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by shambly
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: twin leisure batteries charging issue - gurus please...
Replies: 26
Views: 7260

Re: twin leisure batteries charging issue - gurus please...

I can run my _expensive_ waeco compressor 12v fridge for more than 7 days in summer heat on my leisure batteries; It draws about 4 A when running and about 1A on average. Mind you I have two 240aH 6V batteries :) I use a smart bank / smart gauge split charger system on my bus to charge these and the...
by shambly
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Whats best heater??
Replies: 27
Views: 3478

Re: Whats best heater??

As far as I know petrol heaters are banned in this country...any import that has one on, doesn't pass inspect until they are decommissioned. :) Well the Petrol Webasto AT2000B heater i've bought to fit to my camper (that heater is sold here in the UK for motorhomes) has an EU type approval code.....
by shambly
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Interior units
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Interior units

We had Kustom Interiors do our wooden interior for us. Very very happy with it. Pictures here:- http://kustominteriors.co.uk/camperinteriors/vwsplitscreen/?album=SimonSSplitscreen We wanted something early devon-like, with the curved unit, but for a LHD bus and to incorporate a drawer compressor fri...
by shambly
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 195/80 R15 tyres - how do they feel?
Replies: 17
Views: 3315

Re: 195/80 R15 tyres - how do they feel?

Mark, I recently went through a similar process to get my camper onto suitably load rated tyres (and already had the 15" ET25 rims to put them onto) with enough sidewall for a softer ride. After alot of analysis I settled on 185/65 for the front and 195/70 for the rear. Continental did suitable Vanc...
by shambly
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12v or 24v Which way to go
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: 12v or 24v Which way to go

You could use a low capacity (aH) 24V system around the engine and then a 24v to 12v battery-to-battery charger system to charge/supply your main 12v battery system (look at sterling power's products for example B2B products) for the rest of the bus? Might be easier/just as cheap to convert to all 1...
by shambly
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ISOFIX in your van?
Replies: 12
Views: 12738

Re: ISOFIX in your van?

Pictures are worth a thousand words..... Standard (Brand New) Ford Focus isofix bracket sourced via ebay mounted through devon bench and firewall with large washer plates behind. Kustom Interiors made the bench out of thicker than usual materials at my request for extra strength. http://www.hambly.o...
by shambly
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ISOFIX in your van?
Replies: 12
Views: 12738

Re: ISOFIX in your van?

Yes - I used a ford focus isofix bracket (new on ebay) on the rear bench seat of our devon replica interior. We have an additional pad that sits on the seat beneath the carseat (both back and base) to squash the seat down against. The bracket is bolted through the 1 inch thick wooden seat back, fire...
by shambly
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Creative Engineering indicator switch
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Creative Engineering indicator switch

I have.

Converted to European spec rear lights at the same time, mind.
by shambly
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: '65 stock steelies & bumper colour?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: '65 stock steelies & bumper colour?

paints4u.com have it in their database. Haven't tried it yet but plan to paint my wheels over the winter.
by shambly
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 15" 356 steel wheels with bigger offset
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: 15" 356 steel wheels with bigger offset

At least you can use a spacer if the offset is too big. Difficult if it is too small :)

I'm not fussy between silver or chrome if this goes ahead.

Simon
by shambly
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 15" 356 steel wheels with bigger offset
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: 15" 356 steel wheels with bigger offset

These used to be available via CSP in Germany and I have a set on my bus (were originally on my Speedster). Mind you I did have to wait almost 4 months for them to arrive from their supplier (Mangels, then), and they are still stamped ET15 despite being ET25. Do make a difference as you say - the 19...
by shambly
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical Question TV/Split Charge Etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Electrical Question TV/Split Charge Etc.

There is a theoretical issue when the relay connects, at engine start, a fully discharged leisure battery to a fully charged engine battery with high currents being generated between the two; But correctly (for most of our installs, wiring sufficient to cope with full alternator output will cope wit...
by shambly
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical Question TV/Split Charge Etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Electrical Question TV/Split Charge Etc.

Nope, still don't get it. With the split charge relay open there is no electrical connection between the leisure circuits and the engine circuits.

So electrons can't flow between them.
by shambly
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone fitted a creative indicator stalk?
Replies: 26
Views: 4069

Re: Anyone fitted a creative indicator stalk?

yep, thats great. thanks simon. now ive connected it all back up the LHS headlight doesnt work on half beam and the RHS rear light wont work at all :roll: maybe ive knocked connections out or blown bulbs while messing about, as i dont think those two are in a loop? one last question, which fuse did...
by shambly
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Servo fittings
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Brake Servo fittings

I did both sides on my Chesil - with the same remote servo as the camper - but then used two non-return valves; one valve on each side before they were Teed together to go to the servo which reduces the coupling. On my Bus there is a balance pipe anyway so the runners are already coupled so I used o...