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RE: Solar

Also on the batteries I have 4 12v is the pos hooked up at one end and neg to other? It's been awhile since I did solar.How is your converter hooked up? Not sure what you are asking.
Colo Native 09/05/20 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

“The panels are sitting in a guys garage...” Not comforting. You need a heck of a discount from him. they are new never used and he wants $180 for each which I think $150 would be fair. But I will run a volt test to make sure AMP TEST SHORTED + to -- not connected to anything. Mere volts will tell you nothing. Already bought the 300w panels and they test fine.
Colo Native 09/05/20 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

40 is fine with 600w of solar. Good to know. Thanks
Colo Native 09/05/20 08:50am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

Ok I found 2 brand new 300w panels for $300 so I went with them. I am thinking now that I should go with a 60 amp controller or would a 40 still if I remember the 40 had a 600w max. Also on the batteries I have 4 12v is the pos hooked up at one end and neg to other? It's been awhile since I did solar.
Colo Native 09/04/20 06:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar

“The panels are sitting in a guys garage...” Not comforting. You need a heck of a discount from him. they are new never used and he want $180 for each which I think $150 would be fair. But I will run a volt test to make sure
Colo Native 09/04/20 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

My old system on the FW was 510w solar with a 45 amp tristar and it worked fine. I agree with them laying flat I doubt they would over produce the controller.
Colo Native 09/04/20 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

Anybody used these https://www.renogy.com/corner-bracket-mount/
Colo Native 09/03/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar

Where does the 24v come from? and does it matter?Comes from the panel. It only matters if you get a controller that won't handle it. The controller lists: System Voltage : 12V/24V Auto Recognition Battery Rated Current : 40A Max Battery Voltage : 32V PV Input Voltage Range : 15V – 100V VOC Max Power Input : 12V @ 520W 24V @ 1040W: S
Colo Native 09/03/20 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

The panels are 255w each and the controller is set for 12v. Where does the 24v come from? and does it matter? The '24v' panels with 12v battery suggest the need for MPPT. With a 100v input limit you can hook 2 panels is series or parallel. That was all i was going to do was 2 255w panel and was i am going parallel.
Colo Native 09/03/20 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

here is the panel specs. Is the Controller the issue? https://i.imgur.com/6u9coU5l.jpg
Colo Native 09/03/20 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

Educate me why this is a concern. ThanksWhich part? The panels are 255w each and the controller is set for 12v. Where does the 24v come from? and does it matter?
Colo Native 09/03/20 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

What does the panel voltage have to do with anything? 310 watts of panels into a 12 volt system comes out to 42.5 amps before factoring any losses.I wanted him to be aware they were 24v panels. Where does 310 watts come from? That's 23 amps. Educate me why this is a concern. Thanks
Colo Native 09/03/20 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

For mounting the panels, I'd be using "Well-Nuts". They are rubber with a brass set of threads molded into them. They work like a "Re-usable" molly bolt. Certainly will the panels down firm. Not sure I would want to drill a hole that size in fiberglass I could see a small screw but if I can I want to avoid to many holes. Thinking just the 3M tape but not sure.
Colo Native 09/03/20 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Solar

Mixed reviews on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sainty-Solar-Monocrystalline-Photovoltaic-Panel/product-reviews/B01N638I5C The panels are sitting in a guys garage he calls them new old stock. Haven't had a chance to look at them yet.
Colo Native 09/03/20 09:03am Tech Issues
Solar

I am getting ready to install solar system on my new to me DP I am looking at 2 255 watt Sainty Solar panels off craigslist here. I am considering using a renogy 40 MPPT rover elite controller. I put a system on my old FW and I went all out on that but trying to save a buck. II also have a question about installing on a fiberglass roof(Winnebago) do I use screws and Dicor or 3M tape and some dicor? I went to look in the archives for my old system but it has disappeared from here. The MH already has a Magnum Inverter installed. As always thanks for the help
Colo Native 09/02/20 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: flat towing a toad

I have a 2011 Fusion Hybrid that I flat tow and just bought a 2020 Escape Hybrid that I will set up to flat tow. I believe that most hybrids are flat towable and I know that the 2 I have are easy to tow.
Colo Native 07/18/20 08:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Purchasing question

I just did this with my TT. It is real scary to let someone have your TT But you have to have faith or do it at a bank. He give me a Cashiers check and I called the CU it was issued at and used the phone# from an internet search and called them to verify it when it was good I signed a Bill Of Sale. the buyer was just worried as I am I don't have the title and I will send it when it comes from the county and then I will send it registered Mail w/return receipt. I look at it this way he has the TT and I have the title. Other than it's a leap of Faith.
Colo Native 05/21/20 09:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Driving 89A (Arizona) from Bitter springs to Fredonia ?

I did it with a 36' MH back when 89 was closed due to a slide and it was a little stressful there are NO shoulders NO fuel. Would I do it again NO NO. But if you have no choice do it.
Colo Native 05/04/20 08:55am Roads and Routes
Silde adjustment

I have a through the frame Slides they are both tight to the top and 1'to 1 1/2" out at the bottom I have looked at the Lippert manual for adjustments but when I adjust the can the problem gets worse is there a way to adjust the level so it is more or less plumb to the sidewall. The slides are tearing the blub seals at the top and barely touching the bottom. I have searched you tube but nothing. I am thinking I made need to lower the slide from the frame bracket. Thanks for the help
Colo Native 05/03/20 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

My Reflection is 10995 GVWR and I pull it with a F250 diesel and get about 10-12, I live in Colorado and travel at attitude. I would never pull a trailer that size without a diesel. I swap the factory fuel tank out and put in a Titan 50 gal.JMHO
Colo Native 03/29/20 09:09am Travel Trailers
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