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Jason McCabe: How did you secure the panel to the roof so that it doesn't blow off when you drive down the free way? My biggest concern is that it will be blown off and that will be a lot of money wasted. I hope you can get back to me

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Alan Heath: The question was getting the panels to fit - one panel would take up less room than two but they are not placed side by side. I have filmed my solar set up - I will post the film when I get a decent internet connection!

Alan Heath: It is now up!! I hope!

Watch Ryder: Got a trojan 130 AH battery in my BOV. Sleep in it no problem :) When it's charging during the day I'm not normally resting or sleeping inside it though ;)

piratesbelay: @ksmatic Yea, it's an old video. I should clean it up a little, your right. As for the chemicals, I'm having seawater shipped in weekly to keep the cessium levels down, however partial meltdown is inevitable..

Alan Heath: All experts I have spoken to say get 6v and not 12v!

piratesbelay: This whole setup cost me around $600 a few years ago. That was with a 25% Discount as I was a Solar Panel installer at the time. I did get 2 years of Bliss when camping. Recent improvements in LED Lights and small lithium batteries have made it easier for me to use my 6v's for Tv/Movie watching.

Ralph Gregorio: I've been using 12 volt deep cycle Marine batteries. They've lasted more then 5 years. two in parallel will give you 200 amp hours and a lot cheaper then golf cart batteries. ( I do agree that any lead acid battery should not be in any living space)

Ralph Gregorio: Looking fwd to viewing it.

BruceMan77777: why not go with 12v batteries?

Watch Ryder: Is that a voltage regulator at 0:25 or do you just whazz in the solar with nothing to regulate it??

Alan Heath: I thought of getting 6v traction batteries as used in golf carts and the like but gave up the idea because of the cost - and also because I could not find anything suitable here in Europe. Also I was unable to get as big a solar set up as I wanted because of lack of space on my roof.

FixedByDoc OffGrid: i run 2 AGM true deep cycle batteries specifically designed for solar panels and get a weeks worth of power out of them for running my RV before recharging. golf cart batts are good for small systems like this but over all they are not long term sustainable. granted mine cost over $350 each but well worth it and not have to replace but once every 6-8 years or so.

piratesbelay: The AGM's are a Great Choice....Took some time off, traveling in the van. What's great about Van Camping, you can park in a single space anywhere in town, you still have most of the amenities that the larger RV's do...HD TV, Lights, WiFi, etc..All Powered by 2 Golf Cart Batteries and 1 Solar Panel. Simple and Effective

Ralph Gregorio: Golf cart batteries are very expensive compared to 12 volt marine deep cycle. A few batteries and even a small solar panel (backed up with vehicles engine to help charge) can be good if you conserve the energy. Using LED lights and energy efficient appliances should work out all right.

Alan Heath: I do my best to conserve energy - so far it is working out. I have two systems - one 80A leisure battery for the lights and switches powered by the alternator and a 50W panel and a second 280A leisure battery powered by 130W solar panels. I know I need more solar but there is no space for it!

piratesbelay: I'd love me some $350 AGM's...But I always seem to find the Interstate Rack first...

piratesbelay: I have a TW-910 Charge Reg. currently, no pun intended...I think I had a Morningside Solar Reg at the time. I keep it up in the roof area...

mmurfin87: The only "fumes" a lead acid battery gives out, to my knowledge, is hydrogen. Not harmful to humans. The only danger is when it accumulates in small spaces. In that case it can cause an explosion, which can also send the acid in the battery splashing out. It looks like his batteries are open to the rest of the van, which is PLENTY of space for hydrogen to dissipate. The only other danger is sloshing acid. Got to watch for that.

FixedByDoc OffGrid: we did save for awhile to get them. we now run the AGM hybreds in our vehicles as well. they are only $255 each but not true deep cycles like our solar ones.

Alan Heath: Lets hope I get a good connection soon!!

Mike N: Hindenburg.

Ralph Gregorio: If you sell the panels you have now, a 225 or 250 watt solar panel would probably take up less romm then the two you have now. Some good prices on a 250 watt on Amazon for a Hyundai at 322.

piratesbelay: The 6 Volt battery is usually constructed with larger plates and therefore tends to last longer in deep discharge situations

piratesbelay: So it's 2012...time to get these batteries out, and put some sealed batteries in, or create a ventalation system. I still love my old chevy work van, some items are keepers:)
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