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I have purchased a 2014 RAM Promaster Low Roof 136 van.
I will be converting it to an RV.
It will have a setup similar to the Sportsmobile RB12.


http://www.sportsmobile.com/1_std-rb-plans.html


I have built several van conversions over the years.
This is the setup that I like.


I will be installing the following things in the van:

Coleman Mach 8 13500 Air Conditioning
Norcold DE0041 refrigerator
Progressive Dynamics PD4045 Converter
Fantastic Vent
Trimetric TM2030A battery monitor
Sure Power battery separator
100 AH AGM battery
LED lights
Thetford Porta Potti
Ionic Running Boards
vinyl floor


I will not be installing the following:


propane
permanent stove
water system


I will be including pictures in the next post.
 

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Just wondering... Why would you buy a low roof to convert for camping?
 

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Just wondering... Why would you buy a low roof to convert for camping?

That's easy.


The CC&Rs, where I live, do not allow parking of any vehicle over 8 foot high and 18 foot long.


I am not willing to take the risk of exceeding these restrictions.
I would be fined daily.


Maybe, I am under 5 foot four inches tall!
No, I am not.
 

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It is not too low like older Ford,Chevy or Dodge vans. I was thinking the same thing but I would later have Colorado camper vans put a poptop on.
 

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Shown below is a photo of the Air Conditioning inside frame installed in the roof of the PM:





Shown below is a photo of both the A/C frame and the Fantastic Vent frame installed in the roof of the PM:


 

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Today, I ordered the Coleman Mach 8 A/C.


I have made a floor template; which I used to cut out the floor plywood. It will also be used later, to cut out the Vinyl flooring.


The plywood floor will be installed later.
 

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Shown below is a photo of pieces of wood that will fill in the ribs on the roof, where the Fantastic Vent and Air Conditioner will be installed.
The small ones are for the Fantastic Vent, and the larger ones are for the Air Conditioner.
The wood has three cotes of Epoxy.


 

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Shown below is a photo of the Ionic Running board that I installed on the Passenger's side:


Terry,

Could you describe how they are installed, please?

existing holes? drilled holes? brackets? hardware?

I found them online but no info or pictures on installation.

Thanks,
Ed
 

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Terry,

Could you describe how they are installed, please?

existing holes? drilled holes? brackets? hardware?

I found them online but no info or pictures on installation.

Thanks,
Ed

Look at the you tube video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcScgcK-TfE


There is no drilling.
You will use existing holes.
You will find that you will need to use lots of washers to properly adjust the height of the running boards.
 

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Shown below is a photo of the Coleman Mach 8 Air Conditioner that was installed today.





Shown below is a photo of the Coleman Mach 8 Air Conditioner Ceiling Unit with temporary install.





Tomorrow I will install the Fantastic Vent.
 
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