I have been reading Bob’s Cheap RV Living blog for quite a while. He has a doable solar set up for a reasonable price. All that is needed is an inverter. It would be nice to have a battery meter, also. Can you overload a battery?
Where to store it? Passenger rear seat area? The battery (Optima 8014-045-FFP YellowTop Group 34/78 Deep Cycle Battery) weighs 50 lbs. (How am I going to lug this to the sun? I need a strap on it with a hefty handle.) So to use the battery and inverter I will have to drag it out every time. Not good. The back end of the truck is daily cooking/washing, etc. Where to put it? Front passenger seat floor?
What will I be hooking up?
In my imagination I am sitting at the portable table*. The battery is on the ground at my feet, connected to the inverter on the table, with the computer plugged into the inverter. This being possible because yesterday I charged the battery with the solar panels.
*where to store?