Thanks everyone for the good wishes and interest. I've got my orders Jim! I plan to post photos and videos as I go, when I have internet access. My SPOT tracker will post my location every 10 minutes of every day so you all can follow along. This will be my 3rd trip on the Alaska Highway, but probably the most memorable simply for the crowd that I'll travel with. Right now we have 118 vehicles going, 80 of them are old military surplus trucks. And one WW2 Harley WLA motorcycle. That guy's got to have an iron butt to take 4,100 miles on one of those cycles. We have about 220 folks going. I think we'll be the 4th largest community in the Yukon where ever we park at night.
We've got about 30 "Jeeps" going, including some M151's and one modified CJ2A. But to park our whole convoy in one location takes about 1.5 football fields. So any where we stop for lunch or breaks, has got to be either big, or long, or both. In a few places we'll use abandoned air strips, where we'll drive up one side and down the other until we all get off the highway.
Our travel permit with the Yukon Gov't says we need to travel in March units of up to 10 vehicles, with 5 minute spacing between march units. So that's 13 march units of like-sized vehicles for our entire convoy. With a 5 minute gap between units, we will be spread out over about 40 miles from front vehicle to back. It'll take up to 70 minutes from the time the first guy leaves until the last one can go. That means it also take about 70 minutes for us all to arrive at any destination.
Yup, this will be quite the invasion.
Qer, I hope you wrote good code, so my Soliton Jr will get me there and back again without any problems.
I'm pretty sure that the WarP11 will be able to pull me up and over the Canadian Rockies.
But the big unknown that I'm testing will be the Electric Motor Werks 10kW charger.
Most folks using one use it in a static mode. That is that the car is parked and there is no drain on the pack when the charger is working. I will be using it in a very dynamic mode. It will be charging my pack while I'm travelling, so the loads it sees will be different from minute to minute. I haven't been able to test it as much as I wanted to before the big trip, so I'm working in uncertain conditions.
One thing I do know, heat has become my big concern. With the generator and charger both inside my trailer, there is a lot of heat created. And the more they both work, the more heat accumulates. To that end I'm adding 4 more louvered vents to the top to let heat out. between the ventilation fan, the engine fan, and the generator head fan all pulling cool outside air into the trailer, I'm pulling about 4-5,000 cfm of air through the trailer.
Hence the need for more vents to let air out.