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  1. sb8263

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    just had a solar panel quote from Danum leisure with a single regulator fitted from,,,,yes from,,,£700......and that goes up depending on the output......i was looking at a double regulator and a 100w panel,,but to scared to ask...:Sad:
     
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    have had a quote from Dave and just trying to work out how i can get it done before france trip on 19th july as away from this saturday for 2 weeks too,,,,,,going to be a push...but might be ok ....:Sad:
     
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    If you want to do semi DIY...
    Ebay for all the kit 80w around £150..
    Then get a local mobile caravan engineer or auto electrician in for fitting approx £100...:thumb:

    Or are you going to the Stratford show ?? Should be some there..
     
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    Just has a 100w dual solar fitted at Dave's last week nearly £200 less than your quote, great job.
     
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    http://www.lodgefarmleisure.com/

    Bit nearer for you......give them a call.
    Just having ours fitted here at present..........they come recommended.:thumb:

    ps. Love the avatar
     
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    the price they quote almost same as danum.....:Sad:
     
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    full kit (100watts) for £150 to £200......... fitting £500 :Eeek:

    Should only take a couple of hours.....at £250 per hour i'm in the wrong line of work.

    Show traders fit them in the open air at motorhome shows while you wait for less
     
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    Last time we were at gravelines aire there was a bloke there in an rv looks as if he's there perminent and he has a sign in his window 100w solar panel system fitted £200 while you are there. Don't know anymore , didn't ask about it as wasn't in the market for one and thought it was a lot of money anyway but having read this thread maybe I was wrong.
     
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    I did my own, total cost approx £140 :thumb:
     
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    would do my own,,but only having one peg, i cant get up on top,,so need it fitting ,,,does my head in as used to be able to do all this stuff myself before my accident,,,,:cry:
     
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    That seems a very valid excuse! Must be a right pain in the rrrs.
     
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    If you want a quality job doing I can highly recommend Techno100 and he is very local to you :thumb:
     
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    I am going to fit my own in a couple of weeks time when I am not so busy. Got lots of help and good advice from Techno100 (as already mentioned). I have 2 x 100W panels. All up it is going to cost me about £365, and that includes £74 for a Schaudt controller so that it can work with my existing Schaudt Electrobloc and display. No point in having a sophisticated charging system for habitation and starter batteries and then bypassing it with a cheap crude solar controller.

    When looking at costs remember that the proper Sika and activator are not cheap (I am budgeting for 2 tubes for my 2 panels). And there are lots of other bits and pieces you need, which soon add up. But still a lot cheaper than getting it fitted. And I will enjoy the job of fitting it and know it has been done right.
     
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    Might not work if you are in a hurry.......Phil's services are very popular and he is really busy - couldn't do my solar swap for a few weeks (now coming on 5th and I called just after the Peterborough show). Worth a call though as he might have a cancellation:thumb:
     
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    Techno gines good advice

    i fitted my own ,, better than a garage would have done
    2x 150 panels 30amp solar control ,
    bought two 225ah batteries all 6mm cable and heavy battery cable and even if i threw in the 2kw inverter im just over what your quote was?
    and my ivertor was £400 panels 130 each plastic channel fixings £50
    CABLE APPRX £80 total. fuse tubes £25 sika
    fixing bond £20 controller£125
    pair of batterys 2x 215ah £250 pair

    i think mines would in total have been apprx 2 grand for the above in total supplied and fitted in a garage,, saved a grand easy, bought a motorised dome satellite and reversing duel camers system fitted that as well with what i saved,, if i was near leeds mate i would fit uit for you and guide you to what you need on ebay,, best things i fitted cant you all the power im getting from the sun, lights, fridge,tv satellite,
    buy the gear your self get someone who fitts mobile to come to your house and fit the gear,:thumb:

    good luck ,,,
     
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    I too have been making enquiries regarding fully installed solar panels and some of the prices are eye-watering but I did get some better quotes than those mentioned earlier in this thread.

    Leisurepower of Warrington - 80watt panel with standard regulator £399, with LCD regulator £468

    Detroit Solar (big fitters at shows) 100watt panel with LCD regulator £399 fitted at a show. They are based in Notts so may fit at their base.

    These guys list on Ebay and are mobile - 90 watt £349

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191057309263?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    no experience of any of them, would like any feedback. Makes you wonder if they can do them for those prices, why can't the others.
     
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    Having read through this thread I have a question. At what age do solar panel fitters retire :Wink:.
     
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