Originally Posted by motovanman
Dude! This is the thread I have been looking for! Finding other 7.3 van owners has been damn near impossible. Can't believe you found an extended. I picked up a 2000 standard length 7.3 recently to make into a motocross van.
Would loved to do some power adders like you did once I get some of the other mechanical issues handled. Did you add an intake? My airbox is cracked and I can't find an aftermarket intake specific to the vans. Not sure if a truck one would work.
Also, any plans for an aftermarket AC unit? I'm limited on space so trying to avoid the portable free-standing type. The only roof mounted RV style ones I can find are 13,500 BTU which I think will be overkill for the space and my generator.
I have a stock intake. I've been told that it's basically just as good as a cold air intake because how it's setup to intake air right in front like it does. I would check junkyards for a new one. A lot of old ambo's were 7.3's.
I have a AC for camping. It's ghetto. But it works like a dream.
Here's my setup:
I put a window unit in. Ran the power cord down to my RV breaker so the door can open and close without the wire being an issue.
Inside the PD4045. I have more 12v to hook up. The PD4045 instructions aren't very clear for the 120v side. This is my 3rd one. The other two were in teardrop trailers. If anyone plans on using one, I can give you detailed instructions on how to make it work.
Outside of the van. It's really not that noticable with painting it black with black rear doors.
In the wild. Can't even see it. Also, when I build a rear tire carrier, it will cover it even more.
100ah house battery. This is temporary. I'll be adding a couple more and moving them where the old spare tire was.