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2010 Custom Camperized Connect

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Hello, thought I'd share some photos of my custom camperization for anyone interested/inspired to do the same.

 

It took me a few months to complete, and definitely learnt a lot along the way. Despite being boxy, there are no straight lines to work off of! Pretty much every piece of wood had to be custom measured and cut (often multiple times).

 

Since finishing it, I've been on lots of road trips on the West Coast of Canada and US. The TC handles it all!

 

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Thanks for sharing. Wonderful craftsmanship. Nice JOB!

Cool looking dog too!  I'm sure he/she thinks it's their van now and you're just the driver ;)

I like your sun/rain shade gizmo pulled over the barn doors. Good idea.

 

I'm ready to mount speakers like you did in the rear doors. I have a Gen 2. Any issues I should know about that might help with my install?

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Thanks!
 

The only tricky thing was feeding the speaker wire through the weather-sealed rubber hoses between the van and the doors. Just takes some patience and a stiff guide-wire to fish through. Also, you've got to watch how deep the speakers are in the door. There are a few metal braces that you have to avoid.

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39 minutes ago, mbrint said:

Thanks!
 

The only tricky thing was feeding the speaker wire through the weather-sealed rubber hoses between the van and the doors. Just takes some patience and a stiff guide-wire to fish through. Also, you've got to watch how deep the speakers are in the door. There are a few metal braces that you have to avoid.

Got it, thanks. The Gen 2 door config is a bit different. I will need to remove the black plastic cover for the wipers to get to the pass through hose, which is up higher than your Gen 1. You've got a nice size panel to handle a larger speaker, 6 or 8" I'm guessing. The 4" round speakers I got have a shallow mounting depth, less than 1", and they are marine grade so moisture shouldn't be an issue. I tested the sound and it's okay. Hope being in a door cavity will improve that.

 

BTW - Your pics are pretty nice too. That first one showing the mountains, which I presume is granite, is awesome.

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I'm wondering the longevity of my standard speakers back there with moisture. I noticed a bit of road silt on the inside of the panels when I took them out.

Thanks! That's a pretty big granite wall up in the Coast Mountains. There are a ton of them back there!

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Looks like you got everything you need. I like the shade over the doors.

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Thanks! Currently in the process of building a larger awning that comes off the roof racks to the side.

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Still working on mine, slowly but surly ...  ;-}

 

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Kitchen is pretty much set up, and I'm going with a neat little chair/bed convertible that folds out into a comfortable bed and not to shabby for reading, eating, etc. One of the targets is having a short stay camper AND still keep it wheel chair accessible, just in case. I WILL be stealing a couple ideas from you if you don't mine though ...

 

 

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