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Old 03-30-2016, 12:30 PM   #511
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450w of Renogy PV panels. At 10 AM u was getting over 18volts and had already gone into absorb (14.6v).
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:54 PM   #512
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Thumbs up BC20 Garmin Back-Up Camera Installed

Today I installed my new back-up camera on the rear of the XLR 29HFS. Instead if connecting it to the back up lights I connected it to a 12V source via a toggle switch. I figure I can get more use out of it this way such as another view of traffic behind and although I don't do much passing, when I do it should help me know when I have cleared the passed vehicle.
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Couple ideas I was thinking of with the recessed panel. I thought of making or getting some kind of channel for one side of the panel to slide into and using a slide latch for the other side. I would drill a hole into the side of the cabnetry for the slide latch bolt to slide into instead of using the piece that comes with it. Or another option using something like a glass door hinge like the one in pic and a push to unlatch spring style magnet like the one in the pic.
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Couple ideas I was thinking of with the recessed panel. I thought of making or getting some kind of channel for one side of the panel to slide into and using a slide latch for the other side. I would drill a hole into the side of the cabnetry for the slide latch bolt to slide into instead of using the piece that comes with it. Or another option using something like a glass door hinge like the one in pic and a push to unlatch spring style magnet like the one in the pic.
JR, what about and inch of velcro on the four corners? I like to use hot glue when it really needs to stick. Would this work? I could also make a frame for the panel and surface mount it with standard hardware. I've been into that compartment a lot recently and and need an easier way, that is for sure.
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Today I installed my new back-up camera on the rear of the XLR 29HFS. Instead if connecting it to the back up lights I connected it to a 12V source via a toggle switch. I figure I can get more use out of it this way such as another view of traffic behind and although I don't do much passing, when I do it should help me know when I have cleared the passed vehicle.
IKJ, the cameras I have I manually turn on, like you. You never know when someone is driving so close behind that you can't see them in the mirrors, but I also use mine when changing lanes. My second camera is on the truck and I use it while driving a lot of the time. WW
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450w of Renogy PV panels. At 10 AM u was getting over 18volts and had already gone into absorb (14.6v).
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I should have mentioned, but the bottom photo was taken as I was installing, not when finished.
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WW, I think there are many creative ways to do that or anything else and if it was me that had to constantly get in that compartment I'd be figuring out a way to make it more convenient. What prompted me to put a outlet there was the sat receiver and to charge electronics as well such as phone or tablet. One thing I did do is take a short shop extension cord, cut off the plug end and wired into back of outlet and the other end comes up in back of the compartment where the receiver is so all wires including power are hidden.
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Today I installed my new back-up camera on the rear of the XLR 29HFS. Instead if connecting it to the back up lights I connected it to a 12V source via a toggle switch. I figure I can get more use out of it this way such as another view of traffic behind and although I don't do much passing, when I do it should help me know when I have cleared the passed vehicle.
Do you have a link to the model you used?
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Solar and inverter 99% its working well. What surprised me was when the charger was putting out +14.7 @ 88 amperes. I thought it was only 50.
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Forgot the pics. I strongly recommend Bogart TM2030 ... should be standard equipment! Forgot to take pic of controller and Magnum remote.... darn! BTW I have to secure batteries better than that. While I was resting I set the correct track today. I had to bring the right side forward 1/4".

Did anyone notice the electric junction / breaker / bus bar has been relocated from the ridiculous original location. I'll have to come up with safety covers.
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