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 […]
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 […]
Wiring the battery pack took some time to get right. I had a rough plan in mind already, driven mostly from the way the pack has to be put together. I started with the geometry dictated by the bus bars. Those were set because of the layout of the frame itself. You can see on […]
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 […]
So the water tanks that need to go into the luggage bay are huge – I suppose my eyes were larger than my appetite, because after I got the tanks I realized that they were about an inch higher than the gap between the deck of the bay and the frame rails. After a little […]
Vanity sink, that is. This is an Ikea Lillången sink, on top of a steel frame. Not shown are the steel posts that insert into the ceramic to hold it in place. It’s also glued to the steel frame with urethane body seam adhesive. The plan is to use a hepvo waterless trap instead of the […]
Feels like every panel and finish piece is a struggle. It looks good enough so I’m happy with the result. Carpet/ply panels in riding cabin area keep noise down. I have picked the hardest panels to complete first, naturally. Stairwell entrance gets the same sorta thing. Preview of the other areas. Birch with teak oil […]
Sticking some plywood where it needs to go. To be covered by birch ply, plastic, aluminum, or other. Metal framing makes all of this so easy. Self drilling lath screws are perfect. The gap between is filled with wires, plumbing, nothing, or sound deadening material.
One of the kitchen cabinets coming together. This is the largest unit by volume. Designed to hold dishes, tools, other kitcheny things. Next up is a full height pull out pantry and some wall and overhead cabinets. Drawer clamped in “for illustration”. I’ll paint the frame before the slider installation.