Removal of the front bumper is the biggest drawback while installing this parking aide. The previously installed backup parking sensor, had a quickly removable rear bumper; the front bumper involves dozens of screws, bolts, clips and clasps. The firewall is another unexpected hassle, together with the power source and switch location. The backup parking is… Continue reading Front Parking Sensor
A new all-electric Tesla cargo van is unlikely to be produced for many years, but the likelihood was first mentioned when CEO Elon Musk recently discussed his future plans with the company. The electric van could be built on the truck chassis, used for the pickup truck that may hit the market next year. Tesla… Continue reading A New All-Electric Tesla Cargo Van
Just finished the front bumper parking sensor. Having it in front, requires an in-line switch. The full project will be published on the Project Page soon, in the meantime you can have a look at how I installed the similar rear sensor.
Some time ago I ordered the CCP upgrade kit from my local Ford dealer and it was time to do the installation. My Transit van is equipped with only one battery and therefore only one 12V terminal that has a maximum load of 60 Amps. Before my last trip, I installed a small inverter that… Continue reading Adding Amps To The CCP
The Ford Transit, like many of its competitors, is equipped with a Customer Connection Point (CCP) that enables the upfitter to access the surplus electrical power produced by the engine’s alternator. A direct connection between alternator and the house battery bank of a RV has always been the acceptable way of charging the batteries. But… Continue reading Ford Transit CCP
After the decision to buy the Samlex 450w inverter, it was a matter of ordering on-line. I received the SAM-450-12 Modified Sine Wave Inverter this morning and by all means, it’s a fairly small and lightweight device, but that’s to be expected when we’re dealing with these small loads. No remote start is included, but… Continue reading Samlex SAM-450-12 Modified Sine Wave Inverter
I’m just at the beginning of the conversion of my cargo van and the decision about the final design of the electrical system is still a long way off. I had to rethink the design again, as I’m preparing for my first multi-day trip with the van. The Electrical System I have long envisioned a… Continue reading How A Simple Inverter Saved My Day!