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sean n maggie

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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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sean n maggie

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Why dont you give Dave Newell a call, Funster member:thumb:

http://www.davenewell.co.uk/Products/Solar_Panels

Dave Newell LVS
Unit P, Court Works Ind. Est.
Bridgnorth Road, Tweedale
Telford, TF7 4JB.
P: 01952 587702


Peter

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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get in touch with techno100 he will help you :thumb:

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pappajohn

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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:
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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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:

That seems a very valid excuse! Must be a right pain in the rrrs.
 
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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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If your struggling for time try http://www.rhinoinstalls.co.uk/ they come to your house and fit it

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:
 

geo glasgow

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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 :winky:.
 

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Hi try mark at central leisure services fitted my panel dual 20 amp reg,display
At my storage £499
 

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Can recommend Leisurepower of Warrington, they fitted mine in around 3 hours

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ukbill

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i have just installed my own (with advise on a relay from techno) and at a fraction of the price
 

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I've just been quoted £70 for fitting by a mobile engineer. I need to supply everything.
My question to you lovely folk is... What do I need to get in addition to the panel ( semi flexible 100w)?
and any recommendations on where to buy?
Thanks as always! (y)
 

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you need a solar controller,cable,mastic,possible conduit or trunking but you really need to check with the installer to make sure you have what u need

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Jean-luc

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I recently fitted two 100 watt panels. The panels were €130 each collected from a local supplier. I fitted a Solar regulator/charger the same one Techno100 uses. which cost me about €110 delivered.
It took me ,a person who never fitted a solar panel before about five hours to do the job a lot of which was spent planning how best to do the job.

Considering how the prices of panels have crashed in recent times your quote looks quite expensive.
 

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I was quoted £300 for panel and labour at Autotech near Dartford, to be done while I wait. Reading this, it sounds like a jolly good deal. Maybe it was a smaller affair as my van's tiny but they are very accommodating and friendly. When I went for electrical stuff before, I had three chaps working on the van, even sorting out niggles with non electrical stuff I mentioned, and they only charged for one person working on it for 2 hours. They sat me down in the workshop , made me a cuppa and gave me loads of good advice. The also have a campsite on the Isle of Dogs where they have a big workshop and can help and talk you through how to do things yourself from carpentry to electrical and mechanical whilst staying at the site. Good place geographically if you're en route. As a lone female traveller who's good at all the soft furnishings etc. but hopeless at the technical stuff, I'm really glad to have found them.
 
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