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Just got done installing my second 80 watt panel. I can now run a microwave,toaster,laptop,coffee maker or what ever...So now with the top raised up I get continuous charging from sun up to sun set without blockage from the pop top.
Oh, that's firewood I keep in the front luggage bin under the front panel,keeps it dry out of the rain.
Michael - thanks for posting your information. I'm very interested and would like to learn more about installation, costs, etc. Any info you can share is appreciated! I note that Camping World sells panels and inverters but pricey.
I live on a 40-foot sailboat in Washington and I have two 55 watt panels going to the house bank, so I understand solar panels. I have a 1990 white Westy pop-top with 143k miles and an Edgestar FP430 for which I got the solar panel. I'm driving to the southwest and maybe into Baja for a few weeks after the new year, so I think I'll get plenty of sun.
I quit Facebook last year after getting hacked twice, so I can't Friend you; but I do appreciate the pics you did post though.
I think/hope strapping the panel to the roof racks should keep it relatively safe. As for growing feet - that's what a gun is for.
This seems awesome, I just started looking at 120 watt SOLAR PANEL 120W 12V system - FREE SHIPPING ! on Ebay from Texas and one would need a charge controller too like a 30amp? What else is needed for a full set-up?
No, no guns into Baja. It is less likely to be stolen down there than here un "El Norte". Just a charge controller, the panel and wiringto your house bank.