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post #1 of 5 Old 04-24-2008, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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what is your solar

I'm thinking about getting a solar panel for the fiver and I want to know if anyone has one and what there experiences are and also the size of the panel all I'm looking to charge the batteries in say one day after a over night stop any input would be greatly appreciated all the dealers I talk to seem to want to sell me a very pricey system and I don't have any friends with a camper to ask

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My suggestion talk (PM) to Lone Ranger.... they build trailers with solar panels.... the volts, etc will be diff but I bet he could help you!

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I'll give him a shout thanks

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I'll give him a shout thanks
He's a great guy and FYI lived in Oregon for a while!

If he can't help, I can talk to one of the guys at work tomorrow for ya for at least the electrical stuff, just pm me so I remember!

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This is what I have.

Sunforce Solar 5W Battery Charger

I wired into the Battery line in the electrical box under the pin box and leave it laying out in the sun to keep the batteries topped off. I do go check the batteries ever so often to make sure they've still got water in them. This one doesn't have a controller - It's not big enough to need one. If you go larger, a controller will be needed to regulate the input voltage. Many panels can be daisy chained to get a larger input levels. I've heard that some people have done this to keep their batteries charged and run 'some' AC things through a converter while dry camping.


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