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Reply #260 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 10:59am

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I know nothing about airbags but that looks like genius to me.
 

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Reply #261 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 11:00am

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I also had a look at the water tanks while they were  out. When I fitted them I brought water level senders which have given me a problems with the water leaking around the sender.
I think the tank wall thickness is to thick for the sender, so I have changed the way the sender is fitted.

I brought two screw covers used for boats, cut a hole in the top of the tanks and fitted the screw covers.
Then after cutting of the plug to the display unit, (I had to do this to get the nut washer and seal of the sender unit, it also let me trim of the excess length of wire)I then rearranged the washer, seal and lastly nut after fitting the sender in the tank. I then soldered the wiring to the plug back on.

There is no leaks now and the senders can't fall out.
 
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Reply #262 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 11:11am

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As I have finished the new air bag design, it is time to get on with some fitting in the camper and the Nisota.
I wanted a camera on the rear of the camper, so I have gone to a Digital Wireless System. This was not the cheapest or the most expensive, but it should work for me.
The receiver monitor can run up to four cameras, which at present I only have two. One of these has been fitted to the rear of the camper and the other on my Nissan.
I an still to work out where to fit the monitor, as well as the phone, which is only used as a gps and mapping device.
I have also started putting the carpet in the camper under the bed, and on the battery box lid
 
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Reply #263 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 12:37pm

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John, you are a genius.
That camper/van will be indestructible.

 

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Reply #264 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 2:26pm

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I am building this with a suck and see attitude, Smiley as I have no reference on how this might work.
But we took it for it first outing on the new Air bag system, and the pressure in the bags was reduced buy more than half to bring the camper to ride height. 60psi on the left side and 54psi on the right side.
The difference is due to the weight difference left and right sides.
I had a fellow camper follow me to give me feedback on the body role of the camper, he thought it now was very good. (he was a Police Man before retirement)
I am now back working on the inside of the camper as well as the 12v storage system.
 
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Very impressive John!
 
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Reply #266 - Jan 20th, 2019 at 8:53am

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Thanks Chally.
I brought these two batteries for the camper for its Christmas present, but before I fitted them I needed to get the wiring for them done as well.

With using my cpap machine, the more storage I have gives me more options travelling. I would like not to need any extra charging other than what is built into the camper and Nissan.
I already had two 90ah batteries fitted and with these two that will give me in total around 440ah. That should be around 4 day night trips even in wet weather with little or no solar input.
I had always planed on having four batteries, so the fitting them in was the easy bit.

After a bit of reading on charging battery banks I came up with my wiring diagram, but keeping it as modular as possible, letting me remove, replace or upgrade as needed. This also included the c/b boards which I had fitted but not finished.
 
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John would that wireless camera set up be powerful enough for a caravan  ute setup without interference?
Did you get the 7" screen?
 

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Reply #268 - Jan 20th, 2019 at 2:59pm

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This is what I brought here , and it is a 5” monitor.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-4GHz-HD-Wireless-2-IR-CCD-Camera-5-Monitor-Reverse...

The picture is very clear reversing, the one I have mounted on the camper seems to drop out and the come back. I talked to a fellow and he thought I have mounted the camera and antenna to close to the camper, the camper might be interfering in the signal.
I have yet to test this theory though.
 
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Reply #269 - Feb 7th, 2019 at 9:32am

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With the rain we have had up here, it has given me time to finish and redo a few things.
Bonnie brought two outdoor chair cushions from K mart the other day, she then cut them down and fitted them into our seats in the camper.
Bonnie sewed Velcro onto the back of the cushions and I then fitted stick on into the camper to match, so the cushions should stay in place.
We never plan or using them to often but it does give us an option if we need to get inside out of bad weather.

I have not been happy with my pressure gauges for the suspension, they were a bit hard to see properly from where I built them into the side door area.
To fix it I lost half the shelf area, but it is now much easier to read. I also changer them to Viair gauges, 200psi on the tank and duel needle on the air bags.
At 50psi the camper is just sitting on the air bags and the front jockey wheel.
 

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