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Old 03-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default SOLAR/INVERTER UPGRADE PROGRESS REPORTS

About to Start my Solar/Inverter Upgrade, I will be posting progress photos
as we continue and discriptions of what in the photo, Enjoy !

Inverter, Batteries and switches layout in Storage area



2X Lifeline 300AH 6V
GoPower 2000 PureSine Inverter
BlueSea Switches
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Good luck with the installation, Marlando! I am looking forward to your progress reports -- thanks for taking the time to post pictures, too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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How many panels/watts are you using?
How are you mounting them ?
I was thinking of buying the harbor freight 3 panel kit 15W X 3 =45 watts
total.its inexpensive on sale coupon $139.99.
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How many panels/watts are you using?
How are you mounting them ?
I was thinking of buying the harbor freight 3 panel kit 15W X 3 =45 watts
total.its inexpensive on sale coupon $139.99.
Going to be mounted ontop of trailer

The panels are 145watt each x2
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Update

Seems Cruiser RV needs a lesson how to wire neatly, Going have to rewire this mess and make it professional..




Here are the panels on the roof, mounted and wired


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How are you mounting the panels so there secure at highway speeds ?

Those panels look small for 145W each,
Where did you get them
Please list total cost of install.
The similar sise ones I saw were 3 15W panels that together where about same size as yours maybe bigger = 45W
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How are you mounting the panels so there secure at highway speeds ?

Those panels look small for 145W each,
Where did you get them
Please list total cost of install.
The similar sise ones I saw were 3 15W panels that together where about same size as yours maybe bigger = 45W

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

maybe around $3000.00 plus labor
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How are you mounting the panels so there secure at highway speeds ?

Those panels look small for 145W each,
Where did you get them
Please list total cost of install.
The similar sise ones I saw were 3 15W panels that together where about same size as yours maybe bigger = 45W

BTW, the person in the pic is the insatller and he is around 5'5" tall, LOL
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Very nice! How much will you be able to run off the panels themselves?
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AMSolar has some nice 150 watt panels for about $299 each. That's what I'm leaning towards when I finally add a pair of panels to our new 266KIRB.
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