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 on: July 28, 2016, 10:42:13 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by jfcaramagno
There should be an information panel for the solar panel that tells you if and how much the panel is charging the batteries. Check that panel from time to time to keep track of solar function and battery state.

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 on: July 28, 2016, 07:22:26 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by Rosy Phoenix
Thanks Ron, your reply was ber helpful! My question was, did I have to take any overt action to employ the benefit of the solar panel, or does it just work automatically, assuming it is in good working order. As I do mostly forest service-type camping, I will soon determine if the solar is working by the condition of the batteries after a couple days of no 110 service. I do not watch tv and use a French press for coffee, so my power use is limited to lights and the water pump.  Thanks again for your quick response to the newb.

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 on: July 28, 2016, 05:19:04 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by keelhauler
Rosy, what is your question?

Systems are fairly simple, size of arrays vary.

They basically have 3 parts. Solar Array, charge controller and your RV batteries.

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 on: July 28, 2016, 04:53:08 pm 
Started by rfriedkin - Last post by ron.dittmer
We just had our shower pan replaced in our 2013 2350. it was an expensive repair. We are heading out for our first trip since the repair I'm now concerned about it cracking again!  
It's interesting to read others commenting on this.

I wonder how that pan is supported these days?  On a 2007 slide show on how a PC is built, I see a picture of roughly a 1 inch thick Styrofoam sheet under the pan.  That foam naturally gives a little.

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 on: July 28, 2016, 04:47:28 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Rosy Phoenix,

Your solar panel was most likely added some time after your PC left the factory.  I imagine any solar panel on a 2004 model year would have been added by an independent dealer as a dealer-installed option, or by a previous owner.  

The factory did not offer a solar panel as an option back then, at least not offered to us in 2007.  The factory started selling directly to the general public around 2009 and as I recall, solar panels came later as an undocumented option, handled on a per-request basis.  So the solar panel you have on your roof is a hit-or-miss with regards to commonality with other PC owners.


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 on: July 28, 2016, 02:19:25 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by Rosy Phoenix
Anybody know about the solar panel on my 2004 2550

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 on: July 28, 2016, 01:44:01 pm 
Started by rfriedkin - Last post by Dave @ Lenore
We just had our shower pan replaced in our 2013 2350. it was an expensive repair. We are heading out for our first trip since the repair I'm now concerned about it cracking again! 

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 on: July 27, 2016, 03:09:43 pm 
Started by Polish Prince - Last post by lmichael
We use a mail forwarding service, America's Mailbox in South Dakota.  They hold our mail until we notify them online when and where to forward it. 

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 on: July 27, 2016, 12:39:36 pm 
Started by Polish Prince - Last post by TomHanlon
Have you checked out mail forwarding services? FMCA.com and Good Sam offers such a service. I have never used it but it sounds good as long as you plan on staying a one location for a few days.

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 on: July 27, 2016, 11:47:22 am 
Started by Polish Prince - Last post by Polish Prince
We lived in a fairly rural area where everyone knew their mail carrier and post office staff by first name.  Our carrier told us to do what Barry-Sue mentioned.  We were hesitant at first but no problems occurred.   Our carriers sorted their own mail and disposed of the weekly circulars with our permission.   That did cut down on the amount they had to hold.

I certainly understand  larger city post offices might have to adhere to the 30 day limit but may have an alternative suggestion.

Gail
Thanks for all the input, some good ideas.  We'll be taking to our Post Office, as we live in a very rural area and just lost our mail carrier of 30 years and don't know who will be the replacement.  Of course, part of the idea for being able to travel is to see our kids and grandkids who live 800 miles away.  It seems like a lot of work to put on our wonderful neighbors who live a mile away.  Seeing what the Post Office will do is the best idea.

Thanks again to all of our wonderful forum members.

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