autosleeper refurb update

Discussion in 'Auto-Sleepers' started by dru, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. dru

    dru Deleted User

    :Smile:Hi Guys, well almost finished the autosleeper which was purchased at the end of November 2008, just a couple of minor jobs (hopefully) to be done eg fitting reverse lights, washing and polishing exterior and that’s about it. Below is a list of work done but not in chronological order:

    Fit split charging system
    Overhaul existing 12 volt system
    Install 230v (mains) consumer unit
    Install four 230v recessed lights
    Install 3 double and one single 230v socket outlets
    Install water pump switch at sink
    Source spare wheel – ebay
    Replace all belts (timing, FP, alternator etc.- done by independant)
    Change oil filter & air filter
    Change oil
    Replace air filter
    Remove blinds and replace with curtains
    Installl aux battery charger
    Wire fridge for 230v
    Fit external t.v. socket and cable.
    Install aux battery monitor
    Fit new pedal rubbers
    Install fire ext.
    Fit curtains and pole to overhead bunk area.
    Replace seat covers
    Repair wiper fault
    Fit new car battery
    Carpet toilet
    Replace piping strip around all windows
    Source and fit plate rack.

    Total cost of parts to date £590.69. Biggest cost was timing and other belts plus crankshaft oil seal and oil and filter, air filter plus general inspection done by local VW independent at cost of just under £300. Anyone in S.W.Scotland looking for a good Audi/VW specialist get in touch with me. I am lucky enough to have access to trade prices in the auto and electrical industry and expertise in both fields so labour cost was not an issue – apart from belts. Have included a few pics of refurbished interiior. Drew.
     
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    wildcamper Read Only Funster

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    looking realy smart now dru :thumb:

    all you have to do now is go out and start enjoying it:thumb:
     
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    Nice one, well done:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    That rings alarm bells - I once bought a set of downlighters and never used them because of a big warning not to use them unless adequate ventilation behind them.

    No doubt this does not apply to you, but I've mentioned it just in case.
     
  5. dru

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    downlighters

    Hi Brian, did take into account the ventilation issue - also downgraded the lamp wattage which also helps - but you are right lamps are pretty efficient at giving out heat !!! dru
     
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    Hi

    Looking great bet you can't to use it:thumb::thumb:

    Dave
     
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    LEDs Rule OK.

    In fact pretty cool :)
     
  8. dru

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    cool led's

    :Smile:Agree - leds run cool and current consumption is almost nil (approx 10mA per led)compared to tungsten and did consider using them - but afraid was not at all keen on the cold blue light the present domestic ones emit - but in saying that have installed a five led unit in the roof and a three led in the toilet as emergency backups. dru.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Well 10mA is out of date, 500mA and put on dark glasses is now.

    Cool White - cold - Warm White - good ( very similar to tungsten ).

    No connection but a good guide to what is available:
    http://www.ultraleds.com/

    I've used a few
    New Ultimate G4 Warm White

    which at 150mA are maybe a bit less bright than the quartz bulbs they replaced and around 75% less current. OK, not 500mA per LED but 40mA. To make the best of these I extended the wiring so that the module is not deep inside the old housing to give maximum light.

    One amp gives us good "eating light" and 300mA TV light.
     
  10. dru

    dru Deleted User

    leds

    Thanks Brian for update - seems like my knowledge of leds is well out of date as is my degree in electrical/electronic engineering - maybe just as well I'm retired!! dru :Wink:
     
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    your degree will always stand you in good stead, keeping up with advancing technology is not easy if you are not in the loop, it is just a matter of reading however and does not devalue your degree one iota.
     
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    It's seriously frightening now. If you'd just graduated you would be out of date with today's pace.

    Top of the private LED league is Audi who have on offer LED headlamps. But to do it they have an array of high powered modules, I don't think there is a single LED solution just yet.

    God know what the military may have in stock.

    What puzzles me is the difference. I've a torch here that I built using the latest brightest LED of a couple of years ago. They warn not to look at it and even a reflection off a window is bad but it does not "illuminate" like good old incandescent. I've many other bought LED torches and all follow this anomaly. However, the batteries last a LONG time.
     

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