Portable Solar Generator Ammo Box

In addition to my dual battery setup in my 4runner, I wanted something that was portable so I can leave behind at a campsite for the family. So I took an ammo box, an extra Odyssey battery I had laying around, and purchased some other parts I needed from Amazon and built a Portable Solar Generator. If you plan to build one, please consult an electrician if you are not experienced.

Here’s my parts list
MTM Ammo Can
Odyssey PC925 Automotive and LTV Battery
Cllena Dual USB Socket Charger 2.1A&2.1A + LED Voltmeter + 12V Power Outlet + ON-OFF Toggle Switch Four Functions Panel for Car Boat Marine RV Truck Camper Vehicles GPS Mobiles (Blue)
Nilight Inline Fuse Holder 14AWG Wiring Harness ATC / ATO 30AMP Blade Fuse
ALLPOWERS 20A Solar Charger Controller Solar Panel
ALLPOWERS Solar Panel 100W 18V 12V Bendable Flexible
Electrical Wire 14 AWG 14 Gauge Silicone Wire Hook Up wire Cable 20 Feet [10 ft Black And 10 ft Red]
DTTUN 100 Pcs Wiring Connecting 16-14 Gauge Assorted Insulated Straight Wire Butt Electrical Crimp Terminal Connectors
Gardner Bender 20-104 2 16-14 Gauge Blue Ring Terminals, 22-Pack
Battery Tender 081-0069-6 Ring Terminal Harness with Black Fused 2-Pin Quick Disconnect Plug

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Real life testing….
ARB fridge and Beats bill getting enough sun to power them up and charge the battery

Sun went down around 5:30pm… ARB Fridge now running on the battery

checking the voltage at 7:00am the next morning

checking again around 9:30am

solar panel plugged in

ARB Dual Air Compressor “The Wifey Air System”

Air up and air down all 4 tires at the same time.

Check out my youtube video as I do a closer look of my onboard air system

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VERSION 2 is here and I’ve installed it in many vehicles.

Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for

POLYURETHANE TUBING (select 3/8)

8mm Air hose (qty 1)

Utah Pneumatic 10 Pack Nylon & Nickel-Plated Brass Push to Connect Fittings PC Male Straight 3/8″OD 1/4″NPT Thread

Utah Pneumatic 10 Pack Plastic Push to Connect Fittings Tube Connect y spliter 3/8 od

airmaxxx (4 3/8″ Schrader Inflation Valve Fill Air Ride Suspension Push to Connect
20 Pcs 1/4PT Male Thread to 8mm Pneumatic Push in Quick Joint Fittings
Haltec H-5265 Standard Bore Lock-On Air Chuck (Qty 8)
Interstate Pneumatics FPM44S Aluminum Rectangle Pencil Manifold 4 Way Outlet 1/4 Inch NPT Female
Kingston KMBVM Series Brass Mini Ball Valve, Lever, 1/4″ NPT Male x NPT Female
Milton 1193 1/4″ NPT Pressure Gauge
Viair 92804 18″ Stainless Steel Braided Leader Hose without Check Valve
Airtac HSV: Hand Slide Valve – HSV08SFT
Control Devices NC Series Brass Non-Code Safety Valve, 25-200 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT

if you want to save like $50 you can get these air chucks.  they work but they don’t lock on as good as the Haltec

2 Pack – EPAuto Closed Flow Straight Lock-On Air Chuck with Clip, for Tire Inflator (qty 4)

of course, you will need an air compressor

Arb CKMTA12 Dual Air Compressor

2010+ 4Runner / 2010+ Lexus GX460 / 2003-09 Lexus GX470 / Single or Dual Compressor Bracket

Optional

TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI
ARB 171302 Inflation Accessory Kit

ORIGINAL PARTS LIST

Parts list… I may have left out a couple items but message me if you have any questions.  Price for all the parts should run you between $170 – $240 not including compressor and compressor mount.  You don’t have to build it the way I did.  Custom it the way you want.  And if you just want a kit already pieced together, do some google research.  There’s a company that sells a complete kit for jeeps and raptors for $270.00.  I probably would have gone that route if it was available at the time I was building this.

8mm Air hose (qty 2)
20 Pcs 1/4PT Male Thread to 8mm Pneumatic Push in Quick Joint Fittings
5 Pcs 8mm to 8mm 3 Ways Push in One Touch Tee Shaped Quick Fittings
Haltec H-5265 Standard Bore Lock-On Air Chuck (Qty 8)
Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/4″ x 1/4″ Female Pipe (qty 4)
Milton S-684-4 1/4″ NPT Tank Valve – Pack of 2 (qty 2)
Interstate Pneumatics FPM44S Aluminum Rectangle Pencil Manifold 4 Way Outlet 1/4 Inch NPT Female
Kingston KMBVM Series Brass Mini Ball Valve, Lever, 1/4″ NPT Male x NPT Female
Milton 1193 1/4″ NPT Pressure Gauge
Viair 92804 18″ Stainless Steel Braided Leader Hose without Check Valve
Airtac HSV: Hand Slide Valve – HSV08SFT

Techflex PTN0.25BK25 Flexo PET Braided Sleeve, 1/4″ x 25′ L, Black
Control Devices NC Series Brass Non-Code Safety Valve, 25-200 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT

if you want to save like $50 you can get these air chucks.  they work but they don’t lock on as good as the Haltec

2 Pack – EPAuto Closed Flow Straight Lock-On Air Chuck with Clip, for Tire Inflator (qty 4)

of course, you will need an air compressor

Arb CKMTA12 Dual Air Compressor

2010+ 4Runner / 2010+ Lexus GX460 / 2003-09 Lexus GX470 / Single or Dual Compressor Bracket

Optional

TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI
ARB 171302 Inflation Accessory Kit

DUDE

how i stay fresh… I use Dude products.

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DUDE Shower Body Wipes, 10 Count Wet Wipes Individually Wrapped for Travel, Unscented, Naturally Soothing Aloe and Hypoallergenic

Dude Shower body wipes: Shower wherever… whenever… these are great when you’re out on the trail all day and your funk is kicking in.
– DUDE SIZED
Extra Large & Extra Thick Washcloth Like Material
– GREAT FOR TRAVEL
Camping, Hiking, Pumping, Traveling – You Need These.
– SOOTHING ALOE & VITAMIN E
To Protect Your Sensitive Sides
– ALCOHOL & PARABEN FREE
Because Heady DUDES Don’t Need Nasty Ingredients
– SUSTAINABLE
Conserves Water Compared to Showering.

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DUDE Wipes Flushable Wet Wipes (48 Count Dispenser and 30 Single Wipes), Individually Wrapped & Dispenser, Natural Unscented with Vitamin-E & Aloe, 100% Biodegradable
Dude Wipes: when you drop the deuce… dude wipes is a must. keep a 48 count dispenser in your bathroom and in your car. Pack several of the singles in your backback.

– 100% BIODEGRADABLE
Innovative All Natural & Sustainable Wipe Material
– ALCOHOL & PARABEN FREE
Because Nasty Dumps Don’t Need Nasty Ingredients
– FRAGRANCE FREE
So You Don’t Get Blindsided by a Buttload of Lavender
– DUDE SIZED
25% Larger Than Other Butt Wipes
– FLUSH’EM ANYWHERE
Certified to Flush and Disperse Like Toilet Paper by Scientist DUDES
– SOOTHING ALOE & VITAMIN E
To Protect Your Sensitive Sides

Deuce with a view

Rago Fabrication Care Packages

Rago Fabrication has been supportive of my build since the day i bought the hidden bumper bracket and ditch brackets. throughout the months, i would be featured on their IG page, Email newsletters, and also on their website. we have established a great relationship and now i have this awesome opportunity to test out some new products. go check them out at https://www.ragofabrication.com/ and if you purchase anything… don’t forget to use “WIFEY” at checkout.
Rago’s WEBSITE
@ragofabrication
If you want to experience some great customer service, send them a message before you order.

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The KChilites Flex dual LEDs paired with Rago’s Ditch brackets
2010-2018 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner Ditch Light Brackets – Stainless Steel
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Rago’s ladder accessory mount with waterport’s mount attached.
Ladder Accessory Mount – Stainless Steel
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waterport
mount
Ladder Accessory Step – Stainless Steel
Ladder

Ladder 2
With Rotapax
Rago’s Modular Storage Panel. You will want the pair.
5th Gen Toyota 4Runner Modular Storage Panel System
MSP