While ripping ragged misshapen holes in the paper-thin roof of my Transit with a step-drill, in order to run my solar wiring, I looked at the several existing holes that Ford left, only covered with what appears to be a sticker and thought "why don't I just use those?" Well, the little streamlined doohickey with the two glands at the back for the wiring won't fit in any of those places due to the uneven shape of the roof. My next thought was "I bet Hein could make an adapter for those spots to mate with the doohickey or better yet, an entire 3-D printed doohickey specific to the locations where the existing holes are." Not gonna help me, probably, but maybe the next guy can use the existing holes. I used the Renogy doohicky by the way and glued it on with Window Weld. https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Housing-Caravans-Marine-Motorhomes/dp/B01N04XAHC
Just bought a Transit and want to utilize Thinsulate.
To place an order for a high roof, extended long wheelbase Transit,
How much of the thin Thinsulate and where to use it?
How much of the thick Thinsulate and where to use it?
I'm going to install a single solar battery and found your sketch http://www.impact3d.com/Ford_Transit...ent_layout.pdf in one of posts. It's very similar to what I'm thinking about, but my panel will be little bit bigger, like close to 67x40in.
I guess if I go this way, I will need four brackets, bolts and some 80/20 staff.
Do you still sell brackets? If yes, how much would cost four of them?
I am looking for 50 linear ft of SM600L and 50 linear ft of TAI1547 to insulate at 148 High Roof Transit. Can you ship to Calgary, Alberta, Canada? Postal Code T2E 5A5. If able to ship, please forward a quote.
good morning Hein, I am hoping to install your battery box I bought in the fall. Winter finally broke and I found the time.
I have a cross support in the middle of where the box should go. This makes drilling the holes very tight from the inside. Have you encountered this problem. I've considered removing the cross support. What do you think?
I'm looking at insulation options for our 10 seater (now 9 since we ditched the single seat), low roof passenger van as we prepare for a cross country trip this summer. I've lurked on a few threads over the past year or so, but now have about 4-5 months to get serious if it's really worth it and need some pointers.
Hello Hein, I bought the Maxair Fan adapter from you and plan to put it center rear. I plan to buy your towers. What is the maximum size of solar panel that will fit? I see from your drawing plan on the 148 that the 66" length of the 300W Solar World panels might be tight to fit. Can you advise? Thanks.
The towers in your ebay link are for adding roof rails to the van.
Then you can mount crossbars anywhere along their length.
The rails are versatile but there are more parts required. If you
are just mounting panels then a rack specific to the panels
is somewhat more efficient. It you have other items (boards
rocket box, etc.) that you need to mount then the rails will
be more useful.
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All the best,
Hood River, OR