Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Outdoors RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-10-2018, 01:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 15
So where do you store your portable solar (zamp) kit?

I think it would fit in the front storage but I'm worried about damage from all the other junk in there while traveling.

John
__________________

__________________
Jeepster360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-10-2018, 01:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12,005
I have two 100w panels made portable. In a previous gas coach they traveled under the bed. Current DP has room in basement compartment. I kept and use the cardboard boxes they came in as sleeves for protection during transport.
__________________

__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 02:25 AM   #3
Member
 
Blackbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 73
Mine are actually pretty big (Zamp 200 portable). I usually will put it in my truck or laying on the rv bed.
__________________
Blackbelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
brulaz's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,193
I built a plywood box that two panels slide into. They're not Zamp.
The box is mounted flat just under the roof of my pickup's bed topper, so all our other junk can slide in underneath them.
__________________
2014 Timber Ridge 240RKS, 39K miles
690W Rooftop + 340W Portable Solar, 215Ah GC2s@24V
2016 Ram 2500 CTD 4x4 RegCab SLT, 10.8 mpgUS tow
brulaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 11:02 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 3,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackbelle View Post
Mine are actually pretty big (Zamp 200 portable). I usually will put it in my truck or laying on the rv bed.
Ditto
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, November 10, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 32
I store my 80 watt panel behind one of the recliner chairs.
__________________
2016 Blackstone 280RLSB
2012 F250 Lariat 6.2L
Pacific NW
John Pattee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 10:01 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 84
I store my 200w Zamp portable under the bed.
__________________
2016 Glacier Peak F26RDS
2017 Ford F-250 4x4 CCSB SRW Platinum
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty SOLD
Martin6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 07:51 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 15
How big is the 200 zamp kit with the case? HxWxD. About how much does it weigh?
__________________
John
2015 Creek Side 22RB
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 CRD 4x4 Quad cab 6sp. SB. SRW.
Jeepster360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 12:37 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 3,059
From the website:

ZS-US-200-P SPECS: 47 lbs
Open Dimension 54" x 40 x 1.5
Closed Dimension 27" x40 x 3
200-Watt Power Output
Generates 11.42 amps
25-Year output warranty*

They didn't include the dimensions of the case, so add another inch to each side.

I'm really happy with my set, and their service is great after the sale. I had a problem, Steve handled it and I had new parts in my hand in three days.
__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, November 10, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 04:41 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 15
Thank you. I saw the specs on the website but wasn't sure if that included the case or not. I was thinking of building a box to store it in, mounted under the trailer, but I think it will be too thick for that hanging down.

I guess I could leave to open & slide it in that way?
__________________
John
2015 Creek Side 22RB
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 CRD 4x4 Quad cab 6sp. SB. SRW.
Jeepster360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 04:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nowhere, now here. Freedom!
Posts: 3,059
These things are made of glass. Under the trailer, unless fully enclosed in a strong enclosure, isn't what I think is a good idea while travelling.
__________________

__________________
ORV 19B Full Timer, '14 Ram 2500 Diesel and a GSD. This signature updated, November 10, '17.
Currently funemployed in Vancouver WA de K7NOL 146.52Mhz Safety? (CLICK ME!)
1bigmess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
solar



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
portable Zamp solar Bugslinger Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12 07-26-2017 07:07 AM
Where do you store your portable satellite antenna? vettenuts Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 26 07-25-2016 10:30 PM
Zamp solar promo TVG Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 64 07-21-2016 12:23 AM
Zamp Solar Panel jimfh2o Newmar Owner's Forum 5 09-19-2014 11:10 PM
Zamp Solar Panels harleylip Going Green 84 05-23-2014 08:41 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.