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  1. transit831
    04-01-2019 09:40:PM - permalink
    transit831
    Thank you for your reply! Interesting that you mentioned the "battery conditioner", I saw you had mentioned the Power Pulse in one of your posts. Not many people seem to be talking about those on this forum.
  2. transit831
    04-01-2019 01:07:PM - permalink
    transit831
    Hi Orton, first appreciate all you have contributed to this forum and your website! It is has been very helpful!

    I saw you got your Lifeline battery from Arc Battery in Sausalito Ca. I spoke to them on the phone recently - they some used 8D batteries from the Coast Guard. Was your battery new or used? Any thoughts on buying used from Arc?
  3. treejohnny
    12-11-2018 04:41:PM - permalink
    treejohnny
    Hi Dave,

    I am going to be starting a van build next year and I like a lot of your posts that I have seen. I will be setting it up to live in as my 28' TT is too big! I will be at quartzite in a few months and hope to see a bunch of different designs.

    Where did you get ideas from for your buildout?

    John
  4. Joe Mannix
    07-23-2018 03:04:PM - permalink
    Joe Mannix
    Orton, thanks for responding. I have wanted Solar from Day one!
    Because I muddled my message, in explaining who I was.
    My main Question is, do you use Alternator power as well. And if given a choice, would you Install the Larger Alternator I already have. 250 amp. Vehicle has 150 amp on it. I would Isolate it of course.
    Put House Battery under passenger seat. Use B to B Charger. The dual style that you can connect solar too! Thanks for any info.
    If 150 amp works well enough with this system then I can sell big 250 Alt, for 1/3 of the money for Solar.
    Peace, Joe Mannix
  5. Joe Mannix
    07-20-2018 08:13:PM - permalink
    Joe Mannix
    Hey, Orton Itís Me, Joe Mannix, Sancho Verde, Phone bricked, had to Register as new,Went Back to Joe Mannix and they have me as a Junior member! Iíve been a member since 2015, Driving my 2015 250 High Top, Eco-boost. While you and Longboard and others were waiting on your vehicles.So I hope you remember a little from a month ago as Sancho.For for memory update, Iíve included the info From our last exchange.I talked about, finding the little porthole on Amazon. So I want to do solar, Back then when we were talking shop,Alternator size or adding a 2nd.Mine came with Heavy Duty 150 amp. One thing I thought I wanted was the extra heavy duty. I want solar, my question is should I sell for solar, or use with.Itís beautiful goes for about 350 average now, would need 100 bux in cables. Plus Isolator. I would like to install your new plan with Inverters. I want to keep House power Seperate. Any advice is much appreciated.
    Peace, Joe Mannix
  6. daiku
    04-08-2017 04:14:PM - permalink
    daiku
    Would like to see photos of your shower setup.
  7. Mike_Driver
    01-22-2017 08:56:PM - permalink
    Mike_Driver
    Hi!! I want to buy a new Ford Transit 350 SRB, but has not yet decided what kind of engine is better to take with turbines or standard 3.7. As the engine runs 3.5L V6? How many miles I traveled? There were problems with how the engine or not? as turbines work ?!
  8. richard
    11-29-2016 10:35:PM - permalink
    richard
    Hello Orton,

    I remember reading your treatise on connecting water sources to the gray water tank via the bottom of the tank to avoid needing a P-trap. Have you actually tested the concept yet? Did it work? I also remember reading (somewhere) about an anti-backup valve. Thoughts?

    Gracias,
    Rich Macaluso
  9. BreteThomas
    08-31-2016 05:47:PM - permalink
    BreteThomas
    Hi, Orton .... How did your interior insulated tent experiment go?
  10. Ajaxgrac14
    10-08-2015 06:53:PM - permalink
    Ajaxgrac14
    Hi Mr Orton, what is address to your blog?

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    2015 high roof 148" WB 3.5 Ecoboost 3.31 LS rear cargo.

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04-17-2019
11:20:AM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Feedback on blueprint for 3 beds
..... only 5'9"? As orton says, use 27" wide b...
03-12-2019
03:56:PM - Dad Camper mentioned orton in post Selecting inverter size
...htm Forum member orton has mentioned that i...
12:52:PM - Dad Camper mentioned orton in post SungoldPower All-in-one MPPT/Inverter/Charger
...e powered inverter? orton uses a 1000 watt sim...
03-09-2019
10:02:AM - Deano mentioned orton in post List of tire sizes that fit Transit
... of them. I think orton was trying to say so...
03-04-2019
11:07:PM - Sparky961 mentioned orton in post Very Disappointed - 2018 Helm Inc Service Manual CD
Thank you both, orton and EddieZ . For a ...
01-28-2019
05:02:PM - sportcoupe mentioned orton in post Battery Question
orton I took the liberty t...
01-21-2019
09:26:PM - Deano mentioned orton in post 1000W Inverter Working Great
...wer the inverter. orton did this get moved...
01-04-2019
04:43:AM - sportcoupe mentioned orton in post ACR or B2B charging house battery?
...tender to add here, orton VPIC (vehicle powere...
01-03-2019
11:40:AM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Battery Question
...cted factory life, orton. By taking care of ...
11:15:AM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Battery Question
orton, Consumer Reports pu...
04:59:AM - sportcoupe mentioned orton in post Rooftop A/C using vehicle inverter and HD Alt
...le powered inverter orton style :)
11-04-2018
09:21:PM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Powering conversion electrical components
... to go diesel after orton's opinion.
10-26-2018
08:36:AM - asdrew mentioned orton in post What did you do to your Transit today?
...when you read it, orton. :crying: We all ad...
09-29-2018
08:06:AM - crzyfst mentioned orton in post New member planning build
...ause another member orton said he would have h...
08-11-2018
11:16:PM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Peer review: Victron Energy electrical plan
...d learn as I'm sure orton and others will even...
10:18:PM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Peer review: Victron Energy electrical plan
...se system? (a la @orton ). The shunt is the...
07-09-2018
02:17:PM - BushwickAlaskan mentioned orton in post Question on B2B charger
...you use a relay. orton, We live in Alaska a...
07-08-2018
10:34:AM - perchancetodream mentioned orton in post AC breakers and distribution?
...th a junction box? orton - what kind of encl...
05-25-2018
03:02:PM - Eiko mentioned orton in post 80/20 vs home built
...ption). Tom and @orton , if I am being more...
05-20-2018
02:55:PM - Eiko mentioned orton in post Auto Stop/Start
...the stop/start like orton but the manufacturer...

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04-22-2019
09:25:AM - orton quoted ranxerox in post Floor Vent Details
There comes a point when it b...
04-21-2019
06:17:PM - BabyBuffy quoted orton in post Deleted Posts
04-19-2019
09:57:PM - orton quoted sportcoupe in post Shore and Alternator charging? Easiest way to accomplish this.
I will be able to charge the ho...
04-17-2019
12:41:PM - orton quoted Eiko in post Feedback on blueprint for 3 beds
They're kids - they won't...
04-16-2019
11:38:PM - orton quoted Internetauthor in post Feedback on blueprint for 3 beds
Thanks for the feedback! I was righ...
07:35:PM - orton quoted Billetman in post Creating wall panels?
I contacted a local plastics d...
12:53:PM - ranxerox quoted orton in post Insulation, per Federal Aviation Admin. regs.
Sure is fortunate we do no...
04-15-2019
12:42:AM - YogaMan quoted orton in post Solar and Electrical Diagram feedback please, Thanks
If I understand the DC to ...
04-14-2019
11:08:PM - orton quoted Transit Trader in post Wire way access at base of B pillar driver's side?
Did you use a fish tape from inside...
09:49:PM - Transit Trader quoted orton in post Wire way access at base of B pillar driver's side?
https://www.ortontransit.info/shore-po...
08:52:PM - harryn quoted orton in post Solar and Electrical Diagram feedback please, Thanks
If I understand the DC to ...
07:56:PM - orton quoted Transit Trader in post Wire way access at base of B pillar driver's side?
Seems like you need to be a member ...
07:05:PM - Transit Trader quoted orton in post Wire way access at base of B pillar driver's side?
Do not know what is behind...
12:24:PM - Mitch quoted orton in post Need ideas: lifting front of van
...t-63305.html OP, Orton has the right idea, ...
09:56:AM - Travlin quoted orton in post What size refrigerator?
...all, take a look at Orton's site, and my build...
09:27:AM - orton quoted markley in post What size refrigerator?
My Vitrifigo has been having...
12:39:AM - markley quoted orton in post What size refrigerator?
I installed a 85 liter Vit...
04-13-2019
04:40:PM - Bez quoted orton in post Petaluma / Santa Rosa, CA area small gathering
Harry asked me to post the...
12:25:PM - orton quoted CrewVanManInfo in post More information about the 2020 Ford Transit CrewVan
The Ford Brand Group has been telli...
09:22:AM - orton quoted YogaMan in post Solar and Electrical Diagram feedback please, Thanks
how the DC to DC charger is ...

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