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Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-01-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,703
Posted By drtbreau
I’m registered in VT, insured in LA (could only...

I’m registered in VT, insured in LA (could only get commercial insurance that is being turned into MH now since we are done converting). October is when my VT registration is up so I haven’t yet...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-12-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
April update-almost 6 months into the build

Finally can see progress. Bathroom walls done, bedroom walls done, tiny detail around windows done, plumbing (except sink) done, electric done

Whatís left on the interior....countertops, sink,...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 03-16-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
The color is True Navy. It looks a lot more blue...

The color is True Navy. It looks a lot more blue with those bright lights. Now I just have to find a three way 12v switch with a dimmer that will fit in a gang box.

The countertops will be wood...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 03-16-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Thanks. The finish carpentry is all my husband. ...

Thanks. The finish carpentry is all my husband. I’m proud that I was able to teach myself electrical, solar, and plumbing!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 03-15-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Spring is coming...5 month update

Lower cabinet shells are in and painted. Still some more ceiling work and upper cabinets and shelves left. Lots of tedious trimming around windows, etc. Waiting on floors until all the finish work...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 03-06-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By drtbreau
Blowing a fuse

I’m having an issue with my new led lights. I have 10- 6w/0.5A puck lights on 12g wire with a 3-way switch. I was assuming I calculated the fuse needed as 10 x 0.5= 5 amps. I put them on a 5A fuse...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-13-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By drtbreau
iPad head unit

Iím trying to figure what to do with my radio. The original one was pulled out and the wires were pulled. Iím basically interested in using an iPad as a head unit. Iím just trying to figure out...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-04-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
I just ordered the rest of my solar....eeeeeekkkk

Iím so excited, just ordered my charge controller, inverter, batteries, etc. Hurt the bank account but I knew it was going to be the big one! Went with all victron. Hoping to have it all up and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 02-02-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By drtbreau
Thanks, going back and forth and looking into...

Thanks, going back and forth and looking into options; no a whole lotta room in front of my rear tire.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 02-02-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By drtbreau
I'm probably going with a 3' extension welded on....

I'm probably going with a 3' extension welded on. I am planning on putting my mini split "long ways" on the deck and building a cage to bolt down on top the edge of the deck. I will likely bolt my...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 01-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Been working but not posting

Exterior: we got the water inlet, exterior shower, roof rack, solar panels, and maxxfan air fan, backup camera, and half of the exterior lights installed
Interior: few cabinets started(entry way,...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 01-11-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By drtbreau
I gotcha! I’m using the Whynter 45qt, it will be...

I gotcha! I’m using the Whynter 45qt, it will be build into a kitchen cabinet with a slide out drawer.
...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 01-11-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By drtbreau
Sorry I don’t know what you mean by 12v reefer. ...

Sorry I don’t know what you mean by 12v reefer. I’m using a blue seas system 12v fuse block for my dc if that’s what you are referring to.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 01-11-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By drtbreau
It's my understanding that you can plug the...

It's my understanding that you can plug the generator into the shorepower (when shore power is not available). You wouldn't be able to run both together since there is only one power input on the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 01-11-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By drtbreau
The multiplus inverter has an automatic built in...

The multiplus inverter has an automatic built in transfer switch.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 01-10-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By drtbreau
Questions about breaker panel wiring

We are in the process of finalizing the electrical plan for our skoolie. Iíve been using the explorist life diagrams and itís been really easy to read but the issue Iím having is setting up the 110...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 12-08-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By drtbreau
Fuse panel question

I'm just trying to wrap my head around a wiring question. I want to add an accessory to my fuse panel to run off my starting batteries (LED light bar with a rocker switch). It will be meant to use...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-12-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
We removed the floor next to the driverís seat...

We removed the floor next to the driverís seat and could tell it was immaculate under so we decided to work around it.

Got the walls framed up, figured a way to hold up the old wires and have a...
Forum: Skoolie Owners Registry 11-11-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By drtbreau
Congrats, knew it was a Louisiana person as soon...

Congrats, knew it was a Louisiana person as soon as I saw the name! Congrats on the bus!!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-29-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Can it be plugged on the side connected to the...

Can it be plugged on the side connected to the seat or where the line originates? Did you use electrical tape to hold it on?
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Mechanic check: was impressed with how well our...

Mechanic check: was impressed with how well our bus is put together and functioning! No leaks and in great shape!!! Even better news PRE -EGR!!

Got the rest of the ceiling out, floors sealed...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 10-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By drtbreau
Battery venting

Iím trying to design my solar and electrical system. Iíve decided on starting with 2 lithium batteries. Iím thinking about building a cabinet behind the captains chair for my electrical. My...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
We drove 60-65 for most of the trip, average MPG...

We drove 60-65 for most of the trip, average MPG was 8-10. I've been very happy with the engine power. We haven't been thru mountains yet, but I think with the Allison 2000, we should be fine.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-22-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Got 1/2 the windows pulled out, painted, and...

Got 1/2 the windows pulled out, painted, and resealed. Dropped him off at the International Service place yesterday to get a checkout and serviced to make sure thereís no underlying issues that we...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-15-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By drtbreau
Got the interior gutted yesterday (behind the...

Got the interior gutted yesterday (behind the driverís seat).
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