Originally Posted by Smitty
Lookin' good Johnny!
Looks like ya got a nice shady spot to work in. Wished I was insulating & sheeting mine.
Can't recall if you mentioned what you're laying as your finished floor, and it's hard to see in the pics, but if you have divets from knots, you may want to mix-up some body-filler to smooth them out so they don't show-up in the finished floor.
Thanks man. Yeah, I have a great spot to work on it. Shade is definitely needed here in Florida
I am gonna be throwing some body filler in just a couple of the knots. Mostly it just looks like there are a lot of them. I am doing the carpet for right now. Will eventually go with wood floor, but on this first tour the carpet is the best way to go. Once it becomes a normal camping skoolie it will get the wood floor.
So bear with me today I have a ton of pics. I know some of you hate ebay, but I have always had a great experience, and it came through once again. These are pics of some of my new goodies that all came in today. And a couple pics of the new chest freezer bought at Target. Would have more pics of the bus, but havent been there in a couple days because my truck broke down. Got fixed today, so tomorrow I am back at work in the bus. Oh, she will have a name by next Wednesday too. If you want to vote on the name we are gonna go with just go to www.bikeforthelight.com
and vote. All the names were submitted in a contest over the past month. There were even a couple of you guys that submitted names. Anyways, on to the hoards of pics.
Here are pics of my new Elixir Power Converter/Charger. Picked this bad boy up on ebay for $109 with free shipping. Gotta love it. Its a 45 amp unit, which is plenty for what I am planning. Its a brand new unit and came in original packaging with manual and everything.
Here are pics of my new Elixir Automatic Line/Generator Switch. Ebay again for only $49 with free shipping. Its a 30 amp unit. Plenty for the use I am using it for. It is not going to be going in between the shore/genny and power converter. Instead it is going in between my wall outlets and the power converter/external inverter. That way when I am boondocking I can run my wall outlets without having to move plugs around. All I have to do is turn on the inverter and the switch makes my outlets receive power from the inverter instead of the non-existent shore powered converter. If you look back to my wiring diagram earlier you will see what I mean.
This was my favorite buy because it was the best deal. This was a lot of 10 ceiling 12 volt lights. I bought 3 of these new last year for about $15 a piece for my rv. I got all 10 of these for $50 with shipping. Great deal. They are bright, work great, and I can replace bulbs with led's if I want. I will do that incrementally because they aren't cheap.
Ok, here is the last thing. If you have followed the discussion on the other page about chest freezers, here is the new purchase. Still need to run my tests on it. Haven't been able to find my thermometer to run a proper test. I will be running this with a thermostat power switch so it runs like a fridge. It was a great buy for me. I was gonna get a 5 cu ft unit, but was sacrificing my layout for it because it was just 4 inches too wide. I think this slightly smaller unit will be the perfect fit now for me to put in my original layout. The loss of space is fine for me. My old rv fridge was only 3 cu ft and it was plenty. This was bought at Target for $160. $20 less than the 5 cu ft one too. Saved cash. Gotta love that.
So there are my new toys. Tomorrow I am back to building. Too bad all these new toys have to just sit there till I get more building done. Gives me motivation to finish up quicker I guess.