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Re: Rambling man van build.

Postby copperhead [OP] » October 6th 2020, 11:05am

AstroWill wrote:Are the slides angled down a little in the back so they stay closed or self close?

No, although that would have been my preference. With the limited space and size of the bins I bought, I literally didn't have even a 1/4 in. to spare to still allow for the covers to come on and off. If I didn't use the covers, I probably would have been able to do so. I'll try magnets to keep them closed or if that doesn't work, latches.
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Re: Rambling man van build.

Postby copperhead [OP] » October 18th 2020, 1:43am

Back with a minor update. Been spending the past few days refining some stuff and organizing wires and such, Got the drawer fronts done, but forgot to take a picture..will do for a later post. Only major addition is the propane stove. I figure some will start freaking out about the setup, but I've got more to do with installing a fan, plenum and vent work. I'm not going to do anything that I feel won't be safe, so if you don't like it, too bad. :mrgreen:

Went round and round with this. Set 2 stoves back, debated a recessed one, and then settled with this setup for now anyway. If I feel I need to remove the upper shelf I will, but I'm not planning on boiling a pot of lobsters, so I think I've got plenty of clearance for a frying pan and small pot. Added some feet to the stove and thru bolted it into the counter with wingnuts to hold it.

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Going to hold off on the diesel heater for now, but next is a water heating element to warm up my sink and aux water line. This is interesting...bought another 100 ah battery for more storage. Was delivered yesterday. Had an issue with it(slight bulging on the sides). Not sure if its a problem or not. battery voltage reads fine. I ***** about to Amazon and they offered me to either...return for a refund, take a 30% refund of the price or receive a replacement. I said I wanted a replacement and asked if they'd take the other one when they dropped the new off, cuz I'm not paying to ship the thing back. She said no, they will not take it back and I'm free to do what I want with it.. :shrug: I'll find room for it somewhere.

And to stay with today's theme..going waaaaay back
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