I actually thought about using drawer slides but the issue i couldn't seem to figure out how to avoid was getting water, dust, etc inside the slide. The 80/20 was expensive fore sure but it's been out in some serious rain and it still just works and works. I built a slide out shelf for my fridge that is mounted in the back of my FJ Cruiser (tow rig) that sits on top of a tool drawer. This freed up room in the trailer for the "chuck box" i built last summer and with 2 batteries in the FJ and a 50w solar panel on the roof the fridge is fine for days in there and is more secure if I leave the campsite. I got the slides from Australia, they are the locking ones and they weren't cheap... they still rattle a lot more than I'd like. You could probably figure out a way to do it with slides, just have to keep them clean somehow.
As for the electrical system, not much else I would do that I can think of, it does everything I need it to and more, i've never even used that inverter other than to test it
I hate the way the water system had to be done with 2 tanks to fit, it's a pain to clean and deal with, if I could easily change it I would but I have a lot of stuff crammed into a very small trailer so now that I'm committed with all the other systems installed I can't really change it much.
The main things i have changed since "completion" of the trailer are the adjustable height of the rack, replaced the spring/shackle bolts with the grease-able kind and I'm about to add electric brakes. After a long trip offroad last summer I felt that it would handle quite a bit better if it could help out with the stopping. All of those things would have been a lot easier if I did them in the first place and not as a retrofit. We'll see how adding brakes ends up being, still trying to gather all the necessary parts so I can knock it out and not have to start then wait for parts, etc.
(04-15-2019, 03:43 PM) Vendish Wrote: Gotcha. No worries, I'll continue to stalk the pictures and try to compare them to the interwebs.
To simplify the slide, do you think it would be possible to accomplish the same capacities with some HD telescoping drawer slides? In my non-engineering mind, they'd need to be capable of locking open and closed, not vibrating the bajesus out of the panel while driving, and be somewhat resistant to the weather. Seems to me that if the brackets connecting the panel to the slides were stout enough, that shouldn't be too difficult? I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the 80/20 investment is worth it, over some less cool, but cheaper options.
I'm still in the "make sure the axle I built from pieces" is straight phase, but I like to have parts stockpiled far in advance so I don't have to worry about them come construction day.
Anything you would do differently about your whole electrical system? Obviously its well thought out, and you've got some crazy organizational skills, just curious for some hindsight wisdom. I'd like to have similar capacities (solar, fridge when I'm rich, water, etc) but I'll be spacing them out over some time.