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Old 05-12-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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Update - 16 year van build

Just updated my slide show of the Green TARDIS. Last update was 3 years ago and many thing have been added or changed. Dinette table rather than isle blocking isle table, small refrigerator rather then ice chest, 200 watts of solar to keep house batteries topped of while running the refrig.

One major nice thing about building your your own is that it can match your personal needs, wants, and foibles. Have had this van for 16 years now and am still making changes.

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Old 05-13-2017, 07:34 AM   #2
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Thanks for all the great ideas you have given me in building my Chevrolet Express Van.
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Thanks for all the great ideas you have given me in building my Chevrolet Express Van.
If I was starting from scratch again I would mirror image the restroom so that the 18 gallons of fresh water was on the passenger side rather then the same side as the house batteries.
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see attached pics for water purifying. First charcoal filter is for taste, second 1uma is for 'bugs', and 2ppm chlorine is for viruses. The orifice plate is to control water flow rate, slower the rate the more effective the charcoal filter BUT the longer it will take to fill the tanks - a time/taste balance. Dont't think you find the Klorfasil. I got mine in Haiti. It is a powder chlorine product- easier to measure out and handle then liquid chlorine. It really is the same NaDCC power used in swimming pools but with controlled particle size for exact quantity measuring with its cap.
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Nice job Len. I'm just getting started on my van. We can't wait to get on the road this winter. It will be far from done, but hopefully done enough!
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That looks like a cozy, welcoming home on wheels. Well done.

Extra points for the onboard quilting capabilities
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Very nice set-up, but I wonder where you source your water that you have to treat it so completely. I'm guessing most folks are able to fill the tanks with city water. Do you have a way to test the amount of active chlorine remaining once you have filled the tank? I assume you would want about 0.2ppm?
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