Dave,I enjoy checking in on this thread from time to time. Great resources and creative solutions. Thanks for the effort put into sharing results.
I came back today to review heating. I've been using a Wave 6 Olympian radiant gas heater with a 20# propane tank, and just am uncomfortable using explosive fuel, so am rethinking a shift to a D2.
Other things. I don't see mention of toilet or refrig here, and can share results. I have a Campco portable toilet which has served me well. To me the worst part of RV life is black water tank dumping. Dumping the portable tank is much nicer.
The other thing is refrigeration. I'd had a great Dometic refrig in a trailer, and after using an ice chest while I decided to spend the $500, went with their portable 44 quart model. It is compressor cooled, but uses tiny amounts of battery (also works on 120 AC). It is quiet. Can be either refrig or freezer. For another $50, I bought the insulated cover. I just park it on the floor behind my passenger seat. It has been a total success.
I'm another Seattle guy. I saw some mention of getting together for coffee. How about all of us gather some day for a show and tell?
I do really like the D2....highly recommend it. I have been doing a bunch of updates that I am getting ready to summarize....one of which is the fridge.
Be happy to meet sometime ...one of us Seattlites just needs to coral the crew.....you're not the first to suggest it. I know as least 4 or 5 and there are probably 5X that number. Maybe a weeknight to be sure to get the recreationalist fraction (which would include me). I never commit to anything on the weekend except mountains maybe somewhere like a park.......Gasworks?