Solar panel

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  1. Teuchter

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    I have been quoted £1200 to supply, install and set to work a solar panel in my Knaus motorhome by Southdowns, my local dealer who supplied the van new last year

    Is this a fair & reasonable price?
     
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    No regardless of size of panel. What were they going to fit? a gold one lol
    That'll be £600 for them and £600 to sub it out
     
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    A very big
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    I would take a trip to Cornish farm and see @eddievanbitz
    Either way get more quotes and details of what they are fitting for the price
     
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    I went to Dave Newell, he was less than half of that.
     
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    You didn't say how many panels, if they are fitting 6 or 7 seven 100 watt panels probably reasonable.:D
     
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    140w supplied and fitted £450.00 Auto Additions PM me if you want Tyronne's phone number he's mobile anywhere in the UK
     
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    Cheers Andy - Just talked to (listened to at length really!!) Eddies salesman and I will get it done there for £490 including MF discount!
    sorted!! :)
     
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  9. Techno

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    Keep away from Southdowns. They wanted my van for 8 hours to fit a solar panel, local company near Romsey, Hampshire did job in 2 hours. £35 .00 an hour.
     
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    Whoops!!. Company are called caravan solutions, two guys own the business, based on an industrial estate at Belbins, Romsey Hampshire.
     
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    You cannot specify how long it will take. There are many different factors that can influence the time. The bottom line is what matters
     
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    They are very professional, you won't regret it! :D With the solar panel install at VanBitz don't forget you get the controller and a battery master and the price quoted is what you pay - nice :D
     
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    Recently had my 150W solar set up from the Bitzmeister. Very pleased, great work and great site stop over.
    Used these guys in my Folding Camper days. Very good service and always go that little extra.
     
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