Truck Update 7/22/18

  • Started planning interior wall attachment design
  • Reviewed feasibility of adding a small motorcycle or bicycles to our rig
  • Added side and rear colored reflectors
  • Fit checked solar panels on roof and verified mounting locations
  • Wired forward marker lights
  • Electrically tested end to end wiring of:
    • Marker lights
    • Over bed lights
    • Fantastic fan/vent
    • Roof hatch lights
    • Roof hatch motor
  • Replaced reflectors on sides of cab
  • Inspected fuel injection pump governor (RSV 350 type)
  • Finalized solar mounting plan
  • Started researching fuel injection pump governor setting
  • Prepped and painted cabinet doors
  • Broke down packaging for recycling
  • Verified engine, injection pump, and governor numbers
  • Prepped and painted cabinet sides, door pulls, and striker plates
  • Verified engine idle RPM and governed max RPM
  • Checked tachometer using manual strobotac
  • Prepped and painted cabinet backs and shelves
  • Fixed polarity on over bed LED reading lights
  • Researched injection pump tuning information
  • Purchased cabinet paint and cabinet door covering material
  • Priced bed support material at hardware store
  • Prepped and painted cabinet tops and bottoms
  • Fabricated all aluminum angle mounting brackets for solar panels
  • Attached mounting brackets to solar panels using 3M VHB #4952 and aluminum pop rivets
  • Bonded solar panels to roof of habitat using Korapop 225
    • Aluminum was primed using Sika 205
    • Panels were held in place during cure using 3M double sided tape
  • Cooked dinner using alcohol stove
    • We are trying different types of alcohol. Sunnyside alcohol had a really strong odor. Kleanstrip alcohol was odor free.
  • Continued researching backup transportation bicycle options
  • Started researching sideways slides for our Dometic refrigerator
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