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Old 07-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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2010 rpod 177

Hi all,
Just bought a slightly used 177 rpod. Installed 2 60W flexible solar panels. Hope this is enough to maintain my batteries in dry camping. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Can't help with your questions but wanted to Welcome you to the forums. Congrats on the new camper!!! Enjoy!!

I'm sure someone here will be able to answer your question.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:28 AM   #3
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Just finished our first camp. It's super. Couple mods done so far is two solar panels 60w ea., inverter/charger 3,000w, 19" led tv. Next will be led lights. Ready for dry camping. Love it
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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Nice job!
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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I saw a rpod with a slide out and a huge add a room. Looked very cool. They are neat trailers. How do you find it tows? Some complain about the design causing a suction over 50 mph.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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Hi,

Yes, the slie out makes a big difference. For towing, I have a GMC 1500 with the 6.0L so it didn't felt that much although during uphill I had to wath for the engine temp. since it was a hot day and a long hill other thant that nothing. I ran about 60mph in flat and downhill and no suction or drag was felt.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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Forgot. Did the uphill between 50 and 55 mph
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:22 PM   #8
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Solar Panels

Your installation looks great. I would like to do the same thing on my 182G. Can you give us a little more information, like what products you used and how you integrated/installed the solar panel system on your rPod?

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:30 AM   #9
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Your installation looks great. I would like to do the same thing on my 182G. Can you give us a little more information, like what products you used and how you integrated/installed the solar panel system on your rPod?

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Hi,

Thanks for the comment

I used a flexible solar panels (brand: power film) 2 of 60 watts each. Each of them came with the controller. Ran the cables thru the black tank exhaust line then thru the frame. Had to use additional extension cables. Also installed an inverter/charger from tripp lite (3000 watts). Then disconnect the converter that came with the unit.
Used last weekend for one day/night and only used about 20% (reading in the morning after) of the battery charge (have 2 deep cycle interestate 12V batteries) with the inverter running for the TV. Also used the radio and lights at 12V and refrigirator and heater w/gas.
Hope this help you with your project. Let me know if you need additional info.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #10
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Hi All,
I have a 174 R-Pod and just found this site. If you want alot of info and discussion about your r-pod, you might want to check out www.rpodnation.com
It's usually pretty lively over there and if you have questions, there's always somebody who has an answer. Some of you may already know about it, but just in case you don't, come give us a try. We've done lots of mods and they are always fun to look at. I want them all!!
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