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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 am

RustWidow wrote:Starting to look good, well done



Thanks RW, it's at the point now where it's starting to look like I'm getting somewhere with it
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Mon May 18, 2020 10:32 pm

dirtydog wrote:
RustWidow wrote:Starting to look good, well done



Thanks RW, it's at the point now where it's starting to look like I'm getting somewhere with it
I know that feeling, it’s a big project, don’t give up, you’ll get it done :)
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Mon May 18, 2020 11:18 pm

Definitely won't be giving up, long way to go but it's also come a long way so far.

Have been collecting bits and pieces over the past month or so, including some units for inside, a full length roof rack and just done a deal on a 230w solar panel as well, picking it up next week at some point
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Tue May 19, 2020 8:06 am

Cool! I wanted solar power but never come across any decent deals, people seem to want silly money with them :(
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dumper » Tue May 19, 2020 8:20 am

Soon as you mention camper van or caravan they allways jump the price up
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Tue May 19, 2020 8:20 am

RustWidow wrote:Cool! I wanted solar power but never come across any decent deals, people seem to want silly money with them :(


No it's not cheap but I've done it the cheapest way I can for the set up I want. Most important bit to me is a good solar mppt controller. For my solar set up it's going to be in the region of £250
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby blue estate » Tue May 19, 2020 8:24 am

dumper wrote:Soon as you mention camper van or caravan they allways jump the price up

Or Marine :wink:
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Tue May 19, 2020 11:04 pm

Only had a couple of hours this afternoon so decided to wire in the front fog lights as well as started to wire up the drls as well

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Using a drl module thing that needs to be wired into the indicators and head lights so that the drls dim when the headlights are switched on and it also dims if the indicator is on
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby bortaf » Tue May 19, 2020 11:17 pm

RustWidow wrote:Cool! I wanted solar power but never come across any decent deals, people seem to want silly money with them :(


How cheep d o you want it ?
£208 for a starter kit and get 10% off so £188 aint bad for a compleat 100W kit
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby tangod » Sun May 24, 2020 5:32 pm

Looking good....

Any progress?
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby tangod » Sun May 24, 2020 5:32 pm

Looking good....

Any progress?
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Sun May 24, 2020 5:37 pm

tangod wrote:Looking good....

Any progress?



Not much this week other than the fog lights and drl install

Ran my solar cables today
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And then found the roof bars I bought to mount my solar panel on are not the right ones for my van :x
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Sun May 24, 2020 8:49 pm

dirtydog wrote:
tangod wrote:Looking good....

Any progress?



Not much this week other than the fog lights and drl install

Ran my solar cables today
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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
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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby dirtydog » Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 pm

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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Re: Network rail van to camper van

Postby RustWidow » Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 pm

There has to be a workaround...
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