Lol I know but everyone learns lessons - see the shark fin one, that’s what I am looking for.
I got the dual battery system from Offgrid Eng and went with the redarc bcdc over the Blue Sea isolator thing for exactly this reason. Have a pair of AGM batteries as well. I already have full skid plates from RCI, bumpers front and rear from a buddy who makes plate bumpers, LEDs front and rear, a trigger six shot lighting control on my primary battery with 3 open slots for additional lights on the camper if i choose to add more. (lights inside the camper will be off the aux battery to isolate)
When camper is in, I will run 8AWG back from the aux to the bed and put in some sort of fuse bay - again the link i shared above is a reallllly good example of this but probably more than i will do. just didn’t want to put any electrical components in the bed without any topper on it - marine grade would hold up, but no need to get over my skis here.
storage is a great call. the second link i posted has a guy who kitted with goose gear and fabbed a bench. trouble is i don’t like their prices all that much for what it is and the custom part that made his solution so cool is not being offered at this time due to high demand for non-custom parts. I have a wood shop and figured I could probably get some 80/20 and build the same thing for a fraction of the price of goose.
the bunker is cool - i have been looking at that. i like the price for what it is. the vrnclr stuff looks nice too but is a big spendy. i am not suggesting they should charge less, but i am on the fence about if it is worth $800 for two triangle shaped bags. curious to hear what others have found on these…
I think I am going to steer clear of a full decked or any other platform system because i want to make sure i have plenty of room to stand with the tent open and a bench provides storage and a place to sit. best of both worlds - can put on boots inside before going outside.