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Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for y'all's comments. I'm not going to let the visual impact of the panel deter me from my decision to go solar. Golly, what with the rapidly changing technology, I can see the day when panels are an integral part of the roof, like skylights...or even an integral part of the fiberglass chemistry itself. Heck, the whole trailer could become a solar energy absorption unit with integrated fiber optics, receivers and transmitters built into the shell. One wouldn't need lights or antennas or any electronic signaling device ...the trailer would just glow at night and hum with energy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #12
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Hi: KarenH... "Glow at night and hum with energy".
WOW!!! we have a Nuclear Energy Plant on Lake Huron that's like that!
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #13
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It's cloudy and raining here in Vancouver.
Don, all you really need to say is "Here in Vancouver", the rest of your sentence is already implied.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #14
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A brand new trailer and I can't even bring myself to camp in the driveway.
Rain in the forecast as far as I can see.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #15
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At least you can check for any possible leaks. And it will keep the trailer clean.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
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Here are some photos of the solar panel mounted on our 2012 15A
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #17
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Thanks, John! It was hard to focus on your trailer because I was so enamored with the scenery. Where were these shots taken? Also, I would love to see interior shots of your Escape. Nice tow, BTW!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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The top photo is Mt Robson on Highway 16 in BC close to Alberta border. The second one is along Hwy 93 in Kootenay National Park between Radium and Lake Louise (BC to Alberta). The third is along Hwy 40 in Kananaskis country Alberta.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #19
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Here are some interior photos as requested.
We had some significant modifications done to the 15A basic plan. Working with Reese and Tammy we were able to convert the double dinette into a queen width fixed bed. Apparently this was a first for them on the 15A.

The modification required taking 6 inches off the galley and closet. Doing this meant we lost the drawers from the galley side. It also meant that we could not have a microwave above the closet. We were not interested in the microwave so that was not a loss.

After thinking about the loss of drawers we came up with the idea of getting rid of the now narrowed micro shelf above the closet, raising up the closet and installing 2 drawers below the closet. Once again we presented our plan to Reese and he came back saying that he could do that as well.

Now we were both very happy campers, as it were, with our plans. Coming from decades of being tent campers we were not planning to spend a lot of time indoors but the time indoors would be mostly sleeping and we wanted to be comfortable with the queen width bed. We have thoroughly enjoyed our trailer this past summer and are extremely happy with the modifications we did.

Thanks to Reese and Tammy and their willingness to consider and build to our needs, camping has taken on a whole new life. 8)
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Thank you, John...what a great job! And you've give me a couple of ideas. More ideas, more money. Sigh.
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