ColeBParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 6:17 pmPost count: 1231
Jason said he would get on here and reply in the next day or two.
The only thing I can answer is that the wires for the solar end at the rear hatch. They are probably inside the van right now, but it has a connector and enough slack to reach out of the rear hatch and attach to the solar panel that we used to have on top.John JonesKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 8:21 amPost count: 5680
I think we may be close to a ROOSTERS picture!!!!!!!!! 😎FranzKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 8:41 amPost count: 2870
So we just need to figure out what solar panel to order?JWDIIParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 9:06 amPost count: 374
I think they could live on the moon in this vehicle with not many upgrades!JasonSParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 1:57 pmPost count: 76
Here is a diagram to my setup, also a link to the page on thesamaba
This is the link to the restoration thread if needed for any other reference https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=606596&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
I hope I made that out correctly.FranzKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 4:29 pmPost count: 2870
I’m confused on what the bosch relay is for? Looks like it has the alternator blue wire running to it.JasonSParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 5:45 pmPost count: 76FranzKeymasterOctober 12, 2018 at 8:41 amPost count: 2870
Thanks for the Help Jason.
Fancy camper stuff I do not have any experience with. Looks like everything is good. Both the batteries were dead. I replaced. Starting battery was new with the engine swap. 3 batteries in this machine! Should have power for days. I ordered a thin/flexible 100w solar panel to mount to the roof. The old one must have gotten broken?
I also attached the light bar to this battery under the seat. There is an inline fuse located at the battery for this circuit.
Shooting for some driving today.ColeBParticipantOctober 12, 2018 at 10:50 amPost count: 1231
I was thinking either putting solar on the Yakima cross bars:
Or maybe in the luggage rack up front. We never use it:
We used to have a solar panel attached to the top of a Yakima storage box on top. But we would suffer from wind drag with that having to be on there all the time. We rarely actually put stuff in the Yakima box. I wanted to make the Yakima box optional by putting solar elsewhere and in turn saving on some wind drag. Whatever you think would be best Franz.ColeBParticipantOctober 12, 2018 at 10:59 amPost count: 1231
You can see the old setup well in this photoJohn JonesKeymasterOctober 12, 2018 at 3:29 pmPost count: 5680
Franz was driving this rig today…. 😎John JonesKeymasterOctober 13, 2018 at 6:22 amPost count: 5680
I have a feeling that it is close..
It is massive….FranzKeymasterOctober 13, 2018 at 7:37 amPost count: 2870
Drive and ride is great. I’m stoked.
The race capture app seemed to work, but I couldn’t get all that gauges to connect/read. I’ll have to do some investigation to see whats up with that. Maybe just a display/setup issue.
I was mostly testing the locker system yesterday. Had an issue with the wire ends that connect to the switches at the locker. They were corroded and broken from being bunched up and strapped under the vanagon for 30 years. Not allowing the indicator light to illuminate. I found the problem and soldered new ends on.
Fully locked. Spin one wheel and they all spin.
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