This is a very responsible approachA dream of mine for many years well before my love for EV's came about, was an off grid campground. I wanted a place that could be enjoyed by family and friends. The idea was to be remote and far away from the daily grind they might live in today. My goal here is to tell a story through pictures and small captions to explain the process, and where we are at today. 10 pictures per post, so I will break it up into a couple posts. Might not have any response till I get it all out there. I will direct technical questions to @nwdiver.
First. If you don't know, or are not extremely competent around electricity hire an expert. That is what I did. Highly suggested for a solar installation. Second. This forum is filled with many people I respect around electricity, and would define them as experts. Keep in mind this is a FOB (Forward Operating Base). Not a long term setup. Not a complete setup. Some of the setups here are not code. Do not interpret that we intend to leave these items this way.
So after a number of years I found my campground. Really thought about connecting, but saw the price tag. More than a mile, and a monthly fee that was higher than I wanted to pay. So went to Sound of Silence in SD. Wanted to see really two people at the event. One person I wanted to meet was sitting next to me at the first mingle. @nwdiver and I chatted, and the next thing I know he had already had two site visits done, and the plan was ready. Just had to wait till the following year.
Had to do some clearing for some benches for tents and trailers. This area was run over by fire a number of years ago. Also quite a slope.
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Camping to me is solitude, but one of the issues is often power in a remote setting for periods of time. I have solar panels on my Airstream, but not enough to run a well pump, and wanted to avoid the dreaded generator. We had one that ran the well. It was on the first of the things to go. You could hear it over 3/4 of a mile a way when on.
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View attachment 846335If one looks at the front of the well drilling rig there is a drop off into a large ravine. We will talk about that later.
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Septic and well installed. Septic permit took forever with thankfully no engineering. Lot of explaining however. Things take time in small towns. Best thing is you get to talk to people face to face. A rarity these days. Don't be in a rush. Be respectful, take your hat off, and ask nicely. Goes along way.
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Тож із присягою не використовувати генератор, витягувати воду з струмка застаріло. Униз по тому яру на всі 70 футів. Це був кінець колодязя. Отже, гонка тривала, щоб встановити тимчасові 20 панелей і підключити п’єдестал фургону.
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Є Кріс Дізон з Endless Energy. Ви можете знати його як @nwdiver. Це було в 90-х, так що парасолька стала паличкою-виручалочкою. 40 ранку, а потім піч завелася. П’єдестал для автофургону може дозволити заряджати електричні велосипеди та запускати трейлер, а також установку домашнього офісу в наметі Bell і, звичайно, колодязний насос. EV покажу пізніше
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Тому ми втратили одну панель на піддоні. Вони справді відсиділи кілька снігових бур в кінці сезону. Ми врахували це в математику. Дуже вдячний за те, що місцевий сусід доставив усе це до того, як ми переїхали сюди для встановлення.