- Jul 9, 2023
i have thrown ideas back and forth, and even tried to sell the currently gutted out camper... but i think i will keep it and somehow finish it. maybe i can live in it in summers, or even take it camping.
as it stands right now, it only has value to me. i need to finish my shop and get my CNC machine running in the new shop first. then maybe i will have money to work on my camper.
the bedroom is almost ready. just needs flooring and some new cabinet faces. the bathroom needs work. i need to put the tub back in and setup the plumbing. i need a new toilet, and vanity sink too. then we get to the kitchen and living room. both are gutted. the furnace needs to go back in, and a stove and sink. someplace for a cooler, and a couch or dinette that makes into a second bed, if needed.
batteries are going behind the hatch door i installed. i will make a floor pan that is water-proof, just in case. i can use a boat floor drain.
power will be routed back to near the batteries, along with solar.
i could setup a HomeAssistant install into it, using a Rpi CM4 board. that way i could track the solar system, and control things. i could setup my own router out there, and just pipe networking to it, making it so the HA install is only accessible from in the camper, home networking, or possibly internet, if it works.
the system will likely only be up when i am in the camper., and will be made so i can turn it off while dry-camping, to save power.
more ideas and updates to follow...