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Old 08-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #71
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I think we live close enough to the sun here in S. TX that solar sounds pretty appealing. Most days, I bet I could have a battery charged up by about 10 minutes after breakfast! LOL!! Did y'all ever see Wall-E? When he's riding the space ship back to the Axiom and he flips his solar panels out and his battery is immediately charged full? I bet that's what it's like here! LOL!

Seriously though, I think you'll be fine with the new 27 and the 24 as a backup in the truck. At this point, that's what I'd do since we rarely boondock. See above comment about living on the sun ... we need that AC running most of the year.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:41 PM   #72
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:10 PM   #73
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We have a 23MRB and went dry camping a few weeks ago. We have the same battery set up. We only turned on the water pump when flushing or "brushing teeth." Use the lights sparingly. No problem with a few days of dry camping. Then we tried a 43 watt solar panel and found that it would maintain the battery charge but no increase the charge. A friend, the same weekend, tried a 100 watt solar panel on his TT and discovered that no only did it charge the battery but it delivered enough charge to run a CPAP machine.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:38 AM   #76
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Vey nice job!!! Like the equipment you have to work with!!

Last Question... did you drill a hole to drain any water that accumulates in the battery box over time? Oh wait, I can not ask that as it is not allowed by the EPA since battery acid is harmful to the environment and defeats one of the purposes of the battery box...

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Really nice job! I looked on Amazon this morning and couldn't find your kit...you are going to sell them to all of us aren't you .
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