Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Solar rack

Day 112 

Renogy to the Roof 

08:52am:
We are ready to install our Renogy Solar Panels to our recently built rack on Tránsito's roof. The Renogy Panels will be secured to the rack's front rail and a newly installed mid-rack rail.

We are pretty sure that Tránsito's recent noise problem came from the front rail. Securing the Renogy to that front rail, we believe, should prevent that noise from returning!


8:12am:
Renogy only temporary
Our solar panel plan is to change-out the 100 watt Renogy for a 265 watt solar panel. However, we want to use the Renogy for now just to see how well it will perform.

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It may appear that having a very large solar panel is wasteful. However, it is necessary to have as large a solar panel as possible in order to produce enough power to keep Scampy's house battery fully charged on cloudy days and during the winter months.


8:38am:
Scampy's new tank
We just received an email notifying that Scampy's replacement grey water tank has been shipped!

This appears to be an incredibly short turn-around time! We only ordered the tank on Monday, August 28th. The factory had to put our order into their production schedule and then produce it!


11:26am:
Love to do Laundry!
I just got back to MsScampy from doing the laundry this morning. Do you recall, back in Lincoln City, when I learned about a neat way to fold laundry?

That was at the Lincoln City Coin Laundry. The lady who did my laundry insisted that when she did laundry, it all got folded. No other way, as far as she was concerned.

For this folding method, all underpants and towels are rolled. Does this seem to be of little consequence to you? Little iPhone captured a pic of my rolled underpants in their storage cabinet. Looks good!

Now that we have incorporated rolled underpants and towels into our laundry method, we are loving to do laundry!


1:05pm:
North to Beaverton
The Scampy RV Team has spent quite a bit of time away from Beaverton. We consider Beaverton to be our Home Base in these here parts!

We shall be quite busy while in Beaverton, doing our projects. Oh yes! Our next court date is here. On September 13th!







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 410 feet


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15 comments:

  1. Are your trailer brakes working now?

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  2. You can never have enough solar panels ! Seventeen on our house was fine until we added another electric car and running the A/C all summer. We now have 22 panels and it still may not be enough...

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  3. Anyone who loves to do laundry is mentally unbalanced. ;)

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  4. I went to boarding school and learned to roll towels, sheets, shirts, etc to fit in a locker at 6 years old in first grade :-)

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    1. I still make my bed military style, sheets tight with no wrinkles the minute I'm out of bed, still fold clothes military style and polish and buff my shoes...however I do sleep in...hahaha

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    2. Rita,

      I learned what you wrote about in your first comment in the Army during the 1960s.

      When I have a bed, I too make it up military style [Square corners]. Those square corners give me a good feeling.

      George

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  5. I love to do laundry and also wash dishes!
    Before enlightenment chop wood carry water
    After enlightenment chop wood carry water

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    1. Me too even though I have an excellent dish washer...only use it when I have a crowd during holidays.

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  6. I was raised in a Hogan with no running water or electricity, so when I got old enough, I help chop wood, carry water, herd sheep, card and spin wool for weaving. In my spare time, I helped plant, water, harvest crops. We had no TV, radio, or telephone.

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    1. Wow! Rita!!

      Very impressive! 😎

      George

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  7. I love clean clothes, sheets and pillowcases. Reminds me of my childhood. Laundry is easy now. Put it in the washer and wait. Hang it up (I don't like to use a clothes dryer) and then I can't wait to go to bed to the fresh smell of clean linens.

    We have a 235 watt panel that Kevin and Croft help me install along with two 6V batteries. I now wish I had another panel and two more batteries. It's never enough.

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    1. living.boondockingmexico,

      The Scampy rig does not have room for more than one large solar panel. But, that panel should keep the house battery fully charged all year long! 😎


      George

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  8. Best to leave your bed to air for a bit before you make it - any mattress saleman will tell you that - our bodies give off a lot of moisture while we sleep so the air time is important!

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    1. Sandy,

      Good idea!

      My bedding in Scampy consists of a 5℉ sleeping bag. Very comfy! I never roll the bag up. Just store it loose during the day inside Scampy's largest cabinet with my two pillows.

      George

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