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  1. Duckato

    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    Yes provided people are willing to put in the work they make good conversions prospects the trade had cottoned on to this and the level of bs about them being well insulated and easy to convert is fooling people into thinking they are easy to do. the best approach is to work on the assumption...
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    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    I have both sizes they use the same compressor and when bench the larger one was actually slightly more efficient.
  3. Duckato

    Automatic?

    Yes odd isn’t it often loads of them on Autotrader
  4. Duckato

    Automatic?

    Ps sorry this threads about Autos isn’t it well when I first signed up for this forum I was after a Ducato Auto hence the user name, I never found one within budget and ended up with a Auto crafter instead. I now also have an Auto sprinter as well. The Crafter is the sprint shift setup, very...
  5. Duckato

    Automatic?

    And with the bulkhead out
  6. Duckato

    Automatic?

    I am currently doing a rewire (mass rip out first) of a customers L3 H4 Boxer it is about 500mm shorter in the van bit than my LWB Crafter, but the head height is brilliant these have a big step up to the cab so I reckon that allows room for a raised floor to put services in and/or there might...
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    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    My own two are both ex Ambulances so were serviced every 10 weeks or so and only one owner. I would be a bit cautious buying something without a full service history and or multiple owners that's got a fair bit on the clock! Imho cosmetically this pug is showing signs of it mileage and despite...
  8. Duckato

    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    Nope genuine mileage with a replacement engine about 100,000 miles ago. My Sprinter had done 310,000 when I bought it.
  9. Duckato

    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    The Boxer s here and I am busily ripping a lot of redundant cabling out of it for the client. It only has 540,000 miles on the clock so like my Sprinter is hardly run in...
  10. Duckato

    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    Another update, Thistles on hold for a bit longer! I have been doing a few tweaks to WAS swapped out the inefficient split charge nonsense and fitted a proper B2B replaced a faulty glow plug, fixed a major oil leak from the oil filter housing, replaced all the front dress and as preventative...
  11. Duckato

    Thistle - Ex Ambulance to...... well hopefully something else

    Sorry for a distinct lack of updates recently, Project Thistle went on hold, I had thought I could build both in parallel but it was simply taking way too long and I wanted something quick and cheap to use this year Hence I decided to concentrate on WAS only, and finished the van in August. I...
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    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    I have noticed similar to your post above that the on off cycles are fairly consistent but with the crazy heat we have had this week mine did speed up noticeably and yes I have temp probe and it does keep a very consistent temp, the side of my fridge gets quite warm so I am glad I have left some...
  13. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    Ah mains chargers bring something else the equation my Ambulance came with 2 Votronic 30A duo chargers (yep it originally had five batteries and four different 12v systems) these on face value are brilliant, highly configurable, rugged etc designed for permanent use everyday etc but.... They...
  14. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    I wonder if the compressors do loosen up, amazingly even on eco it has not stalled anything like as much as it was initially whilst connected to my small Victron and even under my carport the solar panels are replenishing the batteries every day. So far so good other than than damn buzz!
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    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    Oh it is VA! Drat I had not noticed that, yes you are right in that case I definitely need to change it for something else.
  16. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    Yes it is the start up noise I am referring to, classic transformer hum, mine is extremely loud considering my inverter is in an external battery box and I can hear it from a considerable distance away. certainly can’t leave it on at night I am glad I did not waste my money on the 800 if it...
  17. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    It does annoy me if I have bought a 500w inverter that is only 400w as Wildebus suggested I was tempted to go for one of their better models but the stupid buzz my existing one makes has put me off, cheap transformers hum but quality ones do not so I have my doubt about this victron. instead I...
  18. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    They are made by donper model is AZ70CY1
  19. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    IIRC I looked the compressor up on the manufacturers web site a while ago but could not find the exact same model I have since forgotten what it is so I will go and look it up again later I am pretty sure there is a startup cap on the side
  20. Duckato

    AC Fridge In Campervan -.Power Consumption Test

    Onboard Energy have just informed me they will kindly charge me a minimum 25% restocking fee for the privilege of returning this not fit for purpose inverter! This damn exercise is starting to get bloody expensive now! I will probably lose less money putting it on eBay! I would put up with it...
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