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Thread: Medium Duty Ambulance FAQ (Freightliner, International, GMC, Chev)

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    Default Medium Duty Ambulance FAQ (Freightliner, International, GMC, Chev)

    Thanks to Java

    A source for replacement bellows/accordion seals cab to module.

    http://uni-grip.com/products/accordion-seals
    2007 Freightliner Dualcab Ambulance conversion. Check it out here
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    Select-Tech Ambulances also sells cab-module rubber bellows material

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    Just in case you were wondering. An Onan 2500/2800 W generator fits between the frame rail at the back of the module.





    2007 Freightliner Dualcab Ambulance conversion. Check it out here
    FJ75 Landcruiser 6 wheeler (Converting to an AmboCamper)
    1963 BMW /2 with a Ural Sidecar.

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    12 volt power is a challenge when it comes to plugs and sockets. The standard cigarette lighter plug is a pretty flimsy connector, yet it shows up all over the place. The European cigarette lighter plug and socket are much heavier duty, but they are an interior design, and not intended for wet locations. They show up fairly often in ambulance modules, though.

    I found another option, and it's one that I have decided to use for any plug-connected 12 volt equipment in my ambulance. The connector is available in 2,3 & 4 pin configurations, it's rated at 20 amps, and it's designed for weather exposure. It's a standard for plug-connected solar equipment as well.

    The plug has a cable connector that can handle up to about a 7/16" OD cable as well, plus it has a rubber cable grip incorporated in its design. The receptacle has a rubber cap for the connector's sockets as well.

    It's available from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    I did some more digging, and Furrion uses this connector in a power port to connect their solar panels to an RV. It's available from Amazon for $24.00. I'm installing several on the exterior of my buggy for portable floodlights/etc.

    Furrion uses pin-1 for positive, and pin-2 for negative.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017P8H8PE...3BT8G2ZB&psc=1

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    I remember some talk on here about a hydraulic front axle for MDT’s.
    Anyone have any experience with that??
    If it is a possible way to turn a MDT 4x4 I could be a good option for medium duty ambulance conversions.
    I think it was called the trutrac or something like that.
    There does not seem to be a lot of options for 4x4 medium duty ambos other than the Kodiak.

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    Ez Trac.
    http://eztracawd.com

    Need to have a truck with the J1939 control bus so usually something after 2004 which brings you into the EGR emissions era.
    2007 Freightliner Dualcab Ambulance conversion. Check it out here
    FJ75 Landcruiser 6 wheeler (Converting to an AmboCamper)
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    Happy New Year Bevan and family !
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    Default Medium Duty Ambulance FAQ (Freightliner, International, GMC, Chev)

    Not sure if this could be useful to anyone, but there seem to be a few Kodiak builds currently in progress.
    I found this while researching cab and chassis dimensions.

    https://www.gmupfitter.com/files/med...500_Pgs_D7.pdf


    Ozrock thank you for the eztrac link
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