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Old 04-18-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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72 Overlander Renovation: BoonDocking Electrical Plan / Appliances

Hello All, I've been searching threads and reading post. Thank you to all contribute to this site.

I purchased a 72 Overlander International about a year ago to Workamp / BoonDock from after I renovate it. Its a clean slate. I need help and input on best value conscious plan to set up the trailer electrically for what I'd like to do with her.

I'm estimating that I'll be in campgrounds with hook-ups about 70% and boon docking the rest of the time. BoonDocks could last as long as a month. But I'll also be workamping during these times from my computer (Mac book pro 15inch) mostly where ever I end up. Maybe about 2 hours a day on the computer.

Current condition is that the inside is gutted including the floor. So it's a clean slate electrically with no appliances.

I do want to keep the project finances managed...spending money where I need to spend money, fabricating things I can fabricate to save in most places etc. etc.

I do know I want to have all LED lighting to keep the power use down. I'd also like to plan chest freezer and refrigerator as well. I've figured out I could get by with about 2.75 CuFt Freezer and about 5CuFt Refer.. i'm a little leary about the fires that have occurred from propane powered cooling systems although I've heard millions of more hours have been clocked safely with them as well. I know I would have to vent the exhaust if propane was used for that. I'm open to split A/C units as well as roof top models.

What are your thoughts, if you had a clean slate to work with, how would you plan it out electrically and what appliances would you have. Would they all be AC/DC and have Solar system or would you have 3 way and Solar. Or could all appliances be DC and use battery + solar + converter to draw from campground hook ups when there. Also, if there are sites or blogs that have something helpful and informative please let me know. PM me if necessary.

Thank You for all the input. She's a long way from being road worthy. But I plan on hitting it hard and taking pics along the way.

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