…. Quick update on adding solar to our ’08 16’ DWR:
I took a roadtrip to see Lew in Hood River, OR. This is a very cool town to visit. Lew set me up in an RV campground on the WA side of the river. Hood River is a very cool town and area, well worth the trip.
Lew and his son installed two of the AM Solar GS100 panels giving us 200 watts of potential power. He did not use the existing AS solar pre-wire and instead ran new/heavier wire. The install also included a combiner box, solar charge controller, and battery monitor. Lew is a true pro and I’d highly recommend him.
Lew is also a true outdoorsman and can recommend cycling, hiking, wind-sports, whatever that may interest you while in town.
The system works great. Over the Memorial Day weekend we tested it out in the Methow valley. Battery back to 100% every day even in partial shade and on the day that was overcast.
Lew’s mobile office. In good weather, he does the install right in the campground.
Doing my “work” for the install = staying out of Lew’s hair. This is at the top of a
great ride from Hood River to the Cooper Spur Ski Area.
Scenery on the ride. Hood River is a great playground.
The two AM Solar 100w panels. Note that we removed the original Winegard antennae.
The TV antennae replacement: Jack TV.
The roofline. Wasn't sure where we were going to place the Jack TV. Eventually
plan to add a shim to level it out, purely cosmetic.
Camping this past weekend #1
Camping this past weekend #2