International 4700 4X4 Rescue Conversion

motorman

Member
great question . . . i was about to ask you about yours
i re-read your spray foam experience this morning on the treadmill and was going to see what you thought
are you satisfied with the results and performance?
you certainly have the opportunity to test the R values in the Canadian Rockies
did you insulate your floor?

we were probably going to try and 'finish' the electrical layout install the windows then go w/ 2" rigid inside the wall studs and a full layer of 3/8" over the entire wall and floor

then install the wall covering, finish electrical & cabinets . . . simple eh?

unless spray foam is 'that' much better i think we will go the 'easy' route?

any recommendations?
 

LowTech

Dirt Track Traveler
I'm also a fan of having two tanks for water. As well as multiple ways to fill them, w/ or w/o power or pressure.
 

motorman

Member
a buddy of mine is back in town from a long time away
he has an AC machine and i am at the point to decommission the rear air
so we vacuumed the refrigerant yesterday but we are at a loss to cap the port on the condenser

anyone know what i am looking for?

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motorman

Member
so yesterday we pulled the rear hydraulic generator off and are completing removing the lines
i thought the truck had redundant air but when we dropped the rear tank the bags would not pump up

does anyone know what this is?

it is under the drivers side next to the batteries

would love to move the batteries and install a drivers side tank, so much easier than a rear under mount
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ExpoMike

Well-known member
Does the vehicle have air brakes? That would be my first thought as air brakes and air suspension would not share a common tank as risk of a bag leak causing you to lose brakes.
 

cjken

Explorer
My seats have a separate tank and compressor from my air ride.
Maybe something like that.
 

motorman

Member
My seats have a separate tank and compressor from my air ride.
Maybe something like that.
Does the vehicle have air brakes? That would be my first thought as air brakes and air suspension would not share a common tank as risk of a bag leak causing you to lose brakes.


winner winner chicken dinner
you both are correct
thank you very much

it is a separate air tank that is plumbed for the air brakes and air ride

that is good.

i think i will try and relocate this to the rear where i removed the hydraulic generator
in this way i can mount a drivers side fuel tank and move the weight from the absolute rear to just behind the front axle
a bottle of air weighs less than 50 gal of diesel
 

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motorman

Member
module AC condenser
high pressure lines
& module heat & air unit are all removed and for sale

this ambulance was from the high desert of durango colorado so they are in good condition

let me know if you need some hoseline AC equipment
 

motorman

Member
we hosed out the inside to be shed of the 20 year accumulation of 'moon dust'
cleaned up real nice

finished the temporary bed platform
drug a mattress from the house inside and hit the road

we brought some more CAD work of representative window sizes and location
still under evaluation but have narrowed it down


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on the way north we went past the truck stop and put fattie on the scales to see how much weight we have shed during the demo

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even with the bed in the back and 150 lbs of batteries + camping gear we shed 2320 lbs!!
i still have more lbs to go with some wiring and such but probably not more than a couple hundred
the current distribution is 49.7 / 50.3 . . . almost perfectly balanced
will not stay that way but have more confidence adding another fuel cell in the rear and the water tank we are planning will add back only 1000-1100 lbs or so


it is leaf season in the SE and we headed to the Cohutta Wilderness for a nice long weekend

slept in the back for 2 nights and had a blast

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drove some of the NF roads and up to Albert Mt. and hiked to the fire watch tower and hiked to some waterfalls

the FS road was very dry and the couple of potential trouble areas / low places were of no consequence . . . this time
4 x 4 low and we just idled down some of the mountain switchbacks
never touched the brakes or accelerator
just about perfect


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used the dispersed camping wide spot in the road near 'horse camp'

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my size 13 for scale
nice dinner over the fire

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cjken

Explorer
Awesome!!
Looking great!!
Nice weight balance. I guess mine is tail heavy
5,300 front.
8000 rear.
 
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