As we near the end of our 1973 Love Bug
redo there is a quandary. At this time the plan is to mostly boon-dock. Our big dilemma is power options. Weight
is a consideration.
Some of my well meaning beloved friends and family members think I need a generator
. (The thought of the noise make me cringe). I'm not sure what that will accomplish. I think that if we do power the cabin, we will do DC marine battery
, and either charge with the car or solar
. Preferably solar
, but not sure we can count on the sun without risking damage to the battery
. I recently read a post that talked about doing damage to a battery
if you run it more than halfway down.
Thinking I can put an electric-in port for the times when plugin in is an option... (can't I just use a power strip for the inside)? to power computer and maybe an AC light
Maybe we should just go with the tent provisions and decide as we go. It sure would be simpler to figure this out before we put up our insulation as we may need to run wires.
Most of my camping has been in a tent for a couple of weeks at a time. Power has not been an issue, - battery powered LED lights
and gas (small tanks) or fire cooking have worked fine. Water from the mountain river, (boiled for consumption) no perishable food, no phone service so I drive in to a semi-local town, once or twice a week for free wi-fi (at Wendy's) and to make check-in (I'm still alive) calls back home. If I want to take something perishable back for supper, I get it while in town, do laundry if needed then head back to the forest.
Hopefully I will be able to stay out for more than a couple of weeks at a time with the camper. Maybe even a (full service) campground sometime.
Please offer any opinions. I realize that some of these things will be resolved as we learn what best works for us, this will be a new adventure and we want to be as prepared as possible from the start.