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  1. daiku
    04-08-2017 04:14:PM - permalink
    Would like to see photos of your shower setup.
  2. Mike_Driver
    01-22-2017 08:56: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 ?!
  3. richard
    11-29-2016 10:35: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
  4. BreteThomas
    08-31-2016 05:47:PM - permalink
    Hi, Orton .... How did your interior insulated tent experiment go?
  5. Ajaxgrac14
    10-08-2015 06:53:PM - permalink
    Hi Mr Orton, what is address to your blog?
  6. orton
    02-17-2015 09:02: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.
  7. Hubcappizza
    02-16-2015 10:03:PM - permalink
    no worries aways willing to ship em to you no charge
  8. ilovehotshot
    02-07-2015 11:31:PM - 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
  9. orton
    10-30-2014 08:24: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.
  10. MaxCat
    10-30-2014 07:11: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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10:28:PM - zsilet mentioned orton in post Qwerks You Don't Like Aout Your Transit
orton, thanks, I have your...
10:52: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...
10:46:AM - theyoungs07 mentioned orton in post Customer Connection Point on driver seat
I'm with you orton, I was doing some ex...
04:50:PM - justimaginejack mentioned orton in post TRANSIT VS. SPRINTER (Part II
...pecially the 4x4 orton, hope this was a con...
07:15:PM - danman mentioned orton in post Hot water system
...etting clean. Hey orton -- yes you are corre...
10:27:PM - danman mentioned orton in post It's alive!!!
Thanks orton and RandomJoe for yo...
11:52:AM - onetwo mentioned orton in post Diesel VS Gas - another perspective
orton, I have no doubt I...

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08:31:AM - orton quoted jonsobi in post Newer than newbie can't decide new or used.
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11:22:PM - orton quoted richard in post What did you do to your Transit today?
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But no, I didn't have the he...
10:42:AM - sschefer quoted orton in post What size refrigerator?
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10:36:AM - orton quoted sschefer in post What size refrigerator?
My VF has the compressor moun...
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08:50:AM - orton quoted driley in post What size refrigerator?
They also make units with t...
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08:28:PM - orton quoted markley in post What size refrigerator?
Thanks! So why is a bottom m...
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07:56:PM - orton quoted sschefer in post Resources for modifications - conversions
This along with a number of o...
01:15:PM - belloinsella quoted orton in post Solar Layout Advice
07:41:PM - orton quoted skagitstan in post Inverter/Charger - do it all???
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