Vanagon – update about minor mods

I’ve been kinda quiet in the last few weeks about minor vanagon hacks and mods, my weekend time has been taken up with other chores. But I have a few things percolating in the workshop; some propane fridge modifications, yet another led strip for interior lighting, and a “new to me” connector for the solar panels. 

I think the fridge mods will be the first finished. I have this extra fridge in the workshop that I gave a complete R&R. Having it on the bench let me try out some ideas around enhanced cooling of the fins. I just have to hook up power and propane and give it go.

Oh and I’ve been playing around with the already tried mod of a PWM motor controller for the ventilation/heating and rear heater fans. It works well and would be a reasonable fix if the resistors in the stock system fail. I’m dithering about whether it’s worth installing in a functioning system.

  1. #1 by edbee on April 10, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    the suspense… 🙂 I am interested to see what you have tried with the fridge!

    • #2 by albell on April 10, 2017 - 9:14 pm

      It’s nothing earthshaking Ed. You know it’s down to incremental improvements. I’ll say more in the post but assisting getting rid of the heat from the fins is almost all you can do. Can’t add insulation can you? Cheers



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