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Old 03-14-2014, 11:10 AM   #11
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I guess the one my friend purchased is slightly different, bare aluminuim and not painted black.
Here is the link he provided:

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Old 03-14-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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That is one nice looking setup! I came across this box - a little smaller, but similar, should still hold 2 batteries:

No tax and free shipping (in the U.S. anyway) or Amazon also has it.


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Old 03-14-2014, 11:59 AM   #13
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My problem with solar on the roof is that I am always wanting to park in the shade. I initially put the panels on the roof of my truck, but then when I go somewhere during the day I can't charge. So this is my current (pun intended) solution.

No holes in the roof.

9 amps is not to shabby for surplus 20 year old ARCO (now BP) panels.

I just collapse the stands and put the panels in the back of the truck. Takes 5 minutes to deploy. I just hope they don't grow leg and run away when we are not at the campsite. Thinking of cable locking to a tree or the camper.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:39 PM   #14
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Nice mod trikebubble with the toolbox. Lowes has a similar box that I'd like to do this mod with but cant find decent vents for the box. If you don't mind me asking where did you get the ones on the sides of you box?

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battery, upgrade

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