Not to bad Dave, I intend to leave mine on all the time to keep damp at bay. No electrics as yet, but as it’s going to be all 24volts dc dc converters will be required upping the consumption a bit. Forgetting the cost I expect multiple dc dc converters will make sense depending on how much each 12 volt item is used. Rather than one big converter left on all the time. Lots to think about on a new build rather than an evolution of a vehicle in use.Nice install. I had just one tiny leak from my Maxxfan install - through one of the screws via capillary action. Nipped up the nut and jobs a good 'un.
I know you like to keep an eye on your electrics ... I did a check on the power consumption of the fan at the different power settings. These are the results I got for mine. I'd expect yours to be very similar.
Maxxair Power Consumption by David, on Flickr
To be honest we are surprised how good it is. What's worrying is that if we had bought a newer one this was still going to happen. All our hard work would have been ruined. Remember the owners of these things just want to make a profit, bodge it and get it back on the road. Plaxton kindly gave me the parts and maintenance manual for it. If any one would have followed the care instructions it would have been even better. Two things too look for. 1. Condition around the entrance step. These get a hammering from the road and passengers. 2. Boot repairs, sure sign that it's had a water/damp problem.Have to say what you are coming up against and finding puts me off the idea of buying an old bus (I did like the idea initially).