york in york

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Re: york in york

Post by jailbar joe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 pm

i know what you mean keith i went intomiddy's elec wholesales and was quoted $120.00 and he said he didn't sell many :o
no bloody wonder....i got them for $38.00 from camec

JR i agree with you...can't have enough thats why i asked the question....just not sure of what i might need at this point ???
i assume by the "12v sig plugs" you mean cigerette lighter plugs....if so ..i hadn't thought of them...till now :D

haha OT i can imagine your frustration and that is what i want to avoid.....my van is only 13 foot so if i get stuck using an
extension lead (which i won't) it will be a short one

i'm with you gerry ....too much now is better than not enough later :D

on that point i can only imagine how hard it would be to add power points to a finished van because of there construction??
and believe me when i close this baby up for the last time,there will be no going back to add stuff

thanks for all the constructive suggestions ...much appreciated
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Re: york in york

Post by muzz_on_line » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Don't forget an external point as well.

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Post by jailbar joe » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 pm

i couldn't forget that one coz i didn't know about it...thanks muzz great idea...will look into it.
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Post by jailbar joe » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:07 pm

howdy i went to the caravan and camping show here in Perth last week and looked at some vans that blew my
hat off price wise :o they made my van look like a cardboard box by comparison...i guess the $50,000 or $60,000
difference will look better in my pocket.

i did make a purchase...i bought a rear camera kit that came with a screen and 2 cameras...one for the van and one for the car,
and all the wires and bits and bobs....so...i now have a question........

how is the best way to mount the wiring from front of van to rear.....along the chassis rails to rear then up into the body....or...
internally thru the frame of the van to the rear...i have looked at a few vans but cannot see enough to work it out ???

also where is everybody mounting there radio aerials.....i thought plumbing was a pain in the bum and wiring seems to be going the same way.

thanks for any help
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Post by KeithB » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:29 am

Joe,
I think on principle, the less stuff you've got exposed on the chassis the better if you are travelling on dirt roads. One option for retrofitting cable is to use cable duct. They come in all shapes and sides from rectangular, to small half rounds and even a small scotia shape that will hide cable at the join between the ceiling and wall. You can screw them into place or use double sided tape plus you can reopen them to add more cable later if the need arises. Best to go to a specialist electrical wholesaler.
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Post by jailbar joe » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:12 pm

interesting idea thank keith i would never had thought of that option......
so i guess that is how the pro's upgrade vans
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to add more cable later if the need arises
that is what i am trying to avoid.....once finished there will be no going back......i will learn to do without :D
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Post by KeithB » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:08 pm

Joe you can even run a small rectangular cable duct around the ceiling, about 20mm off the wall and put an LED strip up on the ceiling in the space between the duct and the wall or on the outer edge of the duct itself facing the wall. That gives a lovely shielded downlight effect, especially of you use a warm white LED strip. I've done a similar thing, without using cable duct and the light is really nice. plus you get to run cables in the duct. Jaycar has a lovely super bright warm white LED strip, but it uses 1 amp per metre. But they have lower current options.
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Post by jailbar joe » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:33 pm

thanks keith i think i have been living in my cave too long....maybe i need to get out more....

there is a good led light place near me (130 k's away) i will have to pop in and have a chat with him :D
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Post by Gerry M » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:04 pm

I have seen a solar set up that made use of the cavity provided by the roof molding like this;

https://styromax.com.au/products/styrotrimrv/
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Post by jailbar joe » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 pm

yep...definitely have to get out more, thanks GerryM ...it would seem that for every c/van problem there are any amount of solutions.

i guess it looks like if i do stuff up and forget something it is not going to be a problem.

i went to the led shop and had a look at that led light strip and am impressed...as keith said....about 1 amp per meter....at least i now know

that if my lighting is not enough it will be an easy fix....

thanks guys
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