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Old 04-23-2015, 10:43 PM   #21
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That's awesome westcoast you will really like the convenience it provides and when your not using your rv you won't have to plug in to the power at home to keep the batteries charged anymore either. I haven't plugged in since I put my system on line. I go out and watch tv while at home for the heck of it to us up some free power. LOL Glad my reviews helped out. Post some pics of your setup if you get a chance.

Here is my setup so far.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:28 AM   #22
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Here is my setup so far.

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Westcoast You have a nice looking set up. Don't you just love the free electric and convenience it gives you, I know I do.
A side note; my 5er came with mostly LED lighting inside but there was still some light fixtures that weren't LED's so I replaced them with LED's and also put LED's in the storage compartment lighting and outside running lights.
Going to be using my free electric solar today til Sunday. Suppose to be 90 deg. here and sunny.
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Well the sun didn't shine as the weather man said but we still had plenty of battery bank power. Friday evening it rained a lot so we stayed inside the 5er and watch TV and relaxed. Saturday it was real foggy until 11AM then was partly cloudy but the solar array at times was putting out 34 amps when the clouds were gone. The battery bank was still able to recover without any problem to a full state of charge. Saturday evening it stormed again til late at night. Sunday morning foggy again and was cleared up by 10AM and the battery bank was fully charge before we arrived back to the house. I was surprised at how well the solar array worked with all the clouds and fog but the solar array worked great and kept up with our power usage without a hitch.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:42 AM   #24
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Forgot to mention, the solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them, no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. All and all it made things very easy for us and that evening the power was restored to the house. We laughed and said glad we are truly self contained in the RV.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.
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