About Blue Snoopy

Blue Snoopy is a 2012 Nova Vita Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.

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Converting Power

Converting Power

Watts to Amps Amps = Watts/Volts Amps to Watts Watts = Amps x Volts Watts to Volts Volts = Watts/Amps Volts to Watts Watts = Amps x Volts Volts to Amps Amps = Watts/Volts Amps to Volts at fixed wattage Volts = . . . → Read More: Converting Power

Fuel Consumption

14 September 2008

Early fuel consumption figures indicate that the “sweet” speed for our Winnebago Motorhome is approxiimatley 85-88 kph (flat and wind free).  Indication to date is 13.6 litres per 100k’s at this speed.

These early numbers are confirmed by the recent economy run involving several Winnegabo Motorhomes being driven from Queensland to . . . → Read More: Fuel Consumption

Bugger! – A Dent (Sh#!)

Since acquiring the new motorhome, it has been driven to Bathurst, to Narrabeen, to Penrith and finally to the Blue Mountains and Blackheath. After returning from the Blackheath weekend, “Blue Snoopy” had been parked in our drive. Last Sunday “He” noticed a dent in the side panel. Refence to photographs confirmed that the dent . . . → Read More: Bugger! – A Dent (Sh#!)

Using a Generator For Air Conditioning

We attempted to run the AC (Dometic 3300) in the new Winnebago with a Kipor 2600 generator.  With the generator running, the AC “moaned” and the compressor refused to start.  The fan in the AC unit worked. 

Spoke with Dometic who advised that a 2kva generator with invertor technology should start the unit. 

Spoke . . . → Read More: Using a Generator For Air Conditioning

Calculating the Vehicle GVM Weight

When calculating overall weight, remember:

– 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilogram (100 litres weighs approximately 100 kilograms) – 1 litre of diesel fuel weighs approximately .86 of a kilogram  (100 litres weighs approximately 86 kilograms)