View Poll Results: Would you be interested in an 'ALL SOLAR' Motor coach?
I LOVE it! Sign me up! 1 3.85%
I like the idea, I think it has legs... 16 61.54%
Hmmm, you're making me think hard about this one... 5 19.23%
What would I do on 'rainy' days? 2 7.69%
Is that really enough batteries?? 2 7.69%
Solar is overrated... I'll keep my Generator! 3 11.54%
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:02 AM   #1
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Smile the all New 'ALL SOLAR' Motor coach from...

...check your preference/vote in the poll above!


:

Introducing the all New 'ALL SOLAR' Motor coach from ...

pick you favorite manufacturer
(well, it's a good idea. Let's see what everyone thinks about this 'crazy' idea...)


ALL SOLAR Motor coach:
- 100% roof coverage with 1000w Automated Tilt Solar array.
Travel height 2", Deployed height 12"
- 4) 15'-20' 500w Automated roof mount roll-up Solar Awnings
- 2) 150amp MPTT Solar Controllers, and integrated LCD interior panel
- 2) 3000HB Hybrid Inverters*, with integrated 150amp Chargers
- 24) 6v Deep Charge Lithium House batteries, mounted on front triple-level
Slide Out
- 2) 150amp Chassis Heavy-Duty Alternators
* all items are wired thru the Inverters, including Air Conditioners


optional:
- 50amp Shore Power cord, and ATS switch
- 6000QD Onan generator, mounted in driver side bay#2, on slide out

Pricing:
- is the Sun out? about the same as your favorite new coach
- no Sun? very negotiable

just a 'thought'....hmmmm..... Game Changer


**the photo below is a sample and not indicative of what your coach will look like! Maybe.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
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I would say this is possible but not in my time but not what I'd want for an RV. Later RJD
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm going to also add a serious question to the 'tongue-in-check', but slightly serious 'All Solar' coach, above:

- for those who are interested in, or already deploying, SOLAR for your RV, would a manufacturer who engineers, builds, and offers a new 'All Solar' motor coach give you another option, versus either typical coach builds, or the newer 'all electric' coaches? The new heavy battery bank would replace the generator in the front slide/compartment. Awnings would be 'roll-up' solar arrays.

- what market would the manufacturer find the most interest for an 'All Solar' coach: Full-Timers? Weekenders? Resorters? Dry-Campers? Exclusive Off-Gridders?

- if enough Solar amps were expected on any given average 'day' to provide similar electrical requirements as our typical 50a rv service, or typical Generator output, and enough batteries were included for storing that power for extended periods, would anyone consider this an option to the typical coach builds of today that do not include Solar?


One of my thoughts has been that while we have come to expect a generator and shore power as typical parts of our current motor coach builds, and add Solar as an 'option', why not flip the idea and build an 'All Solar' coach from the get-go, giving owners the 'option' for a generator and shore power instead. While the financial offset might not yet be similar, those of us who have paid to deploy our own 'solar systems' have spent extra money beyond what we paid for the coach already.

Builders would have use of their own engineering for the amperage needs, panel requirements, wiring runs, and battery placement, and would have 'buying power' for all the elements of the system, and maybe the ability to possibly create more 'designs' of how to mount, deploy, and tilt the arrays.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:42 PM   #4
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*Might* be reasonable cost if the tax incentive is high enough - maybe the area of 80% of the total cost. I don't see it in the near future, unless a solar panel plant is built in the USA.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:29 PM   #5
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I think I change my mind after reading the posts. It could be very specialized for some people who dry camp all the time in the southwest where the sun shines most of the time but probably too expensive.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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All solar rv

I think itís a great idea and should be of particular interest to those located in the south/southwest. I also wonder if an added incentive might be the solar tax rebate for full timers and/or those living in areas able to claim certain Ď2ndí home deductions. This could be an opportunity to Ďbreak the iceí so to speak by making solar more readily available and demonstrating on a smaller scale obviously the viability of completely living off the grid.

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Old 02-19-2018, 12:45 AM   #7
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I like this...

https://voltapowersystems.com/
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:24 PM   #8
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...check your preference/vote in the poll above!


:

Introducing the all New 'ALL SOLAR' Motor coach from ...

pick you favorite manufacturer
(well, it's a good idea. Let's see what everyone thinks about this 'crazy' idea...)


ALL SOLAR Motor coach:
- 100% roof coverage with 1000w Automated Tilt Solar array.
Travel height 2", Deployed height 12"
- 4) 15'-20' 500w Automated roof mount roll-up Solar Awnings
- 2) 150amp MPTT Solar Controllers, and integrated LCD interior panel
- 2) 3000HB Hybrid Inverters*, with integrated 150amp Chargers
- 24) 6v Deep Charge Lithium House batteries, mounted on front triple-level
Slide Out
- 2) 150amp Chassis Heavy-Duty Alternators
* all items are wired thru the Inverters, including Air Conditioners


optional:
- 50amp Shore Power cord, and ATS switch
- 6000QD Onan generator, mounted in driver side bay#2, on slide out

Pricing:
- is the Sun out? about the same as your favorite new coach
- no Sun? very negotiable

just a 'thought'....hmmmm..... Game Changer


**the photo below is a sample and not indicative of what your coach will look like! Maybe.
I would prefer a wind turbin on roof. Pole just long enough to clear blades while in motion.then extend while parked.
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