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Old 03-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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Battery Box Under Rear Bed

Here is the battery box
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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Front Solar Panel

I was incorrect I do not think they are tiltable
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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Street Side Panel

Here is the panel above the slide out
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:14 AM   #14
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Inside the battery box

Here are the battery inside the battery box
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #15
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Thanks for the photos. It looks like a very decent installation, clean and neat. I think it would be nice to have one installed. I hate to drill mounting hole in my roof, although it looks like this was not a problem for the previous owner or the person that installed it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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Looks like you have 4, 6 volt batteries. In my opinion that's the best way to go... I am currently running four 6 volt batteries on my current Wildcat. For that matter I have used 6 volt batteries in both of our last two trailers.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #17
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Hey, thanks a lot for the pics. Looks like plain flat roof Z mounts. I'm guessing you aren't seeing any roof leaks?!?

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Thanks for the photos. It looks like a very decent installation, clean and neat. I think it would be nice to have one installed. I hate to drill mounting hole in my roof, although it looks like this was not a problem for the previous owner or the person that installed it.
I'm the same way. Especially with a new trailer still under warranty. But, seems to be the way everybody does it. Plus, they are up and out of the way and out of sight.

I have a flagpole mount I made up for my trailer and bolted it to the tongue, just behind the propane tanks. I was thinking of a similar setup for the solar panels. I'd use just a standard solar panel pole mount. Without too much fuss, you could pretty much lay the panels flat for towing. And, I figured, once you've parked and the landing gear is down, loosen a few bolts, and slide the mount and panels up into the correct lattitudinal orientation. You can easily go and rotate the panel mount by hand throughout the day. Morning coffee, rotate it to face Southeast, and at lunch, to the Southwest.

We'll see. I had a bonus check I was kind of setting aside. I splurged on 2 group 27 12v batteries and a few 'fixins' for the house, looks like the rest is going towards an extra mortgage payment. It sure sucks to be responsible

lkeul, is it keeping your batteries charged up? What kind of camping do you do? Are you running the generator much, or plugged into shore power?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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This is my setup. It has been just installed, so I can't give any feedback at this time.
Two battery boxes
http://www.batterymart.com/p-hm426-dual-6-v-battery-box.html
Four GC-145 6v Golf Cart batteries
http://www.exide.com/Media/files/Downloads/TransAmer/Transportation%20Americas%20Brochures%20for%20Down load/Exide%20Golf%20Cart%20Trade%20Sheet.pdf
http://www.papsolar.ca/page_4.htm
System 3 with 190 watt MPPT
Mounted on the tongue similar to the Tracker mounted in the following picture
http://www.papsolar.ca/page_5.htm

Total cost installed around two thousand dollars.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #19
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Great setup, "jonnys_walkers". Now I have added to my want list. I have only two Trojan golf cart batteries at this time and a 5 watt portable solar panel. It helps but nothing like what you have. I think one 95 watt panel and controller would do the trick for me.

Thanks for the post.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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Thanks Buffalohunter.
Like IKEUL's setup we wanted something that we can use for three to four weeks of dry camping at a time.
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