|I called the very helpful staff at Just Kampers|
and ordered all the bits I needed, which was
all in stock and they all arrived the next day.
|Although I cannot fault the Just Kampers|
service, I could question the overkill on the
|My 115ah leisure battery which I purchased|
from Halfords. I made sure it would fit onto
my left hand battery tray by measuring the
space available and then measuring the battery.
As it turned out it there was more than
enough room in the engine bay.
|My microbus in the Oil Droppers workshop.|
Stuart is jacking up the front as we need
access under the bus for routing the exhaust
flue and fresh air intake pipes. Stuart is
currently carrying out a lot of work on the
twin slider bay (pictured).
|First thing to do was lay out all the pieces of|
kit I had bought so we knew what we had and
could plan as to what went where, how we were
going to do things and in what order.
|Lovely nice neat hole cut in my floor. You can |
see how close it was to the chassis rail. This
hole, on the outside of the chassis rail will be
for the exhaust flue and will we have the fresh
air intake pipe on the inside of the chassis rail.
|You can see in this photo both holes cut either|
side of the chassis rail. If your going to attempt
this, measure, and re-measure several times
to make sure everything will be OK and that
you have clearance under the bus.
|The fresh air intake hole on the opposite side |
of the chassis rail.
|Stuart working hard ensuring there will be|
enough clearance for the pipework.
|Pipework in position with 'jubliee clips' fitted.|
We did cut away the flooring before the final
installation of the heater as advised in the
instructions that came with the kit.
|With the heater location and exhaust pipes|
all sorted the next thing to do was to wire in the
thermostat, this meant taking it apart to connect
the wires to the correct terminals inside the unit.
|Stuart drilling a hole in my new buddy seat to |
enable us to route the wires from the heater
to the thermostat.
|This photo show the fresh air intake pipe in|
its final location. Stuart secured this pipe with
cable ties through existing holes in the chassis
which meant we didn't have to drill any new
|On the opposite side of the chassis is the exhaust|
flue pipe which was secured in place using the
'P' clips provided in the kit. You can also see
the flexi gas pipe wrapped round the main heat
|With the heater in position and wired up, it was|
time to get power into the bus via a auxiliary
fuse box mounted under the buddy seat.
This location would also house my 1000w
(2000w max) pure sine wave power inverter.
|A close up look of how the wires enter the base|
of the rock and roll bed. This is where I will also
feed the wires from the cigarette lead up to the
new fuse box.
|Once all the interior work had been completed,|
now it's time to fit the split charge relay and
leisure battery. Stuart is seen here taking the
wire from the split charge relay to the alternator.
|Leisure battery in position. You can see the|
red power wire from the fuse box entering the
engine bay. All Stuart has to do is to connect
both battery terminals.
|The leisure battery all wired up nice and neat|
with new battery terminals. Now this is the
standard of Stuarts wiring. Volkswagen should
|Stuarts wiring from the relay to the alternator|
all nice and neat which is in stark contrast to
the rest of the wiring throughout the bus!