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Old 02-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #1247
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You won't know how many panels you can fir till you decide on what panels you are going to use as with larger wattage they get alittle wider.
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I know Terry is installing lots of LED interior lighting but for those with older style fixtures ... I found some automotive 1156 LED bulbs at Wally's for about $15 a pair , VERY bright white light (make sure you get the white not amber version) I have installed only 1 in each double bulb fixture and am real happy with the results ! They are using about .1 amp each (maybe they'll even stop burning holes in my cover lenses too ????)

I'm going to retrofit these and the 1157 version in all of my taillights too !
Now on to all the marker lights..................
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I sure do like the counter space on this 2004 Damon Challenger.

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I sure do like the counter space on this 2004 Damon Challenger.

Hey you could actually cook a real meal in there
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HH, I am thinking about these panels, https://www.solarblvd.com/product_in...oducts_id=2668 Hope the link works, this new laptop might kick my____. that kitchen counter looks real nice!!
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When traveling, you don't find local foods in a can. And most MHs seem to barely have enough space to open some cans. Ofcourse there are those that are about eating at restaurants. Down side of that is you can't spice it to your tastes. And I'm one who doesn't care to eat anything I haven't seen prepared. Did they wash their hands? Were the vegetables rinsed before being cuts up? Food prep area well cleaned to prevent cross contamination?
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Terry, I like the Cynergy panels. Still work at 80% at 20 years.

Call for pallet price.
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HH, I'm with you, I like eating my own food, don't go out that often. I have a E Mail out to them to see what they say about shipping ect.
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One of the first things Janet and I look at is the food storage and preparation areas. We bought the 5er based on the peninsula countertop. Coach is to our liking as well.

Induction is the best way to go IMO. We have two in the coach and two portables we use outside as well as inside.
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DW likes all the counter space in the big 5ers. And the openness of those big slides. Says they feel more like the space of an S&B.

For me there is a massive lack of storage in them and they are as big as a coach and you pull them with what would be a toad. Too much exposed plumbing. Great for camping, to me, not so much FTing.

Every time she starts leaning that way I ask her, where are my woodshop tools going to fit in this and how are you going to bring the Unicorn (Saab 9-2x) along?

Just showed her a Magna 45 for the price of an Allure Ovation and said "I'll extend the counter and make an island cart. I can't pull a 43' 5er and a 28' stacker with a pickup truck."
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Good Evening All, Gordon, DW was looking at a small induction oven, the other day, may purchase it for the 5er. Jay, the argument for and against a MH versus 5TH wheel will go on forever, it all depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it, and what you are comfortable driving. -8* with a wind chill 15* to 35* below wind chill !
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To me 32ft is 32ft. 40ft is 40ft. Difference is with a 5er you have to have the tow vehicle. MH you don't have to pull the toad.

With the big campground up the road from me I've seen some strange combos. MH with a TT behind it. MH with a 4 horse trailer behind it.
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Terry, that's a really good price on those 140watt panels. My solar system is made up of 80 & 90watt Cynergy panels.

When you start working, make sure cardboard or styrafoam is taped to each panel. If you don't you will be working with hot wires. Buzzz.
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Jay, the argument for and against a MH versus 5TH wheel will go on forever, it all depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it, and what you are comfortable driving.
100% correct. The only argument about it I care to win is the one with DW.
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