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Old 05-22-2009, 07:45 PM   #11
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Re: Our Bus Conversion Project

Did you get my PM?
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:33 PM   #12
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Sorry for the confusion here. I was mixing people up. This is what I sent to: swinada

Power

I see in your pics that you have 3 batteries for you inverter. Does this provide you with enough power? What kind of items do you run on your inverted power? What size inverter did you go with? Is is Sine Wave or modified? Does it work well? Any advice for choosing these items.

I know a good bit about 12 volt stuff. I managed a car audio shop for some time but i am just trying to get a grasp on this RV stuff.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #13
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Re: Our Bus Conversion Project

Sorry for the confusion here. I was mixing people up. This is what I sent to: swinada

Power

I see in your pics that you have 3 batteries for you inverter. Does this provide you with enough power? What kind of items do you run on your inverted power? What size inverter did you go with? Is is Sine Wave or modified? Does it work well? Any advice for choosing these items.

I know a good bit about 12 volt stuff. I managed a car audio shop for some time but i am just trying to get a grasp on this RV stuff.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #14
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Sorry i guess i didnt answer that question yet, was gone all weekend.
But in reality i can not even answer your question yet because i didnt start using the bus yet. It will be a few weeks before we get going. So i dont know on how long those 3 batteries will provide power. I really designed the electrical so i dont have to use inverted power to often, mostly everything will be running off 12v or propane. I have only 3 110V outlets in the bus for the occasiopn that we wanna use something like a charger for cameras and such that we dont have a 12v charger for. Or a 110v light. Not sure yet if i will buy a Microwave for the bus. My hotwater tank is dual setup for 110V and propane so is the fridge but i dont plan to use it while off shore.
I went way overboard for the Inverter, this thing is huge, it is actualy made for a backup unit for a house or cabin not for an RV its a Xantrex 1512 CR converter charger, modified Sinewave, 1500 watts 2250 peak. I dont even use the charger side for it since I use a Xantrex truecharge 40 for keeping my battery banks happy.
What will run off the 12V batteries? All inside lights, regular RV style 12V lights, total about 12 bulbs. Waterpump, fridge circuit board, the big user will be the fan on the furnace but we dont plan on using that to often. other tehn that there is really not much using power. The radio and TV are running of an other single battery i have installed up front behind the drivers seat the TV has a cheap little Blackanddecker 200W inverter dedicated. If we listen to much music that will just die, to bad i guess we live without toons until we drive again, as long as i have power for lights and pump for a few days we're good.
The actual real life test should be happening sometimes end of June beginning of July.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:25 PM   #15
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Hey to all:

We just posted some more pics of the painting we have been doing on the bus. Click the link below to view our blog!

Let us know what you all think.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:17 AM   #16
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Your bus is pretty much like ours, except it does not have the side emergency exit & ours is supposed to be 84 passengers. I would post pictures but writing this on a macintosh g5, has the capability to do pictures, but can't figure out how to post them on this site. We have gotten ours almost all painted. Been trying to get ours done pretty quick now, just got laid off, wife got bitten by a brown recluse spider on the abdomen. Sorry not trying to steal your site. You have a nice bus there keep up the good work.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:58 AM   #17
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We posted some more updates on our blog!
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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Paint job looks great! I like the blacked out rear windows. Keep up the good work.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #19
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Today we got some framing done. Check it out! http://www.busconversionproject.com
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:57 AM   #20
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hey looking good your bus.
Like your sign and the explenation for the name.
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