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    Your moving along quickly on this, awesome. Just a suggestion, run some 12v wires to a roof vent if there aren't any there now, you may want to add a fantastic fan later for cooling. They work really well and are cheap to buy and operate compared to A/C.
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. That opening in the picture is for the AC roof unit. The washroom has the powered roof vent, I had to lube it up and replace the cover but now works great and I can see it's benefit having a fan. I picked up a couple of deep cycle batteries and a 30 amp controller for my solar part of the project. Got the 100amp alternator in and a bonus it's chromed, good upgrade from the 60amp original. More to come SNO

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    The fantastic fan is like the bathroom fan on steroids, they are pretty cool (pun intended). They just drop through one of the vent holes like the A/C does. If you only have one vent other than the bath and the A/C uses, then your out of luck unless you frame up a 14x14" opening while your reframing the roof.

    The other option is to run the wires to the same vent hole as the A/C and then you can swap it out later if you decide you don't want the A/C.

    If you A/C craps out or you are dry camping, this fan allows you to stay cool without having to run a generator. They only draw a few amps DC (assuming you install the 12V version) They move a ****ton of air.

    http://www.fantasticvent.com/products/products.html
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    Added a clock and outside temperature, as well as 120v volt/amp 12v volt/amp meters and started changing over my bulbs to led's SNO
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    Very nice progress!

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    pics of amp/volt meters running, and led changeovers. SNO
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    LED dome & lighting is the way eh? I can't go back to tungstens - in part for the power consumption, but more for the superior light from the LEDs.

    I like the clock too, as well as all the other stuff.

    And I'll be keeping that fantasticvent in mind - thanks!

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    Nice project . Hope to see other pictures :-)

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    Any updates Sno?

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    OK on a lighter note and to get away from the cap no cap debate. I thought I would use my 1000 post for an update! It has been too hot to do much work on the inside, but it's coming along.
    Here is the ceiling going back in with new panels nice cheap stuff from lowe's
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    roof has been sealed up with new sealant and screws along all the edge's, resealed all the vents and a new gasket under the A/C
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    added solar controller and 3g router in position before I wire up the panels and run my cat5e then I can finish off ceiling
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    replaced the factory speakers, wife works for sony so I had no choice on those
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    added 18.5" monitor on a mount to watch in bed or at the table, Slingbox streaming from solves all the TV viewing issues
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    started on mounting the front spoiler and flares but need to extend the bottom of flare so I can make a running board
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    and last but not least re-painted the black and waxed the orange and wood grain stripes changed all the rusted screws. So far I have used 500 screws and only half replaced.
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    The next couple of weeks should be good, weather wise to finish off ceiling, finish adding collectors to exhaust, firing up the engine and getting sensors put in the 7 tires. All for now. SNO
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