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Old 06-04-2020, 04:31 AM   #61
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:10 PM   #62
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This is one of those right tool for the job situations. Got some serious crimpers for some serious cables. All solid copper tinned cable and connectors, adhesive lined shrink and braided loom for protection and drainage under the van.
Nice work---what brand or model numbers are the terminals and crimping tool?
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Old 06-11-2020, 07:28 PM   #63
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Nice work---what brand or model numbers are the terminals and crimping tool?
https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/ind.../mega-eyelets/ Lugs

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Crimpers
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Old 06-14-2020, 11:55 AM   #64
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Chipping away at the electrical interconnects. Got mostly everything connected at this point, still need to handle the solar. Got the stereo working, took an initial pass at tuning. Need to fiddle with it some more.

Added a fuse for the inverter and a disconnect relay for the solar.
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Control panel 2.0. I知 redoing both wheel well boxes, need more storage. Thinking I値l use the empty spot in the lower right for a 120v outlet.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:10 PM   #65
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Solar installed and connected, 180w Renogy panel putting out a respectable 6a around mid-day.

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Old 06-24-2020, 09:11 PM   #66
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The Gnarhauler: Another white cargo van.

I had this panel in mind when I assembled the roof rack. Nice clean fit.
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:22 PM   #67
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Out using the van over the holiday weekend. House power system worked well. I may add a folding solar panel to the mix that I can move throughout the day. Cooler temps up north helped get ~10a out of the single solar panel at mid day. I知 making lists of stuff to work on as I use the van. Finding the need for more integrated storage. I知 wanting to get a spare tire carrier and reclaim the unused space with one of the aluminum boxes made by a member on this forum, maybe two if I can squeeze them in there.
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:20 PM   #68
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It's amazing how much "needed" (but not often used) stuff fits in those underfloor storage boxes. Believe you'll find the cost of purchasing one trumped by the value of storage opportunities it introduces.
I would also recommend the folding solar suitcase panel you're contemplating - they are very versatile & a great supplement to replenishing your house battery.
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Out using the van over the holiday weekend. House power system worked well. I may add a folding solar panel to the mix that I can move throughout the day. Cooler temps up north helped get ~10a out of the single solar panel at mid day. I知 making lists of stuff to work on as I use the van. Finding the need for more integrated storage. I知 wanting to get a spare tire carrier and reclaim the unused space with one of the aluminum boxes made by a member on this forum, maybe two if I can squeeze them in there.
Your setup is looking great!

My next step is my house system. Did you make an electrical layout? I am not versed in electrical and the task seems daunting to determine all the necessary components.
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Your setup is looking great!

My next step is my house system. Did you make an electrical layout? I am not versed in electrical and the task seems daunting to determine all the necessary components.

Thanks, I did do an electrical layout. I have another thread I started over in the electrical sub-forum where I laid out my ideas and got lots of good input from other forum members. Here痴 the bulk of my system, excluding the accessories I知 running off the house fuse block.Click image for larger version

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