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pianotuna

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Posted: 09/02/22 12:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How big is the system?

Is the new unit larger?

Can you find compatible panels to increase the solar harvest?


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp-hours of Telcom jars, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 09/02/22 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd leave them and buy new. If you are having trouble selling in this market, I doubt the solar panels are a factor one way or the other.

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Any buyer who has even a little understanding of RVs, camping, etc should appreciate/value that your RV has solar.

Put it in your ad:
"Includes 1yr(?) old solar system! 400w(?) so you can camp/live off the grid. Keeps your batteries charged so you never have to worry about dead batteries while camping or while in storage."

This assumes you have a very basic and small solar system.

One caveat to the above....if you just installed a $4000, $5000, $10000 solar system with all the bells and whistles and new expensive batteries and controller and inverter...and your RV would otherwise only be worth $15-25k, then yes probably whoever buys it will NOT appreciate/value all those bells and whistles and it might make sense to start pulling things.

Can you give us details on your overall system?

Did you do the install yourself? If you did, then you can probably install on your next rig fairly efficiently. I'm also a big fan of using used panels that can be had for 70-80% below the cost of new panels and therefore save a ton of money.

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Ditch the old panels…

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Boon Docker wrote:

enblethen wrote:

improvement in solar panels would have me leaning to leave old ones and get new ones.


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Plus leaving the solar on the old rig could be a good selling point.


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Plus gooped up holes or random brackets on the roof would be a big detraction when buying even if I wasn't very interested in solar.

Maybe swap the controller and battery bank for something cheaper if you think it's worthwhile but partial trashed systems would be a big negative for me.


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Just FYI, you might want to say any RVer who understands RVing (not RV's) AND has any interest in extended dry camping would appreciate the value of your solar system. I understand both RV's and RVing and have no use for, or interest in, spending any money on solar.

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Posted: 09/06/22 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone!

I have decided to leave as is as I am suddenly getting a lot of interest, just because of the solar!

Really appreciate everyone's feedback!

Just a FYI, our little setup was using the following, and worked really well for us in the LTVA last season-

600 watts 3x200, HiTec Solar
Victron 100/50 mppt
Aims 2000w PureSine inverter
200ah BB Batteries

DR

* This post was edited 09/06/22 08:30pm by DustyRooster *

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Nice system.

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**UPDATE**

RV Sold, complete system.

Thanks again for everyone's feedback!

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DustyRooster wrote:

**UPDATE**

RV Sold, complete system.

Thanks again for everyone's feedback!


Good to hear!

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