Benroy for my baby

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby ojgrsoi » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:24 am

Quality craftsmanship for sure. :applause:
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby KCStudly » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:27 am

tony.latham wrote:Holy-Moly, that thing's looking good!


+1 !!! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Thanks all!

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:07 pm

:thumbsup: Nice! :thumbsup:
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:08 am

KCStudly wrote:
tony.latham wrote:Holy-Moly, that thing's looking good!


+1 !!! :thumbsup: :applause:


I'll second that post... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You've really been rolling along with the camper.. and it looks great.. :D
Finally back to working on the Raven, I too have had a problem with the trailer lights. Finally traced it down to a bad wiring harness. Was a short in the 4 way plug on the trailer end..
Glad to see yours coming together so well,, You'll be camping before we are.. :FNP
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:51 pm

Staryder61 wrote:
KCStudly wrote:
tony.latham wrote:Holy-Moly, that thing's looking good!


+1 !!! :applause:


I'll second that post...

You've really been rolling along with the camper.. and it looks great.. :D
Finally back to working on the Raven, I too have had a problem with the trailer lights. Finally traced it down to a bad wiring harness. Was a short in the 4 way plug on the trailer end..
Glad to see yours coming together so well,, You'll be camping before we are.. :FNP
Thanks David! Glad you are feeling better! Looking forward to seeing your updates!

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby DWT77 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:19 pm

Your teardrop is turning out fantastic!
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Wed May 02, 2018 7:01 pm

DWT77 wrote:Your teardrop is turning out fantastic!
Thanks dwt77!

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 pm

Minor updates recently.

Out on my latches and locks. That was a pain because I needed to make acrylic spacers for the latch points to bring them up.

I finally got my struts to work after two sperate strengths and lengths and 4 different mounting locations. I started with 33" and 100lb after using the hatch calculator. My counter being high had a big impact on my positioning and length of struts. And I couldn't close my hatch. I settled with 28" and 75lb. The hatch doesn't go as high as I would like but I don't want to rush buying a 30" and the hatch not being able to close again.

Worked on my galley shelf and galley fuse box that powers the galley light, fridge, and USB\12v outlet.

I know I sound stupid but How do you know what amp fuses you need for each device? I went with 10amp for the lighting and vent fan, 15 for the fridge and 30 for solar charger.

Also mocked up my fenders. One came in dented so I have to wait to receive another one before I can primer, paint, and mount. I have to give it up to etrailer.com, they have great customer service.

I forgot to mention that mcmaster Carr and vintage technologies as well has given me excellent customer as well. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby tony.latham » Thu May 03, 2018 9:18 pm

I know I sound stupid but How do you know what amp fuses you need for each device? I went with 10amp for the lighting and vent fan, 15 for the fridge and 30 for solar charger.


You protect your circuit based on the size of the wire, not the anticipated load.

From Bluesea.com:

Generally, circuit protection devices are installed to protect the wiring from overheating during overloads or faults. The simplest approach for selecting a circuit protection device rating is to choose an amperage rating that is equal to or less than the current rating, ampacity of the wire. If the wire ampacity is significantly greater than the load current, as might be with small loads or with wiring of increased size to reduce voltage drop, then a range of circuit protection values between the load requirement and the wire ampacity may be acceptable. Larger ampacity values reduce the probability of nuisance failures and reduce fuse heating; smaller ampacity values provide more conservative protection for the wiring.


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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:28 am

Clam, you are doing so good on this.. :applause: :thumbsup:
The texture and paint on the PMF turned out really good as well as the stripes you painted..
I like the hatch latches, are they from McMaster?

So, when's your first camping :vroom: trip scheduled?
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Sat May 05, 2018 5:13 pm

Staryder61 wrote:Clam, you are doing so good on this.. :applause:
The texture and paint on the PMF turned out really good as well as the stripes you painted..
I like the hatch latches, are they from McMaster?

So, when's your first camping :vroom: trip scheduled?
Thanks David! Remarkably the paint went on better than expected for my first time.

Yes from mcmaster Carr.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#1807A62

Definitely not cheap but I need to protect my fridge.

I'm hoping to find a camp site on memorial day weekend but I doubt there will be any good ones. If not then probably the second week of June.

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby S. Heisley » Sat May 05, 2018 7:27 pm

I like how you perfectly matched the PMF overlap to the lip of the hatch. :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby KCStudly » Sat May 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Good eye, Sharon!

It was so well done I didn't notice at first. And that is the sign of true craftsmanship. :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Sun May 06, 2018 11:40 am

KCStudly wrote:Good eye, Sharon!

It was so well done I didn't notice at first. And that is the sign of true craftsmanship. :applause: :thumbsup:
S. Heisley wrote:I like how you perfectly matched the PMF overlap to the lip of the hatch. :thumbsup: :applause:


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