Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Checking in

Well, it looks like I post once every six or seven months. Too much? I hope I'm not overwhelming everyone with all this minutiae.

Made some improvements to Bliss over the summer. The biggest was outfitting her with 200 watts of solar. I bought all the components from Renogy (highly recommended) and went to work. Many of you know Sue Soaring Sun; her guy, Steve, helped me pinpoint the best location to drill a hole through the dash to run the wiring and he handed the panels up to me on the roof after helping put the mounting hardware on them. Here's the finished product.

2 12V AGMs are hiding in the box
I have 2 battery banks and so decided to keep it simple and keep them separated, so I have one solar panel going to each battery bank and each has its own charge controller. The bank in the engine compartment handles all 12v rig functions and the bank in the passenger foot well is connected to the inverter and charges all of my electronics. It all works just perfectly and I'm a happy camper.

Other improvements include a new kitchen faucet, and I removed the unused sink beside my bed and turned it into an actual bedside table.

But by far the biggest improvement is this guy! ...

Master Cuddler and Fetcher Extraordinaire

I welcomed Zip to the family early November and he is so awesome. He gets along great with Jake and Tucker, loves to cuddle, loves to play fetch, loves to love. A happy, happy boy.

Life is good!