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Old 11-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #71
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when hooking them together try to maintain the same length cables, even 1/2in difference can make the difference between an awesome system and a good system
This is the question I asked and it has good info in it
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-for-scrutiney
just giving you extra reading material

and I have already changed everything in the original posted pic
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #72
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when hooking them together try to maintain the same length cables, even 1/2in difference can make the difference between an awesome system and a good system
This is the question I asked and it has good info in it
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-for-scrutiney
just giving you extra reading material

and I have already changed everything in the original posted pic
*lol* So do you have a final diagram? And how does that work?

And Oh Yikes.. one battery weighs 119 lbs? The one that guy references Lifeline or whatever.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #73
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Wow, there was a lot of good info in that thread! The larger batteries can be that heavy, but it all depends on what you want, one or two large batteries, or multiple smaller batteries. I had 3 12V deep cells for my house batteries, but I allowed them to get drained down 2 winters ago and they ruptured. They will be replaced with 4 6V deep cells. 2 pairs wired in series, with the pairs joined to each other in parallel, to equal 12V. Your bus looks like a fun project! You need to get lighting in there so you can work later!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #74
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Here is a link to a page with a lot of battery info. I have dealt with these floks for years and there info is allways spot on. Some of the articles are being updated and will come back soon. Also thier disscusion fourm is very informitive about solar, batteries etc.http://www.windsun.com/
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #75
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Here is a link to a page with a lot of battery info. I have dealt with these floks for years and there info is allways spot on. Some of the articles are being updated and will come back soon. Also thier disscusion fourm is very informitive about solar, batteries etc.http://www.windsun.com/
Hope you find some usable info.

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Thank you so much.. will read up.

P.s. Just noted that they are about 90 miles from me. I can actually make a visit to their property and talk to them directly so no shipping. Thanks again..
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #76
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Wow, there was a lot of good info in that thread! The larger batteries can be that heavy, but it all depends on what you want, one or two large batteries, or multiple smaller batteries. I had 3 12V deep cells for my house batteries, but I allowed them to get drained down 2 winters ago and they ruptured. They will be replaced with 4 6V deep cells. 2 pairs wired in series, with the pairs joined to each other in parallel, to equal 12V. Your bus looks like a fun project! You need to get lighting in there so you can work later!
And Thank you. Yes, I need more time. Looking forward to spending some time on this long weekend. I bought a cute solar light from the camping store I'm looking to see how much light it gives me. I don't know if the interior lights work yet and I only have the starter battery for now. All in good time.

I think I can get by with your set up of batteries myself. Will have to see but will start with that. Thinking that setup and one of those solar panels that Travel is using.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #77
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Re: Transmogrifie, Piano and Me

In assessing my crowded 2 bedroom apartment, downsizing for the bus, and making a list of what I can sell, I convinced myself that I can part with my piano. I have a couple of people that are interested in it so in 'sprucing it up' to have them come look at it, I got to thinking. I couldn't sleep last night.

I have had this piano in my life for almost 50 years. On the other hand, I have been trying to be concious of the weight in the bus. Putting the piano in the bus would blow that out of the water pretty fast. But if I, did put the piano into the bus it will be like having an old friend in my cozy new home. My playmate, my soulmate in a sense. I searched on this site and there was another build that had the same kind of piano in the bus (along with a pop up VW bus on the roof). A few people had electric pianos installed some way or another but it's just not the same. If I didn't have my piano I would not have an electric keyboard. I'm not great at the playing, it's more a venting/comfort thing. I've tried guitar a couple of times, too bad that didn't work out.

As far as environment, I've come to the conclusion that having it in the bus won't be any different on it's well being than the few times I've had to store it in non-climate controlled storages for long periods of time, or moving it from Oregon to AZ to OR to AZ a couple of times. Then there is the tie down aspect of it all.

Besides, it would be kinda quirky and acoustic to have a piano in the bus in the woods. Would 'fit my style'.

I think I have to make it work.
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So do I...it's your dream, live it the way you want to and don't look back
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I have my reed pump organ in my bus. I wouldn't hesitate to put a piano in my bus. The acoustics are awesome.
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That would be really cool, especially since the piano has been with you for so long. Go for it.
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