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Old 07-12-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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So after 5 months of sourcing all the pits and pieces, and sweet talking my electrician buddy, in April it was all installed.

2 6V T-105 batteries
1000W Xanterx Freedom HF inverter/smart chargrer
130W Sun Electronics solar panel
Morningstar SunSaver solar controler
15.5" Skyworth TV/DVD combo
Logitech speaker system with subwoofer

When installed, I plugged in and topped of the batteries. Since then, 6000mi. and 25+ camping days later, I haven't needed to plug in again. We always "boondock" and we're in the sunny SW, not Canada, so I figured that the solar would really take care of business and it has! I set up my TV to charge from the alternator and with that and the solar I can't ever see needing a generator. I'm planning on switching my 12V interior lights over to LED's but until I add some more power eaters; water pump and heater ect., theres no need I can run the incandesents all night with power to spare.
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Inverter/battery monitor, between upper cabinets.


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Power center; under front bench; AC breaker box, inverter, DC fuse box, and solar controler.


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Exterior AC outlet.


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Battery box.


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Old 02-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Hello-
I see you posted this last July- I'm interested to hear how it's worked out now that you've used the system for a while???
Also- do you carry a propane bottle on the tongue with the batteries?
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Hi Francesca, The system has been perfect, if there is a fault it's that it's a bit overkill but, with the outside outlet I can let the neighbors plug in
The steel grate in front of the battery box holds one or two 20lb propane tanks, I usually travel with just one.
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How much?

How much was the upgrade?
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Scott H;238277]Hi Francesca, The system has been perfect, if there is a fault it's that it's a bit overkill but, with the outside outlet I can let the neighbors plug in
The steel grate in front of the battery box holds one or two 20lb propane tanks, I usually travel with just one.[/QUOTE

Any idea what the tongue weight is with/without the propane bottles? Mine is around 150 lbs. with a deep cycle battery, a 20lb. tank, and the leveling blocks on it.
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