With Canada's Covid-19 distancing requirements, I have lots of spare time.... Went to local Metal supermarket, prior to Covid, welded up fitted and disassebled last fall. Then during the Covid distancing sandblasted, 5 coats of paint later...... bolted it onto the front A frame. It looks like it's factory made. Here are some pics of the build.
I added the extra batteries to power the 2800w magnum inverter/charger. Our camper is parked on a permanent site without power, water or sewer. I installed 200w solar system and have 200w more I might add this summer.
Zanderman, I use a sewer caddy (amazon) and walk it 1/4 mile to the dump site takes about 1.5hr round trip with cleanup and storage. I also have another option...... it's a 12v marine grinder pump , it connects to camper hookup then pumps to the outhouse 120" downhill.... 1" (black pvc hose) I haven't attempted this method yet, maybe this summer..... when noboby is looking...Maybe.... I always drain black first then drain grey to rinse tank. I guess it would be the same procedure with grinder pump. Our Solar Setup and Draws We use this setup like a cabin on weekends also when I'm not working head out during the weekdays. The Solar charge is adequate and battery draw is not huge when we are not out there but it's enough to run my internet, wifi solar security cam, and gas fridge 24/7 all while still having fully charged batteries when I arrive. Due to trees, my solar panels only get 2-3hrs of direct sunlight a day and another 3-5 of indirect this is why i'd like to find an area for the additional 200w of panels. When i'm out at the Lake lot I can use almost everything but not AC, electric heater, microwave or fireplace. I might have to start my 4000w inverter once a day for heavy draw items. BTW this is North Western Canada so no real need for AC... maybe.... maybe used AC for 1-3 days a summer ....sometimes not once a summer.... Solar system setup.... 30amp MPPT charge controler c/w fuses etc (Ebay) 200w mono solar panels with 200w more to add at later date. (Canadian tire) 2awg gauge welding cables c/w quick connects to run to panels that are 45' away from mppt controler (local welding supply) 2800 magnum Charger/Inverter with remote panel mounted by wall beside thermostat (RV dealer installed and most expensive item $5,000CAD/3500USD) 1/0 battery cables to tie together the 6v batteries I cut to length and sodered (local elecrtical supplier) 4 6v GC2 Batteries hooked in series and parellel to get 12v system (Just about need replacing) I have tiny 300w Pure sine inverter to run my internet and WiFi solar cam 24/7 this comes off the solar MPPT controler and wired to work when Coach batteries are off.
jetzen, No real viable $ option for honey truck out here the cost would be crazy so i'm good with pumping out myself it isn't bad, I grew up farming in Northern Saskatewan and have no issues dealing with sewer...... Pigs, Cattle, Chickens.... People... Poop is all the same.
I have a 50gal fresh water tank and 110v electric pump to haul water in from town. usually once every 2 weekends(depending on wife)