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 Post subject: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:13 am 
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Location: florida ny
before i joined i checked out this site and got some ideas for my camper build. started with a 1996 awd astro that had a conversion hightop and interior. i do not have many pics of the transformation, i always forgot to take them as i am working on projects but here are a few.
specs of camper...2" lift, 235/75-15 goodyear wrangler radials,hitch,4 30 watt solar panels connected to 4 deep cycle agm batteries mounted where spare tire was connected to wfco 3 stage converter with shore power hook up on outside of van,also have my alternator charging house batteries while driving with a battery isolater,5 gallon water jug with electric pump to sink,2.5 gallon grey water container, roof vent,lcd tv connected to ps2, installed led interior light above sink/cooking area, installed mini blinds and curtains for privacy


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1996 awd astro conversion set up for camping
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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:17 am 
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here are some pics of the interior progress


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:27 am 
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here are some pics of the finished couch that converts to bed and the coleman electric cooler and the small table to eat at


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:33 am 
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some exterior pics. i have 40 30watt solar panels on the roof, a roof vent and mounted spare on rear door, where the spare originally was i made a battery tray to hold my 4 agm deepcycle batteries i put a smittybil tawning on the side got it for cheap from a buddy


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:00 am 
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Nice! Very similar to my '96 Safari hi-top conversion... except mine is stock... and in pieces in my shop...

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Selah, WA
-96 GMC Safari AWD Hi-Top Conversion -->Stalled 5.3L swap & 5" lift
-74 Ford Bronco -->Far from perfect but mine!
-99 V-10 Ford Super Duty Super Cab 4x4 -->Stock with 285 Cooper ATs
-00 Ford Focus Wagon -->The Red Turd
-95 Ford 24' Class C Motorhome -->My big block sleeper
-07 Can-Am Outlander XT -->My yellow 4x4 quad for work & play
-04 Ski Doo REV Summit -->Still several chassis behind!


No new projects until the current ones are done!


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:30 pm 
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here is the bed down


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:21 am 
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Very nice build. What size is the bed?


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 Post subject: Re: my 96 awd astro camper
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:00 pm 
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the bed is 4'x6' over the last week i changed the bed design to get more interior space when folded up

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