Did a 10 day loop into Alberta. Did some family visiting in Edmonton and then took the long way home via Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Crowsnet Pass. Encountered some near freezing temperatures in Edmonton but stayed very comfortable by simply plugging our 200 watt electric heater in for an hour or so before retiring […]
To help me be accessible while travelling and to let family know our whereabouts I use the DeLorme InReach SE. Using the SE is more reliable than cellular because it doesn’t need cell towers, only a view of the sky. I think I found the right location during travel by installing a holder where the SE […]
Removed the slide-out drawer to go back to the conventional space. Also removed the remaining center post in the storage area and replaced it with 1″ square aluminum beam, fastened through the top. Should make for much easier access to storage containers. Might consider a 2-way slide out, but probably not.
Got to test out the mods made last fall. Some good, some not so good. Not so good: The drawer I built turned out too cumbersome in actual use so will be removed before next trip. The good 1: Fridge setup was great. Will be looking to improve it some where fridge gets fed 12V […]
Moved the Suite to the backyard to see how power management changes are working out. Have Engel fridge running on AC via converter. Fridge is loaded with a 12-pack. Using the fridge on AC to get the environment closer to real. Fingers crossed that I’ll work as hoped. […]
Finally got around to replacing the trim. ProLite sent it in a very timely fashion but since I had no travel plans there was no hurry. Installed with a bit of clear Silicone so hopefully can survive the desert heat now.
I wanted to maximize solar without a portable panel so I filled the roof to the max. Still a work-in-progress with reference to tying the wiring in but everything fits and the 2 additional panels are in place. Gives me a possible 70 watts under ideal conditions. Hope to average 50% in actual usage. […]
In preparation for the addition of permanent AC power and also to gain a bit more room to store the Porta-Potty I replaced the door that is used to gain access to under the sink with a piece of panelling held in place by magnetic latches. This allowed for a flat space, without a door […]