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Old 11-11-2017, 03:49 PM   #921
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Hello Hein :)
Theresa "Rookie" here...building out my new 2017 144"...I am at the stage of installing the Thinsulate...so excited....and noticed you are the first picture to have the black side against the metal of the vehicle. Most of the "others" have pics installing it with spray adhesive with the white side to the metal....is there somewhere that states which way is correct?
The back side of the step well plastic has ribbing in it so the fiber side will expand into those spaces better than the scrim side. The performance (vs scrim in) in this the same in this situation since there are no large potentially resonant panels.

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Hein, Nice write up, as usual. But, why? I've heard of Sterling in techie circles but does this simply allow DC charging of house components (battery?) in a better manner or from your power plant instead of panels?
Yes, this is to increase the available charge current from the alternator to house bank while driving. This is helpful when the state of charge is lower (<80%) and the batteries can accept more current than our 200watt solar array can deliver.

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Please go back to page 92 to follow along on this upgrade project.

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:49 AM   #922
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We've had some requests for slider door storage so will get that going.
Any word on the slider door storage piece?
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:59 AM   #923
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It's been a busy year but I haven't forgotten about that. One hangup is that any added weight in the slider door will make it even more difficult to close.
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I'm pretty keen to put an Isotemp slim 15 in the engine bay like you did. Did you move the windscreen washer reservoir? On my 2006 158", that is where the battery is.
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I'm pretty keen to put an Isotemp slim 15 in the engine bay like you did. Did you move the windscreen washer reservoir? On my 2006 158", that is where the battery is.
Ncv3 vans have the battery outside the engine compartment.

Moving the reservoir is a good idea. Plenty of other places it could go.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:21 AM   #926
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I'm pretty keen to put an Isotemp slim 15 in the engine bay like you did. Did you move the windscreen washer reservoir? On my 2006 158", that is where the battery is.
Yes, I moved it to the other side. I do have some extra brackets (same as shown below) but they only work on 2007+ NCV3 Sprinters with no DEF tank ahead of the RH front wheel.


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Only 10 series can be tapped as it has solid (not pre-holes) material, 15 series already has trapezoid voids that can't be tapped.

Using 10 series, I'd only tap one as the maximum dia. is abooot 0.1 inch, and only to the keep the bar from twisting, and in conjunction with the main or middle hole which offers very good fastening strength. Even using three tiny taps would not need my requirements for longevity.
FYI, 15 series can be tapped. They normally do it with a machine. I have done it by hand using a pre-drilled 1/4" plate clamped to the end of the extrusion. The plate holds the tap centered and guides it so the flutes don't drop into the slots in the extrusion.
Of course the easy way is to just buy a spiral machine tap instead of using a typical hand tap having 4 straight flutes (which causes the flutes to fall in the gaps in the extrusion).
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