Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
CountryBob's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Manasquan , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12
Portable Solar Panels - Overnight Storage

Folks,
I store my solar panels overnight because I figure "out of sight out of mind sticky fingers". I do have them connected to a 3/8" cable during the day. What do you folks do? It is a hassle to set them up each morning.
__________________

__________________
CountryBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2017, 11:24 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,235
Images: 5
Not as much hassle as losing them! It is really no big deal, put the panels in their case and back in the truck. Don't take the time to coil the lock cable nor the electrical cable. Just put them in the truck bed kind of sloppily till sun comes back up.
__________________

__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2017, 11:54 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,054
Images: 33
Mine are easy to fold and put up for the night, Renogy 100 Suitcase. They fit right behind my lounge chair. Out of sight and out of the way.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2017, 03:13 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
mikeinca's Avatar

 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Santa Rosa , California
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 213
I have a Zamp 200 watt portable. At 50 lbs it is a bit of PITA to haul around but I've been storing it in the truck at night anyway. It's an almost $1K investment and I just can bring myself to leave it out and vulnerable.
__________________
2017 25' Flying Cloud Twin (gone)
2018 30' Classic Twin(on order)
2017 F250 6.7 max tow (coming)
200W portable solar
mikeinca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2017, 03:28 PM   #5
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,973
Hi

One recommendation - *remember* where they are stored..... don't ask why I believe this step is worth considering .... .

Bob
__________________
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2017, 11:24 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
White Bear Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by uncle_bob View Post
Hi

One recommendation - *remember* where they are stored..... don't ask why I believe this step is worth considering .... .

Bob
Why?
__________________
lyleapgmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2017, 06:40 AM   #7
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2,973
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyleapgmc View Post
Why?
Hi

Saves the panicked running around in circles with dark thoughts about theft when another member of the party found a "better place" to put them.... and then forgot they did it ....

Bob
__________________
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2017, 06:44 AM   #8
Traveler
 
TravlinMan's Avatar
 
2017 25' International
Staunton , Virginia
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 929
I leave them out at night, facin east toward the mornin sun. I suppose someone could steal em, but I suppose someone could steal my truck too. Or my grill. Or my campin chair. Or my propane tanks.

I don't worry myself over it.
__________________
TravlinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2017, 07:02 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,273
I leave mine out facing the sun as well. I suppose it depends on where you are camping. I have never had anyone show interest in stealing them.
__________________

__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any updated portable solar panels recommendation? Vitaver Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 15 10-24-2016 04:04 PM
Security for Portable Solar Panels CAV Generators & Solar Power 11 09-01-2016 07:26 AM
Portable Solar Panels Fancypantsas Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 8 08-09-2016 10:43 AM
Solar panels vs portable generators ashe Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 19 01-19-2015 07:18 AM
Portable Solar Panels migriffin Sprinter and B-van Forum 31 04-11-2014 06:56 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.