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Old 06-29-2016, 07:50 PM   #281
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Fantastic input, we don't want a compost toilet. More of the kind we all enjoy in our homes and not dread in an RV. So moving it forward is a definite! It's why we shared the plan.

Once we get to the window removal and re-homing we will be sure and contact you then! That is nice that they swing out like an awning, its the only way that made sense to me honestly. Thank you for sharing that as well.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:37 PM   #282
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Start a thread for your build under the coach section and I'll subscribe!! I think you may get more response to your questions and creative input from others with a specific thread for your build.. I don't think many are subscribed to mine..

I'm looking forward to see your build - makes me excited to see another Hoolie on the forum
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:40 PM   #283
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Great beginning. My vote is definitely for "Van Hooligan"!!!
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:35 PM   #284
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Van Hoodlum is another option - lol
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:55 AM   #285
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:39 PM   #286
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OFFGR1D, I just read 29 pages and this is awesome! One of the best builds ever! I would love to buy a motor coach. Been reading for a couple years on this and other sites to come up with a plan. Mine would just be weekends and vacations not full time like yours. I have found some older 2 stroke GM coaches and some reasonably priced MCI's but only saw one VanHool. I will probably just start with a skoolie first and then work up to a coach. Anyway awesome build and keep us updated!
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:51 PM   #287
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Start a thread for your build under the coach section and I'll subscribe!! I think you may get more response to your questions and creative input from others with a specific thread for your build.. I don't think many are subscribed to mine..

I'm looking forward to see your build - makes me excited to see another Hoolie on the forum
Offgr1d, your build is of such high quality, beyond the pale really, that I think everyone on here would be following it. I for one have read through the whole thread more than once just in appreciation of the fine work you have done and are doing on your home. Do keep us updated!! I always look forward to the "next installment " of big coach grandness.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:48 AM   #288
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Hi everyone! Sorry for no updates lately.. Been spending a few weeks with my daughter so some projects have been going slow. I have been still tweeting the chiller and power systems. Had to mess with exchanger options and have found the pre/made water coils for hydroponic gardening to work awesome. They have 6" and 8" ones and only need duct fans attached. To give an example of how the chiller is working, I used only two 8" units and fans, (one in front and one in kitchen) with water set at 55 deg as to not run plates too cold without glycol yet, I could keep interior under 80deg when we had 110+ outside. This was also only one compressor/plate and one stage.. So I was using about 15amps..
Had a good few days of testing and building power supplies for the rooftop condenser fans. The first power supplies I used would cut out with more than one motor on startup - I changed to a different smaller server power supply and run three at 220v with 2 running two fans and one on its own. (There are 5 rooftop fans each at 225watts 12v) a relay system I built starts the supply on one fan then adds the second one after spin up as to not cause heavy start load on the DC line.. Seems to be working great! Also at 220v which is what the compressors run on prior to the boost transformer, the fans only pull about 4.5 amps... That's with one or two compressors...
So far I'm really happy. I still need to route more insulated pex and build the "nice" looking enclosures for the chill boxes...
Also picked me up a small chest freezer that will go in the kitchen..

So far so good. More pics to come soon..
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:33 PM   #289
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:56 AM   #290
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Offgr1d, Awesome project. I may have missed it but are you doing any solar power? Vegas I would think would be an excellent place to do some even if only partial electrical needs.

Thanks
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