check out our comfortable cushions check out the new remote control Jockey Wheel Lithium Batteries Learn more about Sat Phone Sales Buyer Beware VanGo Caravan Services
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Here is my rig, or more accurately, what will be my rig


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:
Here is my rig, or more accurately, what will be my rig


This is my first post having only just joined the forum.  My rig started its life as a Denning Landseer and spent a good portion of its life as a Greyhound express coach. I bought itdirect from Greyhound and started the process of conversion by raising the roof by 400mm, relocating the entry door, putting a slide out room behind the driver that includes a three seater couch and then re-sheeting and painting.

Since then, I have populated the roof with 9 solar panels feeding into a Lithium Ion battery bank to provide 240v for the house. I have finished putting all of the infrastructure in the former luggage bins waiting for connection to the house.

i have just moved inside to start the conversion which I hope will be somewhere near finished by the end of August (as you  must have a goal).

i plan to tow my Ranger ute behind on an A Frame to give us a 4WD mobility and to allow the coach to remain set up while the car is used as transport.

I am in Bayswater, Victoria and work on the coach whenever time allows.

 

cheers, Alan



Attachments
__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 107
Date:

Looks all white (ha ha) to me...
Reckon we could live in that just fine, nice job.

Interested in the lithium batteries, they don't look like any others I've seen, got any more info on the setup?

Cheers,

__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 2134
Date:

Hi Alan ( Mrbolly )

Let me welcome you to this site mate

Very nice looking bus

And what an impressive battery bank you've got there ( How big is it if I may ask )

 

Cheers John



__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Hi there guys, the Lithium Ion bank is set up at 24v x 800amps of depth. I worked on the basis of the whole house using 240v appliances so need the grunt to feed the inverter. I have a smaller bank of lithiums set at 12v torun water pumps and LED lighting. The batteries themselves are Victron.

__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Thanks for the welcome, looking forward to being an involved member



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Guru

Status: Online
Posts: 2288
Date:

Also a warm welcome from me, Mrbolly

I hope that you have many happy road trips, ahead of you, when your rig is completed

__________________

Tony

It cost nothing to be polite



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Thanks Tony

I am looking forward to hitting the road, rather than just working on it

 

cheers Alan



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:

hi alan,and welcome,nice looking rig any chance of pics of the inside as you progress? cheers ray

__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Hi Ray,

Yes certainly if you have an interest.

It may be a few weeks before there is anything obvious inside to see as there is a bit of the mundane happening now such as wiring looms being run in and stringing plumbing through.  I am currently laying up some fibreglass panels etc. that will be used inside, I have also made the corner shower cubicle which of course has to be inside before I can think about building bathroom walls etc.

Cheers,  Alan



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:

alan, i dont have an interest as in going to build something similar,but i do have a genuine interest in the progress of your project,as i guess many others might have on this forum,i for one look forward to the updates.....cheers ray

__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

All good Ray,

Building one of these coaches is certainly not a project to be entered into lightly, if I had been half way smart, I would have bought something that is already usable.  

Having said that, I enjoy the this project and am happy to share progress as it happens.

Cheers, Alan

 



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 232
Date:

Hi Alan,
great looking landseer there, excellent install on the Li pack too -are the busbars copper??
I am struggling with the 'must have a goal" bit- was a year late last easter- much to the disapproval of swmbo, with our fitout, B10m DD Volvo.
Its all good fun though, look forward to catching you on the road one day


__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 513
Date:

Hi Alan,welcome to the forum also,you have a very beautiful M/H there ,and i'm sure you will be very happy living in it.A palace on wheels.



__________________

Blues man.



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 413
Date:

Welcome to the forum Alan,you have a mammoth job ahead of you fitting that out.


__________________

 

Happy Camping

Graeme

 

 

I was always taught to respect my elders,

but it keeps getting harder to find one.



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Thanks,  the double deck Volvo sounds like a great project too.

 



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Thanks Blues Man.  Working hard to make sure it is liveable and most importantly reliable



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:

Yes Graeme, it is a big job but it is the old story of the question "how do you eat an elephant". Answer; one bite at a time and chew like hell



__________________

Who says it isn't possible?  



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 2134
Date:

Hi Alan

 

Hope you don't start at his ears firstbiggrin

 



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 83
Date:

theres life in the old dog,skinny dog.ie greyhound,looks like a great project make sure you enjoy the trip when you finish the project.



__________________

Mike g AWD Ford territory diesel 635 Coromal,



Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:

Hello Alan,

You have done an amazing job on your bus.

Wondering what kind of solar panels did you put on your roof.

We are in the proceeds of getting our first bus on the road and really not knowing much about the power situation, we don't want to be

short on power when we go off road, atm we have a 5KVA generator and two deep cell batteries enirgi DC31MF that came with the bus.

Also very interested in what awning that you have and where did you get it? Been looking at the Carefree box 12v .

Any information would be appreciated. 

 

Char-ee

 



__________________

No act of kindness is ever wasted.

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
Purchase Grey Nomad bumper stickers Read our daily column, the Nomad News The Grey Nomad's Guidebook