Good morning from day 12 of our Sprinter 4×4 Van build.
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.
So this morning we are added to our wooden frame in order to reach that criteria.
Here’s a close-up of the frame we made. And updated.
Now for the water test. Cross your fingers and toes!
It passed. WOOHOO! Such a huge weight off of our shoulders.
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.
Much more confident with cutting a large hole today.
Sparks flying. And some smoke too.
Yes, we plan on building this whole thing out while parked on the street.
TADA! Window hole number two plus some extra cutting for rib removal.
Now that the hole is cut…
… I can help by painting the exposed metal…
…with some paint made for metal.
Now that the window is installed and leak tested with no issues, we can finish insulating with more polyiso foam board.
And with a layer of Refectix too.
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.
From the outside we are looking more and more like a real camper.
But from the inside? Not so much. Hehe.
Here’s the video to go along with the day 12 build. Enjoy!
As always, thanks for following along,