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Old 07-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #81
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I am in violation of the article #26 (HOLE IN SIDE OF VAN FOR WATER CONNECTION) and #30 (HOLE IN SIDE OF VAN FOR SHORE POWER CONNECTION) from your list? Am I exposed of violating royalty fees of your IP claims, if yes please let me know, I learned a lot from you but, I am willing to negotiate the fees.

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You have already paid. I had free lodging and a meal when I visited. If I ever get this conversion done I am planning a visit up through your area. Will buy dinner.

Yesterday was not a good day. Took van into Ford dealer to install a rear sway bar and check the alignment. They could not complete either.

Too far out of alignment to get it corrected with the normal adjustments. Have to go back so they can move the sub frame. Came from factory with improper alignment.

Apparently there are two different design frames used. Passenger vans come with the sway bar and cargo vans do not. Bought all the parts only to discover the holes are in the frame but they do not weld in the threads on the cargo vans.

Then on way home my newly installed DIY seat swivel started rattling. My method of attaching the seat plate to the vertical shaft comes loose. Back to the drawing board.

Some day this conversion will get done. Hopefully soon enough that I will be able to use it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:31 PM   #82
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Good luck getting issues resolved, it often take more time than planned.

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:08 AM   #83
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Hi Dave,

How are you mounting the circuit breakers you are using in your electrical diagram? What do you mean by located at indent? I would really like to use your method and avoid spending $65 on this Bluesea Busman

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Old 07-20-2016, 03:49 PM   #84
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The "indent" panel is at the front end of the left bench seat. Just a rectangle formed by the 80/20 structure of the wall. Used a 1/8" piece of aluminum sheet to make a plate to mount the Blue Sea "A-Series" circuit breakers. Plate also used to bolt the 80/20 extrusions together on the back side.

The panel is just above the house battery and to the left of the DC distribution panel. There are four circuit breakers.

1. A 15 amp DC single throw breaker between solar panel and the solar controller.
2. A 20 amp DC single throw breaker between the solar controller and the positive bus bar.
3. A 50 amp DC single throw breaker between the positive bus bar and the Blue Sea # 5026 DC fuse block.
4. A 15 amp AC double throw breaker between the house inverter and the string of duplex plug outlets.

The black lawn mower pull cord handle above the breakers is used to open/close the floor vent. The electrical panel to the right will have a 1/4" plywood cover.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:22 PM   #85
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The black lawn mower pull cord handle above the breakers is used to open/close the floor vent. ...


I love it!

I have a handle with Mercury on it. It's not Ford, but the name is a close relative.

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Old 07-22-2016, 01:12 PM   #86
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Handle shown in picture is with the floor hole closed. When floor hole open handle hooks on a angle bracket just above edge of picture. 4"X4" hole has a 7"x 7" plywood cover with a hole in the center for the rope. Plywood has two holes that fit over two wood dowels to keep it properly located. A foam seal is glued to the picture frame to seal hole when closed. Rope runs through a 1/2" 90 degree conduit bend. A bit Rube Goldberg but it works well.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #87
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Maybe large enough to heat the shower water!
This idea has been in my thoughts with 400W now on my roof. It's not in your schematic, but I have seen heating elements that look up to task.

Miss Piggy's 80/20 palace is looking fantastic!
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:52 PM   #88
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This 10 gallon 625 watt kit is what I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Con...-/151644706006

Installed in a non-pressurized SS 6 gallon tank. Expect to get 6 gallons of 90 degree water in about 30 minutes. Had a 6 gallon 400 watt kit in the Sprinter that took about 45 minutes to heat the water. Water pumped out of tank with a tubular 12 volt DC pump that discharges into a garden hose with a on/off garden nozzle. All water in the tank is at the correct temperature so no hot/cold water mixing required so no plumbing.

Can be powered by shore power or 120 volt AC "shore power" from the vehicle powered inverter or from the house inverter powered by the house battery. Using the house battery will depend on weather conditions and SOC of the house battery.

Not like a shower at home but it works.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:44 AM   #89
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Installed in a non-pressurized SS 6 gallon tank.
What is a SS 6 gallon tank?
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:34 AM   #90
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What is a SS 6 gallon tank?
Custom fabricated 14 ga. stainless steel water tank. Two tubes welded to the top. One for the tubular DC submersible pump and one open to the van interior to use as a fill spout.

Tank is the pedestal to bring the portapotti up to the correct height. Portapotti located in the shower enclosure.
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