Just starting out into the world of Motorhomes

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  1. trotty7

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    Hi All
    Need some advice please
    Just got a converted Omni CVE to play about with and a couple of questions
    1) Thinking of fitting a diesel generator, but what kW output would I need?
    2) Are the headlamps compatible with any other vehicle?
    3) Anyone got a spare dash board to sell?
    Cheers
     
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  2. Jim

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    Hi trotty, the Omni CVE get's very little mention here. see here Got any pictures of the conversion?

    Meanwhile, welcome to the fun. (y)
     
  3. The Dude

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    Not a bit technical so can't answer your questions but
    welcome animated smiley.gif
     
  4. Southdowners

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    Hello and welcome!!
     
  5. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, sorry can't answer your questions but hopefully some one will soon. (y)
     
  6. Bluestar

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    Hello and welcome, I would look at solar rather than a generator (free to run and does not upset the neighbours)
     
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  7. DanielFord

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    Whilst we do have a generator, the times you can use them responsibly are extremely limited. Solar is a much better option. With a decent set up with an inverter you'd be sorted.
     
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    Hi Trotty and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
  9. trotty7

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    Hi Guys
    Many thanks for the warm welcome from all of you.
    I look forward to reading posts and maybe even join in occassionally, but at the moment I know more about home brewing and horology than motor homes.
    Cheers
     
  10. Wildbill

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    well you need to join the homebrew thread

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/forums/home-brew-enthusiasts.305/

    bill
     
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  11. trotty7

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    Will do
    Thanks Bill -
     
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  12. Wombles

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    Welcome! Solar panels & Gaslow/Gas It refillable bottles are all you need instead of a generator - very cheap too after the initial outlay (y)
     
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  14. trotty7

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    Problem is, I will be using through the winter with no hook up, so how can I get 240v supply without a generator during winter, as I Solar's have poor performance in low light conditions?
     
  15. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hi Trotty.
    Welcome to the club.
    Don't ask me how we do it. But we do. All to do with good batteries , inverters B2B's a compressor fridge etcetc.
    I just spect to flick a switch and it work . Haha.
    Ralphs deals with all the technical electrickery side if it................ Look on the search engine on here. There'll be loads of useful info for you.
    All I know is we don't have hook up, yet we can watch TV, use a proper hairdryer and ghd's etc. Even in the depths of winter.
    Ralphs converting our PVC . We bought a new Peugeot xlwb van . You might find his build link interesting. There's bits in it showing the things he's used like Solars and inverters etc.
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/rb-panel-van-conversion-begins.100614/
     
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    :welc:Hello from Kent
     
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    We are newbies and Nick has converted a CVE Omni to a motorhome, we are now seeking Engine and possibly gearbox. He made a Dashboard.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Hi and Welcome.....(y)
     
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