Been blogly quiet of late, figure some of my geekier friends might be interested in my latest geeksalicious project. My dad gave me a camper van. A Chausson Welcome 28 to be more precise.
There she is half way through the first clean. I realised halfway through that we needed photographic evidence of the heroic work being undertaken!
I’m contemplating a handful of geektastic challenges at the moment. How do I radically boost wifi range? Does the aluminium body affect that? Do I need to mount an antenna externally and hook it up to a usb wifi card?
How much can I realistically run off 2 x 125Ah 12v batteries? What’s the simplest way to measure the power levels of the batteries? Do I want to jerryrig my Logitech 2.1 speakers into the 12v power supply or get a car amp plus speakers? Where do I mount the speakers? How much power will that draw?
There’s also a few more mundane issues like insurance, controle technique (vehicle inspection in France), fixing a window and tap, etc, but I’ll spare you those details.
Fellow geeks, got any inspiration to share? Send your thoughts on my way…
Likewise, any trip suggestions, nomadic productivity advice, decor ideas, camper cooking tips or other inputs are most welcome. 🙂