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Reflectix on the floor done so the skids are now the high point. I contemplated a far more elaborate process but when it came down to doing it, a razor knife was all that was need.

I have no bench marks to know how this will affect the effectiveness of the Reflectix if it even is. At this point it's installed in a way that won't cause any problems and will leave me with that all important flat floor.



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Wow, I've never seen such a nice reflectix job. I reckon you could leave your tinfoil hat at home now!
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How loud is the air compressor behind the seat. I am trying to decide where to put mine.
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How loud is the air compressor behind the seat. I am trying to decide where to put mine.
Not bad at all. It will come on automatically if the load changes but it's typically only momentary. I'd guess it's about 1 to 2 seconds per pound of air when your changing it. I am going to box it at some point. The only complaint I have is that the remote won't stay in its home. Velcro doesn't seem to want to stick to it and the clip doesn't fit very well. If this is my only complaint then I'm a happy camper.

I got 50 feet of air line from a hydraulic hose shop. I probably would have found it at other places if I'd known it was called air brake line. It's 1/4" OD x 7/16 ID.

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Hi Steve,

I went another route regarding alternative / independent energy source from the vehicle power supply.
I installed a Goal Zero Yeti (Solar-Generator) that is powered from my roof top solar panels. All my alternative energy needs (coffee maker, refrigerator, CB power, camera charger, lap top charger, etc...) is harnessed to the Goal Zero. website: GOALZERO.COM
In addition, I also hooked a lithium battery to the Yeti. This gives me twice the energy storage.
I took my Transit down to Cabo and never had any issues with Yeti. But just like you I am "flying the plane and building it at the same time." I am getting close to putting everything back together from my first dismantlement. LOL..
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Hi Steve,

I went another route regarding alternative / independent energy source from the vehicle power supply.
I installed a Goal Zero Yeti (Solar-Generator) that is powered from my roof top solar panels. All my alternative energy needs (coffee maker, refrigerator, CB power, camera charger, lap top charger, etc...) is harnessed to the Goal Zero. website: GOALZERO.COM
In addition, I also hooked a lithium battery to the Yeti. This gives me twice the energy storage.
I took my Transit down to Cabo and never had any issues with Yeti. But just like you I am "flying the plane and building it at the same time." I am getting close to putting everything back together from my first dismantlement. LOL..
Hope this was helpful.
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I just looked at the Goal Zero. I think I'll stick with what I have. I have not heard back from the folks at Nations regarding the CARB exemption so I'm not installing the second alternator. I'll probably pull some wire for it just in case.

As a side note: You folks that want to do the second alternator and DO NOT have to deal with California Emissions Standards MAY not have to worry about SMOG related issues. I would advise you to check with your local SMOG authorities before you buy. If you choose to ignore this because you are the expert don't expect an argument from me.
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It took nearly three days but I've finally got the new floor almost finished. I used 1/2" MDF despite the weight because if it's done right it will be dead flat. I coated the underside with 2 coats of 1 part polyurethane and taped the edges with foil tape.

I recessed the 3/4 self tapping screws and screwed it down to the skids. In have about a 1/4" airgap between the floor and the Reflectix. The last thing to do will be taping the three seams and then giving the top 2 good coats of polyurethane. After that I'll seal around all the edges with silicone. Pictures tomorrow, it's dark and raining now.

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Wow, I've never seen such a nice reflectix job. I reckon you could leave your tinfoil hat at home now!
Yup, NASA would be proud!

Your van looks great, can't wait to see more pics.
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Finished installing the floor just waiting for the wood filler to dry so I can sand it and seal it.

I had 3/8 gap at he rear and side doors so I filled them with 1/2" backer rod. That will keep the bugs out.



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What is that gorgeous silver self sticking stuff again? $$$ right?

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