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Old 04-28-2016, 09:33 PM   #141
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A bus is a looooong row to hoe. Good work on the windows.

Hey, you've got nice air bags.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:15 AM   #142
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Finally getting the walls pur together. Slow but getting there.

Excellent progress. Doesn't it feel good??
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:28 PM   #143
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Excellent progress. Doesn't it feel good??
Thank you and yes it does feel good.



Did a dry fit see how things fit/look
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:33 PM   #144
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A bus is a looooong row to hoe. Good work on the windows.

Hey, you've got nice air bags.
Thanks. Gunna pull two more out. The very last two. One has a leak I can't fix but also putting a wall there for bedroom and will have small storage through back door. Don't really need or be able to use So will close them up and insulate them too.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:25 PM   #145
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Hey there,

Is there a good video or book the goes into good detail on installing electrical and solar start to finish out there anyone can share.

I have looked around and I am still not done looking but keep running into install or build your own home or tinny house decoration. Thought Id ask while Im looking

I was told to run as much as possible on 12volt and use led lights (use less power) Still confused on some stuff so looking to do some research.

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:38 PM   #146
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Yeah, it's called Youtube. More wasted hours of solar installation demonstrated there than anywhere else.

It all depends on how you intend to make your build. Obviously 12 volt is already throughout your bus and you can simply tap leds into the system and use considerably less power. However you've got to remember that the power is coming from your engine battery.

If you're intending to go out into the boonies remember that your systems need backups, and your backups need backups.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:46 PM   #147
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Yeah, it's called Youtube. More wasted hours of solar installation demonstrated there than anywhere else.

It all depends on how you intend to make your build. Obviously 12 volt is already throughout your bus and you can simply tap leds into the system and use considerably less power. However you've got to remember that the power is coming from your engine battery.

If you're intending to go out into the boonies remember that your systems need backups, and your backups need backups.
What's not wasted man hours on there? Ok there is a few that are good videos.

Id rather not tie into the bus battery. Id like to have shore power with solar back up or visa versa.

At this point its all new to me. I am slowly getting it but still confused in spots that's were the detailed book / video comes in. I guess by detail I mean a dummy down version that explains step by step kind of like the dummy books but they don't have RV power that I could find. Not dummy videos of dummies... those are a dime a dozen.

So Id have shore power with solar back up or visa versa and then lantern / candle and campfire.

If those back ups don't work hopefully I was smart enough to camp next to a lake or river and id just toss the line back in and suck it up and suffer through a bad day of relaxing and fishing until help arrives
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:52 PM   #148
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That's the spirit.

You see now. by that river you're talking about is when I extend the arm with the paddle wheel on it and start generating hydro power while parked by the river. Could be altered and powered to catch smelt. Yup, I'd be sleeping and a log would float by and catch my paddle wheel and drag the whole affair into the river.
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That's the spirit.

You see now. by that river you're talking about is when I extend the arm with the paddle wheel on it and start generating hydro power while parked by the river. Could be altered and powered to catch smelt. Yup, I'd be sleeping and a log would float by and catch my paddle wheel and drag the whole affair into the river.
Go for the house boat conversion then.

Oh darn I "forgot" to charge the phone when I had the chance so help was never called... Guess work will have to wait.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:14 PM   #150
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So does that mean you don't know any good videos? Not that I don't like talking about a having back up plans. Just have to get out there first.
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