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2 for Him
08-28-2011, 03:59 PM
9,300 miles, 20 states, 22 NFS, 6 BLM, 8 COE, 6 City or County Parks, 1 Nat Rec Area, and 1 State park. Our first trip without having to stay in a "Piano Key Park", our nickname for commercial parks, because they all look like lines of piano keys.
Boy do I love solar. Almost 2 months without a power hookup, with only 2hrs. on the generator, most nights, the only people in the area.
And digital cameras, DW took over 5,000 (yes, thousand) pictures!
Now I just have to figure out why we came back, it's HOT here in lower Alabama.

CORattler
08-28-2011, 04:51 PM
That sounds like a great time! We just spent a month out in Durango and Gunnison, CO (both NFS sites) and felt the same way about coming back to the stick house.
I'm considering installing solar. What kind of setup do you have.?

Ren
08-29-2011, 03:44 AM
Now that is AWESOME!

I cant wait to take a trip like that! [:p]

HOOK
08-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the inspiration. Hopefully we will go on another trip soon. Larry

2 for Him
08-29-2011, 03:11 PM
Rattler,
I designed and installed my solar setup, and am completely happy with it
3- 85 watt Sun panels from Sunelectronics
2 6v GC batteries from Interstate
Rogue 3024i charge controller
All led lights inside.
If I was to put in a large enough inverter to run the Microwave I think i would put in one more panel and 2 more batteries. Since we have a generator already and only use the micro about twice a week, can't see the the expense.
Let me know if you'd like I'll PM you a bunch of educational links and suppliers.
Tom

snitz100
08-30-2011, 08:02 PM
We've been considering solar - the results you're getting are very encouraging! Could you send us the links/suppliers, too? Anything we can do to minimize "Piano Key Park" nights will be well worth the effort. :-)

luvmywestie
08-31-2011, 03:54 PM
I figured out the rest, but don't know what COE stands for. Can you tell me? Thanks!!

awaywego
08-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Corp. of Engineers park. http://camping.about.com/cs/campgrounds/a/public04.htm

Ren
09-30-2011, 02:13 AM
2 for Him,

What inverter do you have and is it a charger/inverter? Im thinking of replacing the converter with a charger/inverter in a fashion so all of the 110v sockets in the 5er are hot. Somthing like this.

http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/inverter-chargers/rv-series-gs.aspx

I would also need the batteries, solar panels, and charge controller to go along with it... basically a total electrical system refit.....

simonsrf
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by snitz100

We've been considering solar - the results you're getting are very encouraging! Could you send us the links/suppliers, too? Anything we can do to minimize "Piano Key Park" nights will be well worth the effort. :-)


Try this link. AMSOLAR (http://www.amsolar.com/)

We have a considerably larger system built by these people. We have used it now continuously for 5 years without any problems. Also, a good reference for RV Solar education.

Robbie S.