Let the boogie van build commence!!
Hey fellow van dwellers! This is my first post and I wanted to share my van build with you guys!
Currently the van is a low mileage 2006 E350 with a diesel. 4x4 conversion to come later. Here is the currently installed setup and what is coming this week!
Currenlty- -rear floor sheathed and insulation 1 inch poly iso, 1/4 inch ply. Ribs glued to floor -Upgraded alternator 230 amp, upgraded power wire, fuses. -Rear house batteries 450 amp hour deep cycle AGM, fuses, auto charge relay -5000w aims power inverter -100 amp 110v battery charger -Victor battery monitor -32 gallon wheel well water tank -pump -"calorifier" more on that later -espar D2 diesel heater -"campapotty" toilet -breaker box(60 amp), dedicated 20 amp GFCI outlet
Installing this week
-converted mini fridge, separate freezer. danfoss compressor 12v -sliding bed, couch. Will document the progress! -shower, plumbing -dometic folding sink -thermostat, water level sensor, switches. -heater hoses and valves to calorifier -1/4 maple sidewall, r12 insulation behind it all -wiring
So basically as you can see from these 2 pictures battery bank
And water tank, pump, calorifier
I am currently in the middle of installing everything and doing the engineering for the sliding bed that will be fitting over the 32 gallon wheel well water tank from Northwest Conversions. It will end up being a complete full size bed with no seam when folded down, good for 2 people!
Under the bed will be storage, the water heater, pump and Expansion tank. The water heater is actually from the UK and comes from the boat world. It has a coil inside for engine coolant that heats up a 2.6 gallon water tank. So after driving or running the engine I have 2.6 gallons of HOT water. Mixed with cold I figure about 6 gallons useable for showers etc. One of the other features is a heater element that runs on 12v, 120v or both. So when parked and not running the engine I could heat off the battery bank/inverter or future solar. Or plug in to a 120v outlet. the fridge
Is a brand new fridge freezer combo that I cut out the old 120v compressor, purged with nitrogen, brazed and soldered a new compressor in then added insulation, and a digital temperature controller and a battery saver. Will draw about 3 amps running and freezer stays cold enough for rock hard ice cream!!
That's basically what I have for now, this weekend and week I will be installing the electronic solenoid valves for coolant to calorifier, wiring and bed. Wish me luck!!
Stay tuned as well. In the coming weeks I will be building a stealth 12v 4000 BTU aircon for the rear out of a new 12v danfoss gh350 compressor and a window air conditioner. You will NOT be able to see any of it when installed from outside :)
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CyberPower Pc Random Crashes Fix
Seeing that cyberpower pc’s are a more common pre built for people to get, sharing some information that might help. 2 years my pc started to randomly crash and get a blue screen and kept getting worse and worse. Through windows I reinstalled it 3 times, & it won’t let you reset and keep your files so each time it was the more painful one wiping out all files. Eventually I had enough and bought a new ssd ‘crucial max’ to completely re install windows on. Looking at the hard drive and ssd that came with, I wondered what one had the windows iso installed.
(Cause for crashes) Turns out the manufacturer some how installed windows on 2 separate drives. Each time windows updated it would cause the pc to blue screen faster after boot.
Personally I never found any information online regarding the cause for these crashes for 2 years and other people have reported on multiple site with different cyber power pc’s.
To solve this issue you need to re install windows from scratch. Look up Windows media creation tool to find more information on installing windows. Since you have 2 drives you can back up your data on the hard drives and install windows to the ssd. Then moves all your files onto the ssd and wipe the hard drive.
There is many other ways to back up your data this is just to make sure windows is only on one drive.
Edit: also might want to unplug all other drives except the one your installing windows on, just in case.
submitted by Asriel_F