Digital VanLife & Old Memories

Southeast Georgia This next trip will lead me on a 14-day tour of eastern Alabama, western Georgia and a slice of Tennessee. Today I start as usual from my home base in West-Central Florida and drive several hundred miles north into the state of Georgia. A much more detailed account of the trip can be… Continue reading Digital VanLife & Old Memories

Victron Smart Devices

The installation of a Victron Smart Solar Controller and a Victron Orion Smart DC-DC Converter as part of my vanconversion. The “Smart” part of this, is the ability to access the settings and output values of these devices through Bluetooth. While the DC-DC Converter is a new addition to the electrical system of the van,… Continue reading Victron Smart Devices

Faucet, Clothesline & Laminate

This week three small van projects. I install a kitchen touch faucet, a clothesline and begin working on a dozen or so cabinet doors and drawer faces. Kitchen Faucet The kitchen faucet is operated by touch (once calibrated); this should be a great water-saving feature and a better replacement for a foot operated on-off switch.… Continue reading Faucet, Clothesline & Laminate

Onboard Compressor – Part 3

In this final episode of the Onboard Compressor installation, I resolve some issues with the Engine Run signal from the Ford Transit. Previously I guided the compressor harness through the engine bay firewall to the area behind the glove box and from there, the wiring is guided behind the center console and under the floor,… Continue reading Onboard Compressor – Part 3

Onboard Compressor – Part 2

In this second part of the Onboard Compressor installation, I show you how I extend some of the wires in the wiring harness of the compressor. The lengthening of the wiring harness is necessary to comply with Ford’s requirements to directly connect the harness to the vehicle battery (through the CCP – Customer Connection Point),… Continue reading Onboard Compressor – Part 2

Kitchen Cabinet & OBD2 Scanner

Still working to finish the kitchen area by constructing a ceiling cabinet on the side wall behind the wardrobe. It will function as a storage area for plates, bowls, mugs and other items, that I use on a daily basis during food preparation. Kitchen Cabinet One limitation I have, is that the finish material Formica… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet & OBD2 Scanner