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Loafer

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    U.S. Mississippi Valley
  • My. T.C.'s Year
    2012
  1. A man left for work one Friday afternoon. But it was payday, so instead of driving home in his TC, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with the boys and spending his entire pay check. When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions. Finally his wife stopped the nagging and said to him, “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?” He replied, “That would be fine with me.” Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.
  2. Transit Connect Upgraded

    Thanks robertlane
  3. First road trip in the new 2017 LWB

    My son is in Portland Oregon for an all week eclipse festival. He's sleeping in his TC and loving it. I heard on the news that the forest fire smoke may block viewing of the eclipse. Here in the St. Louis area we are in a moderate drought. The rains keep going north and south of us. With all the hype about the eclipse, it will probably rain that day. You know how it goes. We are in an area where we will, if visible, have a full eclipse. I don't get too excited about it. Now if the Sun came out at midnight, then I might be more interested.
  4. A dork def: someone or something that is stupid, slow witted, awkward, peculiar, unfashionable, inept and a penis. Do you think this reflects on the driver too Hmmmmmmm.....Nah!
  5. Mrtn, tanks for the pics This is clear evidence that public tastes are changing. We will likely see an explosion of these vehicles on the roads. My son gets lots of complements as he travels from place to place. His is a 2012 SWB missing one wheel cover It's a camper in a can
  6. Campervan conversions for TCs

    User1, we have a one foot slide out extension on the front of the elevated bed, and yes when adjusting the seats there is room for it. We place pillows on the extension for either head or feet. Since our mattress is close to six inches thick, we could not extend the mattress full length because it would interfere with the seats when normalized for driving. This mattress has memory foam on one side and regular firm foam on the other. One just need turn it over to suit their sleeping habits. Additionally we have a 1/2 inch thick grooved piece of molded plastic separating the mattress from the wood bed decking to allow for airflow to avoid mold. In addition we have a custom mattress cover the protects the mattress from tiny critters. Remember though, the bed is elevated leaving more room to extend the wood decking. If the decking were lower it would shorten the room to expand. The bed sits on four 2X3 birch posts that fit tightly but are not attached to the bulkhead to prevent warping the bulkhead. The movement is very limited so it's not an issue. The edges of the birch plywood are strengthened with 2X3 birch horizontal strengthening supports with one cross member. The bed is very strong.
  7. New to TC and new to forums

    Ah, acoustic panels, good idea. My son keeps his stereo up so there is no road noise...LOL. He is on the road in his 2012 TC from LA to Oregon for two festivals, the last one being an Eclipse festival. He loves his TC He couldn't be happier in it. His elevated bed is working out great for him. He sleeps in it regularly and enjoys his travels. I hope you do as well
  8. New to TC and new to forums

    There appear to be blinds covering the side/rear window. Where did you find those?
  9. noob

    Cool color actually!
  10. Hello from SoCal

    Aha, I see the cock-up fairy has visited us again.
  11. It sounds like your screen will do the job. My son handles road noise with a quality stereo. He too loves driving his SWB. He is 6'5" tall and finds the seats acceptably comfortable on long trips. In addition he has an elevated bed and finds a way to sleep comfortably in it. He has a fan-tastic portable fan that plugs into any available dc outlet that he likes a lot. He leaves the fan on all night without draining his battery although he does have a second battery for his stereo. He carries a full load of cargo 1200 to 1600 lbs and gets 20mpg on the highway at 70 mph. He also has a heavy duty roof rack and a roof basket in which he carries cargo, along with a rear hitch basket. Even with a full load he gets a comfortable ride. He loves his 2012 TC, although he has not encountered alfalfa filled grasshopers. We have purchased but not yet installed a cabin air filter. There are video's regarding installation on you tube. We did have to limit the size of the hitch cargo basket to four feet to avoid blocking the tail lights. He has driven about eight thousand miles so far this summer without incident. People really seem to like his TC because of it's unusual lines and utility. He is living in Laguna Beach now but will be heading to Oregon soon for an eclipse festival. He really likes the west coast and may end up staying there. We have relatives who live in Studio City as well who are in the technical aspects of the movie business. One relative liked his Gen 1 TC for the cargo space and is now looking for one to carry his equipment. Finally remember that a closed mouth gathers no grasshoppers
  12. Great story telling through photography Colby You have very good writing skills as well. It's a good read Nice job, thanks
  13. Wax or Sealant

    For the TC I would do sealant. For a high quality paint job I would use wax. Sealant protects better and longer and would likely help with paint chipping more than wax. Besides, if you use a deep wax you'll be saying hello to your little friend.
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