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Escape Velocity Achieved

Bursting at the seams with In-Progress Conversion Goodness, Junior finally made it out of Austin around 2 PM yesterday! The solar, fan, and bed are installed, everything else is in a huge, mostly organized pile of tubs and wire shelves. … Continue reading

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Final Countdown for Portland 2017

The Maxxair Deluxe 7000 fan is in! My second home is almost ready to roll for the West Coast for its inaugural RV adventure! The van is waterproof and road-worthy for the first time since I cut a massive hole … Continue reading

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The $14,000 Hole

Today I hacked a massive hole in my Mercedes Sprinter! I’m still in shock. This is the hole for my Maxxair Deluxe roof fan. I also made some smaller holes for my solar panels wires. More pictures here. All the … Continue reading

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Converting Swearing Into Miracles

Here’s a quick preview of my boffo Sketchup model of the roof of the van! I wish they’d integrate Sketchup’s ability to convert vociferous cursing into a final project with their voice recognition. This has made planning a lot easier, … Continue reading

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Stressing About my Sunny Image

Here are a few shots of Junior with the panels mounted “in the wild.” Stealthy enough? We’ll see… I’ve updated my Sketchup diagram with the current solar panel layout for precise measurements. Most CAD programs are shit for doing wires, … Continue reading

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Touching Up The Boo-Boos

Junior looks much better after I painted the The Big Hole to prevent rust during my Portland trip. Instead of the correct 10 step process for long-lasting repair, I just scraped off the loose stuff, got off most of the … Continue reading

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Roasting in the Shade – The Panels are Mounted!

After a few weeks of aluminum tooling, the solar panels are on the van! Literally gory details here. Lot more pictures here. I’m planning on leaving for the West Coast in about two weeks.

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