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    Added two more solar panels to the toy-hauler today.

    I had the stock Go power 160 watt panel and controller but it didn't put much out like 4 to 7 amps typically depending on the time of day.

    I added 2 175 watt panels and by 10 AM had over 18 amps. Tim
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    Love the free power from solar, ( free ) after you buy all the goodies I just put a small 100 watt on my enclosed as it doesn't have much demand and thats plenty to keep the batts up. , I also have a 1500 watt sys on my shop
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    I have a 40K system at my house. House roof is full of panels, my 2500 sq ft man cave / garage is about 1/3rd covered. Haven't paid APS a penny in years.

    9nce I get an enclosed trailer I'll definitely be adding solar panels.

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    I did same to mine last year. I’d consider using some eternabond tape over the wires in a few places


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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsum2 View Post
    I did same to mine last year. I’d consider using some eternabond tape over the wires in a few places


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    To secure the wires or to protect them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmesic View Post
    To secure the wires or to protect them?

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    Both...at least that’s what I did after getting recommendations from some others. I didn’t cover the connectors though. I sometimes get happy with the eternabond stuff though...it is really some amazing stuff


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    Are those the Renogy pannels? I keep going back and forth on those or the GP panel. I see 9.9a on my GP 160w panel.


    Nevermind the photo looks like they say Go Power.
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