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Old 02-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #11
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Being at the beach means lots of sun, and no trees. Thats good for solar. Since you have a generator, you have that for a back up to the solar. So, you ought to be in good shape for power. Solar would be your main charging source, with a genny as backup. Sound like its a good setup.

Is that 2000i a Yamaha? I have the 2400is that is the perfect camping genny,when I need it.

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Old 02-23-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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No, it's a Honda clone that I bought from Pep Boys years ago when we got back into camping. Same specs as the 2000i without the price tag. I think i paid under $300 for it if my memory is good. My 3000i I bought so the wife could start it in the am when I was out fishing. She just turns the key and she's happy.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:48 PM   #13
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Donzie67, I see you're from NY, you ever visit the finger lakes region? We go up as much as possible but its a 4 hr drive. Love the parks ( mostly dry camping there) and the wineries of course.

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On our Puckett List. Would want a F-350 dually diesel for that. A lot of hills and speeds up that way. Here on the island where I go is pretty much flat. F-150 5.4 4x4 is fine for what I'm doing. Working on a F-350 idea. Right now I have to wait a little bit. See how things work out next season. Want to hit Lake George. Did a cabin up there back in the 70's. Yes, I'm in my 50's.
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On our Puckett List. Would want a F-350 dually diesel for that. A lot of hills and speeds up that way. Here on the island where I go is pretty much flat. F-150 5.4 4x4 is fine for what I'm doing. Working on a F-350 idea. Right now I have to wait a little bit. See how things work out next season. Want to hit Lake George. Did a cabin up there back in the 70's. Yes, I'm in my 50's.

Lake George is nice! Been quite a few
Times. Lots to do in that area. Cooperstown is another fav of mine. Glimmerglass SP is beautiful. Great fishing on the lake. Hell we even ice fish there every winter.
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Still a saltwater guy. Will have to pickup a few things for fresh water. I have some lures and a couple of 6' rods but nothing close to what I have invested into all my surf stuff. Custom rods and VS reels on 5 custom rods plus boxes and surf bags full of lures and soft baits. I don't Knie if I can call it a hobby any more or an investment. Either way, I enjoy it and that's all that matters. My wife agrees with me so a bonus to boot.
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300 watts of panels with a decent mppt charger will give you on AVERAGE 75-85 amphours a day. Your Cpap & TV will use about 53 of that... so the panels should keep up with your big stuff.
I agree with the others that the prices are quite high and the controller is less efficient than an MPPT would be. Suggest you check with some MARINE electronics guys there on the Island as they do a lot of similar installs and might be a better way to go.
I agree with your choice to go with the larger GC's... and don't think brand matters too much in wet cells unless you are going to step up to Trojan or Rolls/Surette type stuff. Best deals on GC 6V batts are at Costco and Sams....you might wanna check there to see how reasonable the dealer prices are.
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300 watts of panels with a decent mppt charger will give you on AVERAGE 75-85 amphours a day. Your Cpap & TV will use about 53 of that... so the panels should keep up with your big stuff.
I agree with the others that the prices are quite high and the controller is less efficient than an MPPT would be. Suggest you check with some MARINE electronics guys there on the Island as they do a lot of similar installs and might be a better way to go.
I agree with your choice to go with the larger GC's... and don't think brand matters too much in wet cells unless you are going to step up to Trojan or Rolls/Surette type stuff. Best deals on GC 6V batts are at Costco and Sams....you might wanna check there to see how reasonable the dealer prices are.

Batteries have already been bought and paid for. The problem is he specked just 6v GC's and did not tell his guy to match them to my Interstates. He never told me that he used Exide's and not Intersate. The second panel is not happening through him. I can get it delivered to my door for $640. I can do the job myself. For what he wants to do it I can almost add a third panel for his price.
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Sounds like a plan! Good luck with it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:57 PM   #20
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