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Old 04-15-2019, 08:19 AM   #31
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Hoping to make some progress on the bus next week when we are on break. First step was getting the batteries for our solar setup.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:34 AM   #32
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This is the wrap I am going to do to my
Bus you might want to do it to.
Minus the rear of the mini.
I'm having a wrap made for the inside of the 24" door to the garage, it'll look like no door looking into the garage with the Ferarri parked in it.

erm- what are the specs on those batteries, cost?
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:25 PM   #33
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Are they L-16's?
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:41 PM   #34
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I'm having a wrap made for the inside of the 24" door to the garage, it'll look like no door looking into the garage with the Ferarri parked in it.

erm- what are the specs on those batteries, cost?
12v 215ah

https://www.batteriesplus.com/

Pretty decent price because they were in stock, so no extra shipping costs.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:06 PM   #35
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No, we decided to go with the 12v, not the 6v. They also have a 10% discount if you order online and pickup in the store. It just about covers the core cost since we didn't have any, obviously.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:01 PM   #36
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12v 215ah

https://www.batteriesplus.com/

Pretty decent price because they were in stock, so no extra shipping costs.
Couldn't find anything there that matches 12v-215aH
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:37 PM   #38
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No wonder we couldn't find 215ah batteries, those are 228ah. I couldn't tell from your pic, looks like 2 large 12 cell batteries. Is it in fact 4 batteries?
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No wonder we couldn't find 215ah batteries, those are 228ah. I couldn't tell from your pic, looks like 2 large 12 cell batteries. Is it in fact 4 batteries?
Yes, 4 of the 12v 215 [228] ah batteries. The part number does list them as 215, but the sticker on them shows 228 @20a. So we should end up with 860-912ah for $1200 and a weight of 500 lbs. Also, fewer cables than 6v batteries as noted in the other thread.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:43 PM   #40
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Made some progress over the last week. We scored some bus parts from our local International dealer from a 1997 3800/Bluebird bus - air base and seat, extra interior fan, 2 emergency windows, roof hatch, ext mirror bracket, sun visor and some other bits. We also started the interior build. Installed the shower, made the cabinets for the galley and the boxes for the two beds as well as the enclosure for the house batteries. I'm thinking the holes between them will help with heat dissipation. I'm thinking all also put a small fan on one end with an exhaust vent on the other to keep them cool when needed.









Oh yeah, the skeleton hand will be the hood ornament as soon as I find the appropriate wrench to weld in.
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