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simple/solo boondocking: Promaster 159 high roof
#31
We put the van tread in our Chevy express.... I luv it!

It is shown in the early posts in my build thread, found in my soggy below...

Excellent product, well made, easy install!
Little pricey, but I'm lazy, so I did not want to do floors.
In the long run, it may actually be less expensive than a DIY solution!

But...
Don't put your bare knees on it if it's been in the sunlight! Holy hell it gets hot!
It is also almost too ruff, and almost feels very course, like a grinder!

And FYI, don't put ANY duct tape on it, it will make a real mess!

But, I would buy and use it again, in a heartbeat!!!

Such Fun!!!
Thx, Dan'l
Big plans, Mini budget!!!
Check out my build here: Sophia's Hauler
And on Fakebook, look for us at: @Sophias.Hauler
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#32
(06-08-2017, 04:06 PM)John61CT Wrote: By routing all charge sources through one buss, switched independently from the load buss, you can protect the bank from e.g. charging below freezing by opening the charge cutoff, while still allowing loads to be fed.

Clever thinking.  It would have never occurred to me.
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#33
I pulled the heaviest house wiring across and down the van today.  
  • 10awg for 12v to the opposite side
  • 10awg for 12v opportunity loads to the opposite side
  • 14/3awg for 110vac to the opposite side
I used a fish tape which was very helpful.  Bits of blue painter's tape mark places I want runs to terminate.  

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Tomorrow should be easier since it is all 16awg stuff that stays on its own respective side.
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#34
(06-07-2017, 04:45 PM)Bud Smiley Wrote: I'd look into E-track strips run along the walls. Very strong and versatile tiedown systems.

Thanks for the tip.  I've seen it before in uhaul vans but didn't know the name of it..  Looks like good stuff, and not expensive.
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#35
I finished pulling the wires today.  Left extra on both ends of each wire and ran an extra wire on each side in case I want to expand later. 

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The battery bank will be on the right and shore power box on the left.  From left to right:
14/3 for shore power, two 16/2 runs for that side (driver's side), two 10/2 runs for the passenger side (regular and opportunity), one 16/2 run to bring power over the cab:

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As I pulled each wire I labeled both ends with a metallic sharpie:

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Those things are insanely great for labeling black objects.


I haven't decided how to mount the various distribution buses yet.  Will look at some build videos and see what others do.  Advice and experiences welcome!




Also cut a couple limbs off the pecan tree on the right;  they were dragging on the roof.  Grrrrr.....

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You can see how low they used to be in this pic from earlier:

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#36
Nice, moving right along!!
'93 Club Wagon (Juanita) & AbuelaLoca (Belinda)

All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
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#37
I put a bed in mine. Used the rib going front to back. 4x4's across.
3/4 plywood screwed into them. R/v queen. Plastic closets to store
Cloths. No electrical. Way to much to keep them charged. Learn how
To lock the front wheels to positive track.
Used led battery lights. Got up at dawn.
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#38
(06-12-2017, 02:44 PM)James AKA Lynx Wrote: I put a bed in mine. Used the rib going front to back. 4x4's across.
3/4 plywood screwed into them.

I assume you mean the one at waist level.  That's what I'm shooting for, though I will likely go lighter than 4x4s.  

When I put sleeping platform in my Ranger I used 2x6 supporting 3/4" plywood.  Turned out to be massive overkill.  I may repurpose the 3/4" just because I have it.
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#39
Yes. That one. We are both over 230 and wanted the support.
4 across with 2 pieces of plywood.
Enough space for 2 trunks tall.
Water is best in 2.5 gallon. 5 gallon to heavy.
Need planning so load does not slide forward. 
I used straps.
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#40
Mine will be plumbed (40gal fresh, somewhat smaller gray). The fresh will be under the sink cabinet which will be exposed when the side door is open. Tank will be strapped and also held in place by the extruded aluminum cabinet framing. I am hoping to find tanks used but will buy new if needed.

The pressure accumulator I was eyeing at amazon recently dropped about 25% so I bought it. Still a couple of months before I'll be doing plumbing. Picking out a pump now.

Any pics of your setup?
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