Gideon33w wrote:I just read through your entire build thread, ha-ha. Very nice build quality through and through.
Convert your batteries amp hour rating to watt hours and then divide by the coolers power draw (approx 40watts continuous). That will tell you the maximum hours of operation. Obviously if you have the vehicle running and charging the battery that time won't count.
For sizing Camper solar the best bet is to find your average continuous power draw in watts and then use a panel rated for 4x that. Flat mounted panels only provide ~2/3rds rated output and only collect for an average of 8 hours per day (1/3rd of a day) so the 4x rule is helpful. That said, anything helps, ha-ha.
Let me know what you and the misses think of the bed width. We are having a debate on the matter as to what is the best compromise between comfort and space-savings.
If this reply is to me, thanks!
My wife has said that anything over the 36" Twin mattress we shared on our wedding night is good enough
Some good battery info here: http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us ... docId=1019