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Old 09-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #381
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Here is what ETI installed on my new 17 (based on the photo they sent; I haven't seen it yet):


150 W Solar Panel & 30 Amp Charge Controller| SRV-150-30A


$620 on Amazon for the whole kit: controller + panel + acc.
Amazon.com: Samlex America SRV-150-30A All-In-One Solar Charging Kit with Controller: Automotive
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:56 PM   #382
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Remember to factor the exchange rate when comparing costs. Just sayin'.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #383
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I bought this set plus 2 sets of mounting brackets. Very happy with it. Amazon

Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit
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132 customer reviews | 60 answered questions
Price: $324.99 & FREE Shipping


Renogy Solar Panel Mounting Z Bracket 4 Units
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:31 PM   #384
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Yes, if it is not too hard to do, may help me decide on which way to proceed.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:43 PM   #385
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Here is what ETI installed on my new 17 (based on the photo they sent; I haven't seen it yet):


150 W Solar Panel & 30 Amp Charge Controller| SRV-150-30A


$620 on Amazon for the whole kit: controller + panel + acc.
Amazon.com: Samlex America SRV-150-30A All-In-One Solar Charging Kit with Controller: Automotive
That is a good price . Escape quoted me 800. . I already paid 50 . In build for per solar . So total would be 850 from Escape . So even with exchange 620 is good and you can install how you want . Pat
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:09 PM   #386
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That is a good price . Escape quoted me 800. . I already paid 50 . In build for per solar . So total would be 850 from Escape . So even with exchange 620 is good and you can install how you want . Pat
$620 USD is $817 CAD. Unless you wanted to put in the effort for some special type way to mount, for me it would be a no brainer to go with the Escape installation.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:27 PM   #387
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$620 USD is $817 CAD. Unless you wanted to put in the effort for some special type way to mount, for me it would be a no brainer to go with the Escape installation.
For me 620 is a great price for same product . Also it has already been discussed there are a lot of other options even cheaper out there . As for the installation I do not feel comfortable with the installation . I feel there are better ways to install those panels .I have been investigating this subject for some time now . I really don't want to go into it . For now I have chosen to just forget installing panels on my roof . My money , my trailer , my choice . Pat
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:29 PM   #388
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Karen's original comment was that it was an $850 upgrade to go from the 95 watt to the 160 watt panel.

My comment was that there are less costly ones available and at $215 there's a lot of room for the exchange rate and still coming out far ahead.

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Thanks Charlie, I'll measure tomorrow.
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Well in preparation for Niagara I pulled BlackJack out and washed and while on the ladder checked the solar mounts. My street side was about to pull off, the curb side was tight. So and hour later I have now installed the "fix" and have 4 pretty caps inside my liner. The bolts included in the kit were not quite long enough to use the washers, but it is a lot stronger now than it was an hour ago.
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