Episode 16 Video

Although we’d migrated the large battery and power components before we hit the road for our shakedown trip, the power system remained incomplete. Now we finally have completed the solar installation! This video shows you the full power system details including the components used, how the fairing which surrounds the solar panels safely is fabricated, and how the big battery migration from old camper to the new rig was done. Below, I’ve also included the Power System Schematic.

Power System Schematic for F350 Chassis DIY Camper

What’s next?

Phase 2 of the rig work is continuing, still. We observed when the camper was dry, the 400lb power bay created a weight distribution problem that’ll only get worse once the AC and spare tire also get installed on the driver’s side of the camper. Now a redesign is underway which will change a the large battery location from the power bay to an inside, center position. That work has started (not shown in this video) and should be completed within a few days…then the water system and shower work can begin (finally).

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