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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 05 Nov 2017, 18:14
by irishkeet
Well the kitchen pod is back in at last! Leisure battery installed for the last time and slowly getting things connected :mrgreen: I had hoped to finish the wiring but I wasn't happy with the quality of the connections using the heat shrink ring terminals so I've ordered a load of non-insulated crimp terminals so I should finish it next weekend.

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I have installed the CTEK & fuse box on the other side of the kitchen pod, behind the drivers seat. I saw this location used on a Samba thread and liked it, its dead space and I can easily access it to see what happening and its not taking any storage space :mrgreen:

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 18:18
by irishkeet
The missus suggested we put a light in the poptop so I knocked up a little warm LED light today for the top bunk. I decided on an LED remote controlled unit so you could switch it on before you climb up. I can even have it flashing if we so desire :shock: The LED strip & remote sensor fit perfectly into some old cable trunking I had and this fits snugly down the side of the top mattress. Total cost £6.89 as I had the cable & solder etc :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 18:31
by Jim San
Great progress, looking like you are getting sorted to how it will work for you.

I've used those LED's loads in the past. I still have a set which I use on our roll out awning. I had them in our T5 and the novelty of flashing disco lights never faded with my brothers kids - they love our van.
From my experience, wire in an on/off switch and chuck the remote in the bin right now - that way you'll know where it is and won't waste your life looking for it!
We had velcro pads stuck to it so it was easy to find - but they are programmed to hide!!
Also, they are rubbish, the cold effects them and the battery life is rubbish.
:ok

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 22:31
by dirty-syncro-lover
Gary. wrote:Just looks a little higher than mine. Though I'm on 14" rims, with US spec tyres (27 x 8.50 R14)

Here's us in the summer (I'm yellow!) my brother is in the rather speedy twin slider caravelle running on svx power and rather more than a usual amount of mods.

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Guess where?


watergate bay ?

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 06:40
by irishkeet
Jim San wrote:Great progress, looking like you are getting sorted to how it will work for you.

I've used those LED's loads in the past. I still have a set which I use on our roll out awning. I had them in our T5 and the novelty of flashing disco lights never faded with my brothers kids - they love our van.
From my experience, wire in an on/off switch and chuck the remote in the bin right now - that way you'll know where it is and won't waste your life looking for it!
We had velcro pads stuck to it so it was easy to find - but they are programmed to hide!!
Also, they are rubbish, the cold effects them and the battery life is rubbish.
:ok

Cheers JIm

Getting there slowly :), thanks for the heads up about the remotes :ok

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 12:52
by mshaw1980
Looking good pal. Good idea with the LED light. I have been wondering what to do about my spaceroof poptop in terms of lighting but that may just tick the box :ok

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 17:26
by irishkeet
mshaw1980 wrote:Looking good pal. Good idea with the LED light. I have been wondering what to do about my spaceroof poptop in terms of lighting but that may just tick the box :ok

cheers all bought on fleabay :)

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 19:15
by irishkeet
So while I kept the 240v westy wiring loom I decided I wanted to install the 12v side of things from scratch. The last bit of the puzzle was getting the cooker control panel to work and read the water level. I had some great advice from the Westfalia Refuge FB group.

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I have added the info below in case anyone else needs it.
Red = Positive
Dark Blue = Earth
Green = Water Level sensor (pig tails to the green on the level sensor and connect to the top lug of the water container)
Light Blue = Gas Valve Heater Switch Live
White = Fridge
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Using the correct plug for the new wiring. I have removed the Westy fridge so I have only connected positive, earth and green.
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All working at it should :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 16:18
by irishkeet
Well I finished the last of the wiring this weekend, no more crimping :mrgreen:
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Also the gas bottle is now in place too with easy access to view the fill gauge. Its a tight fit with the leisure battery but I wanted all the utilities in one place.
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I added a piece of metal to the other side of the cupboard and bolted the bottle strap to this for some extra strength and the old fridge mounts were perfect for making brackets to keep the bottom of the bottle in place :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 25 Nov 2017, 16:56
by irishkeet
Got the front cab insulation in today and finally after 21/2 years the front cab carpet too :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 26 Nov 2017, 16:19
by irishkeet
The Westy has a RnR Bed at Last! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
With the insurance due soon today was a push to get the van (mostly) finished so I can could take the photos and send off for the DVLA re-classification to a motorhome. The bed was re-trimmed by my neighbour and she has also done a great job on adding brown thermal blackouts to the window side of the curtains.

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 27 Nov 2017, 11:33
by campervanster
Just had a look through this whole thread - amazing what you've done here!

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 07:15
by irishkeet
campervanster wrote:Just had a look through this whole thread - amazing what you've done here!
Thank Christian, I sent the avform last night. :mrgreen:

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 10:26
by DSM
Congratulations! All the long hard work has paid off and you now have a very nice go anywhere camper. :ok

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 15:51
by irishkeet
DSM wrote:Congratulations! All the long hard work has paid off and you now have a very nice go anywhere camper. :ok
cheers DSM :ok