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    Constant duty solenoid

    Any thoughts on just running another programmable inverter from the battery dedicated to the tank? Pkys suggested an 800w programmable inverter that I could set to only run when it see's over a certain voltage. I would still need a switch to select inverter or shore/gen. After all of this I...
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    Constant duty solenoid

    Ideally I can have it disconnect from shore power and connect to alternator (through the inverter) power only when alternator is running.
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    Constant duty solenoid

    Heating element is 650W. I was calling it double pole because I want to disconnect the neutral and hot sides at the same time.
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    Constant duty solenoid

    Thanks, yeah I was thinking a relay but where can I find a double pole 120V relay activated with a 12V input? The relay should be normally open so that when the alternator is NOT running, it does not connect to the inverter output.
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    Constant duty solenoid

    Can anyone recommend a constant duty 120v AC solenoid that can be activated using a 12V input? I am trying to only run my 120V AC water heater while vehicle is running so I do not drain the house batteries.
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    I understand and do not debate that wood swells and shrinks. That would certainly be an issue if it was installed with no expansion space around the perimeter or between each plank. I think there is plenty of room for expansion and a long history of boat builders would agree it is a perfectly...
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    That is the problem. Maintaining teak is not the same as restoring teak not maintained. If you oil it once and never do anything else then yes, it gets ugly and is a pain to clean. I appreciate the feedback though.
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    It is a very general statement to say wood is bad at handling moisture. People have teak furniture and decks that sits outside all year and as long as it is maintained (oiled etc) will last a very long time. Wood is used as roof shaking and siding and can last many years. Although it is common...
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    I would think that the entire yacht building industry would disagree with you. In fact, what material do you prefer that is NOT susceptible to moisture and temperature changes, that also feels nice to walk on in bare feet and can be refinished with simple tools like sanding and some oil?
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    I was thinking about using the plywood. A few places I read said that it dented pretty easy since the veneer is so thin. That would be my only concern there. I am also considering Ipe screwed down to plywood.
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    Thanks. Yes, no plans for below freezing weather but really like the feel of real wood flooring. Unless I hear any horror stories or reasons not to do it I think I will probably end up going the wood route.
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    Flooring material choices for conversion

    Wondering if anyone has experience with solid wood flooring inside a conversion. I am interested in installing a high quality ipe or teak solid wood floor in our 4x4 sprinter. The weight of the floor will be about 150 lbs. I have heard many stories of rubber, plastic and vinyl flooring swelling...
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    Engel MT35

    ARB is 18" wide and I would like it to be 16" wide and have the mechanism below the fridge. I have plenty of height to work with. Accuride look nice. Pricey but I think they would work. Just would need to figure out how to make a platform and mount to floor. Probably use some aluminum angle and...
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    Engel MT35

    Looks like I will most likely be making my own slider for the MT35. Any recommendations on locking drawer slides?
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    Engel MT35

    That one looks good and may be my best option. I wish I could find one that is 16" wide though. For every inch over that I lose an inch inside my shower.
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