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  1. PopUpSteve

    New Jackery

    I could not resist the price on a Jackery Explorer 240 this past week on the Amazon Days. At $175 it was a real bargain. I tested it last weekend with the CPAP and charging my iPhone and got about 11 hours (I like sleeping in on Sundays) and still had 33% power remaining. If it had been a...
  2. Stewbod

    Solar with either LiFePO4 or portable power station

    I currently have a 2005 Fleetwood Yuma TT and the 3-way Dometic 2193 refrigerator only works with 12 or 110 volt power. My trailer service center says the refrigerator gas valve is bad and obsolete (can’t get part). He wants to replace it with a Norcold n323 3-way. Reviews of this unit do not...
  3. Jimbo1227

    Solar??? Maybe?

    what's up everyone? I know i ask a lot of questions but here's another. Lets say i wanted to run solar in my camper and i want to run maybe portable ac or space heater , tv, lights just a bunch of random stuff, not all at the same time but just in general. Is there a full kit i can just buy and...
  4. Huffmatic

    Best solar RV battery?

    So I have a 2005 Viking 1706 but I think the battery is trash. Before replacing, I"m wondering if there is a solar panel equivalent? I'm also wondering whether there is something w/ an AC outlet and maybe USB outlets? The only thing I've come across is this, but it's not an actual car/RV...
  5. WMIpopup

    Solar with stock Coleman converter / charger?

    Hello, new member here, I'm looking forward to learning everything I can! I recently picked up a 2000 Coleman / Fleetwood Santa Fe pop up camper. We intend to use it various ways; state parks with full hook ups, rustic state parks (no water or power), and off grid in the woods or on friends...
  6. NLawson

    Connecting solar to popup

    Help no longer required Thanks
  7. lynnmarie0123

    Gizmos are very dissapointing!!!

    Today was the 1st test to see how well my new (ordered online) gizmos worked to cool my pup. In addition, i have ALL windows sealed with reflectix tape. Meaning i have custom made to fit, soLar shades on every window Between screens and plastic windows. Its super dark and super hot in there. It...
  8. M

    Zamp & Charge Controller Question

    Hi all, New member here. Happy to now be a part of the pop-up community with our just-purchased A-Liner Ranger 12. We camped for years in a 2004 Astro van, but finally had to upgrade when our family grew. So, on to the question (and apologies if this has been asked before): Does anyone have...
  9. Larry Alexander

    New battery system on 2007 Flagstaff LTD 206

    I purchased a 2007 Flagstaff LTD 206 last fall and found that the battery system had been removed, and I wish to try and reinstall it. Has anyone done this install from the converter out? What items would I need to complete this job? I am also considering a solar charging option as well. I...
  10. R

    Newbie to pup and solar

    Finally finished remodeling a 1990 sun lite PUP. I will only be doing dry camping. the converter and battery were shot so I decided to redo all of the electric and go solar as well. Here is my Very simple current set up. 1 - 12v group 29 deep cycle battery, With a 1 - 100 watt renogy solar...
  11. Ty Bower

    Adding solar to system with existing power converter

    I have a 2009 Fleetwood (Coleman) Bayside pop-up. It has an electrical system which is all in good working order. I have a relatively fresh single Group 24 deep cycle battery, and a WFCo 8700 series power converter. The battery is sufficient to work the interior lights (recently converted to...
  12. gman922

    Pre-Wired for Solar - 2 Connections, Which to Use?

    We purchased a new pop up (2020 Forest River Flagstaff 228BHSE) over the winter and are getting ready for some upcoming trips. The camper came with a roof rack pre-installed and a set of solar connectors (MC4-style) mounted to the roof between the rails. There is also an SAE/Zamp port on the...
  13. Evan Gaffney

    Where do you store your solar panel?

    I just finished a massive update of the electrical system in my '87 Coleman Sequoia. LED everything, extra outlets (USB, 12v, and 120), and redundant systems for shore power, solar charging, or running off the battery. Super happy with how it all came out, but now I have a logistical question...
  14. 1Step

    Battery charger vs solar

    Hello- I was about to purchase a battery charger for use when the pup is not on the road. After reading a bit about deep cycle marine batteries, which we have, I learned a higher end charger is ideal for a good charge. However, rather than spending $85 on the charger, figured investing that...
  15. J

    Advice, please, boondocking on solar, using a DC thermoelectric cooler

    I know that these 12v coolers are less efficient than the 12v refrigerator freezers, but they are also less expensive, and lighter in weight, both of which are important to me. I am looking at this machine, which draws 48 watts (or 4 amps, if A=W/V). I have a countertop ice maker that uses 110...
  16. E

    Charge controller location

    Any ideas for a good outside location for a charge controller? Unfortunately mine doesnt fit in the battery box (single group24), and I would like to install it outside, due to how far it would if I wire it inside the pup. I've considered screwing it to the outside of the battery box, but that...
  17. KampyKamper

    My Solar install, Renogy 100w panel, GHB 20A 12V 24V Solar Charge Controller.

  18. SamuraiMarine

    Solar Conversion / Wiring advice...

    OK... here is the plan. I have gutted my PUP and am in the process of wiring her up now. I have experience with doing high and low voltage wiring, and my plans for that part are looking good. Lights, three 110 outlets, 2000 watt inverter for those, starting with two 6v golf cart batteries...
  19. EdZilla

    My off-grid solar system. Comments and Feedback welcome

    I purchased an E1 which had a simple Yakima rack. I moved my solar panels from my previous camper (Starcraft Starflyer) and I managed to get a couple 100W panels mounted and actually still have room for the bikes. E1_Solar_Panels by EdZilla posted Jul 9, 2018 at 9:46 AM 2006 Coleman Evolution E1...
  20. S

    Need guidance on a solar charger

    Hello Everyone, I just purchased 2 x 120w flexible solar panels I will be mounting in a pvc frame to make a portable solar array for when shore power is not available. Got a great deal on them! $200 total + $16 ebay bucks back. I need to get a controller and I am looking at this one...




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