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Old 03-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #211
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Re: The Camel Conversion Project

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Just when you think you've figured everything out....

Apparently, a standard-depth outlet box isn't deep enough for a GFCI outlet connected with ring terminals on the ends of the wiring. .
Have you considered using a GFCI breaker? They are available from eBay for a reasonable price. That way the entire line is protected. (no worries with the ring terminals on the ends of the wiring)

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Have you considered using a GFCI breaker? They are available from eBay for a reasonable price. That way the entire line is protected. (no worries with the ring terminals on the ends of the wiring)

Just an idea,

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D'oh!

No, I hadn't thought of that, but now that I've ruined one of a three-pack of GFCI outlets (those terminal screws aren't designed to be removed and reinstalled, so I had to "fix" it with a slightly larger replacement screw), I can't take it back. The rest of the outlets in the bus are normal and thus will fit fine in the boxes I have. I hope.
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wow this is one bad A** conversion. love that you are able to put your jeep in there.
Thanks! The ability to carry my Jeep instead of towing it is a big part of why I love the skoolie platform, though I wouldn't recommend this type of conversion for anyone other than a single traveler—it's going to be "cozy."
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wow this is one bad A** conversion. love that you are able to put your jeep in there.
Thanks! The ability to carry my Jeep instead of towing it is a big part of why I love the skoolie platform, though I wouldn't recommend this type of conversion for anyone other than a single traveler—it's going to be "cozy."
passengers can just sit in the jeep, and a pc of plywood on the jeeps roof would make a comfy bed
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passengers can just sit in the jeep, and a pc of plywood on the jeeps roof would make a comfy bed
No need to make them sleep on top of the Jeep—there is plenty of room on the roof deck!
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passengers can just sit in the jeep, and a pc of plywood on the jeeps roof would make a comfy bed
No need to make them sleep on top of the Jeep—there is plenty of room on the roof deck!
true roof top tents...very expo
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Today I started on the insulation and made a lot of progress. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to fill the bays in between the wall studs, and also at how much styrofoam I had leftover when I had done as much as I could do. The remaining voids will be filled with spray foam insulation, but I think I filled about 85% of all the air spaces with just the styrofoam. The ceiling will get a layer of spray foam against the inside of the roof with fiberglass batting between the joists (unless I have a LOT of leftover spray foam and then I'll squirt it all over the ceiling until I'm empty).

I cut the styrofoam with a reciprocating saw, hence the mess.

I also finished wiring the remaining outlets and all the switches. All I need now is light fixtures ... after the ceiling is installed.



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... I cut the styrofoam with a reciprocating saw, hence the mess. ...
No matter what you used to cut the stuff, it would have still made a horrible mess! Lousy Styrofoam beads!
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Awesome work!
Thanks! Coming from you, that's quite a compliment.

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No matter what you used to cut the stuff, it would have still made a horrible mess! Lousy Styrofoam beads!
The boards were sandwiched with three layers of various thicknesses. If they had all been single thickness, I could have scored them with a box cutter and then snap them in a clean line, but that doesn't work when they're 2-1/4" thick. The blue styrofoam dust will be in everything for a very long time.
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