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Old 07-02-2019, 07:25 AM   #31
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A cautionary tale.
Had to retighten every propane fitting today.
Early morning visit to Hilgy' LP. I needed the sniffer.
Got the morning crew just as they came in and Adam helped me.

Suspicions confirmed a very small leak so cabinets moved and wrenches out.

An old guy in Florida told me about gas...you tighten it tight and then you give it one extra...one extra..so give yours two for me.

















Back to Electric Tim tomorrow.



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Old 07-03-2019, 03:51 AM   #32
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Cables.
As it turned out I only needed to shorten one cable and turn it into two.
Brother Tim was installing new batteries at the rate of 6/hour as tourists straggled in with batteries big and small for toys, boats and cars.

I grabbed my cables and flew.











Vehicle running, connected to vehicle via starter .



Disconnected







Solar panel plug













Next, string some wire...deadline looming.







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Old 07-04-2019, 03:40 AM   #33
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The wiring is done now.
I had to go Russian to get the lights in.
Solar system at 100 watts fully functional and feeding the house battery directly. It will charge the vehicle battery in an emergenccy when switched. The house battery will start the engine should it be necessary as you can see from the wiring diagram(dead/weak vehicle battery. Solar panel is charge controlled.

That is really the beauty of this simple system. Simple but so versatile, even life saving.

For interior lights four kinds.
12V LED powered by house battery
Battery pack light over burner
AAA remote control
OEM cargo lights powered by vehicle battery

Full Sine wave inverter 600 watts will run 120V chargers/phone charger/USB.

































































...The control center...



Four circuits. All fused 10 Amp as yu can see.
Overhead fan
Refrigerator cooling fan
Propane alarm
House lights



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Old 07-04-2019, 08:16 AM   #34
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I would offer sporkrider the opportunity to re-purpose my black water tank as his drinking water tank, if he was able to scrape up enough money...
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:21 PM   #35
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So just a follow up.
I wanted to attach this thread.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=77556

Very good information on general electrical theory with excellent practical ideas on wiring and charging(and fuses).

As with all things the proof is in the use and so I find myself in Colorado having made the jump from Wisconsin to Aspen to Boulder to Fort Collins and now in Great sand Dunes National Park headed for Silver City New Mexico.

20-24 mpg and great power in the mountains with the Green Diesel Engineering tune.

All is well and the rig travels very well.
The refrigerator is wonderful, cabin lights work, the bug screen keeps the mosquito at bay.

I'll post a couple of action shots from the road.

I've kicked out a couple of codes relating to the ABS system but they aren't related to the build and I'll go after them over on the T1N talk forum.

I should add I still need a propane locker but the other issues were resolved with careful work and tight connections.
The refrigerator installation is a huge success and I love having fresh foods.

Peace brothers and sisters where ever you are and thank you for the forum.

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Old 07-21-2019, 06:09 AM   #36
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Just an old tank.





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