Solved … almost
Covering the windows in the shell, for insulation and privacy, is a concern. I am happy with the felt solution. The felt solution works for cold and sun. (But what about the nights when a breeze would be necessary? Do I need to think about covering the truck cab windows and windshield? What about bugs or privacy or cold weather if the tailgate is down and the hatch is lifted?)
a 900 lumen LED flashlight, carbon monoxide and natural gas alarm, fire extinguishers, trickle charger for starting battery, come-along, chains, fix a flat kit, battery monitor, shovel.
5 five gallon water containers with 2 one gallon containers will keep me hydrated, caffinated and clean for two weeks. (How awkward will it be to extricate the 5 gallon container and pour exactly 1 gallon into the 1 gallon container?)
The Leer 122. Make sure the installers glue the foam onto the shell, not the rails. (Still haven’t decided. Am now leaning towards a A.R.E. commercial, aluminum wedge shell. I have found some miracle insulation that will make an aluminum cover warm/cool/less noisy.Who knows?)
Two ( or 3 or 4 …)milk crates, a 2 burner propane stove (Really, chef, can’t you make do with just 1 burner?), a 20 lb propane tank (Really, chef, can’t you make do with just a 11 lb propane tank?).
Still no solution, but maybe not a problem
Go for the $2,000 real solar set-up ? LiFePO4 batteries? AGM batteries? Golf cart array of batteries? Go with just a trickle charger for the starting battery? Go with the all-in-one solution of Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator Kit for $650? What do I need to charge?
Cab Set Up
This is a precious piece of real estate. How does this area get set up? It needs to be neat and theft resistant.
Is the passenger seat area where I will have to set up the charging station for the electronics? The charging has to be done while driving. Not great to have all of the electronics and the set-up visible from the windows.
If I remove the bench seat behind the driver’s and passenger’s seats will that help in any way? Heavy things should go there … near the truck’s center of gravity. How about some water and books? Tools?
Do I want a phone with me? Do I want a computer to connect out in the boonies? I do want the radio. How much connectivity do I require for this journey? Never have travelled with a phone or a computer, why do I think I need them now?