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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #90 on: November 12, 2011, 03:42:17 PM »
Starting to look good now.


Question:
Why would you put down hardwood flooring instead of some type of thick rubberized flooring mats with more flexibility?

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2011, 03:47:54 PM »
What is your overall plan for the interior layout design: features, electronics, sleeping, storage, ect.....

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #92 on: November 12, 2011, 07:40:24 PM »
Question:
Why would you put down hardwood flooring instead of some type of thick rubberized flooring mats with more flexibility?

I went with wood because it looks nice and was an easier sell to the wife

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2011, 07:53:59 PM »
What is your overall plan for the interior layout design: features, electronics, sleeping, storage, ect.....

bunk bed (twin over full)
LCD tv
small fridge
microwave
counter top with  cook top
cabinets and other storage
solar on roof with battery bank
ham radios
propane tank for stove
led lighting
aux fuel tank
repainting

I'm sure more things will add to the list.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2011, 07:54:36 AM »
Great job - great hobby truck, and all for less than the cost of an equivalent sized boat. (Might mention that to the Mrs.) Speaking of boats, you might find some of the stuff you are looking for - stoves, fridges, sink and water tanks, etc., at a good sized yachting supply house, even down to slosh-proof chemical toilets.

If I can also suggest - you might also want to sturdily mount a bench seat from a van, complete with seat belts, for folks who ride in the back. Hit a curb or chuckhole at the wrong time, or - God forbid - an accident.........

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2011, 10:50:06 AM »
I've been looking at kitchenettes (like the kind you would find in a small cabin) and a restaurant type table that is steel construction that can be bolted down.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #96 on: November 16, 2011, 10:42:44 AM »
I found a kitchenette used for less than I can get all the individual parts for (stove, sink, fridge and counter)

What does the hive mind think? Go modular for easier replacement or get the all in one to save on space and money.

Edit to add a pic of what I am looking at getting.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #97 on: November 16, 2011, 11:51:06 AM »
I found a kitchenette used for less than I can get all the individual parts for (stove, sink, fridge and counter)

What does the hive mind think? Go modular for easier replacement or get the all in one to save on space and money.

Edit to add a pic of what I am looking at getting.


Save the money and go with the all-in-one for now.  Leave some fudge-room around it so if/when there's a breakdown of one of the components that you can't fix, you have enough space to swap it out with the modular components you're considering (presuming they take up more space than the all-in-one). In the meantime, use the savings for some other part of the project.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #98 on: November 16, 2011, 12:30:20 PM »
go with the all in one as long as it works well.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #99 on: November 17, 2011, 09:51:48 AM »
Adding my vote for the all in one unit as well. I like the look of it too. Kinda cool and retro. lol Plus that stainless top should be easy to keep clean.

How is the unit powered? Looks like a propane stove, but is the fridge propane as well? Those small propane fridges don't use much gas and have always worked pretty well for me. Or is it one that works on propane and electric?

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2011, 10:01:53 AM »
If you have the room and it wont hamper your original plans then go with the all in one unit.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2011, 03:24:40 PM »
Well I went today to look at the all in one that I found on Craigslist. It has seen better days and there was rust in spots that looked important. That and the seal around the fridge was not soft and did not make a good seal. I am going to see how much the replacement seal is along with some other parts. Might not be worth it.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2011, 08:32:28 PM »
Well I went today to look at the all in one that I found on Craigslist. It has seen better days and there was rust in spots that looked important. That and the seal around the fridge was not soft and did not make a good seal. I am going to see how much the replacement seal is along with some other parts. Might not be worth it.

bummer.

I am sorry that the all in one was in rough shape.

Thank you for posting the pic of it anyway. Even when things don't work out the way that you planned, your ideas and pictures are of great value to the members here as far as seeing what you are thinking. We are all learning a great deal from this thread.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2011, 08:43:11 PM »
Adding my vote for the all in one unit as well. I like the look of it too. Kinda cool and retro. lol Plus that stainless top should be easy to keep clean.

How is the unit powered? Looks like a propane stove, but is the fridge propane as well? Those small propane fridges don't use much gas and have always worked pretty well for me. Or is it one that works on propane and electric?

WVMan73

it was a gas/electric unit and would have rocked. I might look into getting a new unit as I really like the all in one aspect. New ones are pricy though :-(

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2011, 09:41:36 PM »
Maybe take a shot at finding a cheap low use FEMA trailer rip out what you need and scrap/sell whats left

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2011, 11:15:18 PM »
Very cool project, my guess is it will be solar powered ?

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2011, 02:52:20 AM »
Very cool project, my guess is it will be solar powered ?

you guess correctly.  I will have a genny but primary will be solar.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2011, 03:02:05 PM »
Got my Glad Hands hose made today. Now I will be able to use air tools in the field. Woot!

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2011, 07:29:46 PM »

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2011, 07:44:31 PM »
Here's what you need hooked behind your truck. ;)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110774888593?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

That is the right trailer for my truck. Nice genny in the back too. Those show up on the GL site all the time and now I have been thinking of getting one.. Oh how the wife will kill me. (until SHTF and we need it then I become the hero)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2011, 01:24:01 AM »
I currently dont have a use for it, but was tempted to put in a bid just because of the cool factor. :)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #111 on: November 20, 2011, 10:06:12 AM »
Looks like I found a suitable bed. It is a twin over Full bunk bed (and the full is a Futon so it can double as a couch when just relaxing)


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2011, 07:49:55 AM »
Looks like I found a suitable bed. It is a twin over Full bunk bed (and the full is a Futon so it can double as a couch when just relaxing)



Looks like a great choice. Sturdy and Lighweight. Don't forget to secure it somehow.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2011, 08:47:47 AM »
Looks like a great choice. Sturdy and Lighweight. Don't forget to secure it somehow.

As with everything that I am putting back there it will be mounted to both the floor and to the wall (there is a mounting rail along the length of both side walls)

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2011, 09:46:46 AM »
looks good....

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2011, 06:11:45 PM »
OK..

Here is a quick mock up of what I am thinking


And the other side


with the empty space on either side I am thinking of a rolling tool chest for spare parts and other useful items.

Input? Suggestions?

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #116 on: November 23, 2011, 07:43:14 AM »
Just to keep it more open, I would look at putting the bed toward the front of the box unless you are planning a window A/C in the forward window.  I'm working on a similar project and have given myself the goal of keeping the floor as open as possible toward the rear doors.  I think it will cut down on the claustrophobic feel of being in a box as well as keep some floor space available for loading big(er) cargo.  I'm shooting for enough room for a quad/rzr/???.   I'm looking toward a murphy bed.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #117 on: November 23, 2011, 08:14:37 AM »
I should clarify.. in the top image the back of the box is to the right.

In the bottom image the back of the box is to the left.

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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #118 on: November 23, 2011, 03:58:37 PM »
Got the bed.



It is just the right size that I can switch it from one side to the other without taking it apart. This will allow me to really plan this layout well.


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Re: M109A3 - My soon to be new and improved BOV
« Reply #119 on: November 23, 2011, 04:43:17 PM »
I'd say the top bunk occupier needs to be mighty slim.