autosleeper refurb update

D

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.
 

wildcamper

Free Member
Jul 26, 2007
455
3
Merseyside
Funster No
19
MH
High Top
Exp
17
looking realy smart now dru :thumb:

all you have to do now is go out and start enjoying it:thumb:
 

hilldweller

LIFE MEMBER
Dec 5, 2008
32,150
32,729
Macclesfield
Funster No
5,089
MH
Swift Sundance 620FB
Exp
From Aug 2007
Install four 230v recessed lights Drew.
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.
 
OP
D

dru

Deleted User
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
 

DESCO

Free Member
Mar 11, 2009
2,650
268
London
Funster No
5,894
MH
low profile
Exp
18 years +12 years tugging
Hi

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

Dave
 
OP
D

dru

Deleted User
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.
 

hilldweller

LIFE MEMBER
Dec 5, 2008
32,150
32,729
Macclesfield
Funster No
5,089
MH
Swift Sundance 620FB
Exp
From Aug 2007
: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
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.
 
OP
D

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 :winky:
 

Wildman

Free Member
May 30, 2008
1,541
8,617
Ilfracombe, Devon
Funster No
2,913
MH
Amazon Ambassador
Exp
since 1967
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 :winky:
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.
 

hilldweller

LIFE MEMBER
Dec 5, 2008
32,150
32,729
Macclesfield
Funster No
5,089
MH
Swift Sundance 620FB
Exp
From Aug 2007
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 :winky:
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.
 
SMC Motorhomes Newark
RoadPro
Johns Cross
Safeguard Motorhome Insurance
Rhino Installs
Friendly professional service from qualified technicians
Free Club Stickers
Top