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Old 02-22-2013, 09:38 AM   #91
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Wire solar panels (I have them mounted on Yakima racks on my truck so I can get them in the sun while the camper is in the shade).
What size panels, and what size wire did you use to run from the panels back to the controller? I considered something similar, but didn't because the wire size needed to be heavier than a jumper cable, or else I would have suffered tremendous line-loss. Roof mounted my panels, instead.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #92
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Mine is still covered but in 2 weeks:

-Wood panels install on Fridge
-Fridge fans
-Wheel bearing repack
-PD converter install
-Winegard sensor pro tv amp with signal meter
-install pump on extra 26 gallon water tank for dry camping
-access door on the duramax for quick change fuel filter

I have all the parts just waiting for the weather to break. This is how I get through the winter, thinking and planning for all the things to do with the camper.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #93
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What meter did you use to monitor the 110 campground source?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #94
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What size panels, and what size wire did you use to run from the panels back to the controller? I considered something similar, but didn't because the wire size needed to be heavier than a jumper cable, or else I would have suffered tremendous line-loss. Roof mounted my panels, instead.
I have two old BP panels that put out 8 amps at peak sun. So I use 10 gauge anchor marine wire with 2 25 ft sections so I can manage the voltage drop. It's amp dependent so battery cables are not necessary unless you have a lot of panels. The panels offset a typical days draw, usually, if I am careful. I have a 55ampcharger working off my Honda 2000 as backup.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #95
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Mine is still covered but in 2 weeks:

-Wood panels install on Fridge
-Fridge fans
-Wheel bearing repack
-PD converter install
-Winegard sensor pro tv amp with signal meter
-install pump on extra 26 gallon water tank for dry camping
-access door on the duramax for quick change fuel filter

I have all the parts just waiting for the weather to break. This is how I get through the winter, thinking and planning for all the things to do with the camper.
Weather broke yesterday and I was able to uncover the trailer. I got in there and installed the wood panels on the fridge, installed an internal fan inside the fridge(the external ones go in next week), put in the Winegard sensor pro tv amp with signal meter, installed the pump on my extra 26 gallon water tank. I also used the 50 amp to 15 amp adapter I purchased at home depot which was great and saved me from dragging out the heavy 50 amp cord. Then I sat in there with a glass of wine, two more weeks to real camping....hitch itch!!!lol,,,,
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #96
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Weather broke yesterday and I was able to uncover the trailer. I got in there and installed the wood panels on the fridge, installed an internal fan inside the fridge(the external ones go in next week), put in the Winegard sensor pro tv amp with signal meter, installed the pump on my extra 26 gallon water tank. I also used the 50 amp to 15 amp adapter I purchased at home depot which was great and saved me from dragging out the heavy 50 amp cord. Then I sat in there with a glass of wine, two more weeks to real camping....hitch itch!!!lol,,,,
Hitch itch! I like that!
You know its an unspoken rule in here that all mods require pics!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #97
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Yes please show pics! I would love to buy some fridge panels too! We currently have the black fridge covers, but Camping World has some cool fridge covers.....
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #98
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Hitch itch! I like that!
You know its an unspoken rule in here that all mods require pics!
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Okay you twisted my arm I will have to go back in there today and take some pics...
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Okay you twisted my arm I will have to go back in there today and take some pics...
Better take another bottle as this could take awhile!

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Better take another bottle as this could take awhile!

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