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Old 06-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #111
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Looks great!
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:56 PM   #112
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We just completed our first major trip with the mostly completed van. Went from Seattle down through Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon. Then Vegas, Santa Barbara and up the west coast. 3,500 miles over 11 days. Everything worked great and came up with a good list of improvements to make. 200Ah of Li proved adequate for about 2 days. Fridge is the main draw for us.



Before we left I got the unfinished upper cabinets in. This made a huge difference with storage.



Also finished a vertical pantry drawer.



Looking forward to tackling the rest of the build.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:34 PM   #113
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Awesome Chad! Glad to hear you guys are out enjoying it!

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Old 07-21-2019, 11:05 PM   #114
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Working on some minor improvements to the van. There is a somewhat hidden, but not really storage space below one counter. Added some latches so it doesnít rattle while driving.





Had a little fun with the laser cutter to make the vent cover for above the refrigerator.



I am going to try and get a shelf above the cab done soon. More storage space the better!
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:27 AM   #115
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More laser cutter fun. My wife asked for a reference for the electrical system switch settings and I needed to cover up a gap in how the cabinet went together so I made a little sign.

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Old 08-13-2019, 05:22 PM   #116
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Nice build. Very nice.

I might also be interested in some switch covers.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:47 AM   #117
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Decided to go ahead and get the Espar D2 installed since the weather is starting to turn. I had put in the mounting plate when I finished the floor and had made a box for it when I put the cabinets in.

I mounted the unit and finished the box. Here it is with some 3D printed inlet vents. I covered the box with laminate and the lid with some coin and aluminum edge.



I got my unit from heaters4u. I was nervous but it appears to be legit. I chose the simple EasyStart Select controller. The only issue I had was I initially missed connecting two of the harness wires together to use the temp sensor in the unit. Also had to get a Molex crimper to make some of the harness connectors. I used some black self-vulcanizing tape. It is great stuff for electrical work if you have never used it. Also used it under the van to protect some of the fluid line mounting areas. There is also no polarity for the dosing pump for those working an install.



I mounted the dosing pump and exhaust clamp with a rivnut. The inlet and exhaust silencer were through bolted using brackets that were included. Even though the instructions arenít great the kit offers a lot of great stuff to get things mounted.




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