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Old 04-14-2020, 01:17 PM   #29
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That's pretty darn cool. You sure enough have adequate storage height in the basement bays! Nice work.
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There is ton of room and for my next trick I'm going to shove about (8) 6V batteries @24V about 440AH worth to the right of the two storage containers in that section with the whole solar charging control system. On the complete other side will be about 100 to 200 gallons of water. There is 6 bays in total, 4 with doors and 2 without. We will have 2 bays for my stuff 2 bays for wife's stuff 1 bay for tools, another bay for genset and accessories. Then you got the space right below the camper to store stuff.
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Wiring up solar system to 2017 NEC codes and using ABYC codes too with marine wiring. Midnite Solar 150 charge controller with their breakers and quick disconnect, some class T fuses from Blue Seas with the holders from them and the bus bars all the wiring is Ancor marine grade, a Renogy battery monitor and some shut off switches for everything. The panels are Renogy's 100W monocrystalline compact 12V ones ran series of 3 to 4 sets in parallel. I welded the aluminum frames they sit on and are portable up to 50 ft from the rig so I don't have to cook the rig in summer sun trying to get solar to run the AC. Wire running to them to is 6 AWG marine wire wrapped in PET braided sleeving and can be quick disconnected with Anderson connectors. There is a shutdown switch for the shutdown with quick disconnects for everything per NEC 2017 solar codes/annotations.
System is 24V 440 AH 1200 watts in solar panels, going to 1800 watts in couple months Also a AIMS 6kw inverter/charger 120/240V for any AC needs, yes it drinks a lot even on idle and I got a 1.5kw on the way. The 6kw is so I can weld in a pinch without starting up a generator, run my power tools and charges the batteries if I ever need it with 10kw gen set that is dual fuel.
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Lastly this is them setting out when not on the rig.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:20 PM   #33
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Writing more on the wall here... Decided to upgrade the vents, got some Maxxair fan vents with rain shields and proceeded to toss the olí aluminum Hehr vent. Sealed it up with 5200 and zip tied the screen to the rain shield since it was poor design to fall apart. Will put another one another day but, it wants to rain tomorrow so another day. Since they donít make 24v fans I have to step them both down.
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Nice. That unit will serve you well.
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Nice. That unit will serve you well.
Yes it will, now if I can just master gel coating I can do some real damage. Be a fiberglass master at this rate. Roof needs fixing and painting, who knows I might know how to gel coat by then.
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I like seeing your progress. This is a very unique build.
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I like seeing your progress. This is a very unique build.
Yes I can tell by the lack of comments from anyone or the input too. I turn more heads, get thumbs up, trains honking horns and get more compliments when it's going down the road than half million dollar units. Me and the wife call it the WTF look.
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Keep it going, I for one am still watching. Complete with pics of course!
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Keep it going, I for one am still watching. Complete with pics of course!
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For the awaited pictures, in goes the second roof vent. These really pull air just with one on, with one on it causes the second one blade to spin on high setting from the air it pulls. Bad part is it sucks as much power as my freezer when itís on high.
The reason for that rubber mat on the roof is to block sunlight. Thatís where the exhaust was for the refrigerator that was in here, I only run on 24V DC here for refrigeration. Will spray foam it over in next couple weeks inside to stop light transmission, I fiberglassed it over
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I took the covers off and spray painted the vent hoods with Plasti-Dip light was still coming in through the smoked hoods.That took care of the problem, now if I can get rid of the birds in the trees 2 feet from the camper waking us up around 6 am. I'm retired damnit leave us alone.
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Any more updates?

Interested in how far you got with this project.
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