my '66 cj5a is currently undergoing an engine swap. along with that, for camping and travel purposes, i'm putting in an 18 gal poly gas tank from a boat. this is in addition to the 12 gal tank under my drivers seat. my trips tend to be rather long, so additional gasoline capacity is a must.
i'm also building up a small boat trailer for carrying the bulk of my camping equipment. taller tires, stake bed sides, and a lunette eye to match up to my jeep pintle hitch are being done to it.
hey. as many of you (i assume), i use my jeep for a lot of car camping. so i thought we could share this space for some camping-oriented modifications.
for instance, i wired a 12V outlet on my overhead speaker console, because i carry an extension cord with a socket on one end and a plug on the other, and a 12V light bulb. i also plan on installing a folding platform to the inside of the trunk's door, to use as a table for cooking. i also plan on installing another battery besides my optima, so we can run the music and the lightbulb without worrying....
Speaking of camping mods and remote power, does anyone bring solar panels? I have three of the 75w three panel kits from HF, plus a 4500w inverter that I had hooked up to a group of deep cycle batteries in my workshop back in Florida. Since I moved and didn't want to leave them behind, they are now in a crate in my garage collecting no sun. I was thinking of a small slide out rack beneath a rooftop cargo rack, rubber mounted to resist shock on the glass. Could get away with a much smaller inverter and a single battery in the cargo area. Three panels side by side are about 3' x 3'. Seems like if you could find a clearing for stargazing, you could set up for power generation during the day. No need to run your engine or run dual optimas.
heres some stuff ive done in the past month or three.. made a slide for my ARB Fridge, added a rack to the hard top. added a ARB awning, added LEDs to the inside of said awning.. this is for a weekend out In the woods, for longer trips I take the trailer..