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Electrical system done right - Nimbl (ex XP Camper)


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(FYI they service the old XP Camper models.)

“With 60 some campers in the field we find ourselves doing quite a bit of service and upgrades. One of the more significant upgrades we offer is our comprehensive electrical system refit. We gut the entire electrical bay and install a custom Victron/Blue Sea/Sterling system with BattleBorn LiFePO4 batteries. It's a big, complex upgrade but ends up performing, and looking, amazing.  

The Victron Color Control consolidates all the controls and information into one easy to use intelligent display, making monitoring your electrical vitals a snap. You can also monitor and control everything by Bluetooth on your phone or even access and control it via the internet (great for monitoring when stored).”

https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/nimbl-vehicles-build-thread.214598/page-3

One can only dream……

John Davies

Spokane WA

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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Yep, looks nice.  Interesting bus bars on the batteries - looks like bent copper bar with plastidip?  I kind of like that solution vs some of the other bus bar implementations we've seen.  It seems like it preserves much of the flexibility of cables.  That Multi looks like it could use a bit more breathing room though.  What's that box on top of the batteries on the left?

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The original pictures I downloaded are higher res than the ones on the forum. Here you go…. I flipped and cropped it.

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I am not 100% sure why they chose that particular product, but the quality is top notch.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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Another pic from that thread shows a clear lexan (?) cover over those copper (?) battery bus bars, probably to prevent accidental damage from somebody thinking they are battery pull handles 😳. If it were my installation I would have prominent NO GRAB labels on all four of them. You have to build for the worst case scenario, which includes an owner who is tired, inebriated, and possibly standing in the rain at night with a flashlight gripped in his teeth. 

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You can sort of see the aircraft Dzus quick release fasteners that hold it on. That is very high end design work..

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https://files.southco.com/static/documents/brochures/201808-BR-Quick-Access-Fasteners_EN.pdf

This illustrates that you probably are getting your money’s worth for the $250,000 base price (including $70k truck allowance and the aluminum ute bed.)

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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I liked the old xp, and so glad guys with good background brought it back.

I still think it's a ton of money for a softside popup, in the bed area,  where I would likely be (very) cold in some seasons. For me, that, and the "popup" shower,  are big negatives. It is, however,  a really nice camper. For a truck camper.

Years ago,, we met owners of an xp at a carwash in Fairbanks, and hung out with them for an hour or so.  We'd both done the arctic circle run, and spent a lot of time (and money,) getting the dirt off our campers. The inside of their xp  was very thoughtfully designed, with hidden storage nooks everywhere. They had broken the diesel cooktop when a door fell open. Those hydraulic lifts are powerful crushers.

 

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I just noticed it looks like a Sterling battery to battery charger in front of the Multi.  I wonder why they chose that over a Victron when they used Victron kit everywhere?  With a truck camper especially, you'd think that they'd want engine charging info to be integrated with everything else.

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