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DPL646

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  • Region
    U.S. Northeast
  • My. T.C.'s Year
    2012
  1. Been on the road for ten days now. No problems sleeping in residential areas. I put slick locks on the doors. I have expensive camera gear under the bed. Almost impossible to get to when you can't open the side or back doors.
  2. I finished the build on Tuesday. Heres a few more photos
  3. Ive never seen anyone vent wall panels in a van before. Ive only seen people treat the wood with different stains and sealants. I didn't want to seal it because I was worried I would lose the smell. What are my options?
  4. Almost done with the walls and ceiling. Decided to go with 1/4in aromatic cedar panels. I used 1/4in pine trim boards as boards to mount to. The pine trim boards were connected to the TC by self tapping screws. I just made a cardboard cutout of the side doors as template. I glued together some cedar boards with pine trim supports for that section of the wall. Tomorrow I will jigsaw the shape of the template and mount them to the doors. I insulated the behind the whole van with reflectix and polyiso board. More photos to come. Let me know if you have any questions.
  5. Iam actually heading south. I just drove from Brooklyn to Chicago. Now in Indianapolis finishing the build. From here I will go to Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston, Savanna, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Santa Fe, San Diego and Los Angeles. Two months total. I will be sure to post from the road.
  6. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY so the TC is a great solution to having to street park and still have an adventure van. I bought the van with 77k miles for $8300 USD. Iam going to be going cross country for the next two months and making a film about it. I just started the build and so far I have put in a sound system, reverse camera, maxxair fan, electrical system/battery to charge off the alternator, RTIC cooler-basically a yeti, roof rack, top case, insulated with reflectix/ polyiso board. In the next few days I will be adding cedar siding, slick locks for the doors and full size bed framing. Will be posting more photos soon. Let me know if you have any questions on the build.
  7. Im looking to get an LED light bar for my transit connect roof rack. Mounting on the front and possibly other LED lights for the rack on the back side. Any recommendations for all weather LED housings and lights? Thanks -David
  8. Im getting ready to buy a 2013 TC and how to I know which ones are a SWB or LWB? Is it by model?
  9. I would like to avoid having solar to charge four Optima D31M deep cycle batteries. Has anyone hooked up their alternator to charge their battery array? I would also like to have an option to plug in via an extension cord to charge as well. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
  10. What are the best sealed deep cycle batteries available for solar?
  11. Does anyone on here have any experience with Goal zero batteries? Any recommendations for a 100w panel to pair it with? Im thinking about getting the GOAL ZERO YETI 1400 LITHIUM. Any thoughts? Also, would love fan and fridge recommendations. Thanks in advance
  12. Ive been reading that after 2010 the TC got smaller. Is that true? Im looking to buy my first TC and want to get the biggest model possible. Anything to look out of if I'm buying the 2010 version? Thanks in advance. -David
  13. Has anyone used a hitch hauler on the transit connect? I would like to haul a 350lb vespa scooter without having to haul a trailer. If it cannot hold it on the stock hitch is there a way to upgrade the hitch so that it can? This is the hauler Im thinking of https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-Products-SKY1375-Motorcycle/dp/B00916MMJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497189874&sr=8-1&keywords=hitch+hauler+motorcycle Thanks in advance.
  14. Im going to be purchasing a Transit connect for a three month road trip. Does anyone have any online resources for builds that have been done? Anyone doing solar and a fridge setup in them? Eventually going to buy the full size transit 250 but want to make sure I like the van life before I spend a lot of money.Thanks-David
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