First off let's just acknowledge the typical Gorrilla in the room....yes you can build a "more powerful" system for cheaper......if you don't account for all your labor time:sombrero:Using the Yeti is a brilliant idea! I think I may look into doing that when I start redoing my electrical system this week. It would be way cleaner than all the crazy parts and pieces I was thinking about using.
But you can't package it as nicely and as well integrated....with warranty.
I've been running a Yeti 400 with a Boulder 90 solar panel on my Sprinter and it powers an Engel 45 fridge forever! Never drops below 80% charge and I don't have the Yeti wired to charge off the van, it's 100% fed by solar.
The unit also powers all my LED lights and charging for phones and the Maxxfan.
I think the house battery ina Eurovan goes largely to waste. It only powers the three 12v outlets and two interior lights. It also powered the cooler but nobody really uses that.
The Yeti and its display, charge controller, pure sine wave inverter are all very easy for people to understand and use.
Cole, you'd be the guy to ask, since I get dirty looks on the Samba whenever I make inquiries:
Do the Eurovan weekender sofa/bed mechanisms need latches or catches in the body (i.e. at the walls), or do they just attach to the floor? I'm always trying to figure out a better bed mechanism for my van, but haven't been able to examine a T4 styel bed up close. The Rock-n-roll mechanism is well understood, but has its issues with the geometry (plus I'm not a fan of building a wooden seat for actual passengers.)
This one looks fantastic. The colors are crazy, but it will suit someone!
The Eurovan rear bed has two steel latches in the van wall. They are simple steel loops and could probably be put on posts welded to the floor or seat base. The whole seat slides out from two steel rails that could be bolted to any floor.
I've got 3 of these seats here if anyone wants one��