My wife and I picked up this 2002 E350 Ambulance from a hospital I worked at last year. It has 168,000 miles and they added a 4WD package.
We used it as a tow vehicle for our Airstream and now I'm in the process of converting it into a camper.
I've poured thru the threads related to this conversion but still have a few "Leader specific" wiring questions.
Here is a picture of the Power Distribution mess under the front seat. (photo from Boltline) along with the schematic that Leader sent me.
Here are my aspirations:
1. I'd like to remove the timer (C.)
2. I want the dual alternators to charge both banks of batteries (2 starter and 2 house). From what I understand in the schematic, the starter batteries are charged via the alternators and the house batteries are connected to the Emergency Solenoid and don't receive a supply from the alternators unless its activated. This solenoid is connected to a switch which lets you start the van with the house batteries if the starter batteries are dead.
Is it as easy as splicing into the alternator output and installing a battery isolator for the house batteries?
It looks like there's a splice under the passenger seat I could use (highlighted).
3. There is a Vanner inverter under the rear cabinets which I'm still learning about. Am I right in thinking that when connected to shore power its this inverter that is charging the house batteries as well as supplying 110 to the interior outlets?
Thanks for any help with this.
Thanks for any help you can offer!