The converter from radio shack is like $6.95 and then you just plug it in to the closest 120 volt receptacle . But of course your right you can run it straight off your battery. Good point.
Another thing that I have learned from living in my (1st build ) trailer for more than 5 years is don't buy or build a bunch of storage spaces that don't have doors. If you take any standard SS table and place equipment on top of it and use the bottom shelf for storage, it'll work. And SS always looks good. BUT
you'll also end up moving all the items your storing, and fight to clean the walls behind the storage shelf often. You'll also have to try and scrub around the back table legs and between the table legs and walls. If on the other hand you build cabinets with doors you don't have to tie everything down when you move and the dust, grease, and any other airborne contaminants won't get into that area, or at least not as quickly.If you do build cabinets choose your wood very carefully, don't go to some box store and buy off the shelf. You'll end up with press board boxes that will swell and fall apart at the first hint of ran. LOL or a leaking plumbing part or serious cleaning.
I'm a clean freak and I hate paying employees to do a half ass job and that's what the majority will do when asked to get into some hard to reach area or awkward position to clean the lower half of the trailer. They end up doing a so-so job and those are the places the HD looks at if they can't find anything else. In Illinois or at least in Springfield the health department has a rule if your inspected 3 times and you don't have any violations you only get one inspection per year. But it's a surprise inspection and so you had better be ready any time your open, or you lose the Gold Medal Award and have to go another year to earn it back. I like that it gives the HD more time to inspect the bad boys and gives me less worry. But if I want to keep the good score I have to keep my place spotless.
PS (Build cabinets with doors).......And this is especially true of your under sink area.......but remember you'll need to get to the equipment from time to time so if you completely close up an area, do it with four self taping screws and a screw gun so you can open it up in a heartbeat. Nothing breaks down or leaks until 11:00 just minutes before the noon rush. So you need to repair or replace it in minutes not hours.
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