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Old 03-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link. Nice build.

The middle of my platform is well supported...used 3/4 inch steel tubing to weld up the main "hoop" for the platform. It is bolted down in 4 places to where the rear seats came from.

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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In my CRV the plan is to remove only the passenger side rear seat, then slide the pas. front seat forward when sleeping, should get easy 7' of room. With the drivers seat forward there is enough room behind it to change clothes while seated in the back row.

I plan on traveling to PNW some day and sleeping in the CRV about 2/3's of the time. About every third night I'd get a room to get a shower and such.

You can also plan storage under the sleeping area, but weight = less MPG so pack smartly if possible.
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Got the cargo hitch and rack installed and ended up mounting the rooftop carrier on the back.

I mounted it far enough back that I still have access to the trunk. Pretty happy with the outcome.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Also got my pizza pan wheels mounted.
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Looking good! Over 35k, it's amazing how something as simple as an antenna delete/relocation makes a true difference- let alone as major changes as you are making.
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Hey, I do not know how I missed this thread before. What shape are the cross-members on your roof rack? On my Forester, they are shaped like an airfoil. I still removed them, although never expected to notice a difference, but if they are shaped aerodynamically, the only way to improve on that is to take them down.

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I got some of the foil covered bubble wrap kind. It came in a few different widths, one of which was perfect for garage doors. I just tucked the sides into the panels and they've held up for a few years. It keeps the garage from getting too cold when things get too far below zero.
They sell that at home improvement stores.
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Got finished with one side of the rear wheel fender covers.

It was a little tricky to make as the trim from the door is directly on the wheel well. As such I had to leave a gap between the two to allow the door to open...Doesn't look as nice this way, but not many other options.

Also, I think the roof rack is relatively aerodynamic, so I decided I will just leave it as is as I might need it during the trip.

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