New kid on the block! AWD Transit with composite camper AEONrv

skirunman

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That back of the exposed transfer switch is an accident wating to happen so is 110V wiring in a compartment that's not protected.

It's a good idea to use different color wire for AC and DC cabling.
We have a cover for the transfer switch that we had off for the photos. The compartment will be "protected" in the production units. The wiring is all Ancor marine wiring and clearly marked. Thanks for the feedback!
 

Alloy

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We have a cover for the transfer switch that we had off for the photos. The compartment will be "protected" in the production units. The wiring is all Ancor marine wiring and clearly marked. Thanks for the feedback!
Dumping that Progressive panel and going all Bluesea will allow everthing to be incorporated. Much more professional than mix & match devices with wiring crossing back and forth.

.....and try a RV style knife gate valve for the grey tank drain.
 
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skirunman

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Dumping that Progressive panel and going all Bluesea will allow everthing to be incorporated. Much more professional than mix & match devices with wiring crossing back and forth.

.....and try a RV style knife gate valve for the grey tank drain.
We looked extensively at Bluesea panels. They obviously make good products, but we actually prefer the automotive style fuses on the 12V side instead of breakers and the cost difference is huge. Wires still need to come in and go out of a panel so not sure how that will clean up much except maybe we could use a Blusesea dual pole breaker for the solar panel cutoff. in the production units we will try to clean up the wiring even more, but we think we have optimized things fairly well in the prototype, not perfect of course. The two main user accessible Bluesea switches are the 24V battery cutoff switch and the 110 switch to select from shore or inverter/alternator charging. I'm not aware of anyway to not have these be installed separately. Anyway, we are always looking how to make things better.

We looked at the RV style knife gate valves and wanted to test out the ball valve. We may do something different in the production units. Thanks again for the feedback.
 
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Alloy

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We looked extensively at Bluesea panels. They obviously make good products, but we actually prefer the automotive style fuses on the 12V side instead of breakers and the cost difference is huge. Wires still need to come in and go out of a panel so not sure how that will clean up much except maybe we could use a Blusesea dual pole breaker for the solar panel cutoff. in the production units we will try to clean up the wiring even more, but we think we have optimized things fairly well in the prototype, not perfect of course. The two main user accessible Bluesea switches are the 24V battery cutoff switch and the 110 switch to select from shore or inverter/alternator charging. I'm not aware of anyway to not have these be installed separately. Anyway, we are always looking how to make things better.

We looked at the RV style knife gate valves and wanted to test out the ball valve. We may do something different in the production units. Thanks again for the feedback.
I suggest looking at examples of marine/boat wiring for examples of optimized wiring.

Bluesea 360 is very expensive. I'd take a look at https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/26/21/ACDC_Panels/Traditional_Metal_Panels

A custom panel can be made with breakers and switches from Carlingtech. That's what Blue Sea uses.
 

gdaut

Active member
I am not sure it is larger than an Earthcrusier, and it certainly seems smaller than an EarthRoamer. Which may be a good thing, depending on what you want.
 

skirunman

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I am not sure it is larger than an EarthCrusier, and it certainly seems smaller than an EarthRoamer. Which may be a good thing, depending on what you want.
I could not find specs on size of living space on EarthCruiser EXP or FX, but based on the exterior dimensions and the pictures I think our box may have more useable space. We are 80" wide, 80" tall, and 162" long on the inside. I'm pretty sure the EarthRoamer LTi is bigger inside, but could not easily get the specs off their website either. We joke that AEONrv gives you 80% of an EarthRoamer for 20% of the cost. Of course we know this is not strictly true and both EC and ER make a great product and are really focused on overlanding as we are somewhat bridging the gap between traditional RVs and overlanding rigs.

Our external dimensions are definitely smaller than ER at 22' long, 8' wide and 10' tall to the edge of the box and 10'4" to the skylight. The EC models are pretty close in size, but slightly smaller when not deployed.
 
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