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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:38 pm

In the photo of your stalks can see you have trip control on them and so does the wheel. In the process of getting my head round mfsw’s and been told shouldn’t have two lots of trip control
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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:57 pm

Papa Bear wrote:In the photo of your stalks can see you have trip control on them and so does the wheel. In the process of getting my head round mfsw’s and been told shouldn’t have two lots of trip control
Ah I see, thanks for the heads up! I still have the original caddy stalks so if it is an issue I can easily swap that one out

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 pm

That’s where you have the advantage over me, my stalks are a pair
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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:29 am

Seat wheels seem very cheap, Sod’s law they won’t work
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Post by Mouse » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:53 pm

Been looking for a roof rack for a while now and this one popped up on FB marketplace yesterday for £100, messaged the seller then drove down to Skipton to pick it up, the bloke Aidie even fitted it for me. What a great guy! ImageImage

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Post by Mouse » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:02 pm

Not the best pics, but installed an air vent yesterday.

Next up is the fit the wood cladding and insulation for the ceiling, oh and fit some spot lights too. ImageImage

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Post by Cartiercars » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:08 pm

look forward to seeing this build progress its exactly what im planning on doing and have joined the forum for , good luck!

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:25 pm

So today I finally got round to completing the install of my leisure battery, split charge and 4 port hub.

The hub houses a 12v lighter port, x2 USB ports, voltmeter and a switch. I have some led lights that plug into the 12v port however I'm going to wire them up to the switch on the port which will free up the 12v port for my electric cooler.

The relay seemed to work well initially however after a short drive once the van was turned off the voltage didn't drop low enough for the relay to switch off, quick Google and someone suggested turning the blowers on to knock the voltage low enough for the relay to switch off.

Not ideal, as I'm bound to forget to do that and I'll end up with a flat starter battery, any suggestions on what the issue is are welcome. But please dumb it down a tad though as I'm no sparky.

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by chris577612 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:33 pm

Can't assist with the relay issue but nice work, looks tidy

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 pm

It should turn off below 12.65v with a 5 second delay. If it isn’t, sounds like needs replacing under warranty?
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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:50 pm

Papa Bear wrote:It should turn off below 12.65v with a 5 second delay. If it isn’t, sounds like needs replacing under warranty?
Initially it did drop below when I tested it on the driveway, but after a drive it now holds at 12.8v.

I'm quietly confident I've wired everything up correctly so maybe the relay is faulty. Hopefully someone can enlighten me, if not I'll contact the seller a out it.



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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:52 pm

If your battery is holding at 12.8 when off, there isn’t anything wrong with the relay. Is that the reading on the panel or from a multimeter?
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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Mouse » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:54 pm

It's the reading from the panel

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Re: Mouse's MTB Day Van/Camper

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:59 pm

Be an idea to confirm that with a multimeter. My panel reads about 1v under actual, yours maybe over.
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