Truck Camper Canvas Replacement

One of the next projects we undertook in the series of YOLOM renovations was replacing the hinged back (flip-up) wall with a piece of vinyl canvas. Palomino put a solid back wall piece on the 2008 Bronco 1500 which is flipped up into position when the roof is raised. They did this to allow for…

The Solar System Pieces – Electrical Freedom

This has been a lot of information to impart about all of our solar system pieces. I have done this in an attempt to share vital knowledge about a complicated and sometimes mystical subject.┬áIf anyone sees something in this series of posts that isn’t 100% accurate please let me know. Quick Links for this Truck…

Solar System Wiring – Electrical Freedom

Solar system wiring can look complicated and even a little overwhelming if you aren’t an electrical engineer. The wiring that you choose for your system is just as important as the batteries or the solar panels. With a little knowledge of Direct Current (DC) electrical systems, one can wire a solar system of any size….

Solar Panels & Charge Controller – Electrical Freedom

The next question to ask is, how much solar power do I need to generate? What is needed to keep up with my daily power consumption and recharge my batteries to 100% under marginal to good weather conditions every day? Some weeks it is going to be overcast and rainy. This may lead us to shore power…

Solar System Batteries – Electrical Freedom

It’s about this time in the processes of creating our solar system that I realize the solar system batteries really dictate the solar system’s size, not the solar panels. This is because at night when the solar panels are doing nothing the only thing supplying power to our rig is the batteries. So, if they…

Truck Camper Solar System – Electrical Freedom

Truck Camper Solar System The following is my attempt to explain our 500W truck camper solar system and why we made the choices we did. If you are planning to do your own system please educate yourself well in regards to electrical currents and understand the risks involved. If you wire a battery so that…