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Old 09-15-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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greeting from a Montana 'Escape'e ;)

Hey Y'all,

Just joined today, and figured I'd say 'hi'. I'm an introvert, long-time hermit-in-training, moved to Montana 3 years ago, and have been living a part-time, 4-season, off-grid life, mainly in the vicinity of Bozeman.

I started out about a year and a half ago with a new 2015 Jayco Jayflight 145RB, then upgraded to a 2010 Escape 17A a year ago. My particular passions are off-grid living, solar power, and creative insulation solutions for the Montana winters.

I can also be found very occasionally on the Escape RV forum. If you see a forest green trimmed Escape in southwestern Montana, it's almost guaranteed to be me.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Welcome, Michael!!

We are happy that you joined our family.

And you are correct when you said that you upgraded to an Escape. That's truly the ultimate.

Living off-grid is a heck of a challenge in wintertime! I commend you for your resiliency. Perhaps you might share with us some of your secrets for it. How do you manage the condensation that is generated by the cold walls?

Again, welcome. You will find that folks here are generally very helpful, friendly and accepting of all. Sure, there's the occasional grump and the occasional disagreement, but what family doesn't have those?
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:26 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard, Michael.

It would be great if you cared to share some of your findings with what works best with your style. I am sure there would be a good bunch of folks interested.
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Welcome!
I'll be traveling through Boseman tomorrow (Friday the 16th) with my Escape 13. Wave if you see me.
Phil
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #5
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how many solar panels do you have set up for your power

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Hey Y'all,

Just joined today, and figured I'd say 'hi'. I'm an introvert, long-time hermit-in-training, moved to Montana 3 years ago, and have been living a part-time, 4-season, off-grid life, mainly in the vicinity of Bozeman.

I started out about a year and a half ago with a new 2015 Jayco Jayflight 145RB, then upgraded to a 2010 Escape 17A a year ago. My particular passions are off-grid living, solar power, and creative insulation solutions for the Montana winters.

I can also be found very occasionally on the Escape RV forum. If you see a forest green trimmed Escape in southwestern Montana, it's almost guaranteed to be me.
: just interested in the solar panels did u use poly or Mono and if mono how big are they to get enough solar panel I would think one would need 4 batteries and 3-100W which each puts out about 5.6A per hour at best of time if laying flat and sun is out all day long so might average pretty good during those hours then it will drop to around 3 A for rest of day even when dark out they say never below always above one will get a bit.
Should be able to run almost anything with that kind of power with 3000W inverter but 2000W might do fine to.
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PHIL!!!! Wonderful to know that you are in-transit now.

Safe travels.
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