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Old 06-24-2013, 10:36 AM   #341
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I would keep an eye out on the holes that the quick release pins use in the solar panel

Those panels probably are using 6063 Angle and maybe .063 thick and it is fairly soft, the "beating" of the air may wallor the holes out causing the pins to fall out or stress cracks to happen (it tears fairly easily)
you have a good point, i am kind of worried about holes expanding over time making the pins useless. i think im going to add in screws and wing nuts to be used when traveling. at least for some of the holes. it took a long time to drill the hole out,but it is still just aluminum.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #342
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Hey proconsul100,

Do you have your panels setup to be removed, so you can use them when parked in the shade?

I was trying to decide if I should have a connector on the roof to plug them into when mounted. Then a longer cable and connector on the side of the bus to move them into the sun when parked in the shade.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #343
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Hey proconsul100,

Do you have your panels setup to be removed, so you can use them when parked in the shade?

I was trying to decide if I should have a connector on the roof to plug them into when mounted. Then a longer cable and connector on the side of the bus to move them into the sun when parked in the shade.
wmkbailey,

this is a good idea, i might add a Y to the cables so that i will have the ability to do this as well. my panels are held in by the quick release pins and can be removed as well. i originally used the pins so it would be easy to angle them to the front or back of the bus depending which side will be facing south in the winter. thanks for the idea

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Old 07-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #344
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found a captains chair from a Chevy van at the junkyard, cleaned it up with the green machine, drilled new holes and installed it
after cleaning:












i also bought 4 of these lamps and shades in their boxes for $7.50 each. i bought some 12V DC Edison screw base led bulbs. im going to see if i can make them work. they look like they are for a hotel room or something:

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:24 AM   #345
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/170983471028?ss ... 1439.l2649

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #346
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AC hotel light fixture test with 12V DC LED Edison base bulbs

attached to an old Motorola radio connector on the bus:





you cant tell from the photo but its pretty darn bright
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sweet I need to check out those bulbs
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insulated with foam behind the rear end cap and re assembled it. im going to have to open it again when i put in the ac, but i wanted to make sure the light fixtures fit ok.




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Wow, that looks really nice. I thought this was a school bus, not a high end apartment.
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