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Old 08-25-2022, 04:53 PM   #71
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Just to answer what is being installed on our rig for the new solar system:

8 - 200-watt panels
2 - Victron Multiplus II 3K Inverters (one to each leg)
4 - OBB-175-125VDC-PNL 175 AMP Stud terminal
2 - Breaker box holding 175/250 Amp DC Breaker
1 - Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/100
2 - MNEDC 100- 100 AMP 120AC breaker
1 - MNEDC-Quad Enclosure holding 4 breakers
8 - Elevation 120AH batteries (12-year warranty)
1 - SmartShunt 1000A Battery Monitoring
1 - Cerbo GX
1 - Touch GX 50
1 - Victron AGS
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3 - Easy Start Installation kits
90 ft 4/0 Welding Cables Battery Cables
32 Solar Panel brackets for installing on roof
80 ft 6 AWG Black THHN Copper Wire
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Problem is, I cannot do this as I have both total knee replacements and now the VA is talking about replacing a hip. So, if my doctor knew I was on a ladder, let alone up on our roof for that length of time, I don't think it would be a pretty meeting next time around.
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If you like trees Mississippi state parks with monthly stay under $450.00 for seniors works for us. I have all of 2023 booked with stays of 3 months at each campground
If you have to change plans a voucher is available to use in the future
Second is COE campgrounds with two week stays under $15 per night
We never stay at private campgrounds
Being 71 with wife at 67 full timing a challenge but worth it
We lost our home last year in a hurricane and didn’t want another house with all the upkeep
Tiffin 36LA perfect for us. Under 40 ft and gas engine can handle a Jeep toad
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Old 09-08-2022, 08:36 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by woodosgood View Post
We have been fulltimers since May 2016 (5 years) and our nightly average for those years has been between $27 - $32. We have a 44ft Diesel Pusher and we like campgrounds with full hookups and level sites. We found that you get a better deal if you stay at least a week, we also stay 4 months in the same place in Webster, FL during the winter. We stay at Wal-Mart for one night stays when necessary and use Passport America for their 1/2 price deals when they are in the area. We've paid over $60/night in some places, but for us we can normally find nice places for less than that. We did some unpaid (labor in exchange for a free campsite) work camping gigs during our first few years (FL State Parks) and participate in 2 or 3 Habitat for Humanity RV Care-A-Vanner builds each year.
In the 3 years since this thread started some of the info no doubt has changed. Our experience is similar to Woodosgood above, over the last 11 years or so of full time traveling our average hovers around $35 per day, or about $1,000 a month.

We don't dry camp very often. Our normal winter spot in Florida is probably a little cheaper than most pay. We try to get deals during the rest of the year while traveling for weekly and monthly rates when we can. Good Sams and Passport are the only "clubs" that we have found really pay for themselves.
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