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Old 07-19-2016, 02:19 PM   #291
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Yes, I am planing on solar. I should have enough room for about 2kw on roof if I'm creative... I want 250w panels and they are slowly coming down in price. There is a new company distributing out of corona CA that looks very good in pricing. They are on EBay... The solar expense will kinda be a little later for me as I am using my funds to get interior and comfort items working first... In time...
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:39 PM   #292
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945 Emergency Window Removal

Would you know how to remove the emergency windows? Looked everywhere without success. Thought once they were lifted up to horizontal it would slide out of track but doesn't or I'm doing something wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:50 PM   #293
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I have a friend in Idaho with a Solar Company. I'm getting him to work up some numbers for me, want his information?
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:40 PM   #294
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Would you know how to remove the emergency windows? Looked everywhere without success. Thought once they were lifted up to horizontal it would slide out of track but doesn't or I'm doing something wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated
I have not actually ever removed one, so I don't know off hand. I been looking through the parts manuals and can't find the hinge layout either. My suggestion is call ABC in CA and talk to the repair dept. They seem to be pretty friendly and have spoken with them on the phone before. If you haven't already, sign up on the ABC website for a VanHool portal access. This gives design docs, manuals, parts info for just about everything on the bus. Maybe you have better luck than me searching there. I was using phone and it's not too friendly with Windows and pop ups for the .pdf files..
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:42 PM   #295
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http://www.vanhool.be
Above address is the portal page:
Navigate English then on the right there is a link to customer portal - request access link.

From there after you get access - you put in your last 5 digits of VIN and get a page of documents for practically everything.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:48 PM   #296
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I have a friend in Idaho with a Solar Company. I'm getting him to work up some numbers for me, want his information?
Absolutely I would like solar info! I've found some I'm really interested in - there is a distributor in chino CA that has dirt cheap 250w panels...
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:53 PM   #297
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Still working on air handlers, but with one compressor running I had bus 65deg inside while it was 100+ deg outside...

Trying to figure out how to kick in second compressor without short cycling - it cools the water too fast! And in less than 3min I have 40deg water!! Maybe once I finish the zones I'll have a higher heat load and I can build a warm water bypass in the compressor bay with some water jackets... This could have no delay and have thermostats set to "heat" mode and cool compressors while adding a small warm water load to the system to prevent short cycling of compressors. Continuing to work out kinks - but so far so good
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:42 PM   #298
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Van Hool
Above address is the portal page:
Navigate English then on the right there is a link to customer portal - request access link.

From there after you get access - you put in your last 5 digits of VIN and get a page of documents for practically everything.
Ya I have portal access and have talked with the ABC in Orlando. But there are discrepancies in how they come out. Guess I just going to remove the whole frame/window to figure it out.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:18 PM   #299
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Wow! Sorry for long time no post. Been real busy in the Vegas heat trying to dial in the chiller AC... Been on a few trips as well, saw an awesome VanHool conversion bus in Barstow when I stopped - parked next to it, but bummed I didn't get to chat with anyone. Their generator was running so I know someone was hiding inside.



Here is the last air exchanger I got built - and am currently testing it before all the finish work and housing goes up. Water is temp routed (as there will be shutoff valves and insulated pipe the whole way and tucked inside... So far it's great! It's ducted down the windows and out vents under the side parcel area soffet.





Also been busy working in the cluster fu$&()ed electrical bay - slowly starting to redo the temp wiring into more permanant routes. Also added an awesome (but cheap) Harbor Freight toolbox to house some of my tools so they don't have to be stored in dumb places like my kitchen or lounge... It will help like crazy as soon as I finish that compartment as there was practically nothing stored there before. I had to move the air compressor to the sanitary bay - but it still fits along with the water pumps / pressure tank / propane and tank drains.. Will take more pics of that as I get it situated...

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Nice work! Thanks for updating us!
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