Solar And Gas

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  1. Mickx

    Mickx Funster

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    Have taken the plunge and now have 240w of solar on the roof charging vehicle bat and x2 100 ah leisure batteries (via MPPT). Gaslow kit (x2 11kg with external filling point) goes in next Monday...

    Phew....

    Will then take a rest before exploring the sat system - thinking of a dome...
     
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  2. JJ

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    Great choices...

    You might not need satellite tv just yet as you will be spending a lot of time hypnotically watching your battery volts, amps and SOC meters, as well as your gas bottle ones!


    JJ :cool:
     
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  3. Robert Clark

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    Have you considered a battery to battery charger too?
    A great way to keep your leisure batteries topped up when driving
     
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    Selfsat snipe £550 ish with mounting plate and fittings . others are available but mine works great and was easy to fit .
    Reports on here that it will get EastEnders and corrie half way down France .
     
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    Yes B2B also installed for in-transit charging.

    Selfsat - will need to Google......
     
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  6. Don Quixote

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    Think long and hard about a "Sat" system unless you really need "Sky UK" side as with good TV aerial and TV you can get enough channels to fill you nights. I have the Mobilsat system and to date not used it whilst in UK ( to windy anyway to day ). Save your money.
     
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  7. Manic

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    I went for a dome because of the wind and I also forgot to put the dish down once and drove for about 10 miles(luckily no damage done) but I'm not sure I would bother now, maybe just stick to freeview.
     
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    Some people say that Sat domes take their vehicle over 3 metres on French tolls, it will depend what height you are now.
     
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    You should not be able to drive with it up if it's installed properly as an ignition wire should drop it down.

    Martin
     
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    Dome's are great for UK, but you will loose BBC ITV etc 3/4 down France.
     
  11. Mickx

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    We are +3m (high-line AT Comanche)
     
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    Hello Mickx.

    Like your style, big outlaw upfront but I'm sure it will be worth it.
     
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    We have dome, on our recent return trip from Spain we parked about 30 miles after somport tunnel and were able to receive all British channels.

    Eric
     
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    The dish was already on our Motorhome and it was a Maxview Semitronic and it had no link with the ignition!
     
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    Eric, "well done you". I was not aware I have to be pin point......................... 3/4 of the way across / down France whatever.
     
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  16. Mickx

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    I filled the new Gaslow (x2 11Kg) systen for the first time today - at a small local garage. Total cost £26.83.

    Considering the usual £23.50 for one 6Kg C'lite - happy days IMO.

    Roadpro dome now on order.....cant wait!
     
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    You might even get a satellite TV signal in Norfolk!:)
     
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    I very much dout that,
     
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    Is that an advantage or a disadvantage?
     
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