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    I think these would do nicely but I think they are slightly smaller than mine so it would be a lot of work to retrofit... I should have the paneling off in a week so I could measure out stud spacing again but the depth is right for this and the price is not too bad either.
    https://www.amazon.com/R-pod-Teardro...ords=rv+window

    Will post pics when everything shapes up a little better, lots of switches, PWMs for lighting and fans, and the tv etc coming soon and straightening up the insulation and trim pieces at the box seams to access wiring down the road and hopefully once I am happy with it paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer747 View Post
    I think these would do nicely but I think they are slightly smaller than mine so it would be a lot of work to retrofit... I should have the paneling off in a week so I could measure out stud spacing again but the depth is right for this and the price is not too bad either.
    https://www.amazon.com/R-pod-Teardro...ords=rv+window

    Will post pics when everything shapes up a little better, lots of switches, PWMs for lighting and fans, and the tv etc coming soon and straightening up the insulation and trim pieces at the box seams to access wiring down the road and hopefully once I am happy with it paint.
    You have had your box apart but this has been a good reference guide without have to tear anything apart: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...ighlight=m1010

    The studs are 16" apart so the window you linked might work well! It is less expensive than many I looked at and seems to have good review. Saved into the wish list...

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    Been a wet slow winter but I figure enough progress has been made to put some pics up...
    IMG_20190104_133924.jpgIMG_20190104_133911.jpgMain panel with dimming controls for lights, fans, and other gizmos and monitoring charging etc...
    IMG_20190105_123157.jpgIMG_20190105_123204.jpgtop down view of slideout stove and water filler going in, the spigot connects to the bottom of the pullout cutting board under the stove.
    IMG_20190105_123220.jpgIMG_20190105_123242.jpgso many wires... In addition to the tv (12v rv deal that fit in the aluminum framing with a 1/8 clearance length and with aside from needing to detach the IR pickup on it...) there will be a 8 channel dvr going in as well to keep an eye on things. Will be fun watching the critters at6 night and while I am out hiking!

    IMG_20190211_180110.jpgIMG_20190211_201934.jpgAfter the first voyage I realized the insulation was not sufficient so now behind all the ply there is a layer of that 1/4" bubble/foil stuff that made a big difference! Opted for flat light khaki on the paint (only the electric panel is painted so far) But may do some OD on the lower cabinets if it shows too much dirt/wear.

    eventually when the right side is done getting hinges, latches, paint... the left side will have a dometic cooler/fridge which is same height, then some more storage that will also house the cheap chinese diesel heater. Ply will span the aisle for the mattress when it is bedtime. Will get to do more once things dry out a bit more. Walls will be finished with 1x2 trim at corners and crown and a small batt along the plywood seams.

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    Default more pics. camping trip coming up in a couple weeks

    Dryer weather and longer days have been letting me make more progress in the back of the rig. I really like how all the cubbies have turned out. Installed a diesel air heater, A lot more to go but the list is getting shorter which is nice. Just ordered the dometic fridge freezer which will fill out the rear driver side portion having food accessible from ground level while outside. Same height and width as the cubbies as well which will let me put a third board to span the center should I decide the mattress is better off in line with the truck. All of the pulls and the hinges that are on the top cubbies are made out of 1" cotton strapping and just put in with 3/8 t50 staples (love having a pneumatic stapler!) Narrow side bin houses a decent toolset, keeping the corners open I still have access to wiring as I have a few more things to do before I cover it with trim. Will start thinking about overhead storage later in the year. Going to try and get some of the other things plunked off the list first. Speakers were taken from a 12v pc set with a teeny woofer (in the wall below the left speaker. Ill throw up a couple more pics from the last month...
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    Default some pics from the last push

    Here was the supplied air duct which was hitting just under air temp which is about 170...180 if on full blast for a while. Being that it is boxed in I wanted to avoid as much heat escaping into the cubby as I could so I used a class B dual wall vent which dropped the temp around 40' and prolonged use on high is no longer a concern.
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    stainless shower rod was the perfect diameter to continue the exhaust all the way to the back. Tested with co alarm and co sniffer with doors closed 0ppm co after one hour on high.
    ThermalCamera2019-04-02_15-11-55-0700-orig.png I will not be winning any awards here with the wiring but at some point I will clean it up. The lengths were tricky as it has to allow for the door to swing open and when closed that length with some of the gauges I am running gets bulky so I had to trim it out a total of 2 1/4 from the wall to have clearance. Since there are so many things on dimmers (lights and fans) each one needed a dedicated ground.
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    just enough room for two small reels in a 2" abs tube that runs at the back of the lower cubbies. There was just enough room to squeeze my tackle box in there too!
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    I am open to suggestions and questions... the intent of this is for extended camping/traveling. Also if there is a better way to put the pics on here let me know, I figure someone at some point will certainly benefit from some of this.
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    You are doing a very nice job!

    Thank you for posting the build. I'm sure it will inspire or help others with ideas on their own project.
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    Great looking build. I just bought another M1010 to do my camper build. I had one about 9 years ago and regretted selling it. You have given me some good ideas. Keep them coming.

    Here's mine, that I bought from SS member named 319.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevymike View Post
    Here's mine, that I bought from SS member named 319.
    Looks nice and straight! I go back and forth on whether or not it would have been nice to have the stock a/c and heater and I think having them already deleted let me do a little more of what I wanted inside. That said I would love to have AC and will be looking for something aftermarket when the time comes. It is so well insulated it wont take as much but there are not too many from what I have seen made to mount on the side. AC isd definately lower down on the list than say a built 700R4 though so... Anywho, will post some more when I get things a little more polished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer747 View Post
    Looks nice and straight! I go back and forth on whether or not it would have been nice to have the stock a/c and heater and I think having them already deleted let me do a little more of what I wanted inside. That said I would love to have AC and will be looking for something aftermarket when the time comes. It is so well insulated it wont take as much but there are not too many from what I have seen made to mount on the side. AC isd definately lower down on the list than say a built 700R4 though so... Anywho, will post some more when I get things a little more polished.
    Yeah, I am pulling all of that. Our camping is Thanksgiving to Memorial Day so A/C not really needed in the back. Will likely put A/C in the cab (Vintage Air). The heater in this must be ran with the engine running, so not really practical for camping. I'll put in a aftermarket diesel or propane heating system. Definitely looking at some overdrive solution as well (built 700R4 or Gear Vendors OD).
    1984 Chevrolet CUCV M1010 (white)
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    The panel modification with solar controller looks awesome, I'm about to make something very similar on my S250 shelter. Something about pushing buttons and getting to check voltages, PV input, etc. that makes things more fun.
    O Lord, won't you buy me a diesel Humvee. My friends all drive Teslas, that won't work for me. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from the DMV. So Lord, won't you buy me a diesel Humvee.

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