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Hello my fellow Promaster Forumers! In celebration of my fiftieth birthday I bought myself a brand new 2019 Promaster 1500 High Roof 136WB in a stunning granite crystal metallic. I plan to convert it myself and am trying to get it right the first time given my limited construction experience. I originally wanted white (to be stealthy) but got a fantastic quarantine all cash deal on my beautiful van whom I’ve named Black Swan Event. As a professional licensed tattooer/tattoo studio owner, I hope to make my van comfortably liveable for short 1 week off-grid periods in order to more easily do guest spots in tattoo studios across the world while creating a peaceful self-contained, chill atmosphere to create art.
 

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Congratulations on a great purchase! Lots of happy PM owners here who have come up with very cool designs just perfect for your type of travel. Looking forward to seeing YOUR ideas.
 
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Congratulations on a great purchase! Lots of happy PM owners here who have come up with very cool designs just perfect for your type of travel. Looking forward to seeing YOUR ideas.
Thank you kindly! Like everyone I’m trying to get the best functionality in my 136” space. I got the 136WB because I didn’t feel confident driving anything larger. Due to my vocation I know a lot of tradesmen and I am hopeful they can give me some tips.
 

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Don’t count on any tradesman tips! The work their vans to death typically and or have employees driving them who couldn’t care less. The RV people here will (usually) give you the best advice. And... stay away from uTube! More bad misinformation there than anywhere.
 

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Hi and welcome to this awesome site and info center. Nice to have you join us. Congrats on your purchase, you've made a great choice!
Thanks very much. Much appreciated 😊
 

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Don’t count on any tradesman tips! The work their vans to death typically and or have employees driving them who couldn’t care less. The RV people here will (usually) give you the best advice. And... stay away from uTube! More bad misinformation there than anywhere.
Mainly I was seeking the help of a welder I tattoo to help me weld up a convertible elevated bed!
 

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Mainly I was seeking the help of a welder I tattoo to help me weld up a convertible elevated bed!
People with skills and specialized tools are valuable for sure. But for a bed frame, wood is completely fine. Easy to work with too. My current bed is sitting on top of a hacked up box spring recovered from a bedding recycler. I plan to rebuild it but it has supported my Ikea mattress just fine with no sagging. It's basically 1x3 rough wood about 3 or 4 inches apart. Anyone can build that.
 

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People with skills and specialized tools are valuable for sure. But for a bed frame, wood is completely fine. Easy to work with too. My current bed is sitting on top of a hacked up box spring recovered from a bedding recycler. I plan to rebuild it but it has supported my Ikea mattress just fine with no sagging. It's basically 1x3 rough wood about 3 or 4 inches apart. Anyone can build that.
I have specialized weight needs. Would wood hold 1k pounds?
 

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Oh, I see; customers, right? I'm not a woodworker so don't quote me but, I'm sure that something could be designed to hold 1000 pounds. Just use thicker wood. Think of a (very) sturdy picnic table or a stout work bench.
 

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Oh, I see; customers, right? I'm not a woodworker so don't quote me but, I'm sure that something could be designed to hold 1000 pounds. Just use thicker wood. Think of a (very) sturdy picnic table or a stout work bench.
Absolutely not. I have 3 one hundred pound dogs, I weigh about 190 and my main squeeze of thirteen years weighs 400 thus sturdy is in order 😉
 

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Love the color (same) and the name "Black Swan Event" is great.

Nothing wrong with steel :) I'm using steel mixed with a little bit of wood in my build of cabinets and et c.

Plus it's an excuse to say "angry glue gun" when referring to the wire feed welder :)

And I'm waiting for a picture of those big dogs :)
 

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I was thinking steel or aluminum...like the bar kind, don’t know the name but they use it to make skill saw sliders.
 

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Nice puppers!

Maybe look at 80/20:

I think some folks have repurposed metal ramps:

 

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TabbyTravels please include a photo of your Promaster, in the future, if you want to show off your pets - this is the Promaster forum, not "Animals on Parade".

Thank you for your cooperation, in advance.
I was thinking steel or aluminum...like the bar kind, don’t know the name but they use it to make skill saw sliders.
 

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Nice puppers!

Maybe look at 80/20:

I think some folks have repurposed metal ramps:

That’s exactly the stuff I meant. Thanks for giving me a name!!
 
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