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you will find a listing of links and other sources for parts, tools
and interesting websites that I think are useful. They are in no
check the links for validity periodically, but they may not be valid
at any point in time.
2011 HDT Rally
Electrical Parts, Tools, Appliances and
http://www.solarseller.com lugs, fuses, fuse
holders, shrink wrap, shunts, transfer switches, Trimetric 2020
battery monitor. Most any electrical part to install inverters and
solar, and lots of unusual other parts. They generally have the best
prices and inventory.
http://www.boatersland.com marine wiring components,
fuses, circuit breakers, etc. I particularly like the shore power
connectors they have. Great for shore power into a truck, for
Whirlpool (Model EL02PPXMQ) refrigerator. A small 120-volt
refrigerator useful for adding to an HDT. It's virtue is low amp
draw - 1.1 amps. Will chill sodas to ice-cold in about an hour.
Available at Lowes.
http://www.wranglernw.com electrical parts. A little
pricey, but generally high quality. Best to use their catalog since
the website is hard to navigate. Also have high output alternators,
combiners, isolators, etc.
http://www.weldingsupply.com all things welding.
Good for colored welding cable for inverter installation. Also
lugs, although I prefer the mega lugs available through
Solarseller's. Reasonable price on cable if you can not get it
favorite source for battery isolators. Check the BIC-85150A for around $150.
for isolators and autoswitch for managing multiple battery banks.
Excellent educational info as well.
http://www.bogartengineering.com find info on the
Trimetric and Pentametric battery monitors here, and general
education on monitoring batteries.
Nemeth's technical articles include a good tutorial on 12-volt
of Rick Barber. This section contains a collection of different
articles on upgrading older converters to modern converters.
Specifically, changing out a Magnetek 6300 series to an Intellipower
91xx series with Charge Wizard. Some of the best info on the web on
Hatch's website describes converting a 30 amp RV service to 50 amps.
It is a good read, and will help you understand how this all works.
the basics of RV and residential electrical systems as they pertain
to RV use. Also a nifty tester that you can build to test 50 amp RV
receptacles. Very good site.
Solar Panels and Systems
http://www.solar-electric.com Northern Arizona Wind and
Sun. One of the better solar sites for education info. Also have
reasonable prices on many items. Their forum is a good place to
search for answers.
http://www.thesolar.biz Tom and Patty Duffy run this
solar business. You can get personal, hands-on interaction with them
to help with system design and general questions. They sell all the
major solar components and their prices are very competitive. You
need to check here before buying, because they are usually as cheap
as anyone, with MUCH better service. SERVICE COUNTS!!
http://www.jolynenterprises.com/ John Palmer's website.
John sells, services and installs solar systems, inverters, etc. If
you need an installation I recommend him if you are in the FL area.
http://www.rvsolarelectric.com/ Packaged systems. Some
http://www.amsolar.com/ High quality packaged systems.
Probably the best systems package available for strictly solar
stuff. Highly recommended.
http://www.backwoodssolar.com/ Very helpful people. If
you have technical questions you can call them.
Mac McClellan's website contains a nice description of his
electrical modifications to his motor home. Including system sizing,
and efficient boondocking techniques. And lots of other interesting
stuff. Plus, if you need a job, he can find it for you!
- Body Shop Manager Mike Carter at Warner Truck Shop, Salt Lake
City. The phone number is 801-978-8070. Dennis Wilkins had his 770
- Fleet Painting Service & Trailer Repair
4958 Old Marlboro Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350
Ask for Randy the owner. Be patient he is not always by the phone
and you may have to call back.
Tell him Dave from DE sent you and your one of the HDT RV haulers.
Journals and Blogs of Fulltime RVers
are my favorites....
and Linda gave it all up young and hit the road in July 2005. A fulltiming website
for people thinking of fulltiming.
RV-Dreams Daily Blog
The blog that goes with the website
and George are probably the most famous RV bloggers.
Nemeth was a fulltime RVer for 5 years before settling in the
Livingston,TX area and taking a job for the Escapees RV Club. His
site contains a variety of info, pics, journal, technical articles,
etc. Just about everything to help with the fulltime lifestyle.