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How to Make an Air Dam for a Solar Panel

Posted 02-19-2018 at 09:30 AM by CountryFit
Updated 04-30-2018 at 09:33 AM by CountryFit

on my coach, i have installed 11 large solar panels. the front one is 61.5" wide cross the coach side to side. when coach is moving, especially when head wind is strong, say at 40 mph, and i am driving at 60 mph, that is a combination of 100 mph wind to hit the panel. two months ago when i did the panel upgrade, I did notice that 2 of the 4 front bracket anchor screws backed out about a quarter turn pushing up the dicor. i re-tightened them and re-dicored. i thought it's necessary to protect...
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2750w Solar Panels, I Made It...

Posted 12-12-2017 at 08:01 PM by CountryFit
Updated 05-19-2018 at 03:32 PM by CountryFit

How big is too big? In terms of solar systems, in my mind, it'll never be too big.

I started in 2013 with 5 Sunpower Grade B, 240w panels; a year later I added 4 Sunpower Grade A 240w panels. In summer time, it output a decent amount of electricity to charge my C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid as my toad, and the batteries. But in winter time, it's merely able to catch up with the demands from the house batteries for daily use, let alone with the toad.

The system had...
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Replaced an RV Fridge with a Residential Unit

Posted 02-03-2017 at 09:03 AM by CountryFit
Updated 04-09-2018 at 08:47 PM by CountryFit

most rvers are aware that the rv fridge (aka absorption fridge) is fundamentally different than the residential fridge. the rv fridge uses propane/electric heat elements to make the heat exchange out of ammonia and hydrogen while residential fridge is using an electric compressor to circulate the media "freon" to achieve the same goal. the good thing about rv fridge is - with a tank of propane, you can stay in a remote area boondocking for months without losing the refrigeration. the...
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