A car breakdown is never a fun experience, but for a touring band it can spell real problems. You might be a couple of hours from home or several days. You could be stranded in the middle of nowhere or be stuck on a city street or parking lot. Either way, if you have gigs scheduled it’s hard to figure out how you’re going to make everything work to get you to the next spot.
Well I finally finished our solar panel setup after months of baby steps! When we last left off in Part I, the solar panels were on the roof but nothing else was set up. Well it turns out that although installing the panels was the most nerve wracking (because we drilled holes in the van) the rest of the install was tricky and required a lot of figure checking and slow steps towards the end goal – working power in the van!