bruce Fine wrote:yeah that's great, very cool,
but you might want to put enclosure over batteries and vent it to outside, the gas coming off lead acid batteries can kill you
bruce Fine wrote:secret to towing trailer without it swaying is tongue weight
you want lots of weight up front and it will not sway
ask m=e how I know
don e that
got a bunch of those tee shirts
rolled a truck and trailer over after a big rig cut me off and my truck and trailer swayed out of control
tongue weight or gooseneck set up, not what you have, will put and end to trailer even trying to sway
bruce Fine wrote:travis I just want you to be safe nothing more nothing less
ive pulled those two axle trailers more than a million miles in past 30 years up and down the highways of our great country moving everything from full grown palm trees with all the roots to new trailers stacked four high. wore out 4 new pickup trucks and a conversion van. one trip that comes to mind was to mcallen Texas to get a stolen boat and van. there were 4 illegals living in the van at the impound lot, I had to buy the trailer hitch and wheels back from the junk yard next door. when I got to the inspection station in the middle of nowhere Texas the dog jumped in the boat and hit on something, guys with chainsaws were coming at the boat till I showed them a letter from senator graham's office saying they would do whatever they could to help us recover the boat and van. took 3 days to get it back to south Florida.
sometimes after hitting the road if there was sway in trailer cuz it was not loaded right I would stop at a Home Depot and get a bunch of bricks to put up front, swaying stops and I'm good to go for a couple thousand miles
I still have 8 of those trailers--no b. s.
just ignore me if you want
you have a very cool set up, enjoy it and have safe travels
Erik Pehoviack wrote:This is awesome, much like what I've heard Jack Spirko talking about with his Bug Out Trailer series. No recommendations here, just pure appreciation. I was going to recommend a small solar array but it's much better to park in the shade than cook in the sun.
D Nikolls wrote:Nice rig!
I would want those batteries enclosed, if nothing else to prevent physical damage and use the space above them. Once that's done it's a piece of cake to vent to the exterior.
I had *almost* enough power to keep a 110L Waeco fridge and basic lighting going with 140W of solar when I was living in my bus. But, this was a folding panel, with a long cable. It could be in the sun while I was parked in the shade, and I could set the angle. If I was doing it again I would aim for about 300W min, but having it detachable was key.