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  1. Mike_Driver
    01-22-2017 09:56:PM - permalink
    Hi!! I want to buy a new Ford Transit 350 SRB, but has not yet decided what kind of engine is better to take with turbines or standard 3.7. As the engine runs 3.5L V6? How many miles I traveled? There were problems with how the engine or not? as turbines work ?!
  2. richard
    11-29-2016 11:35:PM - permalink
    Hello Orton,

    I remember reading your treatise on connecting water sources to the gray water tank via the bottom of the tank to avoid needing a P-trap. Have you actually tested the concept yet? Did it work? I also remember reading (somewhere) about an anti-backup valve. Thoughts?

    Rich Macaluso
  3. BreteThomas
    08-31-2016 06:47:PM - permalink
    Hi, Orton .... How did your interior insulated tent experiment go?
  4. Ajaxgrac14
    10-08-2015 07:53:PM - permalink
    Hi Mr Orton, what is address to your blog?
  5. orton
    02-17-2015 10:02:AM - permalink
    Do you ever plan on being on West coast? I am in no hurry to make the change. The wheel covers have been removed. Maybe next year I will be on the East coast if I get the conversion done.
  6. Hubcappizza
    02-16-2015 11:03:PM - permalink
    no worries aways willing to ship em to you no charge
  7. ilovehotshot
    02-08-2015 12:31:AM - permalink
    I cannot find it now but I think it was you that posted a picture of the flume that supplies the air vents in the wagon. To your knowledge, is there a way to put a maxx air fan in the wagon? Thanks, Shawn
  8. orton
    10-30-2014 09:24:PM - permalink
    Will help as needed. Best to read my Sprinter-source posts. They are all under "orton-diy" with separate posts for different sections of the build.

    I have sold the Sprinter and expect the ordered Transit in January to begin another conversion. It will be very similar to the Sprinter. Lots of changes/improvements but the layout has worked so well that it will not be changed.

    Dakota & Chelsea stopped by our house on their trip so I have seen their van.

    Have fun with the conversion and at least triple the number of hours you expected to do the conversion. I spent about $20,000 in materials for the Sprinter.

    If you want to communicate directly my email is We live in Occidental which is about 1 1/2 hours north of SF.
  9. MaxCat
    10-30-2014 08:11:PM - permalink
    Mind if I send you some questions or ideas on my conversion? I've seen your posts on the Sprinter Forums and just stumbled upon your posts on here as well. I'm planning to have a setup pretty similar to this couple:

    Traipsing About | The Adventure Mobile ? Our Sprinter Camper Van DIY Bike Hauler

    Struggling with the best way to insulate the walls, floor, roof, etc. Concerned about corrosion (live on the Oregon coast).


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    Occidental, Ca.
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    2015 high roof 148" WB 3.5 Ecoboost 3.31 LS rear cargo.


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11:28:PM - zsilet mentioned orton in post Qwerks You Don't Like Aout Your Transit
orton, thanks, I have your...
11:52:AM - fargy483 mentioned orton in post Hello from San Clemente... Finally getting going with Transit
...s and post them. orton - I will look into t...
11:46:AM - theyoungs07 mentioned orton in post Customer Connection Point on driver seat
I'm with you orton, I was doing some ex...
05:50:PM - justimaginejack mentioned orton in post TRANSIT VS. SPRINTER (Part II
...pecially the 4x4 orton, hope this was a con...
08:15:PM - danman mentioned orton in post Hot water system
...etting clean. Hey orton -- yes you are corre...
11:27:PM - danman mentioned orton in post It's alive!!!
Thanks orton and RandomJoe for yo...
12:52:PM - onetwo mentioned orton in post Diesel VS Gas - another perspective
orton, I have no doubt I...

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12:31:AM - BabyBuffy quoted orton in post 80/20 - collision protection
I normally just use 3/16" ...
02:04:PM - orton quoted BabyBuffy in post 80/20 - collision protection
Thanks Orton. Another situati...
01:17:PM - BabyBuffy quoted orton in post 80/20 - collision protection
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11:52:AM - orton quoted BabyBuffy in post 80/20 - collision protection
It escapes me how the vertical...
10:41:PM - NetDoc quoted orton in post What did you do to your Transit today?
Only negative is the lower...
10:54:AM - orton quoted justcallben in post Plywood floor
I would hazard to say that if yo...
10:40:AM - justcallben quoted orton in post Plywood floor
I needed the floor attache...
10:37:AM - orton quoted oscarvan in post RV Hookup Cable
Fair enough. There is however...
08:28:PM - NetDoc quoted orton in post Double din dash kit
Can the stock backup camer...
03:05:PM - orton quoted ABE in post Overhead net or something
The overhead bin on the ...
10:34:AM - orton quoted NetDoc in post What did you do to your Transit today?
I'm sooooo happy with mine ...
01:16:PM - orton quoted jonsobi in post 3.5 eco boost regear
I have found engine braking ...
12:38:PM - cargovanconversion quoted orton in post RV Hookup Cable
Your "improved" version ha...
11:59:AM - jonsobi quoted orton in post 3.5 eco boost regear
Tow/haul mode automaticall...
11:58:AM - sschefer quoted orton in post 3.5 eco boost regear
Tow/haul mode automaticall...
06:43:PM - skagitstan quoted orton in post Ground wires
One way of eliminating fi...
01:31:PM - bicyclist quoted orton in post Start Battery Ground
Let us know if that proves...
01:06:PM - surly Bill quoted orton in post What did you do to your Transit today?
I will let you know the ta...
09:43:AM - orton quoted BabyBuffy in post What did you do to your Transit today?
Orton, from reading that you h...
04:43:AM - BabyBuffy quoted orton in post What did you do to your Transit today?
...out how to make. Orton, from reading that y...

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