OUR OFF-GRID TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS IS LOCKABLE! GME UHF Install & Wiring - DIY Expedition Vehicle #18

OUR OFF-GRID TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS IS LOCKABLE! GME UHF Install & Wiring - DIY Expedition Vehicle #18

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coffee and ginger nuts ready i talked about our Aldi ginger nuts in another video here they   are so so so good huge thank you to Penny for  getting them both because they are our favorite if Chris doesn't come to the coffee looks  like the coffee is gonna have to come to Chris   let's see what he's up to can i  carry everything yeah i got this   i can see your leg oh what are you  doing on my side just dic*ing around really   your coffee is gonna get cold i put  this annoying glove box back together   right so a little while ago i mounted the old  uhf off the jeep that i was running but it's a   pretty old antiquated system so it's been  really nice to upgrade to a brand new GME   GME if you're not familiar with it is kind of the  the top of the brands in australia it's designed   here and manufactured here in australia they  make awesome uhf stuff and i think they make   e-pirbs as well so we're running this xrs 370  c4p and then we've got an extra aerial as well   so the way i've had the aerials described to me  because sometimes people aren't quite sure why   sometimes you'll see like a short aerial sometimes  you'll see a really long aerial and then you've   got what's called db so you've got db one to  about db8 when it comes to uhf style aerials   so a good thing to think about is is almost like  an artillery strike so you almost like a range   so if you think one is up in the sky and eight  is directly out in front of you you want to   literally be bombing someone with your signal in  order to contact them now in australia we've got   mostly flat lots of flat terrain so you'll usually  see the longer whip style aerials this is a 6.6 db   aerial and when you go up in that spectrum like i  just said before that's lower almost like straight   across so really really good for like highway  driving stuff with is not much hilly terrain and   then when you get into more hills and mountains a  little bit like say kosciusko national park or for   instance if we're in the pyrenees in europe then  you're gonna go your shorter db and that's closer   to one so something like two or three and that's  kind of firing your signal up into the air and   you literally up that way you're literally  lobbing it over mountains and over crests   and that's how you can talk to people further  away so if we find ourselves in hilly terrain   we can change to our shorter lower db  aerial and easily connect that to this okay so this plate here kind of goes in there i  guess and my feet don't go anywhere near it so   it's basically wasted space but it's a really  good spot i thought to mount the uhf because   one of the things i like about the uhf is that  all of the controls are on the actual handpiece   rather than on the control box so this can be  small tucked away and you never have to really   use it so that's going to be down there now  on the inside i've mounted a little fuse box   i guess little fuse station so these are some  of the negatives for my lights anyway if you're   wondering what those are but positive and negative  that goes up to my number one switch here so these   are completely inactive until i press the switch  and then i can use a uhf camera system and stuff   even if the car's not on or the truck's not on  so all i need to do here is the uhfs for 12 volt   i want to keep everything in the cab 24 volts so  got this little it's like gme's little converter   specifically for their unit so incredibly low  power draw i'm just going to stick that on with   some vhb tape there and plug the controller in the  uhf controller and we'll be away laughing really   so and then it's given me a whole heap more  room to uh to mount any other accessories   that i want to have up here in the cab so  that's what i'm going to do this morning   so chris is just finalizing the wiring of the 12  volt 24 volt converter in the cab and i'm gonna   make him lunch I'm making lunch every day so that  he's got a short break and just eat and go back to   work every day it's got an exact same lunch bagel  smoked trout cream cheese rocket except yesterday   he didn't buy the normal smoked trout  that is already filleted and it's just   like basically i grab it and i put it in a  bagel this time he grabbed the whole fish   it's your job normally me i'm i'm the one  cooking I catch and fillet you cook i don't   know about you're the one who's got a spearfishing  jumper all right it's true show us how it's done so it's already been smoked  so i'll just remove that still got bones though so not the sharpest of knives you're not How is it? Very nice very very nice this is how i've got it all set up now so got  the xrs just sitting right there with uhf going   up into the cab and now i've sneakily mounted the  shorter aerial which i probably won't change too   much especially here in australia but it's kind  of quick access for us right above the windscreen   there i don't know if you can see that so right  there but yeah that was a breeze to   set up and wire it all up because i did most  of the groundwork the last couple of days   all right so yesterday chris installed the uhf  radio on his side but now today we've got as well   the handheld radio which is for me that will be  on the passenger side which i guess will be very   useful once we get back into traveling especially  when we go off-roading so we had one on the jeep   last year and i remember particularly on Climies track where i was like filming at the same time   spotting him that was so so useful to be able  to guide him because it was quite an intense   track and i would imagine as well with the Mog  because it's obviously a much bigger vehicle and   potentially harder to drive i mean i've never  driven it yet maybe one day we don't know so   i can imagine that Chris will really need my help  so this is where the GME handheld radio will come   into action so now i just want to find a place  as well in the cab to potentially have its setup   instead of having it in a glove box where  potentially i'll just forget about it i   would like to have it as well potentially on  that side similar as chris has on the driver's   side so that i can just grab and get out of the  of the Mog all right so let's just have a look   how big it is it looks like it would  fit i can still shut the door no issue so the wiring of the reverse camera is done   it is so nice time to test yeah all  right jump round all right it's working yes so reverse sight works reverse  light works okay and reverse camera   is my auxiliaries okay i'll  go behind and i'll say hi yay look at this idiot it's a working day and this is how she behaves   job's a good 'un oh right god oh no you've booby-trapped my chair keep playing this  that's why you're recording so for those who   wonder you can see on the beautiful sticker  here but these chairs are from kmart they're   quite cheap and to be honest they're pretty good  they're pretty good so last year we had some front   runner compact chairs and to be honest as good as  they were compact and very good in terms of space   they were definitely not really comfortable  and they were just rubbish quality yeah not   very good quality they actually broke twice so  yeah we decided we're never gonna buy those again   so don't recommend the Front Runner chairs Kmart chairs pretty good for the price now a well-deserved lunch all right so just completed  our first hatch so i'm so happy   this is the second one we got the little  hinges from styromax they arrived yesterday   they're also by Takigen that japanese company  so real sturdy and good and we're putting three   per hatch so i'm just gonna  first find my halfway point then i know where that first  one goes and then i'm going   80 millimeters in from  each side is where i put the   the other two hatches that's kind of just the  role i've given myself and then yeah go from there oh a tiny bit more on the left moment of truth technically good work yeah the day has come to install the  door work on the door okay so   this is our handle not completely flush but  pretty bloody sturdy made out of 316 stainless   that flips down we've got a key so i'll  just grab the key so that goes in like so   open and then it's a 360 degree rotating handle so  it's on a bit of a ball joint that turns a square   shaft which in turn will move on the inside of  our box a cam so you can see that cam moves up   and down and then that it's a little bit like  this that is going to move two rods two big   long stainless steel rods one going down one  going up and therefore it becomes a three-point   locking system and i reckon that's going to be  the safest way to go and then we just need to   source a handle probably another stainless  handle that'll go on this square peg shaft   and we can open it up from the inside now you  may say what happens if someone comes along   because say i remove this key here someone comes  along from the outside while we're on the inside   and shuts it it locks when it's  shut and this cam no longer moves so that becomes interesting first of all what we  can do we can remove our handle from the inside   and we can undo a couple of nuts and just pull  the cam off so that wouldn't be the end of the   world we can then get out that way alternatively  i can open the window which is next to the door   and very easily because we've measured this  up open it from within the box so super secure   and we can get out if for some reason someone  locked us in yeah so now we cut into our door which is pretty straightforward i just did  a mock-up on another piece of panel like   i did for the hatches all i need to do is cut  out that square there and that shaft and then   i'm actually going to glue this handle into  the door instead of mechanically fastening it   because if i mechanically fasten it from within  the inside of the door it's going to leave too   big of a hole which i don't want to do so i'm  going to glue everything in worst case that glue   ever failed then i'll look at mechanically  fastening it so i need to glue the gasket   that seal to the handle and then i need to  glue the gasket to the inside of the box   that's the plan thank you again to our patron  because all the hatchet hardware the door hardware   all of that came thanks to their june  contributions so it's really meaningful for   us it's the ability to be able to be safe and  lock the mug so yeah huge thank you from here a bit more this way oh glued our handle in place glued the gasket  glued the actual handle got some weight on it now   we'll probably end up sealing around it at a bit  of a later date but um yeah our handle is in place   and again the old battery it's  coming in handy he's coming in   now time to put the seals on the door  so can you double check the bottom   all right so yesterday we successfully installed  the seals on the doors and now it's time to put   the hinges on the door so we will go with the  same one that we went with the hatch the one   from Styromax Takigen marine hinges which we're  quite happy with we've just measured that they are   exactly at the same spacing on the door we'll  be using seven of them unfortunately we only have   six left because we used three on each hatch which  initially we thought were only used to anyway long   story short this is where we are now chris is  going to do the holes with his drill thank you as   well to the comments on youtube who tried to help  us as well with our disappointment from last week   a few of you mentioned that we could have  used the piano hinge on the outside yeah i   don't know why we didn't think of that that would  easily have worked so i'll grab the hinge one sec   so yeah we could have done that the only thing  we talked with chris is maybe looks wise it would   have not looked as nice but that's the only thing  so a bit about these hinges so these are rated for   marine use so they should be very very durable and  the pin that goes through these plastic latches   is actually stainless steel this is tricky to  know what grade of stainless steel it is when   we bought it it was meant to be 316 stainless i'm  not convinced because the three one six stainer   i've seen does not look like that i reckon it's a  lower grade and then i saw someone in the comments   they said the actual pin that goes through the  center wasn't even stainless steel so that rusted   so we definitely can at a later date remove  these hinges if we don't like them and   we can definitely slap that straight on i had  already pre-drilled these holes but for our longer   um hinge which i've got in storage there i haven't  even pre-drilled the holes for so that's fine   so we can definitely do that at a later date if  that proves to be a stronger sort of system as   you guys probably know having your hinge on the  outside of the box or door whatever is really   less than ideal in terms of security because  it's much easier for someone to just take the   hinges off and pull the door off now the way i'm  doing the door lock on the inside that won't be   possible even if you remove the hinges you won't  be able to pull the door off yeah by the time they   got that door off they would have destroyed  the entire door anyway and then whatever so   and i don't think this would be much stronger  either because you could just grab a punch   um from one end and you could just  knock the entire pin out in one assembly   so i don't really think having this on  the outside would be stronger either um   even if it was riveted so that's  kind of where we're at with that   i'll have to think of something to do with the  hatches because that yeah if you pulled the   hinges off you could probably just take the hatch  door away um so we'll look into that a bit further we did it we hung the door well can we go all the way yeah   the door handle can smash so we just  gotta be careful of that right now   yeah well let's have some let's  just type something there for now it's a bit squishy on the seal not real bad  but it's a little bit squishy on the seal all right so i can finish the rod system i've trimmed the rod so we'll  put that in that guy goes   in there that's our rod at the locked  position at the unlocked position   okay we're back so um that goes here now what  i did was we went to bunnings of course and i   bought this stainless steel so it's 316 stainless  double eye bolt so i've already used one eye at   the bottom so i'm just going to pull that guy out  there and then that eye is going to go here and   that's going to act as our sorry it's going to go  here on the door act as our rod guide and then all   i need to do is drill a four millimeter hole and  put one of these m5 rivena in the door there and   this guy will screw into that so i'll do that now  and then we'll show you the finished result so one   thing that chris forgot to mention was actually  to trim the little eye screw thing all right also why are we here because we've got some very  clever and very knowledgeable people watching   us give us some recommendations for what  we should do for stair system we've got   potentially some ideas but let us know  and we'll be keen to hear what you think you have to fix that noise though   yeah it works so now we just need to buy a handle  for that square peg and we are in business so   don't mind me good morning so last week it is  monday we installed the gas strut on our other   hatch didn't go completely smoothly but we got  there in the end and that was our first gas   strap so we've gone with a little goliath one  also from bunnings it is 100 newtons of force   it's non-adjustable the adjustable ones are really  expensive so we're giving these 100 newton ones a   crack it comes on like a little ball joint already  and we've just got these little brackets to put in   uh we now know the measurements of what worked  on the other hatch and also the measurements of   what didn't work and um so this should be really  easy today so i'm just going to rivet this in   and yeah we'll be there and we'll show you  the finished result yeah so just very quick   uh information of what didn't work are you  supposed to have uh your bracket i guess   closer to your hinge 20 of the length of  your hatch or door whatever you're making   and we added just on the other side yeah  we had 20 from the opening not 20 from the   hinge and apparently that makes a huge  difference and it doesn't work yeah so   they're about easy to rectify so let's do this  so i've taken the measurements that goes there do you mind running around the other side and  double checking if you think that looks pretty   much the same so you got measuring yeah i already  have but just so that you can double measure it   so we've got about a half from the  bottom five and a half yeah cool confirmative and approved and  approved so that's the all clear you okay ta-da this is the finished result  of the two gas struts only need one   very happy with it works treat like a spaceship and it's over my head which is what i wanted  yeah and i can as well reach which was one of   the criterias i don't have to be on my tippy toes  to reach the top of the heart so yeah that's fine   closer yeah very good job cool all right so this  concludes this week's episode we hope you liked it   it's not yet the entire fit out but we're  getting closer our two main goals the past   weeks where to make the mark not only waterproof  but also lockable which we have accomplished   finally and i wanna i have such a huge jobs  list i wanted to be able to take a few of   them off so that's really why i want to do the  lights and the wiring and stuff like that so   the jobs this is getting a little bit smaller  before we start the interior so we'll start   working on inside for next week thanks a lot for  watching and we'll see you next week cheers guys

2021-07-07 18:56

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