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  1. daiku
    04-08-2017 04:14:PM - permalink
    daiku
    Would like to see photos of your shower setup.
  2. Mike_Driver
    01-22-2017 08:56:PM - permalink
    Mike_Driver
    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
    richard
    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?

    Gracias,
    Rich Macaluso
  4. BreteThomas
    08-31-2016 05:47:PM - permalink
    BreteThomas
    Hi, Orton .... How did your interior insulated tent experiment go?
  5. Ajaxgrac14
    10-08-2015 06:53:PM - permalink
    Ajaxgrac14
    Hi Mr Orton, what is address to your blog?
  6. orton
    02-17-2015 09:02:AM - permalink
    orton
    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
    Hubcappizza
    no worries aways willing to ship em to you no charge
    Peter
  8. ilovehotshot
    02-07-2015 11:31:PM - permalink
    ilovehotshot
    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
    orton
    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 ortondesign4@gmail.com. We live in Occidental which is about 1 1/2 hours north of SF.
  10. MaxCat
    10-30-2014 07:11:PM - permalink
    MaxCat
    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).

    Thanks,
    MC

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  • About orton
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    Occidental, Ca.
    Occupation
    retired
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    2015 high roof 148" WB 3.5 Ecoboost 3.31 LS rear cargo.

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  Mentions

10-08-2016
10:28:PM - zsilet mentioned orton in post Qwerks You Don't Like Aout Your Transit
orton, thanks, I have your...
09-17-2016
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...
05-12-2016
10:46:AM - theyoungs07 mentioned orton in post Customer Connection Point on driver seat
I'm with you orton, I was doing some ex...
04-28-2016
04:50:PM - justimaginejack mentioned orton in post TRANSIT VS. SPRINTER (Part II
...pecially the 4x4 orton, hope this was a con...
04-22-2016
07:15:PM - danman mentioned orton in post Hot water system
...etting clean. Hey orton -- yes you are corre...
03-07-2016
10:27:PM - danman mentioned orton in post It's alive!!!
Thanks orton and RandomJoe for yo...
04-24-2015
11:52:AM - onetwo mentioned orton in post Diesel VS Gas - another perspective
orton, I have no doubt I...

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05-23-2017
01:04:AM - 73shark quoted orton in post What did you do to your Transit today?
Why do you need a generato...
05-22-2017
11:52:PM - orton quoted DrJean in post What did you do to your Transit today?
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11:08:AM - orton quoted Michael Scott Hurt in post Tesla Batteries
Hey Orton, that has been my plan, just ...
05-21-2017
08:56:PM - 70sqftToFreedom quoted orton in post Feedback Requested from the Electrical Gurus
Why do you want to avoid t...
09:28:AM - scase quoted orton in post Very interested to learn the width of transit with both doors open.
I spent hours inside vans ...
08:43:AM - orton quoted 70sqftToFreedom in post Feedback Requested from the Electrical Gurus
Hein - one thing I forgot to ask is ...
05-20-2017
10:45:AM - keweenawbee quoted orton in post Side door entry scuff plates
The 14 ga. SS parts have b...
10:24:AM - orton quoted Michael Ophus in post Side door entry scuff plates
orton: blah blah blah Whatever.
10:23:AM - orton quoted WanderingBison in post Side door entry scuff plates
I would to see pictures of this Ort...
09:47:AM - WanderingBison quoted orton in post Side door entry scuff plates
...ee pictures of this Orton. You are so inspirin...
05-19-2017
05:07:PM - Chris27249 quoted orton in post Gelepad Armrest
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02:44:PM - call me Rob quoted orton in post Gelepad Armrest
Bought a 3" x 8" Gelepad c...
05-18-2017
08:20:AM - morey quoted orton in post Squeaky Van
I put 1/8" closed cell foa...
05-17-2017
10:47:PM - orton quoted 70sqftToFreedom in post Feedback Requested from the Electrical Gurus
Thanks Dave. Regarding circuit brea...
09:54:PM - 70sqftToFreedom quoted orton in post Feedback Requested from the Electrical Gurus
I used a Blue Sea circuit ...
09:51:PM - orton quoted Ben in post Cold Smoke - Ski and Mountain Bike basecamp
- I installed my solar p...
05-16-2017
08:53:PM - Tim quoted orton in post Ordering Transit-What options for camper van?
What I ordered for a conve...
12:02:PM - tschwartz quoted orton in post Cargo lights....
I unplugged all 4 cargo li...
09:11:AM - orton quoted stantheman in post Seeking Basic Solar System Advice
Orton, I have the 80/20 plan th...
07:00:AM - stantheman quoted orton in post Seeking Basic Solar System Advice
...o not hear much. Orton, I have the 80/20 pl...

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