Truck Update 2/10/19

  • Tested solar charging system under load
  • Drilled bolt access holes in driver side under subframe storage box heat shield
  • Made heater duct distribution box
  • Cleaned under subframe storage boxes
  • Remounted rear license plate
  • Ran heater fuel line and heater pump wiring forward to fuel tank area
  • Drilled and painted vent holes in water tank area
  • Touched up paint in habitat
  • Painted heater duct box
  • Sealed vent holes in under subframe storage boxes with aluminum plates
  • Silicone sealed under subframe storage boxes
  • Added weather stripping to lids of under subframe storage boxes
  • Installed under subframe storage boxes
  • Bonded and screwed heater duct flanges to heater distribution box
  • Bonded heater distribution box into habitat
  • Measured driver side bed deck vent hole positions
  • Measured inverter area
  • Started laying out inverter and GFCI breakers
  • Wired and installed composting toilet vent fan
  • Installed composting toilet
  • Made new bug screen for toilet intake (oops, I broke the first one)
  • Drilled additional vent holes in driver side bed deck
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Truck Update 2/6/19

  • Installed white rubber seal strip around entry door
  • Modified entry door screen clips
  • Fabricated insect seal between screen and wall
  • Installed screen mounting clips with VHB
  • Installed screen door
  • Fabricated additional battery cables
  • Installed battery cutoff switches
  • Installed batteries
  • Final wired solar charge controller
  • Final wired battery assembly
  • Set battery monitor for lithium batteries
  • Tested overall battery system using battery power
  • Cleaned and organized shop space
  • Organized truck materials
  • Installed velcro on bed deck contact surfaces
  • Drilled heater mounting holes
  • Dry fit composting toilet
  • Bench assembled heater
  • Installed heater in habitat
  • Fabricated heat shield for heater on underside of habitat
  • Bonded and screwed in heat shield
  • Installed heater insulation
  • Installed both under subframe storage box mounts and boxes
  • Started preliminary layout of heater ducting
  • Wired heater
  • Started running heater ducting

Truck Update 2/3/19

  • Designed under subframe storage box lock plates
  • Fabricated under subframe storage box lock plates
  • Welded lock plates to under subframe storage box mounts
  • Welded anti-rattle ratchet strap tabs to under subframe storage box mounts
  • Welded steel heater exhaust heat shield to driver side under subframe storage box mount
  • Primed under subframe storage box mounts
  • Removed protective film from windows on entry door
  • Cut, fit, and installed shower curtain track over shower
  • Drilled holes in entry ladder mount for padlock
  • Prepared under sink area for fresh water tank installation
  • Fit checked water jerry can under sink (fits great!)
  • Seam sealed and painted under subframe storage box mounts
  • Started installation of marmoleum flooring
  • Received overhead storage bins (for under bed)
  • Removed right side driver’s arm rest
  • Finished installing marmoleum flooring
  • Fit checked screen door
  • Purchased screen door installation hardware and other hardware store supplies
  • Router kerfed underside of dinette table
  • Mounted table leg socket to underside of table
  • Cut table leg to length
  • Fit checked dinette table
  • Mounted table leg socket to floor of habitat
  • Bonded in dinette table

Truck Update 1/30/19

  • Test fit dinette seat cushions
  • Drilled vent holes in driver side bed deck
  • Bonded storage mounting plywood to driver side bed deck
  • Received padlocks
  • Started fabrication of battery cutoff switch mount
  • Measured bed deck support ledge
  • Measured for shower mat
  • Finished fabricating switch mount
  • Ran wiring for engine pre-heater
  • Fit checked OLFA mat
  • Added second padlock to sand ladder
  • Double sealed all joints in shower area
  • Drilled fan ventilation holes in bed deck
  • Painted bed deck
  • Received ARB air compressor
  • Waxed shower wall
  • Fit checked shower mat
  • Bonded in battery cutoff switch mount
  • Measured for heater duct manifold
  • Sewed battery hold down straps
  • Received shower curtain track
  • Installed and wired under bed ventilation fans
  • Test drove and temporarily moved truck

Truck Update 1/27/19

  • Designed and machined shower drains
  • Purchased material for shower tray edge
  • Purchased tubing for water tank pick up tubes
  • Ordered tool rolls
  • Ordered ARB air compressor
  • Received auxiliary diesel tank
  • Received heater exhaust duct insulation sleeve
  • Received 60mm heater duct flanges
  • Checked padlock clearances on truck storage boxes
  • Ordered keyed padlocks
  • Received battery cutoff switches
  • Received 2 of 4 tool rolls
  • Cut aluminum for shower tray edge
  • Machined brass fitting and sauder assembled shower valve
  • Bonded battons to underside of bed deck
  • Ordered overhead mount under bed storage
  • Started painting bed decks
  • Fit checked battery cut off switches
  • Fit checked and masked shower tray edge
  • Laid out shower drain locations
  • Tested step ladder
  • Installed shower valve and shower hose quick disconnect
  • Drilled shower drain holes in floor
  • Marked heat shield location on under subframe storage
  • Removed under subframe storage frames for modification
  • Bonded in shower drains
  • Bonded in shower tray edge

Truck Update 1/23/19

  • Purchased large hole saw and engine pre-heater wire
  • Fabricated long pilot shaft for large hole saw
  • Hole saw cut heater exhaust opening in habitat floor
  • Machined aluminum sleeve to finish heater passthrough hole
  • Bonded aluminum sleeve into heater passthrough hole
  • Replaced air dryer cartridge
  • Spliced engine pre-heater wire
  • Bonded oak trim to lower edge of bed opening
  • Measured width of shower tray edge
  • Received water tank quick disconnect fittings
  • Laid out bed deck on plywood
  • Researched water tank barb bulkhead fitting options
  • Cut bed deck
  • Started detail design of shower drains
  • Finalized design of water tank pick up and vent
  • Machined AN-4 bulkhead fitting into tank barb fittings
  • Finalized layout of bed deck ventilation
  • Worked on under subframe box locking ideas
  • Ordered ceiling track for shower curtain
  • Ordered battery cutoff switches

Truck Update 1/20/19

  • Purchased hardware to finish seat bases
  • Ordered material for heater exhaust passthrough
  • Finalized layout of heater installation
  • Finalized layout of charge controller installation
  • Upholstered and assembled seat bases
  • Received material for heater exhaust passthrough
  • Installed aluminum support under outboard water jerry can
  • Installed charge controller and Victron batter monitor shunt
  • Test fit aft under subframe storage
  • Final positioned heater and through drilled alignment hole
  • Applied second coat of paint to aft dinette bench
  • Changed out under bed LED strip lights (adhesive was failing)
  • Color labeled high current wires
  • Test fit heater exhaust hose
  • Installed smoke / CO detector
  • Installed digital inside / outside thermometers
  • Test fit Omnia oven in kitchen drawer
  • Sealed wire passthrough holes
  • Started running power for engine pre-heater
  • Measured bed deck dimensions
  • Spliced wire extension for water pump under sink
  • Ordered 60mm flanges from Heatso