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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 08:28 PM
Hi
Finally bought a T4 after the lovely summer we've had in hoping for more of the same next year but this time we can enjoy them in a bus of our own.
Kinda new to the world so looking for advise on insulation and decor. Luckily bought a van with leisure battery already done but I needed to sort the split charge relay so got that done asap. Gonna do the 230 hook up asap after insulating plylining and carpeting (wiring as I go)
Is eBay worth using ??
Do I use T+E or flex or is there a campervan cabling I should use
Any tips hints and cheats appreciated
Many thanks

Tryfan2003
3rd October 2016, 08:38 PM
Loads of kits available for your wiring, check eBay or camper specific sites. Get some pictures up of your new prize

Dave T
3rd October 2016, 08:41 PM
Welcome to the forum Neil, hope you have a long and happy stay with us. Unfortunately for you you probably have met the only person one here that cant give you advice as I know very little about electrics, come to think of it , or any thing else. However hang around there are a lot of very informed people on here and they will be only to keen to jump to your assistance. Good luck.

Jonnybigballs85
3rd October 2016, 08:51 PM
I used the blue 2.5mm artic flex in mine. Worth shopping round for all things t4. A lot of my bits came from eBay. I would avoid the cheap Chinese stuff but U.K. Sellers are normally sound. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your build hopefully.


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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:00 PM
How do I post pics can not navigate around this mobile site

Jonnybigballs85
3rd October 2016, 09:19 PM
Press the plus sign on the left of the text box when you post. Then either take a picture using the camera icon or choose a picture with the middle icon. That's for an iPhone anyway.


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chally69
3rd October 2016, 09:19 PM
Hi and welcome mate, personally I would use specific auto cabling (thin wall will do), I'm not saying I know everything about auto electrics but being a sparky I've got a good idea. Auto cable is made up of finer multiple strands, the more strands the better quality. Always ensure that the cable your using is big enough for the power your putting through it and is protected with appropriate fuses. I ran a series of plastic flexible copex through my van to future proof it. Take a look at my build thread ( custard cream) best of luck.


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Mr Nozzle
3rd October 2016, 09:22 PM
Hi Neil, welcome to the forum and the world of the T4. Posting pictures is easier to do on the desktop version of the site. What kit did you use for the split charge? I went to Wickes for my 240v hook up, easy and cheap.

Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:26 PM
Many thanks Chally
Spark myself so was seeing if there was a special type of cabling so massive help there
Gonna run 2/4 x 12v LEDs off of the leisure battery and then 4/6 12v LEDs off of the hook up,
2 X 230 double skts and 1x single socket off of the hook up
Got lots of ideas going on its just nailing them down, luckily the wife is having colour input so looks like white orange and wood effects which suits me

Does anyone know where to get an R&R bed that is M1 tested ?? Many thanks

Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:28 PM
Used a local auto garage for the split charge as most of it was already in only costed 14 + labour as they added the split relay, it didn't have one before so when 12v was being used was draining both batteries

chally69
3rd October 2016, 09:29 PM
Like was said be wary of cheap Chinese cable off eBay not worth a w#*k.


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chally69
3rd October 2016, 09:30 PM
Where is bris are ya, I used to live down there.


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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:32 PM
Mangotsfield

chally69
3rd October 2016, 09:40 PM
Oh cool, get some pics up I might see you about as I still do a lot of work down there.


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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:45 PM
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First few pics are the van as I picked it up gonna strip the back out and put our stamp on it so first purchase was this gear knob and extension bar for the gear stick


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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 09:48 PM
Picking up the mirrors tomorrow having them sprayed orange and then vinyl wrap the bonnet matte black not bad only a ton to do it

Has anyone added solar to charge their battery's is it worth doing have a side project in mind
Surf board solar panel !!


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chally69
3rd October 2016, 09:58 PM
Nice looking van, you should do the short shift as well makes hell of a difference.


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Neil Chuckie Evans
3rd October 2016, 10:13 PM
Just looked at your build Chally
Bloody hell thats a nice one
Did you buy or make your plylining ??


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chally69
3rd October 2016, 10:18 PM
I had some shitty bits in there when I bought it but used them as templates and cut and adjusted new ones.


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Neil Chuckie Evans
4th October 2016, 06:56 PM
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All painted and going on the van tomorrow
Had the wheel covers painted black too and the bonnet grill painted just to add vinyl wrap


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