Well I’m getting the Trak Shak ready for a busy summer period. It has to go down to Tassie real soon and then not even 48 hours after that excursion it has nearly 2 weeks in the VIC High Country – it’s going to earn it’s keep that’s for sure.
So first up I got hold of a Projecta 25 amp battery charger. Why that one? Well I can leave it hooked in even when there’s a load on the battery at the time. I can run it off of 240V mains if I’m at a relatives place, or it can run off of the generator in an emergency (the batteries already charge of solar as well as the vehicle when driving).
I changed the ends from battery clamps to an Anderson plug. This makes it easier to hook in as I just plug it into the normal connection to the car and it does it’s job – no lifting covers etc to access the battery. I also made a short extension lead with battery clamps in case I need to use it on something else.
The other thing I went and did was to make up two drawers for the inside of the trailer. This enabled us to get rid of all of the plastic boxes other than the ones underneath the kitchen unit itself – it also gave us a lot more room than we though as well.
The boxes but up against the kitchen at the rear, and at the front it leaves room for the generator, toilet and Coleman HWOD unit.
Last and not least I got hold a proper Hayman Reese bike carrier. It can carry up to 4 bikes which works well for us. Cost is approx $150.