A week or two ago, the time was finally right to try and purchase a lithium battery pack for our bus. I’ve been planning on this for several years now, and in fact our whole project revolves around the energy density afforded by lithium power storage. I don’t think I’m doing anything particularly novel here […]
This acrylic VHB tape application is rated for 11,000 lbs of adhesion when in a shear force spread over 140 inches. In a moving vehicle, make sure your appliances stay put.
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I wrote a post on a facebook forum about adding grid independent power to your RV. It seemed to be helpful enough for someone who’s new to the concept, so here it is for your reading. It would be nice to add some graphs and charts. Off-grid solar kurz gesagt – in brief
We took a trip a couple weekends ago, two passes in the PNW, I-90 and US-2 and stayed at a friend’s house in Cle Elum. I-90 pavement expansion joints are a bit of a boneshaker. I am going to try dropping tire pressure 10 psi in the front (100 right now) and replace shocks in […]
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. We have onboard electrical, propane appliances, showers, and tv now. (the kids also play minecraft on it) If you have any questions about anything, please ask! GFCI/AFCI outlets (they do both types of protection) 50 Amp Main breaker panel with integral transfer switch. This is a […]
Propane and hot water work now, also I got the onboard water pump situation squared. I can cook things. Accumulator tank and instant hot water heater. Hot water is nice. Girard GSWH-2 Proof of concept for capactive tank level monitoring system. The cat has taken well to living on the bus.
Plumbing (expensive!) Propane (heavy!) Cats Working in the rain The water setup is complex because I have hot water preheat to each fixture with a temperature control, and I have a reversing valve shunt set up so I can connect a pick-up line to the water panel, and pump water out of fixed vessels and […]
Hello Internet Friends, It’s been a while. Here’s some pictures of the progress in the last few months. It feels like every win is really hard-wrought. Took a real drive somewhere in the bus last weekend, and aside from random screws and bits rolling out from crevices (they were ones I dropped, I swear!) it […]
I’ve been working mostly on electrical and lighting, some utility and improvements up front, and just trying my hardest to get the storage bay finished up down below. Crawling around on my knees in the gravel in December/January has not felt like the best use of my time, but here I am. In no particular […]
I’ve been working at getting more lighting in, and staying with reflective where possible. I also got the fridge reconnected again, so that’s nice. You’ll see in the photos some landscaping light bulbs – these are a similar mount to the over head console lights I have, so I replaced those incandescents with the LEDs. […]