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Old 08-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #29
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Just got back from a one-nighter in a local state park. This was a feeling out trip. It's the first time I pulled with the Ford engine. It did ok, about what I expected.
I used my new bag awning (but the only pic I got is on my phone-LOL).
I burned up my AC - so much for my "great" install! I learned a lot about venting it, though. I guess that's good.
I did use my new Biolite . It was great! Link- BioLite - BioLite Stove


Wife making popcorn over the Biolite

Plumb tuckered out!

Ever the car entusiast, I have to show what showed up to visit the people in the next campsite over-
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #30
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Oh yeah- I hooked up my Whynter fridge to all my solar stuff and found out it won't run on 12V. It's supposed to, it runs about a minute and quits. All the electrics on MY side are good. The Whynter web site says this fridge runs on 12V @ 2.75A. Their site is wrong. It runs on 5.8A @ 12V. That's a huge difference when you're setting up a solar power system. My last fridge - an Engel - did use 2.75A. I'm pretty bummed about it. I sold my Engel with my bus and regret it. I'm in negotiations with the seller now to either get reimbursed or trade for one of their portable AC's. I can use the AC now that I burned my current one!
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Wow, sounds like you have learned a lot. Well I hope you had a great time inspite of it all. New Ac would be wonderful especially where you live. Good luck and thanks for letting us know your experiences. I was hoping to see how you got your bag awning to work on your camper.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #32
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The awning fit in the rail a little tight but that's better than loose. It is a great awing with twist-lock legs and stretchers. I'll get a pic with it up sooner or later.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #33
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I did use my new Biolite . It was great! Link- BioLite - BioLite Stove


Wife making popcorn over the Biolite
I am quite curious about your stove. Did you use it for power at all? If so, what was the output wattage?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #34
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Hey David, no I forgot my power cord! From their site-
Fire Power Output Peak: 3.4 kW (LO), 5.5 kW (HI)
USB Power Output Max continuous: 2W @5V, Peak: 4W @5V
Compatible Devices Powers most USB-chargeable devices including smartphones.
Charging Time iPhone 4S (2G): 20 minutes of charging provides 60 minutes of talk time. Charging times vary by device and by strength of fire.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #35
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Well, it's been a while! Wife got a new job and it's been keeping us home quite a bit :-(
Today, I installed my other solar panel. I installed the first one a few weeks ago. Still haven't put on the lock-down for when going down the road. Gotta figure out how to do it w/o it looking like junk! I'm very happy with some hinges I found for the back panel. They hold 450 lb.s a piece and lock in three different positions. I don't have the back panel wired up yet -no time today. An added bonus will be awnings on all sides of the Trill now!Here's some pics-



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Very smart, using the solar as awnings, I like the idea of multi-purpose uses.
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Very smart, using the solar as awnings, I like the idea of multi-purpose uses.
I like it too.
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Now that's an "out of the box" different idea! Thanks for sharing your progress. Looks good!
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I've still got a fair amount of work I want to do. Like pulling the heater and making more storage. Maybe making a rollout shelf for the batteries (like the big campers have).
I also need to redo the duct work on the AC.
I thought I burned it up last year but it has a "shut down" if it gets too hot -and that's what happened.
I got a 18.5" NAXA dvd/tv in but haven't wired it yet. Wanna get all the connections at full power first (ground probs).
Thanks for checking in!
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Maybe making a rollout shelf for the batteries (like the big campers have).
Or, a lot of Casitas seems a rollout shelf for the Casita battery is a popular mod. They even add a battery disconnect switch to the mod.

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Now that's an "out of the box" different idea! Thanks for sharing your progress. Looks good!
I liked the idea to, but couldn't get it look right with the curve of the rear of the Scamp, so I opted for the smaller front window awning.
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Yeah, the geometric lines of the panel don't go well with your egg. The Trill lends itself a little better. US Solar makes the flexible self stick panels. They may be an option for your egg.
Also, staying above the middle line of the body "looks" better. How many watts does your put out?
My two panels put out 190 watts.
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