This week I met someone who is not only living but having a great time doing it. Below is a video where he explained the features and reasoning of the engineering he put into this wonderful ride. The Prius is an interesting vehicle in it’s own rights. Follow this link to go to the Toyota site.
But the ideas and engineering that Brent has put in is pretty sharp. Like the house battery installed behind this panel that also holds a voltage display, 12 volt power outlet and USB charging port. He runs an inverter and charger off of the vehicle’s main battery which the Prius is monitors and starts the engine to recharge automatically. In fact he can set the thermostat in the Prius to start and maintain the temperature where he is sleeping.
Brent’s engineering background was evident in excellent utilization of nearly every inch of space. He designed this table to use the door’s tension to hold it in place against the little white wedge block. AND, it works on either side of the car. He explained this is something that anybody can design for their vehicle using cardboard templates to trace the shape of the door and the fender well.
His use of space was not only designed in square inches, he considered cubic inches. Here’s an example, under his bed is a well laid out storage area divided into compartments and beneath that is his water storage. So his design has used every cubic inch behind the front passenger seat to the fullest. Very impressive!
I had a great time interviewing Brent and learning how to make a very small space work as an efficient roving home. Below is a link to the video posted on YouTube where he goes into detail all of the features.
Get out, Be safe and Go adventure.