We recently purchased a E350 van that was converted to a shuttle bus (similar to what you’d see at the airport hauling people around). It was low mileage, and we got a good deal, and our intent was to build it out while hauling a sailboat around. It’s been a lot more tricky getting things laid out than I expected, but I had a thought today I’d like to explore. The roof is relatively flat and wide, and we still have a couple kids at the house that will be traveling with us. There is a pop top escape hatch, and I thought it would be cool to put a tent on top. The headroom is a bit over 6’, and I don’t want anyone to fall off on the outside. Does anyone have a good idea for a frame? I’m not a welder, but someone gave me an AC/DC welder, so I can give a metal frame a shot. I’m hoping I might get some good ideas here.
Also, we expect to take this boat to Alaska for a sailboat race next June presuming things settle down and it’s not cancelled again. Looking out the great big windows last night, I can see a bear pushing one in and having a feast. Does anyone have an idea of how to secure the windows better?