Conversion101, now called Buses101.com,
06/29/2018 11:38 PM
The latest RVIA code says you now can use Romex 14 gauge wiring in a bus
conversion motor home. In our coaches, we pre-build a distribution panel with
all circuit breakers installed and wiring installed and coming out 2 ft to a
pigtail receptacle. We then install pre-cut runs of 8 - 12 sections with
switches and receptacle already attached throughout the coach. We simply connect
them to the pigtails and mark what circuit breaker they are connected to. When
the electrical system is ready, we simply attach all the runs to the load center, and then
Whenever you have an inverter, you must have storage batteries.
We've tried them all: Marine batteries, golf car batteries, and even deep cycle
automobile batteries. Because of the gassing, we've found the best method is not
to have a pack of many singular batteries wired together; i.e.
six 6 V golf car batteries can give you a 36 Volt pack.
We've tried a very large singular battery designed to go in electric forklifts
like you see in Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and large warehouses. We've found one of
the better batteries in this industry is Deka.
By using one larger battery approximately 22 inches high by 30 inches long by 18 inches
wide to be perfect for most bus conversions. This battery, with an automatic waterer
and the right charger, is the best way to go.