Ford Transit: Backup Camera Trailer Hookup

The factory installed Ford Transit backup camera has proven to be a great addition to the vehicle and hooking up a trailer has become a routine task. This will make my life a lot simpler! Backing up my vehicle close to and straight in front of the hitch of a trailer has become a one-person… Continue reading Ford Transit: Backup Camera Trailer Hookup

Front Parking Sensor

Removal of the front bumper is the biggest drawback while installing this parking aide. The previously installed backup parking sensor, had a quickly removable rear bumper; the front bumper involves dozens of screws, bolts, clips and clasps. The firewall is another unexpected hassle, together with the power source and switch location. The backup parking is… Continue reading Front Parking Sensor

Today’s Snapshot

Just finished the front bumper parking sensor. Having it in front, requires an in-line switch. The full project will be published on the Project Page soon, in the meantime you can have a look at how I installed the similar rear sensor.

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

12V Cooling Fan

The compartment under the bed that will hold the charger, controller, inverter, etc. is a small enclosure and needs some form of cooling.  I choose a 5” computer fan with thermal control, that automatically adjusts its speed as the temperature rises. Other considerations were low noise level (<18dB), high airflow volume (up to 42cfm) and… Continue reading 12V Cooling Fan

Speed sensor repair

Just in time for the holidays my odometer stopped working. Quick research pointed in the direction of the speed sensor and the van’s maintenance codes confirmed that. A visit to the auto shop resulted in a new replacement part. 5 Minutes under the van at the transmission completed the job. I have to remind myself… Continue reading Speed sensor repair