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Old 01-22-2015, 10:04 PM   #291
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I mostly find 50 amp service in my neck of the woods. We have a lot of Corp. of Engineer campgrounds around the lakes here. They occasionally have some sites with 30 amp, but most of them seem to be 50 amp.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:57 PM   #292
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30 and 50 AMP Plugs

The electrical is being setup so I can use 30 amp or 50 amp shore power depending on what is available. Obviously, if 30 amp is all that is available, I will need to be extra careful on running both 15,000 BTU air conditioners, the microwave, the coffee pot and the hair dryer all at the same time.

I wanted to keep my options open.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:22 PM   #293
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

TOILET IS IN
We purchased a macerating toilet from Thetford called the Tecma Silence Plus RV toilet. This toilet was designed for the marine environment. It has a pump and a macerating feature so that all "solids" become a slurry. We have finally installed it. The benefit of this kind of toilet is that you don't have to worry about blockages or travel of your waste to a black water tank that is not directly under the toilet. It is also a "high boy" so it is easier to sit on and get off of when finished with its use. See the pictures below:



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Old 01-24-2015, 08:58 PM   #294
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

EXHAUST FAN NOW INSTALLED

We had originally intended to put the exhaust fan in the shower stall. That was a mistake and we had to move it. It is now on the other side of the bus directly opposite the shower stall and above the toilet area. It has a high exhaust capacity and is a MaxxFan Deluxe 7500K Remote Opening Exhaust Fan. It provides over 900 cubic feet of air per minute exhaust capability. it has a remote control feature as well. It has a built in thermostat so we can set when the fan will come on based on interior temperature. This is great when the bus is closed up on a hot day. At a given set temperature the fan vent door will rise up and the fan will turn on. This will prevent super heated air from being contained in the closed up bus. Pictures are below:

WIDE VIEW OF BATHROOM AREA WHERE VENT IS INSTALLED


CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE FAN AREA

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Old 01-25-2015, 01:42 PM   #295
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INTERIOR ELECTRICAL OUTLETS WITH USD
In a previous post I talked about our desire to have our electrical outlets include USD charging ports. We have started the installation. I like how they are coming out. The brushed metal look and the black insert matches what we are doing inside the rest of the coach.

Our two couches will have electrical outlets with USD on each side. The Navigator's chair will also have a similar outlet. The dinette area will have these outlets plus a HDMI cable connection to easily hook up a laptop to our 40" monitor that will demo and train users with our software product. Finally, the queen size bed in the back will also have outlets on each side of the bed. This is in addition to outlets scattered around the bus (kitchen, restroom, etc.). We also intend to have several USB outlets installed in the dash area for the driver.

We heard from many skoolies that we talked to about their desire to have more outlets strategically placed around their coaches. You can never have enough. Plus, with all the devices that now allow for USB charging, we wanted to make sure they were scattered around the bus. These all have high amp charging capability to handle tablets and the phones that now require at least 2.1 amp charging (like the Samsungs S5 and Note 4).

WIDE VIEW OF OUTLET (This is by the passenger side couch)


CLOSE UP OF OUTLET (Note the two USB outlets)
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CABINET BUILT FOR REFRIGERATOR AND MICROWAVE

The cabinet for the refrigerator and microwave has been installed and the appliances have been put it.

The refrigerator is a Novakool 9000 AC/DC marine grade. It has a 9.1 cubic feet of frig and freezer.

The microwave was a small digital one that I got on sale at Target.

I read online about this refrigerator's heavy insulation. This reduces the use of electricity and keeps everything colder. The suggestion was to put even more insulation around it. So we put two additional layers of insulation around the refrigerator.

Front View of Refrigerator/Microwave Cabinet


Refrigerator With the Frig Door Open - Lots of Space for an RV Applicance


Freezer is Small But Bigger Than Most RV Appliances


Close Up of Microwave. We are going to put a secured basket in the hole to the right of the microwave. The shelf above the microwave will have a door on it that swings up.
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Nice looking cupboard set up. Does the microwave vent its heat out the wire basket side? I had planed to add insulation to the sides of my frig but then discovered the heat exchange coils were buried just below the surface of the sides of the box so covering the sides of the frig with insulation would have messed up heat exchange. Are the coils on the back of your frig? How are you venting the frig heat? Jack
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:33 PM   #298
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Why are your plugs upside down? Ground is at the top, not the bottom. This causes kinked cords, ect.

I like the USB outlets. There are around 5 different styles I have seen so far at various suppliers. Some even have really nice LED nightlights built in.

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Venting for the microwave is on the side where basket will be going. That is why we are not enclosing. The frig has a front venting setup. Only one on the market that I could find that was like that.
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The head shot receptacle is what NEC is recommending these days. They say it provides less chance less chance for a slim conductor (like an aluminum clip board) to slide down the wall and lodge across the hot and neutral prongs of a cord. Bet we'll see plugs being changed to match.
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