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Old 08-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #91
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yeah when testing the electric side of any system start from the batteries and work your way to the engine... i mean you learned that first hand.. but every time i think i know whats wrong with a vehicle i still start at the batteries/ fuel tank and work to the engine....
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #92
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I Am also 18 and i was orignally planning on painting my bus White on top and green on the bottom, but i have decided to do a diffrent color scheam i just thought that is crazy that there would have been 3 of us!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #93
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Well i just finished up fall semester, ill be working on the bus pretty steady for the next 5 weeks. I plan to get the electricity stituation taken car of, along with a few other minor things like adding a couple more mattresses, make a tv cabinet, console for the drivers ares, install a tow hitch, and put up some overhead shelving.

For electricity i just bought a new power inverter. Its a 2500/5000 watt with built in battery charger.
http://www.dcacpower.com/product/2500bc.html
I have 2 marine batterries and plan to get 2 more. i will mount them under a bus seat and wire them to the alternator with a disconnect switch for when the bus is not running. I havent figured out what im doing for outlets yet, suggestions? and is it really nessecary to vent my batteries and keep them separate from the living space?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:59 AM   #94
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...and is it really nessecary to vent my batteries and keep them separate from the living space?
If you want to avoid venting then pay the premium bucks for the sealed AGM batteries. Otherwise, I would definitely isolate and vent to the outside. Check out my thread to see how I did it, although I haven't finished sheeting in the closet they are sitting in. Also, you will want to put non-sealed batteries in some sort of plastic tray to catch any battery fluid that may bubble up and over when charging, otherwise it can be a mess.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:05 AM   #95
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i got my inverter in the other day. This thing is nice at first glance. I hooke it up to 2 marine batteries and it ran all at once mind you, a 36 inch tube tv, a vcr, a kitchen-aid mixer, milwaukee power drill, milwaukee sawzall, and a heat gun. needleaa to say i thing it will handle my small needs. going to home depot tomorow to get electrical stuff and will hopefully have it wired up by the end of the day. I have a neat idea for venting the battery box. Im gonna run some 1" heater hose down into the airstream below the bus and into the box. then on the other end of the box an exhaust hose leading out of the bus. maybe itll work maybe not but its worth a shot because it is so simple.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:42 PM   #96
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I hope I'm wrong.....but $250/year....and 18 year old driver? You're gonna get socked with a big increase, or dropped. THere's no "high-risk" insurance for $20 a month.

And an agent using a gmail address?

Bad credit and a poor driving record (not to mention being a teen) don't earn you discounts......they give the insurers a reason to bend you over further.

Let us know when you feel their breath on the back of your neck........'cause it's gonna happen.........

Smitty
just an update. Still insured almost a year later, no payment increases, and no trouble with a gmail address...

I dont have bad credit, no accidents, no tickets.
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