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by patoz
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Ambos 2wd
Topic: Checking out a Ambo by the road
Replies: 2
Views: 287
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Re: Checking out a Ambo by the road

Cool video! You are correct, that ambulance is just right for converting to an RV. I's completely intact, pretty good shape, and the engine runs, although I did see a small oil leak underneath at the bell housing. Price is about right, but I'd hit up the 'or best offer' option, and start around $6,5...
by patoz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New batts: Cross-wired or Parasitic drain?
Replies: 2
Views: 630
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Re: New batts: Cross-wired or Parasitic drain?

If you have the polarity correct and are still getting large welder type arcing, I would check for a direct short between the positive cable(s) and ground somewhere. Parasitic drains are usually small current flow from things like flashlights and/or radio chargers, the defibrillator which I doubt yo...
by patoz
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Ambos 2wd
Topic: Patoz trailer
Replies: 23
Views: 6165
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Re: Patoz trailer

I just looked up Dexter Axles and they have 8 lug Light Duty versions starting at 5,500 lbs. up to 8,000 lbs., with a 3" or 3.5" diameter axle tube, so it could be anywhere in that range. The small diameter of the hub looks like their Nev-R-Lube Hub version, and that is what was throwing m...
by patoz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Ambos 2wd
Topic: Patoz trailer
Replies: 23
Views: 6165
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Re: Patoz trailer

Actually they are 8 bolt, but the diameter of that hub is tiny compared to mine. http://forum.expeditionportal.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=259296&d=1418166133&thumb=1 http://forum.expeditionportal.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=259297&d=1418166219&thumb=1 Mine are 8 bolt also, b...
by patoz
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Ambos 2wd
Topic: Patoz trailer
Replies: 23
Views: 6165
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Re: Patoz trailer

He did a nice job on it, but I would be concerned about that short tongue. Better for off-road but easy to jack knife when backing up. I also can't believe he went with single tires and wheels on that little axle either. That looks like a 3,500 lb. axle and I'm using a 10,000 lb. one with dual wheel...
by patoz
Thu May 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Security
Topic: Surveilance Cameras Security System
Replies: 8
Views: 2610
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Re: Surveilance Cameras Security System

I would be interested as well!
by patoz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with Inverter/Charging Wiring Diagram
Replies: 17
Views: 3892
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Re: Help with Inverter/Charging Wiring Diagram

VERY GOOD POINT Pat, I had somehow missed that obvious fact now that you point it out DUH! SO if I understanding you (in my very limited electrical knowledge) the best option would then be NOT to mess with switching anything in wiring with inverter etc But adding a 110v light or two and wire direct...
by patoz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Propane Storage,plumbing,etc
Replies: 12
Views: 3885
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Re: Propane Storage,plumbing,etc

A link to the 2005 NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Regulation on RV's. There are actually 3 later versions to supersede this one, But this is the newest freely available version I could find; http://hamyarenergy.com/static/fckimages/files/NFPA/Hamyar%20Energy%20NFPA%201192%20-%202005.pd...
by patoz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with Inverter/Charging Wiring Diagram
Replies: 17
Views: 3892
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Re: Help with Inverter/Charging Wiring Diagram

Mine was built by Southern Ambulance Co. I will try to follow the wires and see if I can tell where they go. I agree, I want everything to work from the ShorePower and the engine off. In addition, I would like to run some AC items directly from the ShorePower that will only work when the ShorePower...
by patoz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Misc Ambo Related
Topic: MRE -vs- kitchen install
Replies: 3
Views: 1523
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Re: MRE -vs- kitchen install

MREs are great for this. I bought Survival Kits from both Wise Foods and Mountain House to test and keep just in case preparations. The Wise company packs were ok, some were good some sucked. But Mountain House brand were very good and will be my choice going forward. Easy to make by just pouring i...