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My ambulance conversion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:16 am

In 2016 I converted a 4 berth ambulance in a 2 berth camper. 8)
I post the interior pictures, maybe some of my idees are useful to someone else

We did not want a bathroom, takes to much space...
What we wanted: no gas on board, sleeping in separate beds, cooking electric, easy acces from the driving compartment, a PP easy accesible at night, lots of stowage room, easy acces to the space under the beds, some safety at night.
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Ford Anglia '62, Mercedes 200 '86, Transit ambulance/camper '88, Mercedes CE300 '89, caravans Puck '75 and Constructam '82
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:26 am

The door between drivers and leisure compartment, also locks the kitchen
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:44 am

The kitchen part
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:09 pm

Easy to acces cup boards.... everything to please the missus :wink:
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:17 pm

Easy acces slides under the beds
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:33 pm

The waltzing table :D
Just where we want it to stand
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:48 pm

Forgot to tell...
There must be the possibility to fry...Flemish (not French!) fries without hook up ! 8)

The trailer with toilet and shower, also for the transport of the 125cc is the project for 2017! :)

Technical
leisure batteries 435AH, battery loader 40/80A, Converter 230Volt 1500 Watt.
12 volt fridge 230 volt deep fryer, kettel, induction plate and micro wave
Self supporting for 2 days (summer) without driving. :) without ruining the battery's.
Eberspacher diesel 4KW heating system
More to come!
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby BigMonty » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:49 pm

Like it 8)
"You'll never beat a fool with logic or facts but you can demolish anyone with sincerly spoken nonsense"
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby axxez » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:50 am

Wow, that's very well thought and done! How do the lights look like and do you charge the batteries by solar-power?
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:20 pm

We kept the interior white, as it should carry more to the resemblance as a ambulance. 8)
I re used metal from the stretchers for the frames of the bed and cup boards. :)
I re used the original lights (4) just refitted with LED bulbs. :) Two extra tube lights scarcely used as to greedy on electricity...( lights + convertor ).

I was for a while tempted to put solar panels on the trailer... On top of the ambulance there is the problem of the carport. :mrgreen:
Changed my (solar) mind as to expensive for the gain in power. Daily consumption 24 hours totaling around 100KW. (summer)
Now I charge the leisure battery's with the alternator...ca 2.5 hours driving...to restore daily consumption. 8)
When hooked up use of battery charger. In the future 2.5KW generator in the trailer.
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby axxez » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:52 am

What kind of alternator are you using? Stock 70A??
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:50 am

In replacing the alternator I was limited in choice by the vacuum pomp (brakes) :(
The biggest I could find that fits was 95A I bought it (after marked) for less than 110 €.
For what its worth, to my knowledge... :?
The battery bank (leisure) is so greedy, (Amps loading) that as safety matter for the alternator, I unload the battery's not below 50%.
My 50% rule keeps the load current acceptable and increases the lifespan of the battery bank... €€€... ££££...$$$$ 8)
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby axxez » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:01 am

I went for a cheap 95A alternator as well, but that one broke and I replaced it with an expensive Bosch one not to have problems anymore. Breaks are important and I would not like problems caused by the vacuum-pump of that cheap devices..
How did you switch those batteries? A "Bank" with 435Ah sounds to me like 4x batteries put directly in a row. If they are all the same size, age and brand this might be ok. And how is that connected to the alternator? Seperated from the car-battery? Or just in a row with the car battery, maybe cutted by the ignition-switch. That might destroy the batteries btw in a long term.. Would mean you connect a 435Ah "batterie" with a lets say 70-100Ah battery of different age together. Not good!
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby axxez » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:13 am

Actually I do have a manual switch to load the alternator and my second battery as well, in case I am not using the solar power. I try to use it not very often to prevent those problems with the batteries. On my old Transit a few times I bought 2 new batteries that got destroyed after some time because of this problem..
A battery-isolator like this would be the perfect device, if you want a pro solution:
http://www.lima-shop.de/site/media/cont ... /2-240.pdf
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Re: My ambulance concersion

Postby ceurieusneus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 pm

axxez wrote:I went for a cheap 95A alternator as well, but that one broke and I replaced it with an expensive Bosch one not to have problems anymore. Breaks are important and I would not like problems caused by the vacuum-pump of that cheap devices..
How did you switch those batteries? A "Bank" with 435Ah sounds to me like 4x batteries put directly in a row. If they are all the same size, age and brand this might be ok. And how is that connected to the alternator? Seperated from the car-battery? Or just in a row with the car battery, maybe cutted by the ignition-switch. That might destroy the batteries btw in a long term.. Would mean you connect a 435Ah "batterie" with a lets say 70-100Ah battery of different age together. Not good!


Well, lets hope for the best, I carry the old 70A alternator with me...just in case...
If it breaks down, I will have to go for the "real" thing :mrgreen:
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