Pre-Mod: Rear Parking Sensor Strip

In advance of the Live Broadcast, I have been preparing the installation of a parking sensor strip in the rear bumper of my Ford Transit conversion van. To prepare, I have already surveyed the parts of the van that I will be working on, to analyze what tools and materials I need.

Making Sense Out Of Vehicle Sensors

The first few projects for the van conversion are being planned and it is time now to dig into the installation details of the rear sensors. The rear proximity sensor forms an extra layer of protection when backing up the van, in addition to the factory installed backup camera. It supplements the visual data from… Continue reading Making Sense Out Of Vehicle Sensors

Mod: 12V Power Outlet To Dual USB

My new Ford Transit cargo van comes with two 12V Power Outlets in the center console. These outdated power sources must be exchanged for USB outlets that allow you to charge your electronic gadgets. Replacing one of the 12V outlets in the center console for a Dual USB outlet, should be a fairly simple modification… Continue reading Mod: 12V Power Outlet To Dual USB

Why I Order Chinese And Get It Delivered

Buying overseas goods has become much easier and we can take advantage of that during our RV conversion. The inherent risks are manageable and the savings substantial. As the start of the cargo van conversion comes closer, it’s time to get the first mods. Lots of materials will have a local supplier, such as your… Continue reading Why I Order Chinese And Get It Delivered

How To Guide: Parking Sensors and Vehicle Cameras

Before the starting the conversion of the new Ford Transit cargo van (ETA October 2015), I’d like to add a few electronics gadgets. Being frugal or cheap by choice, I declined one or two factory options with the purpose of saving some money in addition to creating a more personalized solution. Reverse Sensing System As… Continue reading How To Guide: Parking Sensors and Vehicle Cameras

“Intel: Little Stick, Big Surprise.” How To Successfully Integrate A Computer In Your RV

Long before I install solar in my RV, I have to think about power use of my electronics, that is the amps and type of voltage (12V/110V). Computer use in a RV has become easier since laptops became available. Battery use is always an issue in a recreational vehicle and certainly with computers that may… Continue reading “Intel: Little Stick, Big Surprise.” How To Successfully Integrate A Computer In Your RV

Car Electronics – Part II

In the previous article I talked about GPS trackers, car DVR and reverse sensing systems; I’ll finish the line-up with backup cameras, side cameras, GPS and display screens. Backup Camera These tiny camera’s are simple and cheap to install yourself. Certainly with cargo vans, parking or hooking up a trailer will be a whole lot… Continue reading Car Electronics – Part II