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    Winnebago EKKO

    while i dont have a Ekko...i had a transit 350HD dually for 3.5 year going offroad a lot during that time as my main camping/adventure van. The dually was awesome, i never really pick up rocks and for stability, it was so much ahead of the single rear wheel that made it driving way more fun. So...
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    3.5 or 3.7 for a full sized transit van?

    i live right next to the Rockies and drive many passes every month. the 3.7 does it very well on a 10 000lbs vehicle. yes... you dont go up the pass at 70mph... but there is no issue going up, taking your time and hanging out with the 18 wheelers. I m never in a hurry with a full house on...
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    3.5 or 3.7 for a full sized transit van?

    i have own both the 3.5 ecoboost and the 3.7 NA engine both on Transit 350hd dually so every rig vs what you will get. The 3.5 is a sport car like van...so fast..so fun.... get bad mpg if you use the boost but very good if you drive it slow and gentle 3.7 is solid simple engine that as less...
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    i went a little overboard on the windows and light on insulation but.... should be useable one day!
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    Service body campers - Spacekap, Pelsue, Maranda ...

    if you do a search for spacelap on here...you will find tons and tons of reading from many of us that have done campers using them. it s fun and easy project. and if you are in canada, it s easy to find them used for cheap!
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    amazing pick! national monument!!!!! I really hope i will be done on time next year to go to overland expo with my oldest daughter! Never been and on my to do list!!!
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    Over-family-landing composite F-550 build

    this build is amazing!!!!! a question for you if you dont mind?! i m at the stage of ordering the sikaflex and primer sika flex for a structure of similar size as yours. if you had to guess, how many tube of 310ml sikaflex did you use? and how much ml of sikaflex primer? thanks!
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    The Green Mountain Wanderer – A DIY Composite F-450 Build

    how much sika flex 207 primer did you need? also, what s the plan for joining the pannel inside?!
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    yes aluminum to aluminum. i wonder if epoxy would be better? i always though that aluminum and epoxy were not a good idea together. but not sure where i heard that. i send a message to Reily and courtney at 'Ambition strikes'' to confirm there process, i m doing exactly the same build technic...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    did they tell you why 221 over 252? i see those 2 seems very close and interchangable. but i m hearing the same from many..spacer so the glue tickness is good..
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    yep, van compass as a video showing the trimming needed for the 265/75/16 that is the same heigh tires but wider. The good news is once i m done with the lift.... i need to trim a lot less then what VC recommend as i will be a 3'' higher then there normal topo lift. looking forward to fit them...
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    so far...only know of Everlander as having used primer 205 for sikaflex. I m doing the same build technic as Ambition Strikes and like you.... they wire brush the aluminum and whipe clean with alchool right before the vhb tape and sikaflex.
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    interesting! i know sika flex and even other brand recommend primer like sifaflex 205 but not always easy to source and i see so many build so far and no one does the primer part but 1. i m just curious why....or the difference of strenght
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    DIY Composite Flatbed Camper Build

    sorry for such late question that send you back to page 1.... but i m getting ready to put the box together using the same way as you did! did you use any primer on the aluminum angle before applying sika flex or just straight on them? i reread and full thread and take notes but didnt see...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    a late question to your build but do you know how much glue (sausage or tube) did you use for the complete build of the box? i think you mention ordering extra afew times but how much total do you think you used? thanks
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    Flatbed campers by TotalComposites

    when building one of those, how many tubes of glue is needed to complete the project? i need to get on ordering!
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    you are right...i didnt think of the lift and change in shock lengh. i will definitly need to relocate the lower mount to a higher place to compensate for this. I have shock that are made for a 2'' lift but not for 5''+
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    what gearing to do you have on yours? 4.10 or 3.73? For sure, i will have a lost of power, there is no way around this with those bigger tires. I have the bigger one of my other transit 350hd dually that i just sold and over 3 years, never had a issue with sensor. the speedo was off by 11% so...
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    yes, that is right, you only gain the radius so half of the diameter. The stock tire on dually 350hd is a tiny 195/75/16 and i go to 235/85/16 so i gain about 4.5inch bigger tires so half of this in lift.... 2.2inch + 5.5in lift and it get to close to 7.7inches. time to order more parts!!!!
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    Ford Transit chassis cab DIY composite camper

    i do have the 4.10 and it s a 178 wheelbase so that is a long long long wheelbase. might not turn very sharply! The tires in one of the pictures i m installing are 32s. (235/85/16) So with the lift and bigger tire..you end up close to 8'' higher then stock so the relocating shock mount become...
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