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So what size inverter do you use and how many watts solar. I have 500 going onto Tilly when she finally gets here. Going to be fun doing a power survey and figuring out if I need more. One of the most interesting project is going to be mounting 4 batteries on the front of a conventional trailer. Good battery boxes are expensive.
Looks like there is another camp spot up the road a little farther too. Baylor Pass Trailhead. Looks like one spot. Stay the night, ride in the morning, and come back and fix breakfast for Ginie. Soon, but not soon enough.
Just read the blog post and great suggestions. My two faves are Campendium like you and RV Park Review for pay place. Maybe we should encourage everyone to add their sites to the site and increase the knowledge. Love the GPS coordinates.
OK that was a great post with a lot of information. The question of water and garbage have always concerned me but your advice assures me that I will learn. That’s if Tilly ever gets here. Daggone winter snow!!
Dripping Springs Road sounds familiar but I haven’t heard of Sierra Vista Trail. Doesn’t Dripping Springs come right out of Las Cruces?
Just looked Sierra Vista on Trailforks, an excellent trail finding website. And according to my map/info there is boondocking right on that road. Of course chances are that you folks posted the information, or maybe it was Campendium. A-Mountain is another little trail system right there too. Guess I need to put it on the list.
Coordinates for the trail are: 32.32853, -106.63213
Mike & Patricia, I am in your debt. That is just the kind of information that I love to collect; camping at the trailhead. Thank You!
Got this one on the list too. Right after City of Rock. Looks like some pretty interesting mountain biking according to the pictures on MTB Project.
Very educational seeing the water pump in action. Let’s see, 6 gallons of water at a little over 8 lbs makes what some where around 50 lbs. Yeah, think that water pump might be a good idea.
Mine is showing https:// which indicates secure. So I guess I am good.
I do know what you mean. Being a Machine Tool Mechanic I know a little bit about electronics and a whole bunch more about electricity. A lot of people don’t realize what a huge difference there is. You might also take a look at Ray’s post on his Solar installation. There is a whole bunch of basic electricity theory in that set up and a good example of a basic schematic. It’s a pretty interesting post in my opinion.
Very cool! We haven’t quite got to full time yet and are trying to figure out what we need and what we don’t. And anything that will do double duty like an induction oven making jerky is worth looking at. Thanks so much for sharing your secrets.
Digi-Key is one of the big electronics venders. Of course you probably already knew that.
Digi-Key has an online schematic program. Google up “free schematic software”. I just glanced at it making a simple battery to fuse drawing. Looks pretty easy and complete.
The nice thing about electricity is you can USUALLY tap in later to add more stuff. My suggestion is to do up a schematic of what you want to do right now. You can do that with pencil or paper old school or there might be some free programs out there to do it with.
Open trailer or closed box. That will define what sort of electrical box you want to use. I am assuming that it already has some wiring on it for like brakes, lights and such. An inverter changes VDC to VAC. Converter, VAC to VDC. The first thing to do is draw out a little sketch on what you want to do. I sure you can find examples on the net for that and that should get you started. Good Luck! Slim
OK I give up, how did you do that in an induction oven. Do you have a good recipe that you like too?