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Old 09-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #533
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Ken and Sharon,

I went to the site and also found it gone. I'll do a more intensive search in the morning.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #534
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Ken and Sharon,

I have no experience with the following company though their panels seem similar and less expensive.

semi-flexible solar panel - eco-worthy solar panel online shop
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #535
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AC/USB OUTLETS

I'm installing 3 of these outlets, one in the front corner of each dinette.

Began by outlining the hole with blue tape to guide and protect.

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The outlet box has wings that tighten against the back side of the fiberglass when front screws are tightened. One wing standing up in picture.

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The outlet is larger than a normal outlet but easily fits in the box. Shown with a normal outlet.

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Finished product.

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #536
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Luxurious Norm! Good call on the install.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #537
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Left out one picture.


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As well I've used it to charge my Nook.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #538
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Flexible Solar Panels

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Ken and Sharon,

I have no experience with the following company though their panels seem similar and less expensive.

semi-flexible solar panel - eco-worthy solar panel online shop

I too have followed much of Norm's advise and installation ideas, with great satisfaction!

Earlier this year I installed 2 x 50 watt flexible solar panels (I chose 2 panels wired in parallel, rather than a single 100 watt panel in order to have better performance in partial shade). The original company that Norm purchased from is out of business, I called them earlier this year and the previous owner confirmed they are no longer deal in solar. The panels that I ended up purchasing are flexible monocrystalline ones from Discount Solar (Semi-Flexible 50 Watt Solar Panel 12V High Efficiency Sunpower), purchased through their eBay store:

discountsolar | eBay


They have performed flawlessly, in combination with a Morningstar Tristar-45 charge controller (Morningstar Corporation TriStar)


It is basically the same style install as the one done by Norm. You can see some pictures in my registry.

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:56 PM   #539
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Thanks Andrew.
I installed the last two outlets. The second in the water tank dinette and the third in the end of the stove side counter. The stove side outlet was a 22 year old original and too small so I replaced it with a blue box.

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End of stove counter with Nook Charging. Actually fully charged the Nook last night. Found it also charges our 7" Samsung pad as well.
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you have to be hooked up to 120v for these chargers to work, correct? If not hooked up you will still need the 12v adapter USB charger, correct?
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #541
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you have to be hooked up to 120v for these chargers to work, correct? If not hooked up you will still need the 12v adapter USB charger, correct?
That is true Jim, The outlets require AC to produce the USB's charging current.

We do have two ways to power our AC outlets from the battery. We have a rarely used 1200 Watt Inverter and a cigarette lighter/12 volt socket, 150 watt inverter. The 150 watt Inverter is frequently used every night we boondock. We also carry a secondary one in the car.

We often use the 150 watt Inverter to power our TV and Sat Receiver when boondocking. Assuming we shutoff the Convertor (never on when boondocking), electric hot water and Air Conditioner (never on when boondocking). we can easily power every outlet from the 150 watt Inverter and as a result power our USB ports, TV and Sat dish receiver.

The sum total of the Sat Reciever, TV and USB ports is well less than 150 watts.

Usually when we go to bed we unplug the 150 watt Inverter after we're done with TV. Of course one can not leave this Inverter plugged in powering all outlets and plug in a coffee pot for example or a hair dryer. it definitely takes some consciousness.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #542
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Front Window Rubber Gasket

The front window gasket on our Scamp 16 is 22 years old and has been effected by age and sunlight. The inside rubber surface has yellowed dramatically. I purchased this small bottle to recoat th casket black. So far it's worked well. It has a built in applicator and worked well. It cost $14.

Amazon.com: Forever Black 4 oz. Dye Refill w/applicator top: Automotive
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #543
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Spot light.

The spotlight arrived and is mounted to the screen door frame on the couch side.

It is only about 2-3 inches in diameter with an led bulb of the same diameter. MR16 bulb rated for 190 Lumens.


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It is fully adjustable.
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Is that spotlight wired into the 12v or battery. Where did it come from, I'd be interested in at least 2.

By the way, I'm writing this from Sunset Point CG in Maine, thanks for the referral earlier this year

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Spot Light

We bought the lamp on Amazon. Here's the link.

GoWISE USA GW21500 RV Reading Light MR16 Base LED Bulb 12v Satin Chrome : Amazon.com : Automotive

It is powered from 12 volts. I wired it to the 12 volts available at the lamp on the end of the closet. I run the wires along the back of the over the door shelf.

I like Sunset Point, my kind of place. We'll be stopping there again next year on our way to Newfoundland.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #546
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Possible Tow Vehicle Tip

Our windshield wipers streaked a little in Newfoundland and were noisy. I bought a new set but before installing them I Rainexed the windows. Now no noise and smooth cleaning.

I think the Rainex reduces the window/rubber friction allowing the wipers to move more smoothly.
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