Length of time in the shop is all dependent on what you want to get installed. I’d assume anywhere from 1-10days. Now that is far from the average. We had a moreI just found this thread and I'm so excited to slowly read it all. Ordered my alu cabin through Tiny Rig about a month ago. Last I heard we were targeting a March install date. Anyone know about how long they'll have my truck in the shop? I live a couple of hours away so I need to plan. I have an email out but no response for about a week now. Busy shop, I know.
My truck is a 2016 Tundra doublecab. My order is pretty much barebones alu-cabin.
Tonight I got the final shipment of all of my electrical system! Honestly I'm a little overwhelmed but I've done a ton of research and was able to buy really nice products to make it easy. I found this thread looking for plans to mount my solar panel. Input welcome! In general I'd love input on everything. I've got a little experience with electrical wiring but I've never done anything this big or expensive.
Here's my power build so far:
Charge Controller and Battery Management - REDARC Manager30
Power Box - I haven't exactly sorted this out yet. The idea is that I'll build a wooden bench to hold everything. That way I can pull it out and lug it around for convenience and storage if it won't be in use in the truck for an extended duration. I'm thinking I'll include some USB outlets and 120VAC NEMA outlets on the side as well. Possibly a little fan to keep air flowing, but I'd wager that's overkill.
Battery - 12v 100Ah LiFePO4 from Battle Born (x1)
Solar Panel - 200W panel from redarc (x1)
Solar Panel Mounting - these little adhesive spoiler things from redarc. I found this thread looking for a better solution. I really want to mount via the roof rails. Any advice? I found the posts back on page 64 about using the M8 carriage bolts. But what is the actual mounting hardware to hold the panel in place? The M8 bolts have to attach to something, right? Or should I keep it easy and use the adhesive spoilers?
Inverter - Renogy 1000W 12V Pure Sine Wave Inverter with Power Saving Mode (New Edition)
Fridge - ARB 63Q 12V Portable Fridge Freezer
Other Stuff - The redarc manager30 and ARB fridge came as part of this kit from redarc.
Minimalistic install. Choosing instead to install many accessories ourselves. We had the dealer AVO install and seal the canopy. Install the 270 shadow awning, and help us do part of the Dickenson heater install. They did do a couple of extra things to help us out though. We where at the dealer for 3 days total. Of which they spent a part of a day I wasn’t there prepping ahead of time as they can if they have the camper and accessories on hand. Good luck. Best to talk to tiny rig and work out what you want done and length of time for install. They will be happy to help you.