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Old 02-13-2010, 11:32 AM   #61
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here's a couple of floor in process pics while we are on a break and waiting for it to dry
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #62
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The red rosin paper is really great. I sure would like for you to tell me how the 1/4 inch plywood worked out as far as rigidity factors and how it feels to walk on it and if the vinyl adheres well, so I sure will stay tuned to find out.
So far it's working pretty well. The foam is thin and pretty rigid so there isn't any play when walking on it. It does take the chill off of the bare metal floor without loosing any head room and gives us a good surface to begin the finishing process. It's still new, but so far we think it's working out.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:56 AM   #63
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You guys are really doing a great job.
Love all the pics.

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #64
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Subfloor sanded and vinyl floor laid. We're taking a break and will hopefully get some of the "stuff" back in tomorrow.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #65
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The flooring looks better than great! Thanks for all the great pictures of your work
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #66
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Question for the group. I have a pretty good schematic of what we expect the electrical system to look like. We are familiar with household and simple 12v, but this is just a bit outside of our comfort zone. I would be most appreciative if you could look at the diagram below and let me know of any issues you see with our plan. The more help the better.
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I would probably want to wire up the second isolator to distribute the load between the coach batteries and the chassis batteries. I made a slight change in your diagram. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #68
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I would probably want to wire up the second isolator to distribute the load between the coach batteries and the chassis batteries. I made a slight change in your diagram. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
Thanks for helping. Unfortunately, I have more questions than answers.

If I make that change - will the isolator allow the current from the coach batteries flow to the 12v panel on the bus? I had it the way you suggested first, but then I thought that the isolator would not allow current to come from the coach batteries to the 12v coach panel (ie. the coach batter would be isolated with no load). there is one connection from the RV panel to the battery. The conection is both the charge from the charger and the feed from the battery.
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Oh yeah, you are right. You would need to connect the 12V subpanel to the coach batteries. Here is another revision. This way the charger/converter flows through the isolator to the coach batteries as well as the 12V subpanel.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #70
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If you'll be visiting campgrounds, why not wire for 50 amp service, you can always connect to a 30 amp supply, but the other way around running too much could pop the main.

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I agree. If you have two a/c units, an electric h/w heater, and various other loads, it would be best to wire up for 50 amp service. Otherwise you run one a/c unit along with your h/w heater and you run the risk of exceeding 30 amps right there. Like Smitty said, you can always use an adapter to plug into 30 amp service (or 15 amp if that's all that is available), you just need to limit what appliances you use all at once.
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