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Old 05-24-2016, 10:05 AM   #43
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this is a good illustration (pic)...I thought I would be OPTIMISTIC and figure 6 amps on a PERFECT day for my rooftop panels....14 feet translates into #14 wire....just because I didn't want to do the work again if in the future I upped the capacity on my roof...I used #12 (guilty as charged, twice, for using too large a wire).....for my deployable panel (single 40W panel, 3 amps MAX, max length 20 feet) I used #14.....

12 and 14 is pretty small wire compared to what I often see around here...just sayin'...
I ordered a kit with the wire length necessary and with it they provided #10 of the panel to the controller and the controller to the battery. All fit exactly.
This way I can add two other panels without changing the wire.
I thought it was O.K. ..
I used 7 days last week on a site without service and everything worked well.
The price for this kit was a little bit lower, they had a special.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:12 AM   #44
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more than ok....

that's a good deal from where I'm sitting.....I pieced my system together (started small and added, improved along the way) and spent quite a bit more than that for about the same capacity......all inclusive, name brand quality....all wire AND the fancy brackets ??? sheeesh !

I'd say you did REALLY well on that purchase.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:15 PM   #45
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As author of this thread, I would like to report this solar system functions as I had hoped it would.

I can now depart from home with a fully charged batteries, travel all day running the 110VAC/12Volt Truck Refrigerator, stop for the day at a non-electrical campsite with a fully charge battery and the refrigerator temperature between 37-44 degrees. Run the Truck Fridge all night along with LED lighting and the water pump with a battery level between 12.3 Volts to 12.4 Volts (70-80% Charged) come morning. Then do it all over again if needed until we reach our destination.

Haven't tried staying in place more than a day just relying on the battery yet but feel it could be done with enough available sunlight.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:07 AM   #46
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Flexible Solar Panels

I am considering a Lil Snoozy camper for it's flat unobstructed roof line so I can install flat flexible solar panels. Can anyone tell me what the actual full length of the LS roof is? That would run from the rear of the trailer roof all the way down to the leading front edge. Measured with a flexible tape.

The same for the actual width of the roof between what looks like a slight ridge along the sides of the roof.

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Dan, that's a well done solar design. Where did you get the battery box? What brand is it? Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:14 AM   #48
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Dan, that's a well done solar design. Where did you get the battery box? What brand is it? Thanks!
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It's a NOCO HM426 Dual 6-Volt Commercial Grade Battery Box
I got it on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VAUG5A...EOQGW3W1&psc=1
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I am considering a Lil Snoozy camper for it's flat unobstructed roof line so I can install flat flexible solar panels. Can anyone tell me what the actual full length of the LS roof is? That would run from the rear of the trailer roof all the way down to the leading front edge. Measured with a flexible tape.

The same for the actual width of the roof between what looks like a slight ridge along the sides of the roof.

Thanks,
Tom
I'd lean towards the solid panels with brackets that raise them slightly above the roof for permanent rooftop installation. The flexible ones mounted directly on the roof apparently have issues with heat buildup and subsequent damage after a few months to a year or two.
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