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Old 11-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Solar Panel Pictures?

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?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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If you go to Fiberglass RV and click on Escape, there are some solar shots, here is link
Fiberglass RV - Escape Trailers

look at Brad R album- 2009 19' with the panel and the interior control pictures
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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here you go
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If you go to my Fiberglassrv link, the pictures there can be enlarged
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Thank you, Jim. I had no idea the panel would be so conspicuous on the roof...and especially on a 15A. BTW, I can't seem to save the enlarged pics, only the tiny thumbnails. Any hints there?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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you can not save off the website, only copy which as you find out are thumbnails.as far as the panel, on the 19 and 17 they can not be seen, if the 15 is the same width then it can not be seen from the ground.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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Seeing all the roof-mounted gadgets reminds me of a video of the World's Toughest Bridge (Durham, NC) on Flixxy.com. One could just cry when that 40-foot motor home gets nailed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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Hi Karen, we have the solar panel on our 15-A and you do not even notice it is there.

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It's cloudy and raining here in Vancouver. My panel keeps working slowly and I have been running 6 a 8 lights plus the furnace for hours. Also ran the Microwave briefly and the panels recharged quickly. The digital panel has 3 modes. Charging rate, percent power left, and voltage. Very useful data. The panels sit lower than the Maxifan and A/C unit. I bought almost every option offered - solar would be in my top 3.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #10
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Hi Karen, we have a panel on our 17, and it is not even noticeable. As others have said, the max fan and AC sits higher. If you read all the discussion on panels on the forum you will notice that most of the negative opinions on them come from people that don't have them. Those that have the panels love them. The only valid reason not to get the panels is if you always camp on the grid, or only boondock for less than 5 days at a time. The arguments about wind drag, shady conditions, maintaining them, the environmental footprint of building them, etc, are, IMHO, a bunch of hooey. If camp without power for periods beyond a few days, the panels are fantastic. It is that simple.
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