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Sunrader Build Part 8: Starting The Interior

Sunrader Build Part 8: Starting The Interior

After a long hiatus from making build videos we’re back! Work has prevented me from getting around to editing all the videos of Amelia’s build but the holiday break is giving me an opportunity to jump back in.

Build Out: Week 12

Build Out: Week 12

Hope you all have had a great week. We, as usual, kept ourselves very busy over this past week! We had some exciting things happen that I'm so excited to tell you about! We've gotten a lot of questions recently about our ETA to get back on the road.

Build Out: Week 11

Build Out: Week 11

Hope this blog post finds you well! Do you see anything new in the picture above?! No, I'm not talking about Owen's creepy foot hanging out of the back of Amelia. Amelia got her new STRIPES!! 

Build Out: Week 7

Build Out: Week 7

This past week has been pretty different from everything to date. Up until now we've been rolling smoothly through the build. The order in which we've been tackling projects has been very clear, and there was a lot needing to be worked on all at once. Until this week. 

Build Out: Week 6

Build Out: Week 6

I hope that this blog post finds you well, and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We had plans to opt outside, but sadly the weather said otherwise.

Build Out: Week 4

Build Out: Week 4

Hello again my friends, MAK here! It's crazy to think that it has already been a week since we did the last update. This has been the 4th week of work that we have done on Amelia, and it was largely spent fiberglassing in holes on the exterior.

Build Out: Week 1, 2 & 3

Build Out: Week 1, 2 & 3

MAK here! We've been really busy these first few weeks doing sporadic burst of work on Amelia. Going forward we'll be posting our weekly updates on the build out. This time I'll be catching you up on about 3 weeks of work.

Amelia's Before Tour: Video

Amelia's Before Tour: Video

We thought it would be fun to give you guys a tour of our new home, a 1985 Toyota Sunrader 4x4, named Amelia. This tour is of her in her VERY original state and is likely how she came from the factory.

Electricity

Electricity

Planning
When planning our system we started with determining how much power we would need for three days without ANY sort of charge. No shore power, no solar, no alternator. This required lots of super fun research and math. Yay math! Ah(Amp Hours) is the unit that a deep cycle battery's capacity is measured in. To come up with the amount of Ah we needed for those three days without charge we took the items we use everyday and figured out their draw in Ah. This is where the math comes in.