Thursday, October 15, 2015
electrical system update - isolde part 5
For those following this post series, I cheated. I created a standalone post on the fabrication of the recessed panel for the energy meter (V/A meter).
I started rounding up the cookware for Isolde - a whole cart full
ikea rubbery tub good for storing miscellaneous item so they don't roll around on the floor
When I reflect on the space lost versus gain in the two deep cycle batteries that I installed in the bench seat, I realize I actually gain space because of the elimination of the heater blower, the audio amplifier, and the CD changer. for usable storage space I gain the original auxiliary battery compartment which make a good storge for hand tools and electrical trouble shooting bits.
At first glance, it seems unfortunate that the existing constraints make it not feasible to mount the two group 24 batteries more towards the passenger side. However in reality I actually reduced the weight bias to the driver side. Why? The new DC refrigerator is about 50% lighter than the old propane one. The removal of the heater blower, the audio amp and CD changer, and the removal of the old auxiliary battery under the driver seat, all these are replaced with two deep cycle batteries mounted much more inboard. I estimate there is a few pounds of weight loss.
the mini butane stove, wind screen stores nicely in here; these butane stove has saved my skin when out of propane while camping
almost ready for camping