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Old 01-06-2017, 01:47 PM   #41
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I went on demand for a couple reasons. We camp a lot in freezing, so heating a tank to do dishes etc sucks when i only need a gallon really. (no interior shower on this truck either) So really I will only need a little water here and there, I think it should work well for that.
Curious if you have had any issues with lines freezing up with your on-demand method?

We too winter camp in ski resort parking lots & at trail heads but I just leave the water tank heater on. It uses very little propane and I have had no issues with lines freezing.
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Curious if you have had any issues with lines freezing up with your on-demand method?

We too winter camp in ski resort parking lots & at trail heads but I just leave the water tank heater on. It uses very little propane and I have had no issues with lines freezing.
Its still in a box in my garage, so I cant say yet. It does have built in freeze protection. So I think it will kick itself on if it gets too cold. I have never used the water in our current rig.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:12 PM   #43
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headliner dropped and moved forward.


No going back now! It was a bit scary to take a sawzall to my new truck.... Rough cut in the box.


Window out, got 3/4 of the way around, then it broke... ugh
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:26 PM   #44
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black glass is cheap - not that you'll need it anyway.
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black glass is cheap - not that you'll need it anyway.
I was hoping to sell it, oh well! It's done now.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:37 PM   #46
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new glass is 150 bucks - used is even less, you didn't break the bank.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:39 PM   #47
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new glass is 150 bucks - used is even less, you didn't break the bank.
I know, but even $50 is nice. I was sooo close! Oh well. I made good progress today even wasting a couple hours carefully taking the glass out
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:23 PM   #48
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Cut....



Hole....



Door!



Got the window infill panels done. Used the cutout from the box! Has a rib on either piece, makes a nice stiff panel.

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Almost done! Cutting the last bit of the cab and box.



done, that was a *****!


Whatever aluminum they used for the floor is HARD


Starting on the gasket!!
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All done




Connected! just need to get the cab vents back in now.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:49 AM   #51
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More big holes this weekend!


Window is just temped in, so the red tape is water proofing...


One next to the door too, hard to get a pic as its next to the garage.
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Opens the inside up a bit!


Said good bye to my little trailer too It was my first big fab project...

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Old 01-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #53
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Nice progress.

How you gonna handle the pass thru? bucket seats?
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Nice progress.

How you gonna handle the pass thru? bucket seats?
Sort of, the rear bench was a 60/40, I will use the 40 part of the passenger side. Ill make a flat floor panel on the drivers side.

I need to figure out some sort of jump seat or drivers side rear option, usually its just three of us, but sometimes we take a friend. There is no mounting provision in the center for doing buckets. the rear seats where bolted together. and two of the three mounts are on the passenger side.
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Scored a roll of tinned 2/0 on CL! Looks like I have my main start to house wire figured out.

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Old 01-23-2017, 03:05 PM   #56
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Long list before insulation.... Got a little more done last night.


Reinforced the large window. It was a little floppy, and I didn't wan the spray foam to hold it crooked. Used a piece of oak there.
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ist, done. Way more of a thrash than I was expecting. All the little stuff adds up...



All the furring s done, all the wires wrapped, taped, glued in place.





All the tools that were in the truck are now in a pile.... in the garage.... I need to do some cleaning!! A 4800W heater heats this truck quite nice with no windows or insulation! ()

Now a Question: Has anyone seen or extended themselves the exhaust/intake for a furnace? They all are designed for 2" wall thickness. Ideally I would install it in a spot that I need ~12" from exterior to heater.

I realize this is far longer than the OE designed, and exhaust temps need to stay up for proper flow, but it would be great to be able to do this..... Welding a stainless extension on is no issue.
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Progress!



Now for the nasty part... Grinding it all flat.



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Did you use the DIY kit from "foam it green"?
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Did you use the DIY kit from "foam it green"?
No, I paid a pro this time. I have used the DIY kits in the past. They are not as good.... They really need to be heated, the second time we used it we got an old cooler, put both tanks in it and filled it with almost boiling water. This help a ton, but its still a bitch. It doesn't seem to rise/expand as well. Temp I think has a lot to do with that.

This was ~1400 board feet, which is more than their big kit (which does NOT produce as much as they claim). Having the pro's do it (and grind!) cost me $360 more than the kit. It was their min charge at $1800

Here it is ground down.

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