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Old 01-25-2019, 12:31 PM   #11
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Thank You! Definitely not an expert but for sure open to all views on how to achieve the goal. I had a little awakening from a pretty in depth convo on another post I made, but in the end got the outcome i was looking for!
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:45 PM   #12
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thats a lot of KwH of storage.. might be worth reading up on some of the threads about people re-purposing electric vehicle batteries, Lithium cells can be a bit daunting but when maintained the amount of power you get per lb in weight is a pretty good yield,



im thinking I would also carry double the fuel i would need to get in and out, just in case something goes wrong.. an exytra tank of gasoline.. even 15 or 20 gallons in a tank mounted under bus could save you a lot of grief if for some reason a freak storm came up, or an extreme cold snap where you need to run the generator more or so cold your battery yield drops..



as well as finding a way to carry more diesel fuel on case you should need to run the engine for supplemental heat or electricity..



are you planning on heating with fuel or purely electrically?


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Old 01-27-2019, 01:13 PM   #13
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The heater, hot water heater and cooking stove all use propane with electric ignition. I have a main propane of 100lbs and two spare at 40lbs.

I am sure my power plan will be way way more than I need but at the same time but being in the middle of know where I just want to maximize the time I can be off grid.


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thats a lot of KwH of storage.. might be worth reading up on some of the threads about people re-purposing electric vehicle batteries, Lithium cells can be a bit daunting but when maintained the amount of power you get per lb in weight is a pretty good yield,



im thinking I would also carry double the fuel i would need to get in and out, just in case something goes wrong.. an exytra tank of gasoline.. even 15 or 20 gallons in a tank mounted under bus could save you a lot of grief if for some reason a freak storm came up, or an extreme cold snap where you need to run the generator more or so cold your battery yield drops..



as well as finding a way to carry more diesel fuel on case you should need to run the engine for supplemental heat or electricity..



are you planning on heating with fuel or purely electrically?


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Old 02-09-2019, 08:46 PM   #14
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Hello thread. Are you extinct or merely dormant. In the end one takes what fits, what’s affordable, and what one can get then make do with it. But asking what other people use is interesting and useful. Taking a vehicle into remote places has inherent risks obviously. Redundancy is often wise. I don’t remember reading anything in the thread about spare parts, spare generator, spare batteries, starting batteries, backup heater, and backup plans. But that’s another thread. I would have at least some solar panels. Even in Poor conditions there would be some generation for emergency use.
Reminds me of my photographer friend who goes to Yellowstone in the Winter. He built a double insulated box on his pickup to camp in like a badger in a den. There’s a small crowd of other photographers even when it’s bitterly cold. Doesn’t appeal to me lol.
A 200 amp hour battery is what I could get, what fit, and what I could afford at the time.
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If you tend to be out in the wilderness a good option is a small wind genny on a fold over crank up mast. Would need some thought to do it but my plan is a square tube mast with the fold over at the roof break. Use a similar mast at home for Ham radio use.

If your truly a mad man you can look for air operated masts similar to what tv remote trucks use. They get seriously expensive and used ones are failure prone. But if your into showing off and overall cool that's a trick option.

My sailboat had an Air-x marine version on a 12'foot mast. With 8 golf cart batteries I never was short of house power.
Biggest issue is no wind genny is quiet and the Air-x would electrically short to stop spinning when it reached full charge. Even after a lot of tweaking of the stop voltage you would regularly hear a thud as it stopped.
Also the Yacht club put me out at the farthest mooring because people complained of the whoosh whoosh sound as she spun.
With considering that its still a great back up to solar and still much quieter than a generator unless you running a compact and then your charging would be considerably long in run time.
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