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Old 05-31-2016, 08:22 PM   #271
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If you like micro brews be sure to try the Lake Placid Brew Pub..!
I used to have Essex County as one of my counties, when I was a Field Rep. Spent Y2K in Raybrook, worked the Turner Winter Good-Will Games, worked the first few Iron Man competitions, the Red August Wildfires, the Noonmark Mountain Fire....... I've logged a LOT of time in that area, and ESPECIALLY at the LP BrewPub. I like the basement bar area, with all the locals, and copious volumes of UBU!!!
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:20 PM   #272
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Fire Instructor, did I miss posts from you and your solar install?
My Morningstar controller is on the way. I'm diving into the solar world.
Let's see some pictures of your install.
I always like looking at solar pics and install tips.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:37 PM   #273
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Still in-progress. Had my controller in, and it working fine, except that it wouldn't output to the remote panel that I mounted in the main hallway. Marc, the owner of Rouge and I tried troubleshooting it remotely, but in the end, last Friday I pulled it, and sent it back to him to bench-test, to see what the problem is. I'm reusing this controller from the previous trailer that I had, and it's always worked fine, except that I never had a remote display, so we don't know if my remote display output ever worked!

Battery bank is all in and tested fine, the Xantrex 2000w inverter is in and tested fine. I still need to run a 20A 120v (12-2/g) wire from the Xantrex underbody to the area of the umbilical plug in, where I will install a weatherproof outlet. I'll then be able to connect a pigtail to the umbilcal connection, plugging the trailer into itself, and that will supply all of my 120v outlets and appliances. I just need to turn off the breaker on the main panel for the 12v inverter (so that i'm not using 12v to convert to 120v, so that I can recharge 12v), and switch my fridge to LP.

Finally, I still need to mount my roof panels. I have everything that I need for that except the aluminum feet. I may have them by the weekend, though.... I've dot a roll of Eternabond, a couple tubes of Dicor, the cables, everything except the feet.....

I'm collecting photos, and when I'm done, I'll post a detailed description with photo links. The similar very lengthy post that I made for my previous Rockwood is still a "sticky" in the Forest River Forums "Modifications" discussion.....
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:59 PM   #274
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I've been looking a Z brackets all night. I can't find anything suitable.
I'm getting a single 260w panel and it's 5'5 long. I could mount it on the front of the roof (lots of room) but the MC4 connector is near the back AC unit so I would need about 12' of cable from the panel to the roof top connection and secure the cable to the roof.
Or I can turn the panel sideways in front of the AC unit, right beside the roof connector, but the roof has about a 2" arc and I can't find any z brackets tall enough to keep the middle of the panel off the roof.

Still trying to figure the easiest way to mount it.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:10 PM   #275
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I am having aluminum Unistrut cut to 12" pieces for under each foot on the panel (six feet per panel). This will give me better roof attachment, and will allow me to use aluminum ell brackets as feet. These will attack by clevis pin to the home made hinged pivots that I made for each panel. This gives me four direction tilting to almost any angle that I need to maximize solar charging, especially during long stays while boon docking.

I'll post a link to my stuck post in the Forest a River forum. You can view that as a guest, without getting a UN or PW... This will allow you to see what I did, and since I'm replicating it (with slight improvements) you will see where I'm going...
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:13 PM   #276
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Check out my previous solar install here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ion-14096.html
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:42 PM   #277
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Has anyone wanted a 2nd monitor panel next to the dumping station on the driver's side? Has anyone tried this? Putting this on my mod list. I would like to know fresh water level and waste tank levels when outside filling and dumping. Should not be too hard. What is everyones opinion?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:59 PM   #278
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Has anyone wanted a 2nd monitor panel next to the dumping station on the driver's side? Has anyone tried this? Putting this on my mod list. I would like to know fresh water level and waste tank levels when outside filling and dumping. Should not be too hard. What is everyones opinion?


I like the idea. If you can figure it out count me in.

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Old 06-01-2016, 05:02 PM   #279
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Check out my previous solar install here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ion-14096.html
Thanks Instructor...your pictures gave me a good idea and a solution.
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My rig moans and groans like an old man getting out of a waterbed when I press auto level.
I'm there now without the water bed.
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