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Old 09-08-2015, 04:10 AM   #21
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:39 AM   #22
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Things are coming together fairly quickly at this point. Its much easier to build around something than it is to start with a blank slate.

First off, the Galley is fully painted. Here it is fitted in its final resting place.



After trimming the countertop to size I started marking the cutouts for the sink and stove.















The sink is a SMEV model VA7306 from this vendor. Yes, I know the price is outrageous. Remember if you order from europe, make sure to get the drain fittings and faucet.



Here is the top with sink and cooktop fitted.













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Old 09-13-2015, 12:44 AM   #23
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Here is the galley top with all cuts and 3 coats of spar urethane. It is currently clamped and waiting for the adhesive to set.





The bench seat bottom has some velcro glued to it now.



Here is the dress cover without corner treatments.






Here are the finished corners.

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Old 09-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #24
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I mounted the LED light bar today.

Where the mount legs meet the roof has a slight curve ~10 degrees. I filed the legs to match, and drilled the holes at the same angle.





On the roof I installed 2 1/4-20 rivnuts.



I bolted it down with SS hardware and applied a clear urethane sealant under the legs and over the screw heads.



I ran 10 gauge wires through the roof pass through box earlier, so it was just a matter of crimping some MC4 connectors on.

Here's the finished product. Please excuse the weeds, just got a new trimmer today.




I will see if I can get a photo of the light output tonight sometime.
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Nice! My plan includes white cabinetry as well. I also have a butcher block counter top. I'm not doing the dual top induction, though. Just the single. I also ordered my sink from Europe. I got the Thetford Spinflo Kitchen Centre.

Looking forward to more!
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Nice! My plan includes white cabinetry as well. I also have a butcher block counter top. I'm not doing the dual top induction, though. Just the single. I also ordered my sink from Europe. I got the Thetford Spinflo Kitchen Centre.

Looking forward to more!
The color is a light gray with blue undertones, my camera is pretty poor in dim light.

I really liked the thetford RV products, but none of the good ones are available in north america! After 3 European vendors canceled orders, I just gave up.

I considered a single burner, even a portable one heavily. In the end I had the space, so I went with 2.
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Some real world results from the solar and alternator system.

This morning the batteries were at 61% SOC. As of 6:30PM total solar input for the day was 169AH and 2.2KWH, SOC was 90%. Note that I had the panels disconnected for about an hour to fix some wire routing.

Peak output was 460W. Which is 72% of STC rated power. Temps were around 75 degrees and conditions were mostly sunny. At 6:30PM output was ~160W (my panels are fixed at 0 degrees inclination).

My initial estimates were 250AH in the summer. 169AH is 68% of my initial estimates. It looks like 50% of STC power is a reasonable estimate of panel output in a RV application.

I will try to test the alternator charging tomorrow. My previous results indicate that charge rates up to 150A are possible, for short periods at least. I am hoping for at least 50 over longer periods.
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The color is a light gray with blue undertones, my camera is pretty poor in dim light.

I really liked the thetford RV products, but none of the good ones are available in north america! After 3 European vendors canceled orders, I just gave up.

I considered a single burner, even a portable one heavily. In the end I had the space, so I went with 2.
Yeah I have ordered a lot of parts from Europe. I use a freight forwarder so no issues since they ship to a local address. The only thing I decided against was a custom fit shower pan due to damage concerns. Everything else made it safely.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:55 AM   #29
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Here is some photos of the LED light bar output.

This photo is the light bar by itself.



Here is the regular headlights. Note that I have HID bulbs instead of the stock incandescents. They are much brighter than stock.



Here is both regular lights and light bar.



Its difficult to see the difference in photos as I didn't take the time to manually set the shutter and iso settings (to many mosquitoes). There is a light in the left hand corner in the photos you will notice how much brighter it appears in the headlight only photo.

Results? I need to aim the bar a bit higher, but the output is at least double the stock headlights at near range, and far superior at distance and to the sides. Not bad for $100!
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:16 AM   #30
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Well spent bill.. And honestly can say thereīs dozens of worst ways to spend it =D

After I installed a"little" more lght power to our both "mobile work shop"-Sprints, I really had to do same as you. And put HIDīs on. the difference between high and low beam were too radical...After changing from high to low beams, felt like someone threw a sack over my head.. :)
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