The Mail Man Cometh

Well, not the mail man. It was FedEx. And besides, our mail “man” is a girl. A woman actually. So, guess what I received today?Panel Arrived

Yep, solar panels. Four panels, 100 watts each. The purchase included free shipping. That’s unbelievable considering the panels came in two boxes of 44 pounds each. Wow!

Anyway, if free shipping, immediate shipping and almost immediate delivery, combined with first class packing, are indications of the quality of this company’s product, I’m impressed. I’ll be doing some testing of voltages and current this weekend, but just the look of the panels and quality of construction almost convinces me there will not be any issues. And if there are, the company’s west coast location, where these were shipped from, is within 30 miles. So far, I’m a happy camper.

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4 Responses to The Mail Man Cometh

  1. Sherry says:

    Hi Ed! Glad to get your comment. I always come to see who new commenters are if I can. Are your panels from AM Solar? We have 3 160 watt panels on our roof but it was a rough install. Don’t know if you were reading the blog back in May when that was done. But we’ve worked the kinks out and love the freedom of solar. Before we bought Winnona we almost bought a 32 foot bounder. Nice coach and paid for is all that matters. You know your coach and can handle the little things that you’ll have and new coaches have them too. So why waste the money is my feeling. Winnona is a 2004. We’ve had her 4.5 years and had never RVed a day in our lives when we started. Sounds like you guys are in good shape for full timing. Hope to hear from you often. Let me know if there is any benefit my 4 years of Full timing can be to you. Love your header picture!

    • sunrisesandsunsets says:

      Thank so much for responding. With a new blog, we’re ecstatic that people are noticing. Ya, I’m pouring myself into the solar project. Worked on tilt brackets this weekend, copying a design that was being sold online for $100+ per bracket. Can’t see paying that when I can build them myself.

      No, although we are familiar with AM Solar, and they are well thought of by other full-time, we went with Renogy panels and Morningstar 60 amp MPPT CONTROLLER.

  2. We sold almost everything on Ebay and Craigslist. Only had one garage sale and one trip to Goodwill to get rid of the rest. It’s a liberating feeling!
    Looks like a great solar system you are installing. Should serve you well. Hope to see you on the road one of these days.
    Gayle

    • sunrisesandsunsets says:

      Thank you so much for your comments. We’ve been following your blog, particularly your recent hike into the Tetons. Really enjoyed the photos and commentary.

      As for Ebay, it is such a great feeling to be paying for solar stuff with proceeds from the sale of things no longer needed.

      I’ll be posting shortly about progress made over the weekend on our solar project, plus I’ll be creating a separate section on the blog documenting the project.

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