« on: April 23, 2012, 11:43:11 pm »
We keep Callie, our 2350S, outside all the time and have no electric hookup for her.
Most times when I go out to do a project, there's a CHIRP! every so often that appears
to come from the propane detector near the floor. Seems to be complaining about low
battery voltage, since it stops when I run the engine.
We've got a cheap solar panel that lives on the dashboard, plugs into a cigarette lighter
socket, and the engine battery is always charged up. I've been trying to think of a
way to have a similar small panel, perhaps on the curb-side outer wall just above the
battery compartment, to keep the house batts charged.
Has anybody done something like this? Someday we may put a big panel on the roof and
run the supply line down along the refrigerator vent pipe as others have done, but for now,
a big panel isn't high on our priority list.
I was thinking of hinging the panel like the kitchen counter extension - vertical for travel
and propped up away from the wall during storage, at about a 45 degree angle.