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Old 02-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #11
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Steve,
Very nice. I'm sure you will get lots of enjoyment out of them. Piece of mind as well. Very impressive.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:38 PM   #12
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In response to 2012WhiteSolera -- Attached is a picture of the solar panel on the roof. 140W Nature Power 60 x 27.5 inches.

Wishing you all Sunshine ! (from our 10 day foggy temperature inversion)
Steve: That is a really nice and clean-looking installation - I'm really envious. I like the idea of the extra outlet between the seats. Solar is in my plans for next year... I've already spent this year's toy allowance!
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #13
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Winter has returned to southern Idaho and we are getting a good dump of snow. I am looking forward to testing this system out in a couple of months. Cheers!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:47 PM   #14
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I went with the Renogy 100 watt RV kit: Amazon.com: RenogyⓇ RV Solar Kit 100W: 1pc 100W Mono Solar Panel + 30A Charge Controller w/ LCD Display + 40' MC4 Adapter Kit + 16' Tray Cable + Z Brackets: Patio, Lawn & Garden (about $260 for the kit)
I added a fuse at the batteries, a switch between the batteries and the controller, and a second set of mounting brackets (used eight brackets total). Substituted #12 1 inch SS screws for those in the kit. Dicor sealant (of course). Ran the wires down the power awning track and in where that wire enters - mounted the controller where the wires entered the coach (above the fire extinguisher in front of the door). I attached the wires to the roof with short pieces of eternabond. Seems to be working well. If I need more power, I can easily add another panel - the controller, wires, etc will handle with no problem - but my real goal is storage lot charging, and I believe the one panel will be plenty.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #15
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Rotation problem on the controller picture in the post...
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #16
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The solar panel - $600, extended 2 yr warranty -$100. Charge controller - $130, 3 yr extended warranty - $23. 1000 watt sine wave inverter - $285. total labor - $292. With misc. switches, circuit breaker, remote switch for inverter, etc., the total cost before tax was $1435. This includes 3-5 yr. warranty on all the parts.

Yes, I will post updates. We are in a temp inversion with dense fog (Boise, Idaho) so the solar output is about nil. But, I don't have to worry about battery drain - voltage is 90% of full charge.

Cheers, Steve
I went to Camping World 5175 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy - Kissimmee, FL, Estimate: $1,725.08 (before tax).
I guess I will wait awhile for a "Better Price!"
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:46 AM   #17
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CaptDan - Shouldn't the price be the catalog cost for the Nature Power parts plus labor (3 x $39 using Camping World's current labor offer) plus taxes. If so, that would be much lower than $1725.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:21 AM   #18
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CaptDan - Shouldn't the price be the catalog cost for the Nature Power parts plus labor (3 x $39 using Camping World's current labor offer) plus taxes. If so, that would be much lower than $1725.
You would think so-It's lengthy-Here it is:
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Nature Power Solar Battery Chargers - High Output - 130 Watt #50132
599.99
$599.99
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134.00

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1.51
$134.00
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GS install Discount, install Nature Power Solar Battery Chargers - High Output - 130 Watt #50132 $39.00 - 1115
($95.00)
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2 Year Protection Plan
99.99
$99.99
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Wire & Connectors
7.49
$7.49
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Sealant
8.60
$8.60
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Nature Power Solar Battery Charge Controllers - 28 Amp #60028
129.99
$129.99
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99056012
89.00

Install Nature Power Solar Battery Charge Controllers - 28 Amp
1.00
$89.00
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GS install Discount, install Nature Power Solar Battery Charge Controllers - 28 Amp #60028 $39.00 - 1115
($50.00)
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989257

3 Year Protection Plan
22.99
$22.99
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Wire & Connectors
7.49
$7.49
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Sealant
8.60
$8.60
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Nature Power Sine Wave Inverters - 1000 Watt #38310
329.99
$329.99
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89.00

Install Nature Power Sine Wave Inverters - 1000 Watt
1.00
$89.00
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GS install Discount, install Nature Power Sine Wave Inverters - 1000 Watt #38310 $39.00 - 1115
($50.00)
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12 feet 2/0 Battery Cable
39.99
$39.99
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4 2/0 Battery Lugs
6.67
$6.67
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30 feet of110 Romex
78.96
$78.96
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30 ft. 110 Conduit
68.34
$68.34
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989799
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90 Degree Conduit Connector
10.60
$10.60
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Conduit Connector
7.20
$7.20
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FUSE KIT 300 AMP
60.84
$60.84
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Give that man a ceee-gar, for the longest post. Your right, it does seem high.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:05 PM   #20
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Surprised it even "Posted!" I'll take a "Cuban."
Anyway-It is too high-I will wait.
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