Originally Posted by Fenian
Thus far the info is great. Thank you all. I will trackdown that noise after cutting off the engine. What is the best way to get/hook-up electricity in the bus?
You probably want to start a wiring question thread in "Conversion Discussion" instead of "International Drivetrain." Wiring can be as simple or complex as you want. But to get started:
The simplest AC system would be a 12-gauge or at least 14-gauge extension cord for a 15-amp shoreline. You could plug this into a portable generator if you are boondocking. Install at least one permanent outlet box with an outlet in it. If you are not installing a load center (fuse or circuit breaker box), I would recommend a Ground-Fault-Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet with its own 15-amp breaker built in. Other outlets can be added to the protected side of the GFCI and share its internal breaker as the same circuit. DO NOT connect the safety ground together with neutral on the bus, as the bus is a sub-feed of the source you use.
The bus already has DC to run the motor and lights. You could tap off a few circuits from that. Or, you could add a "house" battery bank separate from your "chassis" bank so you don't run down your starting battery and get stranded. Then you have to decide on a way to charge the other batteries . . .
The beauty of a bus conversion is that it is all up to you how simple or complex you want to make it . . .