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#1nobby

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Posted: 10/02/20 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

120 days and counting in my 22' trailer.

June 1 onsite.

I started running my generator to run a baseboard heater before bed.....but other than than I have survived with 2 40W solar panels charging my 2 6V batteries.
I'm in the process of building a house North of Montreal. One of the rules is that you need a porta pottie onsite.
So I've been using that.....thus the trailer hasn't moved.
I get my water from the lake and dump my gray water behind the trailer.
All good....but I have another 6 weeks to go.......brrrr.....

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Bales of hay will help keep the wind down and hold the day's heat in.

Lwiddis

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Two 40 watt solar panels in Ontario?

At least one watt for each battery amp hour but in Ontario at least times 1.5.


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Posted: 10/02/20 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Adequate batteries, adequate solar panels...no generator needed.

#1nobby

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Lwiddis wrote:

Adequate batteries, adequate solar panels...no generator needed.


Who's asking?

Most of my camping is fair weather.

Running my generator for 1 hr before bed when it's 30F doesn't equate to more batteries and more solar panels.

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“and dump my gray water behind the trailer.” Hopefully I won’t be the camper after you.

The objective of a solar system is not to need a generator except for AC. The failure of an inadequate solar system is proven by the need to run your generator every day for an hour.

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Sweet! Doesn’t get much better than spending the summer in the camper!
Let’s see some pics of the house you’re building!


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pianotuna

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I'm glad it is working out so well for you. Thanks for the update.


Regards, Don
My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

#1nobby

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Good news is....I've roughly calculated how many days I've camped in the trailer since acquiring it 5 years ago, divided by purchase price, and I'm down to $55 a night.
LOL.

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#1nobby,

My cost was $1700.00. My cost per night is $0.50

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