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Old 10-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hi there I'm new here and have a new project just bought a 1996 Handi Van with passenger side lift which I plan to be using for my Honda Ruckus scooters. Anyway looking at putting in a dinette kitchen area with a bed no bathroom or toilet but will have a water tank and pressure system
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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Sorry for the double post I thought it was my computer didnt realize the board was not live but had to be moderated before the post went up ...my bad
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:18 AM   #3
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Welcome! Nice shorty!
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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yours is looking good too! I want to put a roof vent as there is nothing really not sure how to go about it actually kinda nervous about cutting it up
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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Well I got the floor heaters out today will start mounting all the fittings.

below ~ got the heaters out saving the wiring to add a couple of 12v fans or whatever.


Below is the kitchen cupboard that we will install the drawers are kinda sticky at the beginning of the pull it was designed that way so they will stay closed when travelling, a 15 inch sink will be installed in the cabinet side if the unit. we were looking for different things to use for a kitchen this is a 4 Foot maple top work bench from Canadian Tire got it on sale $269.00 and tax I think it will work well for our needs.
the dining area will be across from the kitchen area below

Now back to work making brackets for the fridge
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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so what is the solution to the leaky windows? silicone the $@!T out of em?
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make sure the channels are clean. if not , ya, silicone the crap out of them aslong as you can make them open if you want.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #8
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My power center has arrived today and I don't have a clue how to hook it up here is the specs any one who wants to take on mentoring please step up your help is greatly appreciated thanks in advance I'm not sure exactly what I need for the power cord that will hook it to AC its says its a 55amp are most parks 30 amp? sorry if this is a stupid question
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WFCO WF-8955 RV POWER CENTER CONVERTER
CHARGER WITH PANEL - 55 amp - BLACK
The WF-8900 Series has revolutionized RV power centers with its lighter weight, decorative doors and superior features. The WF-8955 model provides 55 amps and a clean, constant 13.6 Vdc nominal output, for reliable operation of electronics and appliances. Automatic three-stage charging extends the life of your battery with output voltage modes of 13.2 Vdc range “float” mode, 13.6 Vdc range “absorption” mode, and a 14.4 Vdc range “bulk” charge mode. The 8900 Series also maintains peace and quiet, as the cooling fan runs only when needed.

FCC Class B compliance for every power center model means that the units are dsigned not to cause interference with televisions, radios or other signals. Electronic current limiting automatically shuts down the power during overload or short-circuit conditions, protecting the life of your power center and electrical system.

The 8900 Series models provide AC and DC distribution with innovative features. They can accommodate a 30-amp main AC circuit breaker and up to five branch circuits. Eleven-branch DC circuits are available with LED lights for each DC circuit to illuminate and identify open circuits

Specifications:
UL® and cUL®-Listed. FCC Class B
Output power: 55 amps DC output

Input: 105-130 VAC, 60 Hz (950 watt)

Output ranges:

- Nominal (Absorption Mode) 13.6 Vdc (includes charging and load)

- Boost (Bulk Mode) 14.4 Vdc

- Trickle (Float Mode) 13.2 Vdc (after 48 hrs.)

Dimensions: 13.875” wide; 11.625” high; 9” deep

Weight: 7.75 lbs.
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Re: 1996 Ford 7.3L gas E350 Eldorado - Aerotech

That's 55 amps of nominal 12 volt DC power. The campsites are AC power, most are 120 volts at 30 amps, some are also 240 volts at 55 amps , but you can buy adapters to get some sort of AC power. Which you will need to plug your converter into the parks power. Then you have 55 amps of 12 volt DC power (about 660 watts) that you have to figure out what to do with.
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its really easy, they have a manual online for it, I hooked mine up with no problem
well after reading your post again I see you know that
its not that complicated though
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