company, Peace Vans in Washington. They use the same top as Sportsmobile and Keystone. So for those of us who need the longer Metris, GTRV seems to be the only option. They can make all of the adjustments that I asked about and are even having their engineering people looking into my interest in the top opening reverse... raising in the rear like the European Westalia Jules Verne.

Now... I wonder how high my garage door is back in MN. LOL
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:24 PM   #26
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Now as for this forum.

Welcome to the Class B Forum,

Welcome to the Cyberspace RV Park called the Class B Forum. I am a member myself and wanted to take some timeto welcome you and your family to this “Class B Forum.” As you may feel somewhat overwhelmed by all there is to see, read and learn here from others.

So, if you will let’s sit and have a cup <[_]””[_]>’’’’’’ Here is the place to share what’s on your mind as it relates to RV’ing. Everything is here, just for folks and Families. I have some TIPS which I hope will make your visits here more enjoyable. Kind of your FORUM Driving Instructor lol.

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There is a lot to a Motorhome we call our Recreational Vehicle, RV. One last point as from time to time at the end of a word you will see down arrow ^, yes, I know it’s up, sorry did not have a down arrow on my keyboard. Clicking on them you will find sub-menus and more information to guide you on each of your forum Travels.

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Thank you, this is a good forum.

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Old 12-17-2019, 02:55 PM   #28
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Something old... something new...
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You would hate on the aftermarket hitch shortly, too.

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Not sure what you mean... but, my first thought was that you should have purchased a bigger rig if you plan to schlepp so much stuff with you. LOL
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You noticed the dingleberry, huh? That’s embarrassing, because we are light campers. I tried hanging outside stuff from a bike rack; gonna revisit that. It was a rig for a nine thousand-mile trip, though.
The hitch scrapes, without a load, at gas marts, residential driveways, and museums.
It’s up to the individual to decide if the Metris by itself is too low.

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Pretty tree...

I was looking at all the stuff and didn't notice how LOW that hitch is
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