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Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by ebsprintin, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. MissKat

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    Very nice addition Sir!

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    Re: the cargo van setup guide

    Looks good! What do you need the propane tanks for?
     
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      He probably needs propane tank for heater, thats why i have propane tank too
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Yeap, keep 16 lb propane tanks for the Big Buddy Heater....and i used it last nightr in PA when it got down to 48...with the new wall up, I can't use the fan on the heater, it moves the air too much and it gets too hot....so the wall does what it is suppose to do and the heater was set as low as possible...:)

      Now to see how it works in Racine Wisc when it really cold !!!:eek:
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      You've blocked off the front completely...you have the roof vent for air for the Buddy?
       
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      We all know the propane is for Dennis to deep fry cajun spice injected turkey off his tailgate ...

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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Gotta eat well when your on vacation you know.
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      OVM wrote:

      LOL..NO!! The MaxxFan Vent is still laying in the shed...I need to install that on my next stop home...its just cutting that hole in the roof....:rolleyes:

      As for cookin...I wish i had the deep fryer to do a turkey in the parking lot!! And as for eating good while out here on vacation...just popped a nice big 3 cup service of Beef Barley soup in the micro wave and have a 1/2 lb of chinese ramon noodle chicken salad....mmmm good...
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      OVM wrote:

      I cut the hole in the roof and installed the Maxx Air Vent / fan over the weekend...its all good now!!
       

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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Good job. Like that vent, where did you get it? ;)
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      wish I were so inclined...LOL
       
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      Cool just in time for winter. :rolleyes: It should work well as a dehumidifier to keep your windows clean this winter. Is that indoor/outdoor carpeting you have on the ceiling?

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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Got the vent here:

      Maxx Fan Maxxair 12 Volt Ventilation System Smoke RV Camper - $19..

      I have bought 2 of them from them, good service, fast delivery.

      And yeap just in time for winter so i can open it, run the fan and move the excessive heat from the Big Buddy around..

      With all of the insulation and the insulated "curtain", even on the 4000 btu low setting the big buddy puts out too much heat, so the vent/fan works to move the heat around and also bring in just enough cool air from the outside to make breathing a bit better..lol...thats always a good thing.

      One thing i have found in the new Cargo Max..with the body being fiberglass, and not metal like the old van, I don't have the condensation on the body or glass that i had with the CV...that is a really good added feature....

      Yeap, the walls and ceiling are covered in indoor outdoor carpet, the same as i did in the CV..
       
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      Everyone thinks breathing is a plus, I'm not sure everyone thinks you breathing is a plus though. :)

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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Paul wrote:

      LOL...THAT is the key word!!!LOL...:D Hey you can't please all the people all the time...;)
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Chef you wimp. It's about time you chopped a hole in the roof. I noticed you are close to a roof bow for extra support. Did you need any additional framing on the other sides for support or is that fiberglas rigid enough to support the weight of the fan?
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Moot , the fan is about 8 inchs from the roof bow so its not a factor and the roof glass is 5/16th thick and it will hold a rooftop ac unit with a few braces around the opening with no problem..i weight just under 200 lb and i sat up there, laid across the roof and it wasn't a problem at all...as for the "wimp"..lol it was a new van! I just couldn't bring myself to cut the big hole...but whenI started using the BigBuddy Heater and it got soo dang hot i couldn't stand it...it was time to bite the bullet and cut the hole..now I have no fear, the next one won't be a probllem...:D
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Since I installed the "curtain" in the Cargo Max, I have had to take it down or roll it up 4-5 times because of larger freight. I finally took a few pictures the other night. These 2 skids were 54 inches long, and i didn't need to take my bed down. Here you go:
       

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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      It just keeps on getting better and better. :D

      Are you getting any better gas mileage now that it's broke in?
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Sorry I missed your last post Purgoose...the mileage is still all over the place...but i am avg'n 14...with lows of 11.8 to highs of 15.3...the highs and lows are far and few in-between, and it is more road conditions then the van itself....and the gas also...i can get that 14 avg and fuel up on the same long trip on the same type of roads and the mileage will fall...so at that point I figure its the "quality" of the gas....I am still going to have the "ECM" computer "flashed" after I hit 100,000 mile and also do the axle ratio change (probably do the axle when I go on vacation later in the spring) and see what those things do..

      If i can get a consistent 16 , id be more then happy...
       
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