Oh we WILL
Git 'r done! oops...dun
Well it has been a battery week (from hell)... Picked up the solar battery bank from Batteries Plus. Got four 100AH AGM batteries for $660 before taxes. Normal retail was $279 each but they gave me commercial cost since I bought 4 - score, only $165 each!! Should be more than enough power for our needs. They county uses the same batteries for the solar powered flashing lights along the roadway(turn ahead etc).If I could just figure out how to get those dang metal boxes open without getting caught!
Was planning on starting on building the frame for the 3 panels along with wiring & installing the solar components but was interrupted by a non-starting bus... YUP, pretty much dead & it just was not gonna start. Took the batteries to Napa to have them tested... One had 335 cranking amps, & the 2 others were registering 490 & 710 out of 925... Not good, not even close!
SO I bought three more batteries to the tune of $270 before taxes & got the 1150 CA batteries as an upgrade to ensure I can start this beast in the cold. Went ahead & installed all three, cleaned all the connections, sprayed them with WD40 & only then did I realize, I had an oddball lower cranking amp battery mixed in! ****! So I took it out, returned it & to make up for it they gave me 2 Napa Racing - Michael Waltrip Nascar hats... I wanted them to throw in 4 cables to connect the batts together but nope, I got hats! They are nice hats tho...
So yea... I spent over $1000 on batteries... yikes!
I realized that it was just too easy to see all of the inventory on the sheves through the windows from the outside & that just might be too tempting to a thief & I Needed to do something about it. So I decided to cover the windows with the same aluminum insulation that I am using on the front window as a sun shade. It worked out well covering the rear 4 sets of windows on the drivers side & I left the very back small set of windows uncovered. There is more, but gotta take some photos!
Can anyone recommend a good degreaser to clean all the crap off of the wheels?