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Old 01-25-2017, 07:33 AM   #111
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Thank you Dave.
Did you insulate your bus yourself?
Did you use the Compound A & B kits?
How many kits did it take and how thick?
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:04 AM   #112
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I used the 2 part foam kits from ebay. 600 sf at 1". It took 2 kits. I did the wheel Wells's and the engine cover also. They were 582 bucks a piece. It was real easy. I moved around alot . had all my prep done so i could empty The bottles in one application. It came with plenty of tips if you stopped. In 10 degree weather a buddy heater on low was all i needed. Ill find out how cool it keeps it in a few weeks at the meetup
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:15 PM   #113
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Ok, thank you for the info.
I am going to apply roughly 3 inches to the walls and roof.
I was just trying to get an idea of everything.
Thanks Dave
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:46 PM   #114
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Hello Folks,
It has been a while since I last updated. Work on the bus has slowed due to the winter hitting hard early on. A lot of snow and colder than normal temps have forced me inside.

I am now researching power options and have decided on a triple system.
Shore Power, Solar Power and Generator Power.
Shore and Generator Power is simple enough.

The solar options, I have fancied are:

COMPLETE KIT:400W Flexible Solar Panel 12V Battery +45A solar charge controller | eBay

Eco-Worthy brand solar system.
100w Flexible Panels x 4 panels in this kid.
One 45amp charge controller.

My ideal is to place them directly on the roof of my bus, curve to fit and then ideally cover with plexiglass to help safe guard them during winter and snow removal. I dont want to run a roof rake or brush over them and end up damaging anything.

What do you think of this system?
Is the controller good enough?
Anyone use flexible panels before?
Will a 400w system be enough for basic powering?
Any input is appreciated.

Thanks
I have this package on my cost list for our bus. It gets great reviews and even though the cost is at around $2 a watt, this includes a good charge controler, so once you remove this cost ($200) and the cost of brackets and leads, the cost is more like $1 a watt. https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Monocr...01DEHZIES?th=1

The solar frames are aluminum and tempered glass. I would concur with others here that the flexible panels are not the way to go on a bus due to the chances of damaging the panels. Covering them could be done, but anything flexible is not likely going to have the efficiency level that you will need after a couple of months in the sun and weather. There are very few substrates that will not scratch or yellow that are flexible IMHO.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:26 PM   #115
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Dude I know this is an old post, but you rock! Just found a small amount of body cancer in rear of mid bus and got that “sinking” feeling. I got this...
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