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Added Solar to the Nuevo

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Post by Pieface Thu Aug 10, 2023 7:13 am

Had a little fiddle and added a simple solar system to the Nuevo using the supplied fixing points and a separate 130 amp hour battery


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Post by FreelanderUK Thu Aug 10, 2023 8:57 am

It would be nice if you introduced yourself here

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Post by Dbvwt Thu Aug 10, 2023 1:01 pm

That voice sounds very familiar. And is that a boat I saw in the video smile!
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Post by Bilbobaggins Thu Aug 10, 2023 1:34 pm

Her indoors as well

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Post by Pieface Thu Aug 10, 2023 6:28 pm

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Post by IanH Thu Aug 10, 2023 8:46 pm

Don't understand the reluctance to fix the panel to the roof, my first version of this was on a self build boat also, clearly, with a GRP roof, it was trailered so saw similar speeds to the motorhome

It was on the boat to run a bilge pump both for in the marina or on the trailer at home, worked just fine didn't sink!!

Here's the motorhome version, as can be seen, simply glued to the roof, has seen 70+ mph and into wind too so poss 90Mph airspeed, zero issues.

Doesn't have a bilge pump this time that's been replaced with a water pump!! up!

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Post by Pieface Sun Aug 13, 2023 12:14 pm

I didn't fix directly to the roof because My Nuevo had fixing points for roof rails. so I used those with bolts. I know CT1 or Silkaflex is very strong but I simple would not be happy in my mind going along the bumpy old windy roads with it stuck on. Also using the designed fixing points in my mind made it easier and more removable.

I just connected my new 130 ah leisure battery in parallel with the  80 ah supplied by Auto Sleepers and that also seemed to work fine. I have included an isolator in the parallel  positive connection so I can run them as two completely separate systems which is my preference. 

I am not sure how AS has wired stuff up with the various methods of charging the 80 ah supplied leisure battery so when the engine is running or we are on hook up I will disconnect the parallel connection between the 80 and 130 batteries. It will only be if we are off grid and not using the engine for more than 2 days will I tie them both together.

Probably being over cautious but when I add stuff like this I like to do it so I understand what I have done and can easily remove or isolate it from the AS installed kit.
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Post by bikeralw Sun Aug 13, 2023 4:34 pm

All looks good, but your cable ties will stop the bed frame from sliding out..
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Post by Pieface Sun Aug 13, 2023 5:59 pm

bikeralw wrote:All looks good, but your cable ties will stop the bed frame from sliding out..
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 Not sure I know what you mean. What is it I need to slide out ?
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Post by bikeralw Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:00 pm

Maybe you don't use the double bed. Push the lever down on the front bed panel and the whole frame slides out on runners. Same on the other side, backrests drop into the gaps, double bed.
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Post by Pieface Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:02 pm

bikeralw wrote:Maybe you don't use the double bed. Push the lever down on the front bed panel and the whole frame slides out on runners. Same on the other side, backrests drop into the gaps, double bed.
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Ah yes excellent point. I see what you mean. Need to fix that. We do indeed use the double bed.... Thanks for the heads up. I blame her indoors  hugegrins
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Post by Pieface Mon Aug 14, 2023 2:35 pm

Pieface wrote:
Ah yes excellent point. I see what you mean. Need to fix that. We do indeed use the double bed.... Thanks for the heads up. I blame her indoors  hugegrins

Again thanks for the heads up. All fixed now and actually in a better position. The bed will slide into position now
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