We finally have all our electrical connections wired up and our BMS working. It is time to fire up our Victron inverter and see if everything works! Before we do that, we will explain why we decided on this particular inverter, briefly recap how we wired it up, give a
We are starting a four-part series on our major electrical components. In this series, we will share our research and thoughts as to why we selected REC BMS, the Victron Quattro inverter, the Victron Color Control GX, and the Victron Smart Solar MPPT solar charge controller. We will also go
When we bought the bus, there was a single 100-gallon waste tank (black and grey combined) down in one of the bays. There was only a small 30-gallon freshwater tank inside the bus in the kitchen cabinets. We knew that we wanted to replace both of the tanks.
Finally, we are ready to start tackling the plumbing. We need to secure our water tanks in order to begin plumbing the drains. However, before we could secure the tanks, we had to deal with the toilet plumbing. Everything we had read and seen told us to make the pipe
Whack...thud! Those were the sounds my head and backside made as my head rammed into the edge of the open bay door so hard it knocked me off my feet and onto the driveway.
It was a hot, sunny day while Juan was working in our electrical bay. We
We want to give a huge thank you to all the folks who take the time to provide feedback and advice on our build. Thank you! We read every comment and consider every idea. When folks bring up potential issues with safety, we pay particularly close attention. A couple of
When we purchased our bus, we knew that it had a 30 Amp shore power connection, but to be honest we were not exactly sure what that meant. We knew it was smaller than 50 Amp (you know because 30 is clearly less than 50), but we soon found out
Why would we want to know the RPMs on an engine with an automatic transmission? Besides keeping tabs on the engine, a tachometer can be very useful when using the jake brake down steep inclines. From what we read, they never installed tachometers at the factory and instead limit the