Sprinter 4×4 Camper Van Build: Day 12.

Good morning from day 12 of our Sprinter 4×4 Van build.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Yesterday we ended the day with leaky windows due to not having enough wall width that the windows needed. The TernOverland windows we ordered need a wall thickness of 24-34mm for them to sit and seal properly. We had a wall thickness of about 20mm.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

So this morning we are added to our wooden frame in order to reach that criteria.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Here’s a close-up of the frame we made. And updated.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Now for the water test. Cross your fingers and toes!

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

It passed. WOOHOO! Such a huge weight off of our shoulders.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Now it’s time for the second Arctic Tern window. This time everything is going smoother and faster thanks to what we learned from yesterday’s window install.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Much more confident with cutting a large hole today.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Sparks flying. And some smoke too.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Yes, we plan on building this whole thing out while parked on the street.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

TADA! Window hole number two plus some extra cutting for rib removal.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Now that the hole is cut…

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… I can help by painting the exposed metal…

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…with some paint made for metal.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Now that the window is installed and leak tested with no issues, we can finish insulating with more polyiso foam board.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

And with a layer of Refectix too.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Then we installed the blind/screen assembly. I’m not too sure about the durability of the built-in blind with three kids. Only time will tell.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

From the outside we are looking more and more like a real camper.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

But from the inside? Not so much. Hehe.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

And before we call it a day, we used some Dicor lap sealant to seal up the Fantastic Fans on top of the roof.

Sprinter Van Build Day 12 042018

Here’s the video to go along with the day 12 build. Enjoy!

As always, thanks for following along,
Marlene

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