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  1. Camper Vans and Conversions
    I'm a total amateur here and to survive in this world I try to keep things simple. Please let me know if I can add this panel (320W Renogy) to my existing system and what is the best way. I use Bluetti AC200P and a 400W LG Neon2 BiFacial panel. I basically plug in the panel to AC200P and it...
  2. Camper Vans and Conversions
    I'd really like to keep this discussion VERY close to the title of the post. I do not want to go down the wormhole of recharging options, and what "you'd probably do....." I am a minimalist who prefers modular stuff. I use a Dometic PLB battery with a Dometic CFX35, and that form factor is...
  3. Ford Transit Classifieds
    I pivoted on some components in my build, and will not be using these items. They were opened for bench testing, but are otherwise brand new. Renogy 3000W pure sine wave inverter (RNG-INVT-3000-12V-P2-US) https://renogy.com/3000w-12v-pure-sine-wave-inverter/ $325 shipped Progressive Dynamics...
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  4. Camper Vans and Conversions
    Has anyone utilized a "canned" solar system (solar generator) to power their electronics in a RV style van build out? My 21 Transit T250 already has a small inverter and 110 outlet. Everything else I'm installing is 12 volt. I've been looking at the largest Jackery unit or possibly 2 of the...
  5. Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I see a lot of these posts, and I've read them, and tried to absorb everything I can from them and the OEMs info, few youtube videos, and even a book I have. I sketched my plan up here and I'm interested in you shooting holes in it. Building for my mom in a month or two who will use this van...
  6. Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I've settled on a DC-AC-DC electrical system design I am happy with. Some of it blatantly stolen from @gregoryx and others (thanks!) I would appreciate comments, questions, and criticism. I have a 2020 with dual alternators/batteries, so lots of spare amps available. The roof rack will be used...
  7. Accessories and Add Ons
    Looking to put a roof rack on my 148 inch extended van. Will need to be able to hold up to 3 solar panels. Bonus: can add ladder on the side later on.
  8. Camper Vans and Conversions
    I am trying to make some decisions on the electrical system for my 2020 Ford Transit, HR EL. I plan to live in the van year round and expect to be in some snowy environments throughout the winter. I'd like to have solar and alternator charging, and am considering shore power as well. I plan to...
  9. Camper Vans and Conversions
    Looking for a company that can do a conversion in phases. I'm not where I can build it out myself (live in apt) since I don't have the room/space. I want to do this in phases, so am thinking solar first, then bed kit (looking at flarespace for this) etc but if someone has done something like...
  10. Camper Vans and Conversions
    Hello, I'm looking for input on a solar system I'm planning for my 2021 Transit. I have done some research and am heading in the following direction I'll use about 80 amp hours per day and want about 2 days of storage. I'll use solar, alternator, and shore power to charge my system. I would like...
  11. Camper Vans and Conversions
    Video & some more photos on the way, wanted to celebrate for a sec though. Still need to plug everything in, but they're secure. Six 100 watt Renogy panels, 60 feet of 8020, and a (permanently open) Maxxair. 🍻
  12. Ford Transit General Discussion
    Hi - I've got a LWB High Roof & am plotting out my roof layout. Tough to find exact measurements but from what I can tell, the roof is about 121" x 54". I've ordered two Maxxairs and Hein's standard and forward roof adapter. I'm guessing the forward adapter will add a few inches to the real...
  13. Ford Transit Parts
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/d/seattle-custom-aluminum-roof-rack-ford/7288434948.html Custom Schedule 80 aluminum roof rack with wide slats. Includes removable magnetic ladder and a light bar. Fits Ford Transit 148" wheelbase, regular body. This is comparable to the Aluminess...
  14. Ford e-Transit Electric Vehicle General Discussion
    Dear forum comrades, My 2019 Transit Van High Roof 148” wheel base is ready for solar system install. Would anyone be available to help and/or guide me with installing solar system? Scratching my head about how to connect the Cyrix alternator charger? (and other things) I can travel to your...
  15. Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I recently purchased @flatlinevanco Low Pro roof rack for my Transit 148WB Medium roof. I saw this photo on their site and was wondering if anyone could tell me what they think the panels are or dimensions. I'd like to do a similar layout with two 100W panels next to the fan as shown in this...
  16. Camper Vans and Conversions
    I wrecked this thread! Starting a new one over here --> thevanjob - a build thread in n+1 parts Gonna let this one die!!
  17. Ford Transit General Discussion
    Hi, Put build on hold due to “it’s just to hot out”. Getting back into it and have a question about solar panel install. I work and travel alone, except for dog and with no opposing digit he can’t hold back up wrench. I was thinking about rivnut for solar panel install. I think with fender...
  18. Camper Vans and Conversions
    I want to install an eyelet ring quick connect extension directly to the battery posts of the battery under the seat of my Transit 350 cutaway chassis (motorhome built on the chassis). Then I will plug in a solar battery tender to the quick connection while my motorhome is in winter storage...
  19. Camper Vans and Conversions
    Does anyone here have experience working with Goal Zero brand solar products? I have two 200 watt panels and 1400 watt power station and am looking to integrate them into my van, but noticed GZ is not so popular on here.
  20. Ford Transit General Discussion
    I have a 2020 350 AWD XLT with the dual AGM batteries. Together they are around 140Ah. Has anyone installed a MPPT/solar charger to charge their batteries? What set up have people done where it's not too complicated. My end goal is to keep a dometic cooler mounted inside and hardwired to the...
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