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Old 10-22-2015, 06:51 AM   #11
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I would go with the larger one of the 2 you are looking at..
pull the fuse so there is no parasitic load on the batteries as it is winter and less hours of sun.
if you can raise the TV batwing and zip tie the panel to the support rods FACING South so it will get the most hours of sunshine and NOT be covered over with sn*w.
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Sorry about my first post... I read it and went out to do some work on the TT came back in and forgot you mentioned SOLAR. To many blood tests, X-rays, and MRI's that morning at the VA:-(

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Old 10-22-2015, 07:46 AM   #12
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I see what you are saying. It is a real pain to move the batteries around for my trailer. Sometimes I will just go get the trailer and head out. Having to run by my house each time to get the batteries and install them every time isn't what I want to do. I would rather find a small cheap solar battery maintainer I can leave at the storage mounted on the battery boxes is really what I would like to find.
I should have ended my original statement with, "...for the batteries"

Pulling, transporting and hand-carrying a set of golf cart batteries is much more of a pain than the small amount of damage the batteries will receive while on a solar maintainer, connected to the trailer in an outdoor setting vs. the batteries safely stored in a garage and just connected to a grid-powered maintainer.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:02 AM   #13
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I am going thru the same at the moment, I have a 7 watt solar panel hooked up to 2 12 volt batteries and am thinking of upgrading to a 15 watt solar panel with controller by Battery Minder Model SCC-015. It has the added benefit of a de-sultfator to help with extending the life of the batteries. It's not cheep about $200 list, they also have a 5 watt at $150 list. Better prices on Amazon.
I am thinking of sitting the panel in the window and the controller next to the batteries.
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Just to throw some more [fun] in the game...

Is the storage lot secure enough to leave valuable batteries and solar panels outside?
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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I am looking to buy a solar battery maintainer for my trailer while it is storage. I currently have two 6v GC batteries in series. I think Battery Tender has a good reputation so I found the following. I will need to have this mounted outside, and I am not ready to mount anything permanent. Generally I am looking for something cheap to maintain my batteries over the winter.Thanks for any help.

Amazon.com: Battery Tender 15-Watt Solar Panel With Built-in Controller - 021-1165: Automotive

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...battery+tender

Take a look at RENOGY panels in the link below when you get a chance either the 50 watt or 100 watt Monocrystalline models. They have a PWM SOLAR charge controller that will take care of your batteries in the winter, and you will have the extra power needed on those long cloudy days.

You can put the panel inside against your window (for security) and run the cable through the TT and out to the batteries. Even without the direct sunlight it will still be providing plenty of power to keep the batteries topped off. Personally, I would go with the 100 watt panel. If you ever decide to take up dry-camping you have the basic system that you can build on (add more panels). Also, the price per watt is a lot cheaper this way.

Some of the members use the 100 watt Renogy panels and report having EXCELLENT results . I am sure that they will contribute to the post.

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