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Old 05-21-2019, 11:57 PM   #3761
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I'd be interested in more details on this. I'd like to power my stereo and amp (both aftermarket) from my house batteries for camping. Maybe not quite the same setup - maybe some type of switch where the stereo/amp draws power from main electrical when the van is running and then a switch to draw from house when not.
You’d probably want to use a couple of SPST relays or a single DPDT relay for that, with the main power connected to the normally closed circuit (center pin) and the house power on the normally open circuit. A rocker switch could then serve double duty to activate the main stereo power (yellow wire) relay and activate the acc line (red wire) on the stereo. Run power to the switch and relay from the house battery and away you go.

Alternatively, I’ve been playing with the idea of installing a house battery and putting in a battery selector switch to run everything without running a crazy amount of extra wires for accessories. Someone on here did that, I think Aquaputana. Some of them even have an option to connect both batteries which could be helpful on really cold mornings when she’s cranking slow

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Old 05-22-2019, 12:28 AM   #3762
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BrennWagon thanks for the details.

I dropped by my local Home Depot today and saw a couple of spray cans of black Herculiner, but nothing in a can so I could roll it on, which is my preference. I will keep looking.

I did buy a spray can of gray Rustoleum for some minor touch ups, here and there. The color does not match, but it is all going to get covered by bedliner before much longer.

Fortunately, the only rust bubbles I have found were the size of a dime on the top corners on my windshield. I will sand those out, spray some of the gray Rustoleum over those spots and then cover everything with bedliner in due time.

Thanks for the inspiration to get 'er done.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:09 AM   #3763
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Got my KO2's mounted, and will be fitting them today all being well. 245/75/R16

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Old 05-23-2019, 11:21 AM   #3764
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Got a quick bed frame installed so we can go camping. Plan on using the van and determine what we need and donít need in conversion. Itís a crew 144 high roof for a family of 4, so we donít have a lot of extra space. Hope to complete my right of passage this weekend and install fan. Nervous but I think Iím prepared. I also figured out how to post pics on here.
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:01 PM   #3765
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Got it back this morning although there is still some relatively minor bodywork to be done. Wanted to get the mechanical service done and start hauling.

Had 30 minutes so I added some Butyl sound deadener to the top wall panels at roughly 25% coverage. 1-1/2” of thinsulate and some marine vinyl will be going over it at some point. Had this left over from other projects so put it to use. About the simplest project imaginable.

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Old 05-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #3766
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Cleaned the EGR valve at 33k miles. PITA to get out... Took a lot of wiggling and niggling, but it came out and service was done in situ w/o removing coolant lines. I think this is a must ~ every 30k miles.





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I am curious how well an Ultra Sonic cleaner would work? I have one I used to use for Jewlry repair and works great on small engine carburetors.

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Old 05-23-2019, 05:30 PM   #3767
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Great, but that requires removing the unit. Easy enough to clean while still attached.

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Old 05-24-2019, 02:03 PM   #3768
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Brake cleaner, tooth brush, and Q-tips.
So if you cleaned it w/o taking it out, did you soak it in anything or just use the toothbrush and brake cleaner?
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:22 AM   #3769
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Fit my fresh powder coated OEM allows, and KO2's, very slight rubbing on right full lock, and thats with 245/75/R16. I do plan on a 5" lift kit later this year though, so that will be rectified.

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