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Old 05-21-2016, 06:22 AM   #15
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BoldAdventure I'm happy for you that you've got what it takes to do this installation on your own time and were able to save some cash. That's awesome. Not many people today have installed the lithium batteries and all the little goodies that go with these and I wanted it done right the first time. For my peace of mind, knowing my limits, this is well worth my hiring it out to a master solar consultant, component distributor and installer (IMHO). A one stop shop if you will. My time is worth a value of money and I don't have enough of it as it is (time that is). I hope I'll get to enjoy my set up as much as it seems you have and I look forward to seeing you in the boondocks with lights and power running 😉.

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Old 05-21-2016, 07:40 AM   #16
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Someone hires all of us to do what we are good at and we get paid for our perceived value.

Those that own businesses must be special in order to put up with the economic and government roadblocks to becoming successful.

Thank you for sharing the installation. Let us know your experience with the system. Do you have some sort of set up to prevent the lithiums from being charged when the temperatures inside the trailer reach the minimum?

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Old 05-21-2016, 07:50 AM   #17
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Someone hires all of us to do what we are good at and we get paid for our perceived value.

Those that own businesses must be special in order to put up with the economic and government roadblocks to becoming successful.

Thank you for sharing the installation. Let us know your experience with the system. Do you have some sort of set up to prevent the lithiums from being charged when the temperatures inside the trailer reach the minimum?

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I'll not be installing solar or rebuilding multi-speed transmissions often enough to justify the tools, time and training. That the man has value-added experience (if you will) makes writing the check that much easier.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:04 AM   #18
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Well said gentlemen. Yes on the temp monitoring. Some of the fine tuning that we are adding due to the lithium cold weather limitations. Going with some mobile monitoring tools so I can get alerts on my phone.


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Old 05-21-2016, 11:08 PM   #19
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Day 5 of my solar installation - it's done!!! Marv finished all installation components and labeled all the wiring and switches. Boxed all the solar into its own compartment and finished out the under bed storage, so that when we load from the outside storage door no components are exposed to any items in my storage compartment. Installed the Weboost Drive 4G wifi booster and 12 volt power plug. Marv provided detailed training for all components and I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment. I recorded training session so I can review later. Fried brain 😉. Now time to enjoy getting off the grid and basking in my new solar powered AS.

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Old 05-22-2016, 01:15 PM   #20
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Bigcgar. Where did you run the wires down from the roof. You may have mentioned it but I can't find it. Interested because I also have an FB international.


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Old 05-22-2016, 03:19 PM   #21
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George, we ran the wires down under the 2nd panel on the top right (see pic of roof) through a low profile combiner box, put a hole into the roof and fed panel wire down between wall between bathroom and closet.


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Old 05-23-2016, 02:06 PM   #22
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Does the panel over the bathroom vent always stick out higher than the others? I noticed that in a few of the photographs that show the panel installed.
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Yes my panel sticks up about an inch or so towards the back side to allow me to still use my bathroom exhaust vent. I can adjust it flat as you can see in the photo with the adjustable feet, but I preferred to be able to use the fan. There is also a newly installed low profile vent we installed for the other stuff under this panel.
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Got it!
Thanks for posting the sequence of installation, gives me some ideas on what I might want to do in the future.
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That comment did come off wrong.

Time is money, if you can't do it yourself, it's money well spent. Marv is a solid installer. I happen to have had time, tools and general interest. In which case, the time is an investment in my interest.

Lithiums are going to be a game changer for you. They have been for us. I recall before I used to look at the system monitors all the time. Wake up at night and check them. I did this for a few months after the lithium install. These days, I rarely look, because the power is just always there. There has never been a stress moment about power. Matter of fact, I haven't broken out the generator since Christmas.

And you've got even more power. You're going to love it when you get out there and use it.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:52 PM   #27
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Fat fingers. Trying to do to many things at once. I appreciate your comments and look forward to getting out sometime soon. Finishing chemo in 6 weeks. I put in a security camera that monitors a number of items and I have it pointed at my remotes. Good to hear you've not had issues with the lithium. I agree they are a game changer.

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Hi Allan,

New Airstreamer here. Never owned a Trailer or RV before and purchased a 2018 27' Flying Cloud FB. First trip out, we took it 4,400+ miles while our hometown of Houston was getting battered by Harvey. We are in the Environmental business and are looking to take our new toy toward Solar and perhaps a supplemental wind option. Found your posting on this site through a Google search and loved it. We will be calling Precision to see what they can do for us as well. Like you, our time is valuable to figure it all out and make it work right. Peace of mind is another consideration. That being said, I was just looking at your App for the cameras you installed and wondered what type of system you were using and where to get it. Also, what did you spend (ballpark) on the total 600w solar set-up? It looks super professionally done. Did you lose most of the under-bed storage when installing the system? Any experience with small wind turbines?

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