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Old 11-16-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Check out my blog for a quick overview of my new solar. glad to answer any specific Qs.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks, Kevin. A photo of Anthony and Mike, the solar guys, and my Casita.
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Looks good Marjorie!

I love your blog and foundation too. Being an ex rescue person I truly appreciate what you do!
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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Looks good Marjorie!

I love your blog and foundation too. Being an ex rescue person I truly appreciate what you do!
Thanks, Lizbeth! It can be very rewarding, as you know, but hard work.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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How much was the whole thing?

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
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How much was the whole thing?

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It's coming in close to $2300, but keep in mind that the pure sine inverter cost around $650 of that. I can give the breakdown later when I get the final bill, we're still waiting on a couple of parts before it's done. Two solar panels and also a display and extra battery.
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It's coming in close to $2300, but keep in mind that the pure sine inverter cost around $650 of that. I can give the breakdown later when I get the final bill, we're still waiting on a couple of parts before it's done. Two solar panels and also a display and extra battery.
very much enjoyed your post its good to see it can be done.
only i think you might have shopped around on the inverter.
and as far as food goes try stew heats up the belly and lasts many hours.
propane???? has anybody seen a small wood heater that sits outside?water tube???
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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very much enjoyed your post its good to see it can be done.
only i think you might have shopped around on the inverter.
and as far as food goes try stew heats up the belly and lasts many hours.
propane???? has anybody seen a small wood heater that sits outside?water tube???
I checked the bill and the inverter was a bit over $300. Sorry for the misinfo.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:20 PM   #10
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I am interested in solartoo. Can you list the specific components you used? Where did you hide the second battery and your components? Any information you care to share would be helpful.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #11
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I am interested in solartoo. Can you list the specific components you used? Where did you hide the second battery and your components? Any information you care to share would be helpful.

Happy Trails!

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Hi, left a comment on my blog before seeing this. The second battery went in the space under the right seat in the rear, just enough room. Since it's under the bed, we used a closed cell battery so no leakage of fumes or acid. I have two 65 watt panels that are light enough to carry in and out, couldn't use roof mounts since I have the Fantastic fan up there and also AC, so no room. They fit in the bathroom and I wrap them in foam for safety while traveling, very easy to setup and plug in. For the other components, you can contact Anthony at Ecofly, he's in Grand Junction, Colorado and probably not too far from you, if you're in Utah. The install was not easy, I would highly recommend using him for all or part of it, also he can get the components for you if you decide to do it yourself. I've now spent a few weeks out and it's working great, has been down below zero and I'm not running out of power at all, use the heater a lot. Feel free to PM me if you want to meet up and take a look, am in the Grand Junction area right now and will be back in the Moab/Green River area before long. Cheers.

PS Should read 130 watts in the title, don't know how to change it.
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