My power panel is, or was a rats nest.
When I got my bus back in July of 2013, I knew I wanted to take it to Indiana for Christmas. I needed to get it insulated, batteries mounted and the electrical hooked up in under five months. I remember I finished the day before I left. That was cutting it close, so to save time I didnít try to make it look pretty.
Since I have both sides walled in with the closet and dresser, I figured it was time to do something about it.
It is still not as clean as it could be, but I need to reroute my 12 DC side anyway and then I will be able to clean it up as I redo it.
On Saturday A fellow skoolie Dan Fox ask to come by and check out my bus and offered to help while he was there. It was nice to have an extra set of hands. So I put him to work helping me install my kitchen cabinets.
I had a 6′ table strapped to the floor with storage container so I could use the area as a kitchen. I knew I would put in 6′ of cabinetry. I bough one 36″ base cabinet for the sink and two 18″ cabinets to make up the 6′ area. I bought the cheapest non-finished cabinets Home Depot had. I plan to paint them not stain them.
They could not have gone in any easier. All I needed to do was cut a 1 3/4″ x 3″ notch for the hydronic water hoses.
I know Iím installing them right on top of the carpet. I did things backwards to get the bus usable faster. I have not put in my flooring yet. Most of this will get redone when I get around to that.
If any of you remember I ran 1″ x 2″ bolted to the steel supports that run every 22″ in the bus. There is one that runs just a little under 3′ to line up with the solid piece on the back of the cabinet. With the cabinets screwed to that, they are very secure.
As you can see I also did the cutout in the computer desk. This arrangement works much better. Soon I will start putting in running water and at that time I will mount the sink. For now the drawers are secured with the child proof magnetic locks. There will be a post on the actual locks I plan to use, when I figure out how to mount them