2020 159" high roof, northern IL
So....... if I read between the lines correctly, we shouldn't line our upper cabinets with rubber flooring or Reflectix if we ever intend to use them to transport bears. 🐻
What was the adhesive you used? (In some places,) I have used 3M Spray 90 for both polyiso and thinsulate and am not overly fond of the stuff. The directions on the can strongly suggest that you should spray both surfaces that are to be stuck together. And that feels sort of wasteful. But with only 1 side sprayed, I don't get enough confidence that something will stay up, especially if it's in a ceiling situation where gravity is constantly trying to unstick it.Have you considered applying a 4 way stretch fabric to the wall/ceiling in the area. Its really easy stuff to work with and looks good. When using it I only apply spray adhesive to the fabric itself so I don't make a mess in the van. It's porous so the glue dries properly. View attachment 77734
The name Ozite comes to mind. I'm not an expert, I just done a few vans.I want to do some of that. Do you recommend any particular product or brand?
I used Kovi Fabrics, for the 4-way stretch vinyl. I'm happy with the fabric itself but it absolutely does not seem to want to bond with 3m 90. So be aware of that. The 3M 90 seems to stay sticky on the back of the Kovi fabric. Very strange. After a while the fabric just falls down under its own weight.I want to do some of that. Do you recommend any particular product or brand?
This Kinda fits into you thread as a “Monty Python” side barSo....... if I read between the lines correctly, we shouldn't line our upper cabinets with rubber flooring or Reflectix if we ever intend to use them to transport bears. 🐻
The black & red look really good together IMO 👍
I don’t understand the need for all that ply in your footrest box.
There really isn't a lot of ply there, most of those boards are 3/4" poplar, which will be the fronts of three storage boxes when finished. It will hopefully be a little more clear when it gets further along. The center of the sheet metal "wall" is stepped 1 3/4" forward of the outsides, so two scrap pieces of 1/2" ply fit perfectly in the gap between the sides and the center board, and they perform a secondary support function. The lids that will go on the footrest box will be hinged, with a fixed forward (horizontal) portion that sits across the front boards from side to side. That horizontal board gets abused, both from carrying the weight of the lids (and my feet) via piano hinges and from being stepped on when transiting to/from the cab, so it can't just sit on one edge of one 3/4" poplar board - it would rock like a teeter totter and eventually fail. But sitting "across" several boards supports it at both ends and it acts as a bridge, very stable. So while it looks excessive, most of the structure depicted is to support that fixed horizontal board. And it IS probably overbuilt.Two pieces of 1/2" ply used on each side of center to "shim" the difference for the walkthrough to the cab, which is a little bit forward.
Thanks. All the factory exterior pieces (bumpers, side trim) were already black, which is why I used a black shore power receptacle, etc. If I ever get after-market rims, they will probably be black as well. Trying to keep everything in the same color palette. (I justified the aluminum on the rack because of the chrome in the grill.)The black & red look really good together IMO 👍
What we hope we gain here are extra sets of eyes and brains to call out anything that is blatantly wrong (improper use of Reflectix, for example), the occasional oversight (hey, you forgot about running wires for the lights), and subtle improvements (it might give you more storage space if you put a shelf under the sink).
That’s why I painted the sides of my fan sides black. I also feel like it visually disappears, even on a white van.
Great idea! I'm not happy that my MaxxAir fan loudly announces that I'm a vandweller. Was this easy to do? Perhaps a special kind of paint? (Bumper paint perhaps?)