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  • TreborG1 commented on dieter demeyere's instructable Van conversion to small camper4 months ago
    Van conversion to small camper

    I've built a camper on my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Extended cab truck with all the convenience of a home away from home with all the 12 vdc and 120 vac needs.With using a 45 watt solar array on the top, a 1,000 watt inverter inside, a 3500 watt generator on rear porch, I've paralleled both engine battery and the deep charge battery in the camper with no present problems. I can run my car stereo in my camper all day long as long as I have sufficient sun light on the solar panels without draining the batteries. I've put in a battery trickle charger to keep the battery voltages up to par when I plug up to external power and when needed, I can bring both batteries up from 8-9 volts DC in about 15 minutes with the generator or on land power. I've even jump started other people's cars with th...see more »I've built a camper on my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Extended cab truck with all the convenience of a home away from home with all the 12 vdc and 120 vac needs.With using a 45 watt solar array on the top, a 1,000 watt inverter inside, a 3500 watt generator on rear porch, I've paralleled both engine battery and the deep charge battery in the camper with no present problems. I can run my car stereo in my camper all day long as long as I have sufficient sun light on the solar panels without draining the batteries. I've put in a battery trickle charger to keep the battery voltages up to par when I plug up to external power and when needed, I can bring both batteries up from 8-9 volts DC in about 15 minutes with the generator or on land power. I've even jump started other people's cars with their completely dead battery in no time.Paralleling the batteries together is not a problem, that is the way they build the battery banks with the solar array systems.

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