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Solar power

Discussion in 'Generators/Gensets' started by Cam85, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Cam85

    Cam85 Senior Member

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    All good points am thinking a float is not the best way to go am rethinking the matter and am leaning towards a small truck with a crate plenty of room easier to mount solar panels on and weight is no longer an issue.


    If nothing else we have established one thing the fence is better off as a stand alone unit
     
  2. Cam85

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    The small truck opens a world of opertunity gas fridges , generater plumbed strai to fuel tank heavier aircon units and so on big belly tanks for water a bed instead of a swag rolled out in the back of a float. I've gotta b nuts all this just for 3 horses and a few camp drafts a year
     
  3. Cam85

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    After some googling and a lot of thought I think I have arrived at a happy medium with a crate on a small truck like a hino or Isuzu with 2 solar panels on top 2 deep cycle batteries 2 engel fridges 1 per battery a couple led lights the electric fence as a stand alone unit the climate control unit as a stand alone unit 240 volt job along the lines of a reverse cycle inverter style unit with a small petrol generator along the lines of a 2.5 kva silent Honda to run it and a battery charger to top up the battery's wat could go wrong like Greg says suck it and see gas hot water 12 volt pressure pump.


    I reckon I can do it for about 25 grand whitch is about 5 grand deerer than a float and about 5 grand Cheeper
    than a goose neck with much Moore potential for add on things down the track without having to warrie about weight
    And ur not killing ur ute.

    Hey Greg have u thought about decking out a shipping container and shifting it with a tilt tray instead of the gooseneck am thinking about doing this myself as a mobile camp then put it on a dog trailer when finance permits
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