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Scraprat, You sure have a leisurely life. I retired last week and am looking forward to a lot more camping time. Headed up to Oregon in August to watch the eclipse. Looks like we will out in the wild as most campgrounds are already full.
I have a Grand Design Reflection FW that I would like to add some solar battery charging capability to. Mainly for boon docking charging, not nearly the capacity you have but something like 500 watts. i don't anticipate more that 3 or 4 days in the rough at a time. I am wondering if the PV panels need to be secured into the roofing ribs or just into the sub panel?

Thanks for sharing your stories and any input,
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Scraprat, You sure have a leisurely life. I retired last week and am looking forward to a lot more camping time. Headed up to Oregon in August to watch the eclipse. Looks like we will out in the wild as most campgrounds are already full.

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Congratulations on retiring. It is going to be mayhem in Central Oregon during the eclipse for sure. We will be living in Bend at that time. Not sure where we will go if anywhere!

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Scraprat, You sure have a leisurely life. I retired last week and am looking forward to a lot more camping time. Headed up to Oregon in August to watch the eclipse. Looks like we will out in the wild as most campgrounds are already full.
I have a Grand Design Reflection FW that I would like to add some solar battery charging capability to. Mainly for boon docking charging, not nearly the capacity you have but something like 500 watts. i don't anticipate more that 3 or 4 days in the rough at a time. I am wondering if the PV panels need to be secured into the roofing ribs or just into the sub panel?

Thanks for sharing your stories and any input,
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Larry congrats on retiring now your fun starts. I wish I could say I'm retired but I still have a longtime time to go. I just took the year off to do some more sight seeing. As far as the panels go you should be able to screw in to the roof decking.
We haven't decided just yet where we're going to experience the total eclipse but we will be in place 10 days before hand to secure a spot.


Not that I'm counting but I'm 169 continuous days so far without hookups or paying for a night of camping. That's camping in the National Forest or BLM only the views are fantastic. No black top parking lots/ store parking lots.
 
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Scraprat and Amdriven,
Thanks for the information. Looks like I will be installing some solar panel in the next few weeks. I have selected the Hyatt Lake Recreation area for my stay in Oregon. A bit out of the total eclipse zone but much better than San Diego. We can always drive farther North for the total viewing. We stayed in this area back in '94 with the 84 F250 and tent trailer and really enjoyed the stay.
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Slowly making our way through Wyoming went towards Lander (Shoshone NF) lucked out that the gates where just opened for the switckback climb towards Frye lake.

Now there is still some snow there and the ground looked pretty solid or is it...



After about an 1.5 hours of lifting with rear big foot, shovelling, rock placement in the hole with a repeat 2 times to get to solid ground.

Doesn't look like it was that bad but when only one side sunk to almost the axle it makes for the longest 15' to move 15.5k trailer in the boonies. Still wouldn't trade it for a campground the 0600 coffee by a fire looking at the lake makes it worthwhile.
Then moved south towards the Louis lake end on FR300

Now onto the Bridger Teton NF from the back of the 5th.


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Looked like a sticky mess. In the end, the solitude is worth it. Thanks for sharing!
 
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It was an "oh shet" moment. The hydraulic jacks saved the day if not for them it might of been a real head scratcher.
 
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It was an "oh shet" moment. The hydraulic jacks saved the day if not for them it might of been a real head scratcher.
I bet! Never really gave much thought on how those would come in handy in that situation. Glad you got out.
 
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How did the truck handle the 10k elevation while towing your 5'er?
 
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How did the truck handle the 10k elevation while towing your 5'er?
Mine does fine........just not as good of mileage.......
 
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I have no issues at elevation just rock solid. Mileage averages 9.5-11 depending on how much of a hurry I'm in.
 

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