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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:01 PM
    2016spicytaco

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    Did I pull a muscle or two? :curls:
     
  2. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    So how does this thing get sun to charge? You slap them on your hood or something?
     
  3. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:04 PM
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    haha, I was planning on putting it under the crossbars on my roof rack. If its too thick I'll either put it on top or if it only needs a tiny bit of extra room, I'll see if I can make it fit!
     
  4. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    Hmmm paint me a picture for my analytical mind. So you put those on your roof- what type of outlet do you use and where to install? what type of gadgets would it be able to run and for how long?
     
  5. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    Its to keep the battery topped off when the fridge is running. Solar panel ---> controller ----> battery
     
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    Does anyone use the 3.7V batteries? (I think they are camera/camcorder batteries, they look like AA batteries but short and stocky)
     
  7. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM
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    Vatozone is giving them away for an 87cent donation to their bottom line
     
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  9. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    Hey :wave:
     
  10. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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    I quoted a couple of posts of yours the other day ..and yesterday. :notsure:
     
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    Correct except mine are hard panels. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BFCNFRM

    The sticky ones are nice, but the hotter they get, the less power they produce, at least thats what i've read. So by having the hard panels elevated, air can flow beneath them. It'll also be over the cab, which will pretty much block the sun from heating up the roof, so that should keep it a bit cooler in there, so less draw from the fridge.

    Edit: Temps were 140 degrees inside my topper yesterday... gonna find some of that shade fabric and just temporarily put it up there next week when the temps are near the same and check the temperatures to see how it helps.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    Howdy Sir :hattip:
     
  13. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    See u Saturday?:fistbump:
     
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  14. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    Sounds like a great concept and useful at the same time. It doesn't ruin the panel when it snows or rains?
     
  15. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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    That is affirmative!
     
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    I think they are pretty well built for the most part. I'm somewhat worried about hail, and low hanging branches. But theres only one way to test them out.
     
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    :thumbsup: Post some pics- I am excited to see how it looks
     
  18. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    So some of you educated me about aftermarket bumpers so I was looking around....If I change out the shocks and put OME 888 coils, would I need to change UCA as well?
     
  19. Aug 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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    You betcha. Hoping to be able to scuff them up and paint the silver trim to black on Saturday, and mount them Sunday. Going to probably make a new entry port through the rear of the cab for the solar wire and the Ham antenna.
     
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    Just go full long travel setup... that way you dont have to upgrade later.
     

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