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Old 05-23-2017
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The previous owner installed a new backup camera but couldn't figure out how to complete hooking it up. The plugs on the camera and monitor didn't match up to the plugs on the old cable. I cut he ends off of the old cable and soldered on the ends from the new cable. All is working now.

I also had the carpets cleaned today by the professionals. So far, its the best $40 I've spent on the bird. The carpets came out great. I know........it didn't happen if I don't post pictures. I'll get some. I promise.
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Decided to re-purpose our dash AC condenser shroud into a LED lightbar housing, since the AC itself is inop and I have no plans to ever use it. Took the components out of the shroud and sent them to a fellow Wogger (who can hopefully make good use of them!). The condenser coil assembly actually made-up part of the mounting system for the shroud, so had to fabricate a new mounting system/mount surface for the light bar. Used one of the freon lines routed through the roof (under the shroud) to run the wires for both the LED lights, the power lines for our new solar system and a Sirius satellite antenna. Overall it was really straightforward and despite some well-placed obscenities and scraped knuckles, all went uneventfully For those interested, I purchased a MICTUNING 22" 120W 3B139C Lightbar and MICTUNING MIC-B1002 LED Light Bar Wiring Harness from Amazon for about $42 with free shipping. While I was at it, I also replaced the flood/spot lights with LED's, and installed HID headlights.
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What? no stereo speakers?
I plan on a similar setup. Also bought 2 of those small square bullet LED lights for the rear. i'm tired of backing up on a prayer, I want to see!
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Picking up my rebuilt front jack today hope to get it back on the bus tomorrow.
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I installed a battery watering system for my house batteries, hard to add water without a battery sliding tray.
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Alan, do you mind sharing which battery watering system you chose? Exact model numbers could help someone trying to decide which one to get. Thanks.
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I bought Trojan 6 volt batteries and it is a Trojan watering system you can find it on their web site. I am at work now I can look when I get home.
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Trojan calls it Hydro Link system I think that they only make one version of it but easy install and shows you when the batteries need watering.
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Thanks, Alan. I have 12 Volt size 27 batteries, so I went with the Flow-Rite MP2000 Qwik-Fill. It does not have any water level indicator. The PO installed these batteries right before I bought the bird. They are deep cycle, but I bet they won't last as long as Trojans. Even if your batteries are on a slide, I would recommend investing in a battery watering system.
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With the auto oil tank gone, I decided to take out, rearrange the batteries and install new battery cable and rewire the charger cross/diagonal style and etc, etc,etc.

I cut out the old "ate up" battery tray and will replace with another problably stainless next week.

Removed the 1/8" panel in the top of the engine bay that holds the lights. Replace with 16 ga galv and LED lights.

REMOVED all the grease dirt laden , heavy insulation. I swear there must have been 100#+!!

1-1/2" duct board insulation all around and probably some expanded metal to hold stuff in place.

Also removed the heat exhaust squirrel cage fan--actually got it to run with the help of a rubber mallet and a hand kick start. Probably replace with radiator fans on the passenger side.
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