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by sleepnosleep
Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Anyone have thoughts on how to create a seal between the box cooler fan and a canvas tent window without cutting? Has anyone used ducting? And if so, thoughts on attaching to the fan and sealing around the window to cut down on dust?
by sleepnosleep
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Ok... hopefully last dumb questions...

1) what size PVC should I use for the box cooler.

2) the pumps that I have came with exposed wires that will require splicing or soldering. Given that they'll be near water, do I need to do anything to waterproof them?
by sleepnosleep
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Silly question about charging marine batteries
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: Silly question about charging marine batteries

Four batteries are probably overkill but I'll assume you know what your load is and figure on depleting a charged battery in 24 hours. If this is the case buy two inexpensive name brand battery chargers from Sears, NAPA, etc. Make sure they have an "automatic" setting. Every morning, when you get u...
by sleepnosleep
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Silly question about charging marine batteries
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Silly question about charging marine batteries

Sorry for the silly post... I'm planning to run four marine batteries with decent AH, one for a box cooler, and three for LEDS (shade structure, kitchen, yurt). We're bringing a couple Honda 2000s, so I have charging capabilities, but have no clue how to do this. Can someone point me in the right ri...
by sleepnosleep
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks again for the quick response! To be clear, the box cooler goes 'outside', correct? If so, since the walls of my tent are curved, could I run ducting from the endless breeze into a tent window (sealed around)?
by sleepnosleep
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

So... Decided I'm going to do a box cooler for the lotus belle. A few questions... 1) I'm going to go the wood/roofing approach. Can I just use 1/2 plywood? Or is there a preferred wood? 2) what are people's thoughts on the best box cooler pump these days? I'm seeing a lot of 12v bilge pump options ...
by sleepnosleep
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Wow! Figjam... you're no joke. You really are here to help our Burns!! Based on your response sounds like the unicooler is the way to go. Two follow-ups... 1) I keep seeing references to the 'box cooler' but haven't been able to find any info... Is it somewhere in the 100+ posts? 2) Has there been a...
by sleepnosleep
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hi All: Long time reader, first time poster. So I'm struggling with which direction to go and looking for a suggestion. I went overboard and surprised my wife with the 16' Lotus Belle for santa claus day... She'd been itching for something pretty enough to support her goal of being a full time playa...

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