Hi Rick: In answer to your questions, we have just decided on the floor plan. The bed will go across the back end. The head and foot will be 48"
wide (we are not big people). Of course the middle of the bed will be about 53". That gives a little more back side room.
We will not have a furnace
. I purchased a "Mr. Heater" which uses 1 lb. propane
tanks, just in case we need some heat in the evenings.
If we have shore power, we will use an electric catalytic heater.
Last summer I purchased a 12volt DC Waeco fridge with a danfoss compressor. It only uses about 3-3 1/2 amps so should be able to run for about 2 days on a
good deep cycle battery
. If we have shore power we can keep the battery
up with a smart charger. (an acquaintance of mine who spent 32 years converting
Grey Hound buses into motor homes told me that is all that he uses now in his motorhome). I also purchased a 100 watt solar panel
which should have no problem
keeping the battery
up. I also purchased 4 36-led lights
for the interior. It's going to be interesting to see how all this works out.
The fridge will be relocated to just behind the door and raised up about 20" off the floor. We are getting too old to get on our knees to see what is in the fridge.
I'm hoping to have most of the work done in 2 weeks. I won't get much done after mid june, as my wife will be getting radiation treatments in Kelowna
for 3 or 4 weeks so we will be away Mon. to Fri. every week.
I hope we get a chance for a short campout before that time. The Beachcomber
may not be finished but I hope it will be usable.