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Old 10-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #421
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His thread is Best Home Yet http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10764
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #422
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Thank you so much. Went right to the glue posts. Saw that thread but I thought it was older.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #423
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I used some carpet adhesive that I got from Home Depot. It was quite a mess to spread on the ceiling but holds my carpeting like grim death. Spreading on the walls wasn't too bad. It cleans up with water if you don't let it get tacky.

My carpeting was some lightweight outdoor/indoor carpeting much like Accordian used on his. The wet adhesive would hold the ceiling carpeting without any additional support.

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #424
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I am glad that that glue is working for you.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #425
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Does anyone have an opinion on this solar panel for me? A guy at work thinks it's a good deal. Looks like plastic frame to me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/100W-Watts-1...item3a85951352

Wondering about running 4 of them along the top of the bus. I did like Travelin with Us Harbor Freight one too, but am hearing that Harbor Freight is iffy on quality from one thing to the next. (Although, on Ebay you're probably taking a chance as well.)

Am thinking I should get one to keep my starter battery up. I have to disconnect it when not in use.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #426
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I used some carpet adhesive that I got from Home Depot. It was quite a mess to spread on the ceiling but holds my carpeting like grim death. Spreading on the walls wasn't too bad. It cleans up with water if you don't let it get tacky.

My carpeting was some lightweight outdoor/indoor carpeting much like Accordian used on his. The wet adhesive would hold the ceiling carpeting without any additional support.
Thank you I did buy the contact cement but I'll look into this one, perhaps less caustic to breath.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #427
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I think this is a good deal at $200. Any comments on this brand/size etc?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #428
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I have panels made by Sharps. I was told by an old timer in the van dwelling world to buy brand name panels if you can afford them. They'll be around a lot longer if warranty work is needed. Two 160W panels would charge 5_600 ah of batteries pretty easily; I would think. I have one 160W Sharps panel that charges 300 ah of batteries relatively fast. Even on the short days we're experiencing in ND this time of year.
I don't use a lot of juice but I have a 12v fridge w/freezer and my batteries rarely go below 12.5v over night. No TV but I guess the LCD TV's don't use much juice anyway. I do carry a small genset to run a charger if needed but the gas is getting old in that. I don't use it much.

Just my $0.02,

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Does anyone have an opinion on this solar panel for me? A guy at work thinks it's a good deal. Looks like plastic frame to me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/100W-Watts-1...item3a85951352

Wondering about running 4 of them along the top of the bus. I did like Travelin with Us Harbor Freight one too, but am hearing that Harbor Freight is iffy on quality from one thing to the next. (Although, on Ebay you're probably taking a chance as well.)

Am thinking I should get one to keep my starter battery up. I have to disconnect it when not in use.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #429
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they work.....very noisy (engine not exhaust) same one I have...it works all I can say
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #430
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If you are going to live in the bus full time you may be able to use some of the information on this web site. It is geared toward people that live in various rigs on wheels full time. There is a lot of good advise on living inexpensively in whatever you choose to live in. A lot of the members live out of vans full time and travel with the weather to different locations and altitudes to have the most desirable climate year round. Wit ha bus that is hard to do because of the cost of fuel of course but there is still a lot of good advise on battery bank size depending on need, solar panel size, generator size and type yadda yadda yadda.

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