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egg-fried-rice

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Lancashire
Good to see you are using the dead-space and running the bed right up to the back doors. The extra space doesn’t look much but it will make a big difference. Got a contact in Colne Lancashire if you need a bed extension with zipped cover making (dead cheap and makes it whilst you wait or go into the town for a coffee).
 

mrmoosehead

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Sep 28, 2020
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Good to see you are using the dead-space and running the bed right up to the back doors. The extra space doesn’t look much but it will make a big difference. Got a contact in Colne Lancashire if you need a bed extension with zipped cover making (dead cheap and makes it whilst you wait or go into the town for a coffee).
Nah, it's cool. I figure the standard double mattress will just squeeze into the corners :)
Only a 15cm deep ikea foam one.
 

mrmoosehead

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
A longer day than expected, fitting the roof rack and awning. Got the roofrack up and fitted by myself but phoned a friend to help lift the awning into place.

But found an issue. The awning wouldn't lock into the front bracket because the bracket base sits on the joins in the can roof and was slightly high at the front. So had to lift the awning onto the roof rack and remove the bracket (glue hadn't quite set) and then angle grinder the front corner off so it would sit level.

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mrmoosehead

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Sep 28, 2020
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Also fitted this sodding thing yesterday. A bitch to sort out. Instructions on general. A few idiosyncrasies per generation of van.
Clever "cam" action. But have to remove the headrest to spin it because we have the extra above cab storage.
Seat tilts a bit the other way round (might just be the slope of the drive, though)
Good for the moment, whilst we need three seats.
High chance of losing fingers during spinning operation.
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mrmoosehead

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Sep 28, 2020
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
All installed and connectivity checks done.
BUT!
A bit concerned that the mains charger doesn't have a resistance of 1 between the +ve and -ve terminals. Is this normal?
It means that when I tested between either side of the B2B charger switch, i was getting a non 1 resistanve when it was off. So i dismantled and tested the switch, and worked out that the switch was ok, but there was a viable circuit somewhere. Its not a low resistance, but it is there.
 

mrmoosehead

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Well, i plugged things in, and slowly turned each bit on, 1 at a time, and configured each in turn. Started engine, to provide charging current, and hooked up to the mains to test that as well.
It all worked. All components reporting to their apps and batteries charging fine.

Pretty happy with this. Might add a few more inline fuses

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