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 on: Today at 02:09:36 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by chessie4905
I use a single version of this with a quad link to maintain 4 batteries.


 on: July 29, 2016, 09:36:15 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Dave5Cs
Clifford don't think that will do it. I have a Marine Pro sport 3 way smart charger 12 Amp and it was said to be minimal for two Group 31's. Work good though.


 on: July 29, 2016, 09:31:05 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Iceni John
What about the quality of the Chinese solar panels, are they in the same state? What brands of panels are dependable?  Undecided
Chinese-made panels have proven to be good quality, probably as good as panels from anywhere else.   However, one can sometimes find USA-made panels for the same price.   I got Grade B (i.e with cosmetic blemishes such as slightly different-colored cells, but they're still UL-listed) Sharp panels made in USA for about the same price as panels made in the Socialist Workers' Paradise  -  I think that's a good deal.   For use on vehicles, the strength of the frames is important, and the Sharps are slightly better than average in that regard.

Panels now are pretty much a generic commodity item, so most folk choose them by price alone.   A few brands use thicker 4mm glass instead of the more common 3.2mm glass, but that doesn't necessarily translate to longer-lasting or more durable, just heavier.   It's still a good idea nevertheless to mount each panel in a support frame to take the load off the panel's own frame and glass.

Just don't buy those flexible panels  - they deteriorate very quickly.   Besides, you should have an air gap under panels to prevent heat buildup, and you can't do that if they're stuck to the roof!


 on: July 29, 2016, 09:22:06 PM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by Dreamscape
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 on: July 29, 2016, 09:19:20 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by TomC
RPM for tire size- 11R-22.5=500rpm, 12R-22.5 and 315/80R-22.5=485rpm, 11R-24.5=475rpm.  If you have 12R-22.5 AND 11R-24.5 on the drive axle, they are mis matched RPM wise. Good Luck, TomC

 on: July 29, 2016, 07:35:52 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by luvrbus
Will a 4 amp 3 stage maintainer keep 2-8D batteries charged I have a DDEC so there is always a little draw down on the batteries 

 on: July 29, 2016, 07:16:16 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Lin
I like the idea of adding a solar panel or two to top off the batteries, but the downside is needing to park in the sun.  If we do that we would need to run the generator for AC is this area.

 on: July 29, 2016, 07:06:23 PM 
Started by castingnicki - Last post by Dave5Cs
i Believe it happened because of a few things coming together. 1-the housing and bank crash in 2005-2008, 2-A lot of building Contractors have less projects to bid on. They figured they were going to make a killing on this fade until the TV people started putting it out there and then everybody started doing it and as usual the market will be overbuilt and ultimately there will be people trying to get tiny houses off their properties, 3- Millennials living with their parents not being able to afford the outrageous prices of homes on the market and not being saddled with payments for the rest of their lives if they do have money. As they say in the shows most want work less and enjoy life. IMHO ( yes I am a retired Contractor) Grin

 on: July 29, 2016, 06:50:25 PM 
Started by RJ - Last post by lvmci
original engine was a straight 6, installed a V6, extra room was needed or no engine door, the bussell is not very professionally done, but works, interior is ragged out, but good bones and functional, lvmci...

 on: July 29, 2016, 06:42:44 PM 
Started by RJ - Last post by luvrbus
The poor guy passed away before he finished Gary bought it to help her out 

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