Roccosamore
Installing two 6 volt deep cell batteries and a 1000 watt inverter to our 177se. Sucks to get old and can't sleep without my cpap. We are staying in a few primitive campgrounds on our trip to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone next month. Leaving the current system in place, so we will see how it goes. There should be ample power to go 3 days if my calculations are right.
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Tom
Nice Rocco.  Where'd you put the new batts?  Got pics?
Also, I noticed most no-generator rules have a medical exception.  
Good on you keeping it quiet though.  🙂

Edit:  Forgot to add, 350 overhaul making progress. 
Got to keep the old L5 heads for now ($$), they're at the machine shop,
but new cam / bearings / pistons in.  Slow work but fun.
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Roccosamore
Major rear bumper reinforcement happening on Wednesday. T-brackets top and bottom and angle brackets on both sides of the frame. Battery boxes mounted to my rear cargo rack. Less than 200lbs total. Should be enough. 
Will test it with cinder blocks and a less traveled road... I will posted some photos later this week unless I go back to the drawing board! 
I do have a 2k inverter generator. Not loud, but don't want to upset anyone.

Motor building is fun but I am to the point where I want it now! Oh well...
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Tom
Dang man, duct tape your cell phone to the back of the rig
so we can have so we can have video of the 
"less traveled road" test! 

😅

On a serious note though, are you worried about the leverage affecting the tongue weight?
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mikes
Here's how I mounted mine - welded up using angle from an old bedframe. Cut out the original rear support and bolted this in place.
[GC2_finished] 
Mike
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Tom
Nice work Mikes.  I saw your thread on that.  Old bed frame, great stuff!
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Roccosamore
Done...and it works!! Brackets worked well, however my welding skills have seen better days.
I will finish paint today and then post a few pictures. Should work out OK. Total weight was 163lbs.
This will open up some new camping possibilities. Mikes, your setup is sweet.
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Roccosamore
A few pictures...
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Roccosamore
The results are in... Had company for 3 nights so we slept in the Retro.   Ran cpap machines and everything went perfect. Plenty of power, inverter worked great. The test ride also went well. We leave tomorrow on our trip to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. Taking 3 1/2 weeks.
Rocco
2015 177 SE
1990 Chevy Suburban 5.7L
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Tom
Nice!  Appreciate the pics too.  Post back after the long trip and let up know how it went.  
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retro195man
Just an idea... used this yesterday on the adventure. 
A storage unit and hot plate. 
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