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Old 04-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #121
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I really like that AC/DC distribution panel. Where did you find that?
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #122
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I really like that AC/DC distribution panel. Where did you find that?
We got the distribution panel from Best Converter. I also bought my 45 amp charger from them. They were super nice to work with and helped me when I changed from a 30amp to 50amp system. The good thing about this panel is it will do both. When pricing out parts from Napa and Lowes for the box, bus and all the other stuff, this worked out to be a better buy and is much better for our intended use.

https://bestconverter.3dcartstores.c...nel_p_106.html

Here is the electrical panel with the counter top installed.

The inverter is an Xantrex XM 1000 which was the cheapest inverter with an automatic transfer switch. I think I picked it up for $220 online.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:24 PM   #123
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Attached are some trim pics. We used cove mold for the baseboards which match the countertops. We are also caulking a bunch of the cracks which is tinted tan and blends in nicely with the other finish materials.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:28 PM   #124
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We also just opened up the area above the driver. We need the cabinet to be 18" deep to house the stereo so we think we can get about extra 5 inches by building the overhead cabinet into this area.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:25 PM   #125
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Thanks for the comments Smitty. Unfortunately the list keeps growing. This afternoon we finished up the kitchen upper cabinets and installed the front a/c. Here are some progress pics.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:26 PM   #126
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Here are three more a/c pics.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:29 PM   #127
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I really want to add rooftop A/C to my bus, but I am afraid to cut through the roof. How difficult was it to do? Will the seals work well on a curved roof? Maybe I am just being a chicken. I like the safety shield, I should get one of those, too many times I have ended up with a face full of dirt from under the bus or other less desireable things in my eyes.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #128
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I really want to add rooftop A/C to my bus, but I am afraid to cut through the roof. How difficult was it to do? Will the seals work well on a curved roof? ....
It's not really that bad. The worst part is lifting the 100 lb unit on the roof. The curve of the roof isn't that big a factor as there is only about a 1/4" of drop from the center of the a/c to the edge. The gasket was more than enough to cover the curve.

Here is a picture of the second a/c going in this morning with a little help from the front bucket on the tractor.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:45 PM   #129
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We fabricated doors for the bathroom today when we saw what they were going for at Lowes. They are constructed of 1/4 inch underlayment (left over from our flooring job) glued on both sides of a 5/8 inch wood frame. Hardware from lowes. Will prime and paint. Hook on bathroom side for privacy and hook to the bunks open when not in use.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:48 PM   #130
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Since Kentucky is not playing ball tonight, we decided to plug the bus in and see what works. We checked the fridge, it worked, and so we loaded it up. We probably won't get much else done today.
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