Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Solar

Day 125

Sunny Days

6:31am:
It excites me sooooo much, to wake up, look outside, and find a sunny day out there!

Mr. Renogy, our Team's 100 watt solar panel, gets excited too! Because he knows that with sunny days, he is so very close to having a fully charged House Battery.

Speaking about Mr. Renogy. Did you know that he is going to be mounted up on Trรกnsito's solar panel rack today? Yesterday we added a 1/2" plywood base to the solar rack. With this plywood base, it's now very easy to secure Mr. Renogy up there.

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We have not decided if a plywood base design will be permanent. A base constructed of aluminum angle may be better. And not subject to deterioration because of rain exposure.


7:01am:
Scampy is comfortable
We know for sure, that living in Scampy is very comfortable. However, why that is so, has escaped us!

Yesterday, we were sitting on Scampy's bench seat. The one with a view looking out the front door. That's when we noticed that the step down to the ground is only a very short distance. Only 10". We do not know why we feel so good about that. But we do!

Of course, there are other comfortable things about Scampy living:
➜ Kitchen. Perfect size. Easy to keep clean.
➜ A big bed with firm mattress/cushions.
➜ Sooooo much cabinet space!
➜ Easy to tow.


9:10am:
Tank in the middle
On the Scampy RV Team, it is essential to be very organized. Things must be put away in their proper place. Or chaos reins!

For the past week, we have had a tank in the middle of Trรกnsito's storage area. This is the grey water tank which is awaiting installation. It's like an elephant in the room!

There is only so much tidying up one can do with a tank in the middle!

PS: We are awaiting the grey water inlet fitting to arrive from Scamp Trailer, in order to make an appointment with AJ's Auto Service for installing that tank.



9:54am:
Breakfast

Matzoh, eggs, onions, cheese
Hot chocolate


11:54am:
Renogy on the Roof
Here is a scene that you may rarely view. A Renogy Solar Suitcase mounted on a roof!

Don't you just love the mint green?

From now on, whenever it is sunny, Scampy's House Battery will be getting charged!







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 177 feet

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28 comments:

  1. George, you were thinking about buying a large solar panel to install on the roof. Are you still planning on this?

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    1. Croft,

      Yes! The large solar panel is on its way.

      When it arrives, I'll replace the Renogy now on the roof rack.

      George

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  2. Hot Chocolate at breakfast? I like your style Sir!

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    1. Andrew,

      I've found out one very important thing about an RVing breakfast. I gotta take time to do it right.

      Hot chocolate is definitely right! Gotta love it! ๐Ÿ˜

      George


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  3. Nice to tow a perfect little home behind you and that
    breakfast looks GOOD! I also really like a breakfast
    like that for dinner!

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    1. Joan,

      Yes! You are sooooo right! Scampy is definitely a perfect little home!

      I did not mention this in my Blog, but the matzoh eggs and onions was also an omelette with cheese in the middle!

      Kinda different.

      George

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  4. George, best of luck with your Pre-trial Conference tomorrow -- I'm hoping the DA will drop the charges

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    1. testing 1 2 3,

      My case has awhile more to go.

      George

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  5. Once you go solar there's no going back. The freedom it allows. Wow!

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    1. living.boondockingmexico,

      Yes! I agree sooooo much!

      With this panel on the roof, I should be able to maintain a fully
      charge house battery even in the dead of winter!

      George

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  6. George, I'm concerned about the platform lifting off because of the wind when driving...

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    1. Kent DeCook,

      That's a legitimate concern!

      The solar rack's side rails are secured into Trรกnsito's roof with four large bolts. So, the side rails are not going anywhere.

      What I need to do is, tie those side rails into two additional cross rails. Then tie all four rails into the large solar panel that is arriving soon.

      The green plywood that is up there now is only temporary.

      George

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  7. George, I know there are different types of solar panels.What type is RENOGY?
    I have 3 each 15 watt panels on my boat dock that provide power to the 2 , 6 volt golf cart batteries we use for power storage.
    It looks like your solar panel is about the same size as the 3 panels I have.
    Care to share some insights on the best solar panels to consider?

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    1. Bill Takagi,

      The Renogy is (2) 50 watt solar panels.

      I do not pay much attention to the type of panel:
      ➜ Mono-crystalline
      ➜ Poly-crystalline
      ➜ Thin film

      The Yingli solar panel that I bought is poly-crystalline.

      George

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  8. George,

    Well! I didn't wish to go an entire day without even one single comment!

    Sooooo! Hey George! How's tricks? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    George

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    1. George,

      Going great! I should be sleeping now, instead of commenting to you. ๐Ÿ˜œ

      Good nite,
      George


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  9. George, I certainly like checking on you often. The scammer thing made me apprehensive about posting since I probably don't have a profile. I'm not real techie.

    Mark in Palm Springs.

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    1. Mark,

      I have that scamming nonsense under control.

      Please be assured that I am no longer concerned whether commenters have a profile or not. The thing that is important to me is the CONTENT of your comment.

      George

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  10. Uou are too funny....so, here is another comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Vera!

      Now there are four! Gotta love it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      George

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  11. I'm commenting on your lack of comments George.

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    1. Jeff,

      And I am commenting on your comment about my lack of comments.

      Gotta a lot of comments now! Gotta love it! ๐Ÿ˜

      George

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  12. I actually made a comment earlier, wonder where it is?

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    1. Joan,

      Something went awry with my Blogger comment option. There were a bunch of comments awaiting my approval.

      I thought that comments would be published without my approval. Just a mix-up!

      George

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  13. Joan to George, come in...
    This is my third comment!

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    1. Joan,

      I found your three comments in my "Awaiting Approval" section. Just a mix-up.

      George

      PS: Now I have 26 comments! ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. George could you put a bug deflecter in your design

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  15. George, Just checking in. Been following all along but the other folks say what I have wanted to say already.. Love your projects. Like I said (and you have said) its a way of life.

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