[tcb] Re: Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels

  Oh hey, no joke. What a nightmare. I think I blocked that out. I thought I 
had survived a hurricane only to die of heat stroke a week later. 

--- On Fri, 1/21/11, Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:20 PM

I have a Gerald Livingston orange battery that lets me run music and stuff for 
hours. It charges as I run the engine, or using a plug-in system, and won’t 
draw off the auto battery when not running the engine.  Somebody knows those 
solar dashboard panels? Grey? About 18” square. I probably have one somewhere 
in a box.  As far as why spend money on a solar panel set up. I sure wish I had 
one when we went nine days with no electricity a couple years back.   From: 
tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James 
Dwan
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:09 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Re: Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels  I have 
a dual battery set up. I got my battery from West Marine and got a larger one 
that will cycle at least 1,000 times before it bites the dust. It also holds 
the charge for 90 amp hours. It came in handy at TP@P. I ran interior lights 
and a stereo for 3 days before it ran out of juice.I have considered a solar 
panel for a trickle charge so I can free up the plugs in my inverters though.

--- On Fri, 1/21/11, kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:04 PM  Man what shows are you going to? I 
wouldn't mind a free solar panel! 
  And I was actually just wondering if just a little trickle charger panel 
would help much. They're so cheap I might just try one. 
  Thanks again for your time. Kelly

--- On Fri, 1/21/11, Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:42 PMThe only solar panels I have seen are 
the ones that were handed out for free at shows or a raffle or door prizes. 
They can be used as a trickle charges. If you are looking for a second battery, 
go to a battery rebuilder’s shop and buy a rebuilt one for $50-$60.     From: 
tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of kelly 
dosch
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 3:19 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels 

  Hello. I need to get a deep cycle RV battery for my Westfalia Campmobile. I'm 
seeing about a gazillion types with vastly varying prices. ($120-$600!)  Is it 
really all that complicated or can I just get the cheap Sears Marine/RV 
battery?  ($120) 
  Also, I have noticed a lot of Westies with solar panels. Why? If they have a 
campsite with electrical hook-up the battery can charge itself. If not, the 
alternator will charge it during a short drive. I don't get it. Why would 
anybody want to drop $400 for a solar panel? (Tell me it isn't just to be 
"green".) 
  Thanks for your time,...  )< (- (_ (_ `(    
     


      

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