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Old 07-25-2006, 11:38 AM   #43
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Hi Redeagle

The hooks are large or Big hooks so it said on the box. It said it will hold
7lbs and we have full size bath towels. They can be used on glass,
ceramic tile , plastic,metal,marble,fiberglass etc. I bought them to hang
Christmas wreath to the glass front door but they sure work great in our
Bambi. This box came with chrome and gold tone. Happy Trails, Betty

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Old 07-25-2006, 11:49 AM   #44
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Hi Bam Camper

Our solar panel is a bp installed at the dealers. It is the best...we also have
have a generator but only used it once. My husband said the solar panel also
has a sun explorer charge controller. We camp at our property in Steamboat
Springs, Co. for a week and have power to spare. Happy Trails, Betty

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Old 07-25-2006, 02:46 PM   #45
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Smoke Detector

Please put the battery back in. Being scared beats being dead.

Get a new smoke detector if yours is too sensitive or goes off every time you use the stove even if you have the fan on. Oh by the way, do you know the stove vent has an outside plastic cover that can be LOCKED closed for traveling? It has two little plastic tabs on each side, so if you've been using the vent fan with the vent locked, your alarm WILL go off!

One earlier poster noted that he used a cheap hotel shower cap and covered their smoke detector just when they were cooking. When dinner was served, the shower cap went in the drawer.

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:11 AM   #46
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Hi Paula

Good idea, I had read that before but forgot about it. Tha shower cap that
is. We will put the batteries back in and open the vent. Thanks for your concern. Warm Regards & Happy Trails, Betty & John
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:39 PM   #47
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I put a solar system on my 16' CCD using a 32W Uni-Solar flexible panel. Juiced the battery up to 13V from 11.5V in about 2 hours. I have it hooked up to a MorningStar ProStar 30 charge controller. Won't road test it until after Labor Day. Want to let the families have a shot at the campsites before they have to go back to school. Also, the weather is nicer. Jamie
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:36 PM   #48
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I'm awaiting my 16 Bambi and looking around for solar power solutions.
Saw some info on flexible panels and wondered if it would be possible to stick these on the curbside awing of the Bambi.. so they would roll up and be stored when travelling.. The makers of the flex solar panels say it may be possible. How tight does the awing roll up and what is the max diameter of the rolled up awing?
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:59 PM   #49
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its great to see some threads on Bambi - and esp on the 16CCD.

Folks with solar panels - where did you mount the solar panels? How much work was it to wire them in? Do you have pictures of your installation?

I have looked up on that tiny roof - and there just isn't much room. So I have been looking at adding a second battery and using my Honda generator (hopefully less often). I was thinking about 2 type 24s - AGMs - so I could put one inside (where??)

But - if folks have gotten decent sized solar panels up there - that sounds better to me

Hol & Lols - thanks for starting the thread

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Hi pod people. Solar panels are expensive for what you gain -- very little unless you have both a lot of collection area and battery storage. It will take a lot of both to power any fair amount of a day's use of lights and water pump (assuming you run your fridge on propane). Solar will never power a microwave or air conditioner. It's so hard to have solar be more than a minor input. A small Honda eu2000i generator is quiet and can be used for evening lighting, recharging, and to operate a microwave.

I like boondocking but have found my style actually involves campground electricity greater than 75% of the time. Yes, AGM is how you have to go if moving batteries internally -- but keep the cable runs short!


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