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Old 12-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #21
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Hi: JohnB... WoW that's a lotta space use packed into a 15A!!! Do you have a Port a poty in the cupboard? Alf
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #22
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Hello Alf
For now we are going without the Port a potty, but as you observed we do have the cabinet opening for one under front dinette seat.
We wanted to avoid having to deal with trailering around any sewage hence our choice of 15A.
It has worked for many years when we tented and hope to be able survive a few more.
We do wonder about the cooler shoulder seasons when a trek outside to the toilets may not be so inviting! One reason to going with a trailer was to take advantage of spring and fall camping without being on the ground in a tent. Older age deserves some luxuries!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #23
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Hello Karen

If only money were as easy to come up with as the ideas are!
We had a lot of fun planning our trailer.

The solar was an after though and installed after about a month of use. Not sure if it was really needed already having the dual 6 Volt option but I must say it is nice not to have to worry about the energy use.

To solve the water usage issue I think we will take some advice from Baglo and pack a couple dozen extra Okanagan Springs!

One other thing done later was close in the rear overhead center self with a door (not shown in the photos I posted). That has made a nice difference to what can be stored up there, stuff will not fall out. And it also looks much neater. The 17 and 19 have this as a standard feature.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:00 AM   #24
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Does anyone have a picture of their roof-mounted solar panel? I've searched the forum for one w/o success...or maybe I'm a lousy searcher. Also, since everyone who has solar seems to know the status of their battery or batteries, I assume that there is an interior digital panel with readout. Does anyone have a picture of that?
Thus these solar panels cost a lot? I have seen some pics and read about them. Are they effective and cost efficient?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #25
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Hi Thomas,
Yes the solar panels have a high initial cost but over the long run are very cost effective. They work silently in the background keeping your batteries fully charged for daily use. Packages start around $200 for small ones and go up from there.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #26
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Thus these solar panels leds cost a lot? I have seen some pics and read about them. Are they effective and cost efficient?
Ok thanks for reply. I will try to have them soon
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #27
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Solar Panels on the Roof

Here is a picture of the placement on my 19. Very low profile in front of the Air Conditioner Unit. Also the interior control unit.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #28
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What make is that unit, Don?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:42 AM   #29
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Gopower GMW-30. It was the Escape factory installation option. The manual is uploaded in the Files section.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #30
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DonM...You can run the microwave on the solar panel? Does that require a special microwave or outlet?
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