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  Topic: truck fridge 65+trojan batteries+ac/dc
joseph928

Replies: 26
Views: 6944

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:07 am   Subject: TF-49 and solar
Blue Bay Bus I have a TF-49 2 blue tops and 225 watts of solar. Mppt controller . Never needed 110 volts, glad I did not get that in my TF. In good weather like when you have a lot of sun I can run it f ...
  Topic: Roof rack legs?
joseph928

Replies: 7
Views: 1652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:50 pm   Subject: racks
Blue Bay Bus You can find them on Ebay all day. Thats where I found mine.https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1048054.jpg Then a piece of pipe and your done. Round or rectangular. And you can put all ...
  Topic: Solar/Truckfridge/House battery unscientific case study
joseph928

Replies: 24
Views: 3698

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:11 pm   Subject: solar TF-49
Nice write up. X-2 Yes better solar charge controllers are nice. I have Morningstar SunSaver TrackStar love it. But they do cost a lot. I've had results like yours. But in bad weather rain, snow ...
  Topic: CB Antenna install locations on a Westy?
joseph928

Replies: 11
Views: 2574

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:19 pm   Subject: CB att.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1048054.jpg Blue Bay Bus Mine is bolted to my rack, a 5 foot fiberglass one. Cobra 29 with NOAA weather radio. Also to get out good I have a 250 watt amp! Very Happy
  Topic: My 150 Watt Solar Panel Install
joseph928

Replies: 17
Views: 3261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:52 pm   Subject: solar
First if you had a better charge controller like a Morningstar the wires would not deform it. Think metal! The plastic Chinese ones are not great. Second all panels should have air to run under them, ...
  Topic: Talk me into or out of this vanagon
joseph928

Replies: 62
Views: 5885

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:08 pm   Subject: new van
Blue Bay Bus Welcome now, glad you got it. Like I said looks like a solid van. Now you can do what I did 2 racks 1 front and 1 rear. Then put a sun roof in the middle. Very Happy https://www.thesamba.com/vw ...
  Topic: Solar Design Idea-140w panel+MPPT+2xTrojan T1xx+TF49+etc?
joseph928

Replies: 25
Views: 3782

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:38 pm   Subject: solar
Blue Bay Bus I went to No. AZ. wind & sun got the system you are looking at. And a TF-49 DC only, also 2 blue top Optima batteries, well I've used it for a week camping and no problems. Did not have ...
  Topic: New GoWesty Solar Panel System
joseph928

Replies: 24
Views: 10472

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:55 pm   Subject: remote mount solar
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400299768998?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 ------ http://www.ebay.com/itm/85-Watt-12-Volt-Solar-Panel-85W-12V-Cant- ...
  Topic: Where to Start with Solar
joseph928

Replies: 24
Views: 4544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:04 am   Subject: solar
Blue Bay Bus Bigger is better, I have a 140 watt in the rear and a 85 watt stationary or mobile mount up front. It has legs that fill fold out. I use two Optima batteries . Have a TF-49, this will run ...
  Topic: Where do you store your HiLift jack?
joseph928

Replies: 40
Views: 4268

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:45 am   Subject: High lift jack
Blue Bay Bus Here is mine on left side of the basket out of the way. Very Happy https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1048054.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/998830.jpg
  Topic: Solar panel mounted under roof-top basket
joseph928

Replies: 14
Views: 8482

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:52 am   Subject: Solar
Blue Bay Bus On my 87 Syncro I have a 140 watt on the rear Thule bars and two bike racks. In the front Thule basket I have a 85 watt. And a high lift jack and a chair and 2 KC flamethrower. Two MPPT sol ...
 
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