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Reply #330 - Aug 23rd, 2020 at 10:41am

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I recently put a one way valve between my pump and water tank to stop back flow when connected to town water so a simple job to put a t-piece in below that.

I like the simplicity of the JG connectors and piping.
 

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Reply #331 - Aug 23rd, 2020 at 10:58am

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They make plumbing easy, although I have bought most of my fittings on line for convenience as local suppliers are limited. The price is better as well.
I did use blue and red tubing but I have found using the black thick wall tubing is better to use.
 
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Reply #332 - Aug 23rd, 2020 at 11:02am

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That diverter is a good idea; at present we just put a container under the shower head to collect the cold water prior to the hot coming through.
 
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Reply #333 - Oct 10th, 2020 at 10:12pm

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Now I have the Nissan fixed I t was time to work on the Fridge cooling fan in the camper.

With summer coming on it was time to look at the fridge compartment.
I haven't had any problems but I have not run the fridge long term in summer, so I fave now fitted a cooling fan for the fridge compartment. The fan should push air in at the bottom of the compartment and vent through the top vent.
Using a small 10w solar panel to power the fan so it will only run when the camper is in the sun. I have fitted a DC-DC Converter 24V Step Down to 12V Car Power Supply Module with a Input voltage range: DC 12v-24(24v Max) and Output voltage: DC 12V.
I hope it should stop the fan getting more than 12v when running.
 
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Reply #334 - Oct 10th, 2020 at 10:43pm

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Well done John.

I did similar in my Silverline Caravan however mine sucked the hot air out through the top vent with two computer fans.

After many complaints Jayco got wise and the motorhome has the fans as standard fitting.
 

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Reply #335 - Oct 11th, 2020 at 7:49am

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I see you are getting closer to finishing your project but I guess there is always a little bit more to be done.
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Reply #336 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:59am

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A bit of a update on the camper.
When building I had fitted air paddle valves to control the airbags but I always wanted a 12v controlled system.
I found a four-valve controller that looked like it would do what I wanted so ordered one and fitted the new controller.
I have found it is much faster to inflate and deflate and it is easier to adjust the pressures.
 
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Reply #337 - May 15th, 2021 at 11:00am

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It is also time to for me start upgrading the 12v side of things.
I used some bits building the camper knowing they would work but for how long would be the question.
The first of these was the solar regulator, I think I was feeding more power in that the regulator would take. I replaced it with another cheap regulator from eBay to keep me going until I decided on what I would like as a permanent option.

I have now decided on what brand and options I would like to use.
The eBay 240v Battery charger I had fitted when building the camper just decided not to work anymore, so I now had to find a replace meant.

I am going with the Vectron Energy 12V/25A Blue Smart charger. It has blue tooth so I can check battery condition using the app on my phone.
The next stage I plan on getting the Victron Smart Solar 100V/50A with blue tooth.
 
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Reply #338 - May 16th, 2021 at 3:28pm

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I fitted a Victron Battery Monitor with Bluetooth on the Motorhome.

It is amazing what it can do.

Only thing is it would be nice if the distance for the Bluetooth was stronger because where I park the motorhome I cannot read it from the lounge, I have to walk outside.

This is a screen shot from just now.  Fully charged and sitting on 13.65 volts.  It is in the sun with the solar working all the time. 

In the four years we have owned the motorhome, this is the regular reading on the battery not under any load when it isn’t being used.

Victron is pretty good gear.
 

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Reply #339 - May 16th, 2021 at 5:17pm

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I think I read it was around 20m distance.
A nice thing is you can give the charger a name, I named this one Robustus charger.
 
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