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    Just purchased an MTVR...

    In going back through this thread, I am not seeing an explanation of what appears to be a really crappy job of paneling the interior right before our trip, so here it is now: After we cut and fit the wall and ceiling insulation, it was too cold to foam it in place before our trip. One night...
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    Which Behr exterior paint product line am I looking for?

    We already have a ladder. A $440 folding aluminum one with a custom-made drop-down mounting bracket and quick-release pins. It's detailed in our build thread: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/just-purchased-an-mtvr.194777/
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    Which Behr exterior paint product line am I looking for?

    It's all in this thread, starting at about page 5: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/just-purchased-an-mtvr.194777/
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    Just purchased an MTVR...

    Yeah, they were very nice- they gave us free T-shirts...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    It is surprisingly roomy. When we moved to Texas, we had three LARGE animal kennels, a queen bed for my wife and I, a single bed for our daughter, a toilet, a hot plate, laptops, a heater, a large cat tree, a Christmas tree, food/water/clothing for all three of us, pet food bins for all the...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    Ours is 16 feet long and 8 feet wide. The departure angle is fantastic, even without an angled cut on the back. No cut means: 1. More square footage of floor space. 2. Our back porch is larger. 3. Our back porch is lower. (approximately the same level as our floor)
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    Just purchased an MTVR...

    Let's see if I can post a few pics from our move to Texas, just because:
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    Just purchased an MTVR...

    I thought I had already made a post back around Thanksgiving stating that our MTVR motorhome project is going to be on hold while we focus on getting our new ranch sorted out, but I guess I dropped the ball. My apologies to anyone checking this thread for updates. I went back through all 13...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    It sounds like a lot of the issues you're facing, are issues that we've dealt with...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    I'm not saying that it would be legal (or safe), but you might be able to widen the passenger bench seat to seat 3 plus the driver. The stock passenger bench seat is designed to seat 2, with a gap between it and the driver's seat.
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    MTVR Dimensions

    Where are you intending to relocate the air intake stack, exhaust stack, and vent tube bundle too? If you shorten that stuff to make room for a cab extension, you're going to seriously reduce the vehicle's ability to ford water. Diesel engines are not like gas engines- even a tiny amount of...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    FWIW, the cab is ginormous- my wife is a little pixie (not quite five feet tall), and she can stand up completely and walk around inside the cab without hitting her head on the ceiling.
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    MTVR Dimensions

    How many people are you trying to seat in the cab? The rear cab wall is a structural member- the center rear cab mount attaches to the bottom of it, and it is no little thing. I'm not sure how you would be able to cut that wall out to extend the cab rearwards, and still be able to have that cab...
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    MTVR Dimensions

    Have you seen our thread? https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/just-purchased-an-mtvr.194777/ We built a rear "drawbridge" door to serve as our back porch, and it is powered by a pair of 3,500 pound winches with automatic load holding. Our winches are located at the rear, in the upper...
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