GoRV - Digital Magazine Issue #57 | Page 46

Michael ’ s van conversion included a piece of ply fitted behind the driver and passenger seat . Connected to the deep-cycle house battery , which is between the ply and the driver ’ s seat , is a 12V fusebox , which Michael had mounted to the ply .
“ As someone who has renovated a van , some key factors for me to consider was the positioning of the fan installation , including how far I needed to run a cable from the fusebox to the place of installation , and where was the best position to maximise airflow ,” Michael said .
As part of his van conversion , Michael had lined the ceiling of his van with pine tongue-and-groove boards . He selected the rear nearside as the Sirocco II ’ s final position , and drilled a hole in one of the pine boards . It was then just a matter of feeding cable through to the fusebox and connecting the wires provided as part of the Sirocco kit – positive to positive , and negative to negative .
Michael fed the wires through the fan ’ s baseplate , and then simply screwed the baseplate to the pine ceiling .
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