Just an ordinary guy, single and loving it, experimenting by choice with living the simple life in a custom built cargo trailer converted to a camper, using solar panels to generate power! Travelling/workamping in the midwest. Hoping to never see snow again, unless its on mountain peaks! Embracing minimalism, firm believer that less IS more! No more corporate life for me.....down with consumerism and trying to "keep up with the Joneses"!!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What a difference!
Finally, progress on the new trailer mods.....remember this?
Just a bare floored cargo trailer....until I added the carpet.......
The carpet will keep things from sliding around during travel. Plus, it will keep the floor a bit warmer! But, over the weekend, I transformed the interior and took it to the next level!!
I thought it came out looking pretty nice! Total investment about $250. including the carpet! I insulated the ceiling with 3/4" Celotex with foil backing, which will reflect the light better, though am thinking about putting in white melamine over the insulation. Was getting tired of looking at bare plywood walls, and this panelling is going to be a great difference!
Got the new inverter, and also the new wiring harness for the solar panels. All re-wired and hooked up and batts are charging in the sun and the inverter shows 15.5 v after just 2 days with no load on them!!
We are on hiatus until July with the Ace projects, so I am thinking about taking off and trying everything out in the new STEALTH camper! Maybe just a run down to southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest for a few days, with a few Walmart lots at night to do some boondocking!