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  1. Peter_n_Margaret

    DustBox - dust mitigation device - positive pressure system

    Of course. Then you rely on the general sealing job. That is why that is important to do that well. The difference is you are taking in dust for moments instead of hours and the source is generally much lighter than the stuff you create under the vehicle. And don't follow too close. Cheers...
  2. Peter_n_Margaret

    DustBox - dust mitigation device - positive pressure system

    Yes. The slower you go, the less pressurisation you need. Mine is a non filtered vent that has an "S" bend to keep the rain out. It is permanently open. It works. Just ensure that general sealing is as good as you can get it first. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Isuzu frame mounted water tanks

    Or use a tank material that is flexible and has no fatigue issues such as rotomoulded High Density Polyethylene. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Awning recommendations?

    Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Looking for the most efficient solar panel

    I am using mostly 430W lightweight Sunman panels in our new build. Each with its own Victron controller. Mounting method is critical. https://www.solar4rvs.com.au/sunman-earc-430w-flexible-solar-panel Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    Found my very sophisticated plumbing layout schematic for the new build. :) "ESP" is the diesel heater (with integral pump). "E" is the engine. "Engine" is the 3 way valve for including the engine in the circuit. "Cal" is the calorifier. "Bath" is the bathroom radiator. "House" is the habitat...
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    You might notice a bleed valve in the top corner of the radiator, next to the outlet fitting in the pic in my first post. This is the highest point in the old circuit. I did put additional bleeds around the circuit, but I doubt they were needed. The new radiators are similar except the other way...
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    Our Webasto on/off switch is reachable without getting out of bed :) Very important feature....... We don't have the sub zero conditions like some of you guys though. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
  9. Peter_n_Margaret

    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    For central heating, I have no thermostats in the system except for the one in the diesel heater itself that cycles it on/off if the glycol reaches top temperature, just diesel heater on/off and radiator fans on/off (plus speed control on the new one). I do open windows to reduce temperature...
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    I have been running something like what you have in mind for 7 or 8 years. I used a Webasto Thermotop E and a Surejust 30L calorifier with twin coils (one for the diesel heater and one for the engine) https://www.surejust.co.uk/30-litre-horizontal-single-coil-surecal-calorifier. I used 5/8" auto...
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    Isuzu frame mounted water tanks

    I have an OKA which is now 30 years old. It was fitted with a chassis mounted 100L OEM stainless steel water tank. The OKA chassis is a very stiff ladder frame, but the S/S tank cracked on several occasions until I replaced it with a heavy duty HDPE rotational moulded tank of my own manufacture...
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    Making Water Potable with Bleach

    We chlorinate all of our water, including washing water as that can be a source legionnaires disease which can be transmitted to the lungs during a shower. Finding sodium hypochlorite (the active ingredient in household chlorine bleach) that is not contaminated with other "stuff" is sometimes...
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    Heavy Truck Recovery Thoughts?

    My Warn 16.5Ti can pull frontways, rearways or sideways. :) And it always points directly to the anchor point so the cable lays up evenly on the drum instead of bunching up on one side. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Heavy Truck Recovery Thoughts?

    I found some in a construction recycle junk store. Bought a few pieces 1.5m x 1m and cut it up with a friction saw. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    Heavy Truck Recovery Thoughts?

    Fibre glass catwalk. Any width and length that you want. There is a little under 2T on this piece. Can be used for bridging which is beyond the capability of most other options. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    How to build your own Carbon Fiber Camper making your own Composite/Foam panels.

    Mechanical fasteners do cause point loads which can be avoided with adhesives. I have needed to replace S/S hinge fixings in our 20 year old build truck. Probably due to 200,000+ km of corrugations. I do not expect that with the carbon/kevlar hinge. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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    How to build your own Carbon Fiber Camper making your own Composite/Foam panels.

    Noticed the S/S piano hinge....... You should know about this.....I am using the 18mm x 1.6mm on my new build for doors and hatches, secured to glass sandwich panel with Plexus MA310 adhesive. https://www.carbonhinge.com/products It has many advantages over S/S hinge (many of which will be...
  18. Peter_n_Margaret

    Using a lithium battery as a house battery in an overland vehicle

    I am about to install this in our expedition vehicle. It weighs a tad under 30kgs and will replace 400Ah of AGMs that weights over 120kgs. LiFeO4 is the safest of all the various lithium ion battery chemistries. https://www.solar4rvs.com.au/calb-12v-326ah-lithium-250a-daly-bms-bluetooth-bat Our...
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    Camper box weight

    It is important to understand that the chassis is a very ridged welded tube ladder frame. 16 or 18 polyurethane blocks 25mm thick are glued directly to the chassis with Plexus 310 2 pack. Aluminium tube supports are glued to them. The 23mm fibreglass/PET foam floor is glued to the aluminium...
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    Portable Propane water heater inside RV

    If you want to protect yourself with statistics, it is not 624 divided by 320 million, it is 624 divided by just the few who are ignorant enough to put themselves at risk. Cheers, Peter OKA196 motorhome
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