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Old 07-23-2014, 04:10 PM   #61
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We just received 6 of the dual usb and 10 12v for your old/our new van. The usb are dust proof but the 12v are listed as waterproof so we'll be installing two just behind the suicide barn door probably above the wheel well for outside usage. We've decided to put them on a switch so we can cut the power to them most of the time.

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Old 07-23-2014, 04:18 PM   #62
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We just received 6 of the dual usb and 10 12v for your old/our new van. The usb are dust proof but the 12v are listed as waterproof so we'll be installing two just behind the suicide barn door probably above the wheel well for outside usage. We've decided to put them on a switch so we can cut the power to them most of the time.

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That's a lot of outlets! New van has a bunch of old 12v cigarette type plugs, and I don't know what to plug into them now that I've got the USBs.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #63
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Since we're going entirely 12v we'll need a bunch. Plus, in a 9 by 6 box it's a pain to have to move to plug something in . Two are for the outside and two are for the dash, we dislike where the factory ones are, so six will be dispersed in the main living area. One for fridge, one for fan, one for small 150watt inverter when needed, one for MiFi amp when needed, laptop... Really we want to be able to move the fan around to get the best airflow so having more plugs should make that easier. Two of the dual USBs will be also going up front so we'll have four of those in the living area. We originally planned to have one outside but they say "dust proof" cap and not waterproof. It will live just inside the barn doors for the times it's nice enough to have them open.

Your van is looking good. Ours is looking naked and afraid. We've stripped her down to build her out and just sold the Renuel bumpers to a forum member, he can announce it when he's ready. We'll try and keep our build page updated since you know her well. She has a big appointment coming up!.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:38 AM   #64
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Just a note to look at the amperage availble to each USB. Some of the sockets have one high current (2A) USB socket, and one low current (1A) USB socket, so be sure to look at your device requirements.


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Old 07-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #65
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We've stripped her down to build her out and just sold the Renuel bumpers to a forum member, he can announce it when he's ready. We'll try and keep our build page updated since you know her well. She has a big appointment coming up!.

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Heard a rumor of the bumpers sale, glad to hear you completed the deal.

I'm guessing the appointment means a trip to Fletcher?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #66
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Good point. I'll test wire one and check to see if both sides can charge an iPad Air. I can also try two higher draw usb devices at once to see if it can handle the load. I'm not a fan of the green led they have on them.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:17 AM   #67
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You guessed it. Living this close has it's disadvantages

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Had a little friend in the penthouse this weekend!

He wasn't amused when we evicted him.



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Wicked!

Yep Rob, I got the bumpers. They're heavy! But I'm stoked.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:33 AM   #70
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We went back and forth on replacing or not. That Renuel rear bumper is definitely best in class. I'm hoping you have them all cleaned up and installed by Expo East.

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