RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2015, 01:57 PM   #1
evy
Senior Member
 
evy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Terrebonne, Canada
Posts: 216
Electrical questions, alternator? amps? generator?

Hey guys,

I want to start buying my electrical components, but I have no idea what to buy, this is all new to me but I'm a quick learner, so can you guys give me some input?

I bought 10 fog lights (27w each) that I'll be adding on the roof frame, maybe the front and the rear should be hooked up the the van's system and the sides should be on the camper's 12v system?

I will have LED lights on the inside nothing crazy, one ceiling vent, LP gas heating with a fan, water pump, I don't think I'll have an AC unit on top (garage door wouldn't agree)

I will have 110v outlet's mostly for my laptop, microwave/convection, toaster, 22" tv.

I will also have a 3 way refrigerator (4cu. ft.) and my awning is manual.

Like I said this is all new to me, I never built anything like this and I never camped out in one of these, so let me know if I forgot anything thanks!

Here's a couple of quick questions.

-Do I have to change my OEM alternator? (2010 Ford E250 5.4L)

-30amp or 50amp system?

-2000watts generator?

-How many batterys?

-Can I rely on this diagram for wiring? except I add switches between the 12v fuse panel and the LED lights?





__________________

__________________
DIY conversion build, extended 2010 Ford 5.4L E250 + high top, from Montreal Canada, new to all this so please be patient and clear with me (never built or camped in a van yet)
evy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bbasso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 1,258
Re: Electrical questions, alternator? amps? generator?

what will be the purpose for your vehicle?
from the parts description it sounds like you want to park in the campground and have complete RV like appliances, is that so?
or would you like to get off the pavement and hang out in the middle of nowhere?
__________________

__________________
Rob.
Current:
2001 E350 PSD w/ a bunch of stuff.
And had three other E350s...
Bbasso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 07:04 AM   #3
evy
Senior Member
 
evy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Terrebonne, Canada
Posts: 216
Re: Electrical questions, alternator? amps? generator?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bbasso
what will be the purpose for your vehicle?
from the parts description it sounds like you want to park in the campground and have complete RV like appliances, is that so?
or would you like to get off the pavement and hang out in the middle of nowhere?
Well, like I said this is all new to me, I never built a camper I never owned one either so...
I'm guessing I would want to go off the grid for at least a couple of days, I planned on getting a 2000w generator, 40lb propane tank and 20gal. water tank etc... but I don't think I want to head into the whole solar energy thing yet and the 4x4 option either, it's mostly a question of budget, a question of height (as of now I have 2" clearance with the garage door) also a question of rigidity, I think this van lost to much of it's structural integrity to be a good 4x4 candidate.

How long could I last off the grid (boodocking) ?
__________________
DIY conversion build, extended 2010 Ford 5.4L E250 + high top, from Montreal Canada, new to all this so please be patient and clear with me (never built or camped in a van yet)
evy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×