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Old 08-10-2021, 05:54 AM   #1
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Any build schedule guide?

We were wondering if anyone has a link to a great guide. A sort of "do it in this order" guide. We have a pretty good idea like demo, wire, etc., etc. but we're sure someone with lots of experience has a great guide out there that can help. TIA 😉

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Old 08-15-2021, 04:53 PM   #2
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Cant offer much atm but see this as a push. I´m interested in a guide as well
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Old 08-15-2021, 05:56 PM   #3
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I had one in my notes, I have to find it. It was a definitive "in this order" proven guide. I'll search for it tonight.
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Old 08-15-2021, 10:07 PM   #4
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These people have made a few great builds and there latest series does everything in the "right" order

https://www.youtube.com/c/OurWayToRoam/videos


These people built out a nice build in 5 days. They also did things in a good order but the video is less detailed

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Old 08-16-2021, 08:13 PM   #5
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How cool is that, thank you!
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Old 08-29-2021, 01:18 AM   #6
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We were wondering if anyone has a link to a great guide. A sort of "do it in this order" guide. We have a pretty good idea like demo, wire, etc., etc. but we're sure someone with lots of experience has a great guide out there that can help. TIA ��
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Try this on, see if it fits...
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We started our 2003 conversion of our 1997 ExpeditionVehicle in the early-1980s.
Read that again, this time... out loud.
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Each of our 2003-2021 choices is based on decades of trial-n-learning from our previous rigs.
And some of our decisions came from a couple years of delivering RecreationVehicles manufacturer-to-dealer and dealer-to-shows.
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I am pretty sure every rig is a learning platform:
* try this, see if it works.
* try that, see if it needs modifying.
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Nearly two decades in our 2003 conversion, we are still evolving.
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I might suggest doing the basic minimum to get on the road.
Then, allow the conversion to evolve organically.
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Here is one possibility to help physically visualize your interior in three dimensions:
* build cardboard boxes in the shape and dimensions of your potential furniture
This gives an idea of flow and access.
For example, as you 'sit' on your faux couch, you can place your potential windows and lighting.
You may realize no couch is needed, so try it with a pair of recliners -- where do the leg-extensions intrude, how much effort to swivel them.
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In my experience, I tend to not fuss with fussy furniture.
If it has multiple uses without adjusting the parts into a different jig-saw puzzle each time, I think that is better than, for example, destroying the bed each morn so I can eat my bacon in peace.
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PS:
For each hole you want in the roof, explore down-hill from there.
Does the leaking air-conditioner drain into the library?
Does the sky-light over the bed... well, that never leaks, and it never drenches happy dreamers with an invigorating wake-up at 2am.
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