I washed my solar panels for the first time in a few months. Here’s the difference on two nearly identical solar days.
Several people have asked how we keep the fridge doors latched. Basically, we use a door lock latch, like this one. (Click for details!) We started with adhesive child lock latches on the fridge, but it was weak and would pop open occasionally for a big surprise when driving – not the safest. The inspiration […]
Internet was one of the most challenging technical implementations I had to solve on the bus. For me, it was more difficult than building the battery and energy systems, or the roof raise. Here is a brief tale of my journey. While building the bus, I placed a spare wireless router in it that just […]
Hello Reader! I am back-posting a lot of content right now, so it might appear that I just up and disappear from the planet – let me assure you that is not the case. May the next decade bring you prosperity and positive change!
We’ve been buying bottled water for a while as we live in places where the water is a little less than savory. It’s fine but I get tired of all the containers carting around and the waste they generate. We used those pay water filling stations a bit with a larger bottle, but having to […]
We loaded up and hit the open road headed for Utah. Took awhile to leave since he had to find a truck stop and check the tire pressure. The monitor he installed indicated 80psi and it is supposed to be 100. The hand held radios were not acting right so we tried to fix it. […]
25kWh of total capacity. Charge and discharge limits fence this to 19kW of usable capacity with an expected lifetime of 14-18 years before replacement of cells is necessary. 3kVA in split phase. So about 6kW total outputish. Recharges via 50 AMP RV connection or 2.5kW of roof solar. Remote monitoring via cellular data with packet radio fallback. Weighs about […]