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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby Airthies » Sun May 24, 2020 10:22 pm

dirtydog wrote:
RustWidow wrote:
dirtydog wrote:
And then found the roof bars I bought to mount my solar panel on are not the right ones for my van :x
Oh ffs, that’s beyond frustrating



Yep bought them as new but never fitted for a Mk6/7 high roof

This is with the bar sitting on the roof
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RustWidow wrote:There has to be a workaround...


Get some hedge treasure and the welder out, sorted in no time a vicar once told me

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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby Airthies » Sun May 24, 2020 10:26 pm

Justnoticed... If that brackets the right way round, those rivnuts are the wrong way round

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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Sun May 24, 2020 10:33 pm

I was thinking some bolt on steel plates to extendin down a few inches but I could grab the welder from the lock up I guess

The bracket only fits on one way, I think the rivnuts are that way to act as spacers as well as somewhere to screw the clamp on with
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Thu May 28, 2020 9:12 pm

Picked up a small solar panel today

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More painting on the cladding for the roof

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Need to paint it before it's fitted otherwise it shrinks and you can see the unpainted wood in the tongue and groove
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Fri May 29, 2020 9:44 pm

Ooh, nice
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Sat May 30, 2020 9:42 am

Solar panel is 100cm X 160cm and 240w, I put my multi meter on it yesterday and it was putting out about 33v. Once my steel plates arrive I can alter the roof bars so they actually fit and get it mounted on the roof, also need to order a solar controller
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 pm

Been a bit busy with work so not much done on the camper recently

Got some of the cladding up on the roof

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Have done about 3/4 of it now.

Steel plates for extending the height of the roof rack also arrived, drilled and fitted

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Currently painting it all as I don’t really want the gold look on the van

Have also been collecting various bits and pieces needed like solar controller, tool for fitting the mc4 connectors used on solar cables, wood for the interior etc
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:49 am

Slow but sure DD, it’ll be worth it in the end
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:43 pm

Little bit more done today

One side panelled and carpeted

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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:42 pm

Lovely
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby Jay2018 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 pm

This is coming along great!
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 pm

Not got much done recently, finished lining the passenger side, got some lights fitted, started lining the drivers side, started on wiring the 12v side of the electrics and final fit and wiring for the 240v hook up is done

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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:17 pm

Finally got round to fitting the roof rack and solar panel.

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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:03 pm

Finally finished lining and carpeting the sides

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A bit of electrics done, solar charge controller and isolator fitted and connected together.

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Need to order some battery cable to finish wiring the solar and battery to battery charger
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dumper » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:56 am

Looking good mate you should have it done soon I’ve always found that lining out the van is the most time consuming part of the job.
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