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Old 09-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #29
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See this is just another reason for me to invest in the 150watt sollar panels. With 14 on each side of my mh I'd have more than enough amps to run the ac noo gen needed.
No chance. You need to defend that math.
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See this is just another reason for me to invest in the 150watt sollar panels. With 14 on each side of my mh I'd have more than enough amps to run the ac noo gen needed.
With efficiency losses, maybe enough to run 1 AC. You're talking 25A 120v tops if your solar panels are spotless, all of your wires are sized right, you are in full sun, your batteries are in good condition and your inverter and charge controller are high quality.

Don't let the "150W" fool you. You don't get all those watts at the AC.
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Yea but with 14 panels allI need is a fraction from each. Pus in addition to the fourteen on the side lets remember the ten or twelve on the roof.

Useless it's a solar eclipse or night I should have enough amps to rum anything I want.

Plus lets not forget the flexible solar panel rolls for $285. that generates 128watts. Put a couple pf those in your storage bins and roll them out when you need them. What couldn't you run on 256watts from two of these.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #32
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Agreed with most

I agree with most of postings, you have a coach same as mine couple years newer, keep in mind what was said earlier about fuel tank level, mine will stop before the gauge reaches 1/4, so be sure to top off before you get there. I will clear the way for you, will be checking into Fort Wilderness friday for week long stay. Can't wait, grandkids are psyched for it, so is G-dad and Nonni!!
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Plus lets not forget the flexible solar panel rolls for $285. that generates 128watts. Put a couple pf those in your storage bins and roll them out when you need them. What couldn't you run on 256watts from two of these.
I look forward to seeing your results. Especially when the compressor cycles on the A/C units.
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Jasright,
First it's 14 panels, oops then an additional 10-12 panels on the whatever your smoking.
Please leave the theoretical world and come back to the real world with the real story.
We do appreciate you aggressive goal, please share your timeframe plan to completion and results. We wish you the absolute best for completion and yes a hi quality very hi output inverter can start 1 a/c but how long will it run sustained is also part of the calculation.
Also seems a little off topic to the OP - just saying but no offense meant as an alternative.
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I agree with most of postings, you have a coach same as mine couple years newer, keep in mind what was said earlier about fuel tank level, mine will stop before the gauge reaches 1/4, so be sure to top off before you get there. I will clear the way for you, will be checking into Fort Wilderness friday for week long stay. Can't wait, grandkids are psyched for it, so is G-dad and Nonni!!
Awesome Tom. Hope you guys have a great time. Guess you'll be pulling out right about the time we're pulling in next weekend. My wife and I love Disney. We're only about 3 hours South in Ft Myers so we've got seasonal passes. The first thing we did after buying the motorhome was change our Fall reservations to Fort Wilderness!
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I have to look into why but every once in a while my generator just shuts itself off not sure why yet. Make sure you do not leave anything out that could be harmed if the generator were to shut off and the coach heat up. Mine will shut off then restart immediately I have not had the chance to look at the codes when it does that to see why yet.


Mine will shut itself off if I have it on while working in the driveway on a hot day. I just assumed it was overheating, if I let it set for a few minutes it would start back up.

Oil level????? Maybe???
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I've got a question since we're talking about generators. My starts up but runs for afew minutes then stops. I start it right back up and does the same thing. It's blinking a 3 3 code. My generator is a Onan Quiet 7500 . The code is about. Coolant . Everything checks out. Anybody got any ideas? Before I take it to Camping World. Thanks Don
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I had the same problem and code 33 on an Onan 7500 diesel. It was a failed temperature sensor. A $17 dollar part. If your generator dose not have a slid out the generator will need to be removed by unbolting and lowering down. That is the only way to get access to the sensor. While the generator is out change the cooling fan belt and hoses. Check the radiator for leaks and flush. Reinstall the generator. 6 to 7 hours of work plus parts.

Expensive when you do not have a slide out generator. I had the work done a an Onan repair facility.

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Do your "neighbors" in overflow a big favor and invest in a Camco Gen-Turi Generator Exhaust System - Walmart.com
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I did some quick math on jasright's batteries, solar panels and mounting plans and came up with roughly 4000 pounds of components. What RV is built to add an extra 4000 pounds to it?
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RV735 , THANK YOU SO MUCH! My Rv is a 2003 Fleetwood Discovery which does not have a slide. I think that's going to be a shop repair for me. Me and friends are mechanically inclined but to lower the Generator and do all that would be alot. Thank you so very much for responding. Donald"Dr.Don"Watkins
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So you'saying out of twenty plus solar panels in direct sunlight plus fourteen in shade I won't get 150 Watts.

And where do you come up with 4000lbs.?

Ii just looked up the plexiglass sheet would weight 30lbs and the four 4821"solar panels are 16lbs each. That 462lbsfor 28panels and 210lbs for7plexiglass sheets plus hardware. We're still uder 700 lbs.

Oh yeah the batteries. At nine lbs each for a 410amp battery times twenty batteries equals 180lbs

That's 462lbs for solar panels plus 210 for Plexiglas and the 180lbs for twenty batteries. That givves me 852lbs total.
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