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Thank you for sharing your experience and build. We just purchased a used Transit to replace our Tacoma with a Flipac and will take delivery next week, I hate negotiating, and then a inaugural trip to El Puerto Chico and Sayulita. The only "conversion" we will have time for is a air mattress and a new cooler before leaving.

Your thread and blog package a large amount of information and we will use it for planning ours.

If you are ever in the Colorado area you have a place to park and people to guide you to biking trails and some backcountry stashes..

Looking forward to seeing what your cooktop selection will be.

Everyone is using solid plywood for cabinetry and I was wondering if you have researched foam cored ply or could shed light on why it isn't used? We were considering it to keep weight down.
Are you going to climb at El Puerto Chico? That is one of my favorite places! I haven't heard of Sayulita. According to MountainProject it is where all the kooks from CO go to surf (no offense intended - that's just what it looks like from a quick search on Google).

Here is my lightweight and removable cabinetry that doesn't involve any wood at all:

PJ's Camper Van: Aluminum Angle Cabinets and Walls

And here is something completely different I thought was interesting:

http://intothemystery13.com/2016/10/...ion-technique/
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Are you going to climb at El Puerto Chico? That is one of my favorite places! I haven't heard of Sayulita. According to MountainProject it is where all the kooks from CO go to surf (no offense intended - that's just what it looks like

Yes. Heading down for some climbing, we have never been and everyone raves about it. All the articles about Sayulita have made it pretty popular with everyone. Unfortunately we don't have time to go all the way to Baja.



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About the Webasto issue mentioned above, i started a new thread to give some visibility. It seems that other users are having the exact same problem:

Webasto Air Top 2000 STC PETROL (GASOLINE) won't start
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Altaboy -- we tried out the MrBuddy one evening when it was about 55 degrees in Encinitas. We had one window and the Max Air fan open a little.

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tschwartz: got it.

So, looks like 50deg w. slight ventilation generated considerable humidity with the MrBuddy, correct?

Wondering how much ventilation would be required to minimize humidity from that unit?

Note: there is a thread on this site (I believe) were dehumidifiers are discussed. Not sure if rate would match that of Mrbuddy humidity generation.
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tschwartz: got it.

So, looks like 50deg w. slight ventilation generated considerable humidity with the MrBuddy, correct?

Wondering how much ventilation would be required to minimize humidity from that unit?

Note: there is a thread on this site (I believe) were dehumidifiers are discussed. Not sure if rate would match that of Mrbuddy humidity generation.
Considerable? We had more condensation in windows than usual, but we were not "wet". When using the Buddy, we missed the dry/comfortable/uniform heat from the Webasto...
Adding humidity then removing it is somewhat inefficient.
Webasto / Espar / Propex is the way to go in my opinion. Much more enjoyable!
Can't wait to have my Webasto fixed!


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Any luck on a solution to the problem?
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Any luck on a solution to the problem?
I'm going to visit a Webasto Tech tomorrow in Montreal. I'll post the solution (fingers crossed) here.


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What made you choose Webasto over the other choices? After your issues and the others we are looking at the Espar but would like to know if there was something in specs or use you didn't like.


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What made you choose Webasto over the other choices? After your issues and the others we are looking at the Espar but would like to know if there was something in specs or use you didn't like.
The price is the only reason we chose the Webasto. Diesel are similar price, but for gasoline we found that the Webasto is significantly cheaper.


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