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Fulltime Families Christmas Wishes Compassion Event

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This season is so hard on many families.  With freezing temps and cold weather lay offs, many families struggle to keep food on the table, let alone put a little something under the tree for their kids.

Fulltime Families is several things:

  • A Support Organization for Full-Time RVing Families
  • A Collective of Buying Power to solicit discounts from providers
  • A Community of People who share life together as their paths cross
  • And best of all – a group of amazing individuals, with a spirit of generosity – who seek to provide relief to fellow families who are suffering.

Gates of Hope Ministry is several things:

  • A Christ centered Organization focused on serving full-time RVing families on or off the road.
  • A community of Christians from around the US and world
  • An organization dedicated to promote the love of Jesus by finding ways to help those in need.

This Christmas, Fulltime Families is partnering with Gates of Hope Ministries to connect families in need with families looking for opportunities to give of themselves this Christmastime.

Submit Your Wishes

We cordially invite families to submit your wishes through this Google Form.  We can not guarantee that every wish can be fulfilled but we will do our best to connect giving families with those families in need this holiday season.

Make a Family’s Christmas Wish Come True

After November 15th, we will be posting the Wishes Applications for review both on Fulltime Families and Gate of Hope Facebook Pages.   Choose a wish to fulfill and match your time, talents, extra resources or location with a family who needs a helping hand.

Other Ways to Help

Pray, send notes of encouragement, and keep these families in your thoughts.  So many families experiencing hardship, feel alienated and ashamed by their circumstances.  Take a moment to reach out and let them know someone cares about their circumstances.

Thank you for your consideration.  We are immensely grateful for this community and blessed to be a part of it.

Love, The Travs

 

 

New Speaker is a “Pick Up and Party” Must Have for Your RV

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Space is at a premium in your RV!  That’s why it’s important that the items you bring into your home on wheels are high quality and do the job they set out to do, well!

We have such a product to review from our newest partner, DishForMyRV.  The KICKER Bullfrog® Bluetooth® Music System packs a real punch in a small, easy to carry footprint!

Let’s dissect this Bullfrog® and see why it’s a great addition to your RV lifestyle.

See For Yourself!

Handsomely Rugged

The main body of the KICKER features back to back speakers for a surround sound experience.  The sides are covered with thick rubber housing and the entire unit is weather resistant meaning your KICKER can help you start “singing in the rain” or be your fishing buddy on the banks of the river.  The ports that allow you to charge your phone or plug in an auxiliary device (more on that later) have a snug little socket, keeping them protected from grit and moisture.

Get a Grip

The KICKER’s unibody features a man-size rubberized handle that allows you to bring the party with you.  Under the handle you’ll find your device’s control center where you can adjust the volume, pair your favorite Bluetooth device, and check your battery life through the bright LED display.

Get the Party Started

Pump up the jam! The KICKER is PACKED with Functionality!  “Long range and even longer life! The Bullfrog® lets you stream Bluetooth audio from as far as 100-feet away, or connect directly to the charging USB for up to 20 hours of playback on a single charge.”  Unlike other speakers that keep you and your device in the general vicinity, we were able to venture many campsites over while maintaining connection to the speaker.

Our initial charge of the unit also provided in excess of the 20 hours of charge time promised by the unit’s documentation.

We also loved that we could charge the phone from the speaker, while the audio played and it ran on it’s battery.  No one likes to have to stop the party early ’cause your phone’s out of juice and this USB charging feature is a great convenience!

Get the App

DoubleKICK Connect™ joins two Bullfrogs together wirelessly.  This is a great feature for those looking to get more sound for a larger party!  The app also allows you to change the built-in FM tuner to your favorite radio station, adjust the equalizer or be creative and set your own personal sounds.  The application also shows you battery life and lets you update the firmware on your speaker when Bullfrog® releases new features.

Get a Pair

With two of the Kicker Bullfrogs, you can connect two speakers together to have more audio coverage and keep the party going for up to 20 hours on a single charge!  The speaker also has a threaded bottom so you can elevate one or both on stands, dependent on your sound projection needs.

Overall Impression

The Kicker Bullfrog is packed with features in its lightweight durable cabinet for great sound performance for music on the go.  With Bluetooth, aux cable, long battery life, country power adapters and an FM Tuner, you will never be out the tunes!  This is a great device for any RV’er, boater, Tailgater, or just someone who wants great rich sounding music on the go, no matter what the weather!

Speaking of weather, this wireless radio would also make a great emergency radio should you experience bad weather on the road! Broadcast updates to your block while keeping your phone charged!

Since we received our Kicker, we’ve used it both outside and inside.  We’ve used it to broadcast movie audio while showing a film under the stars.  We’ve used it to amplify our nightly audio book reading time.  We’ve used it to have a dance party and to set the mood at our outdoor bbq!  We’ve actually used it every day since we opened the box!

We think it’s a great addition to our RV and we hope you do too!

Tips for Organizing Your RV – Guest Post from Outdoorzer.com Founder, Julie McClain

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Space is a major problem for most RVers especially those that practice the full time RV lifestyle. Fitting all your worlds belonging that include kitchenware and clothes into an RV can prove to be a headache for many. When an RV is not well organized, it is not only going to be unpleasant to the eye but it could cause some serious health repercussions. It is important to note that even the biggest Class A Motorhomes have problem with space and it is therefore not just a problem for the small ones. Here are a few easy, cheap and space saving ways one can organize their RV.

Kitchen

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This is the most crucial area in the RV. Food is not only made but also stored here and therefore hygiene is very important. For the cutlery there are several options to use that ensure you use your small space to the maximum. An over the sink utensil rack is great option for utensils. Hooks on the inside of cabinet doors can be used for hanging the cutlery. Vertical space should be utilized to the maximum by placing dishes vertically in a dish cradle. Save some cupboard space by using nesting bowls and measuring spoons. Wall mounted magnets strips can also be used for the magnetic kitchenware such as knives and kitchen scissors. You can get an over the cabinet door waste bucket and therefore no need to create space for it. The aim is to have everything properly stored without the kitchen looking too congested.

 

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For food storage dangling jars can be used to store kitchen spices. This is simply done by screwing the lid of a jar on a wooden surface that is above. Fruits and vegetables can be put in a hung hammock. Spices can also be stored in a fold out spice rack. Foods such as nuts, cereals and meat should be properly stored in airtight containers to prevent rodent infestation. Such foods attract rodents which are a menace to live with, in an RV.

Bathroom

A flat toilet paper holder will create room for a towel rack. Toothbrushes and other toiletries can be placed in storage pods attached to the inside of the toilet cabinet. Use coat hangers to create a toiletries holder to prevent them from falling. Towels can also be hanged on flat toilet holder as this saves so much space. Use a towel caddy to hold all of your bath supply and it can also be hanged in the bathroom.

Sleeping Area

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Utilizing the sleeping area is very essential as the bed takes up most space and therefore leaving little space for the rest of the things. Use of caddy night stands will ensure that minimum space is used for your bedroom supplies. A storage headboard that is basically a sort of curtain with pockets is a great way to store books and other small products in the bedroom. Hanging cabinets can also be used for hanging clothes. Hangers with a slanted rod are perfect for ganging clothes as they utilize space as well as hanging a lot of them.

General Tips

Having known how to maximize specific places within an RV there are also ways to organize that works generally. One of the most effective is the use of pullout surfaces. You can incorporate a pullout on your bed, kitchen surfaces and cupboards to create that extra space for storage. Large supplies such as cleaning ones can be mounted on the ceiling and only used when they are needed. Hanging baskets can be placed anywhere within the RV and can be used for placing random things. Hideaway hooks can be used on doors where they double up as door handles as well as hangers. Magazine racks can also be placed in any room as they can hold a wide range of supplies including first aid kits, books, flashlights and many more supplies.
Most of these solutions for organizing your RV are easy and use materials that are easily available. You can do them yourself and will realize how inexpensive they are.

Conclusion

With these solutions space in an RV will no longer give you a headache and whether the RV is your full time home or you are just on a vacation with you family, your stay in the RV will not be a nightmare as both you and your family will have enough space to enjoy yourselves fully.

About the Author:

Julie is the founder of Outdoorzer, where she and her associates blog about camping and hiking tips, recipes, and gear reviews. Outdoorzer is a website for those who love the fresh air outdoors ñ Itís the best gift Mother Nature gives us!

Fulltime Families Partners with the Lundy Health Coaches to get you and your wallet on the Road to Health

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You may have noticed some Fulltime Families Members on your facebook group have been shrinking!

Check out these pics from Margie and Allen Lundy (Fulltime Families Lifetime Members #53) who have made their physical health a priority and their financial health a reality!

They are now joining forces as Fulltime Families Partners to bring Fulltime Families Members an exclusive offer for health and wellness, as well as an opportunity for a sound, tested, location independent income solution.

Achieve Optimal Health and Wellness

The Lundy Health Coaches can help you get on the road to health and wellness.  If you are currently on or getting ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, don’t let your lack of health get in the way. The benefits of optimum health include:

  • Increased energy
  • Increased stamina
  • Bolstered self confidence
  • Better sleep
  • A greater ability to enjoy your journey!

Together, the Lundy’s and their mentors the Johnson’s (pictured above) have been able to help hundreds of people achieve their health and wellness goals and live fuller, more satisfying lives.  But there’s more!

Achieve Financial Freedom

The Lundy’s also serve as successful business coaches, leading many full-time rvers to financial freedom while helping their clients reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle.  Margie and Allen, recently detailed their easy to follow steps for financial success on an episode of Roadschool Moms, “Health Coach Benefits to Make Money on the Road” Click play on this episode to learn if Health Coaching the answer you’ve been looking for to fuel your Full-time RV Dreams.  When you tune in, you’ll learn:

  • Can you start health coaching right away?
  • What equipment is required?
  • What previous experience is required?
  • How much money can you make as a health coach?
  • and much more!

First Hand Knowledge

Our family has experienced this transformation first hand, when Chris tapped into the Lundy’s Health Coaching expertise.  They led him on a weight loss journey that resulted in:

  • The loss of 65lbs
  • No more blood pressure medication
  • No more cholesterol medication
  • No more sleep apnea
  • Increased energy, health, and wellness

Exclusive Benefits for Fulltime Families Members

Fulltime Families Members can now access both the health and wellness features and /or  the income building features of this program with an exclusive offer of $25 off your first purchase.  To take advantage of this special offer or get more information, visit: www.lundyhealth.com

 

How Do Full-Time RVing Families Make All Their Stuff Fit- Webinar Replay Available

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Missed the Webinar?  The replay is available here:

Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, spent some time showing viewers her best tips for fitting everything an adventuring family of 6 needs into the 350 sq feet, the Travaglino family has been living in for the last 7 years.

  • What Kitchen Appliances are multipurpose?
  • Where do you keep all your clothes?
  • How about toy storage?
  • Family heirlooms and momentos?

Click the replay and join Kimberly and host, Georgianne Austin, Escapees Marketing Director, for this informative broadcast complete with Q&A Session.

Have further questions?  Consider purchasing your own copy of “How to Hit the Road; Making Your Family’s Full-Time RV Dreams a Reality“.

 

 

10 Holiday Things to do in New York City

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10 Great things to do in NYC at Christmas time..

 

Well, of course there’s

  1. “The Tree” at Rockefeller Center – also there is Ice Skating, The Christmas Show with the Rockettes, The NBC Studios, and standing at the windows of the Today Show.
  2. You may want to attend a live taping of Dave Letterman or Saturday Night Live
  3. From 49th Street, stroll up 5th.  You’ll start at the American Girl Place and then head north to Saks, Tiffany and end at FAO Schwarz.
  4. From FAO Schwarz, you can enter Central Park West.  Take a horse and carriage ride, visit the zoo and have a bite at Tavern on the Green.
  5. Check out Times Square – in the middle you’ll see TKTS .  Here you can purchase ½ price tickets to same day Broadway shows.
  6. Get yourself to the top of the Empire State Building.  If possible, go on a Tuesday when crowds are the lightest.
  7. Visit Santaland at Macy’s Heraldsquare (34th Street)
  8. Check out the windows at Bloomingdales http://gonyc.about.com/od/christmassights/tp/christmaswindow.htm and grab some lunch at nearby Papaya King
  9. Check out the bling in the Diamond District on 47th Street

10. Go to Jekyl and Hydes in the Village http://www.jekyllpub.com/

 

Special Hints:

FYI:  NYC = Manhattan – They are one in the same.

If you can avoid driving into the city – do so.  Otherwise you’ll pay exorbitant parking fees and be stuck to touring around where your car is parked.

Instead, use NJ Transit Buses, or the NY Waterway Ferry (with FREE buses on the NY side to shuttle you around the city).

Don’t be afraid of the NYC Subway System.  It’s the cheapest and fastest way around NY.

Kimberly Travaglino is the author of “How to Hit the Road”, a comprehensive step-by-step guide for making your family’s full time RV dreams a reality.  She also serves as the Editor of Fulltime Families Magazine, a company that supports risk takers, pioneers, and enlightened families blazing their own path across the country.

Guest Post: From Pumpkins To Purpose; Finding Community on the Road

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As my first official Halloween Hangout event draws to a close, I find myself deep in reflection.  Somehow, over the course of a few days, my perspective of this wonderful life has broadened to an almost unfathomable depth.  People I didn’t even know a few days ago are now amongst my greatest teachers and have inspired me in ways I’m still digesting.  How could a modest gathering of like-minded families affect one so drastically in such a short period of time?  img_0599
My family recently joined Fulltime Families and our journey is only now beginning to take shape.  Upon arriving for the Hangout event, we were excited to meet up with familiar faces and enjoy the fun activities planned.  We anticipated the candy and the crafts, the games and the food, however, I had no idea the impact it would have overall.

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What began as an opportunity to fellowship with full-time families developed into something much greater.  The small talk lead to deep discussion.  The crafts turned into service projects.  The nightly campfires turned into friendships like none I’ve ever known.  Our bond is one of unity in community and so many families chose to serve one another as mentors.  Despite knowing our time together would be short, many invested themselves to help those still finding their way.  I’m in awe with gratitude and humbled by the generosity of each family.
The days were filled with laughter and squeals of children playing rowdy games of calf-tag.  Freshly tie-dyed shirts dried in the sun and colorfully-decorated pumpkins were proudly displayed.  A costumed parade of children giggled past creatively embellished campers and candy became it’s own food group for the weekend.  The evenings were announced with the burning of the first logs and campsites hosted a place for little ones to gather for movie time under the stars.  Memories were made and friendships were engraved into the hearts of children and adults alike.

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Magic occurred in the hours after dusk.  After children were tucked into bed or settled down to draw their day to a close, many parents gathered their camping chairs and the ring around the fire grew.  As the flames danced, I realized what a heartbeat this time of the day was to those of us who attended.  It was a time of sharing our adventures with one another and those more experienced counseled with great wisdom to those of us eager to receive.  Tales of mishaps and great epiphanies laced their way into discussion and each night, I felt this time by the fire breathed life into why we chose this lifestyle for our family.

img_0534I was encouraged on so many levels, some of which were made through quiet observation.  Beyond the advantages of spending time in fellowship while witnessing our children form fast friendships, I saw men gathered under the hood of a truck diagnosing mechanical issues.  I witnessed a community of people halt their festivities to assist a camper struggling to back into his site.  Collectively, we winced at the potential for damage and action was taken, not knowing if the driver was even one of  our own.  It didn’t matter because we have all garnered an appreciation for our rig being our home, not our hobby.
As rigs have begun to roll out and the campground sites become vacant, it’s apparent how essential it is we stay connected as we blaze our own individual trails.  Not only for our enjoyment, but rather, for our presence.  Together we boldly declare the impossible is possible and that with perseverance and tenacity, dreams transition into reality.  I cannot imagine one could leave a gathering such as this without being renewed and refocused.
And so I’ve come full-circle and now see clearly how I can be so affected by the incredible families within our community over the course of a few days.  It’s because we are families within a family.  We have taken it upon ourselves to create a place of inclusion and each member is vital to the health of the full-time family endeavor.  It’s not about whether or not we can succeed on our own through independent travel.  It’s entirely possible to live this life disconnected and without investing into a community of fellow travelers.  The true question to ponder is why would you want to?

Want to join us for our next event?  Check out our Event Calendar and Reserve Your Spot

 

img_0542Erica Allen is on her way to living life on purpose. She is a full-time RVing mom to 4 energetic kids and wife to her high school sweetheart, Jason. Her blog, Rambling While Rolling – One Mom’s Perspective of Life on the Road, showcases her adventures of life beyond the limits of property lines.

Roadschool Moms Latest Episode: You are More than Enough

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Society tells each of us that we are not enough.  We aren’t thin enough, we aren’t pretty enough, we aren’t smart enough, we aren’t sexy enough, we aren’t good enough and we just want to share with you, that no matter where in the world you are tonight, physically and emotionally – that you are actually MORE than enough!

1st Peter 3:3-4 says “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

You can put lipstick and earrings on a pig but inwardly they’re still a pig so Peter writes that “the hidden person of the heart” is precious to God and the “imperishable beauty of a gentle and quite spirit” to God is “very precious” and that’s all that matters eternally.

You reading this post, You are beautiful, You are smart, You are perfect in every way. Don’t let society, friends, family, anyone tell you otherwise.  You are more than enough.  Listen in and take these words to heart.  Let them sink in deeply and change you.  http://ultimateradioshow.com/encouragement-for-all-women-you-are-more-than-enough/

Join the Roadschool Moms every Sunday night at 9pm est from “Wherever in the World You Are!”

Fulltime RV Solar Setup for a Family of 6

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We started full-time Rving 6 years ago from South Florida.  We had not know what to expect other then we would be living in our 5th wheel RV full-time driving from campgrounds to campgrounds and touring the most beautiful places on the planet.  Electricity was never a concern or a thought at this point.  I just assumed that we would always be plugged into shore power just as if we were living in our house.  Once I realized that sometimes campgrounds are not always an option when traveling, we started overnighting in Walmart parking lots, as we would travel from one place to another.  Our (2) 12-volt DC batteries would do fine until the one night we camped in a Walmart in Northern Florida where we had to run our furnace to keep warm.  Our batteries down to about 50% at 11:00 PM, we went to sleep.  At around 3:30 AM I was woken from the camper shaking violently back and forth.  I naturally got up to see what was happening and discovered that it was 40 degrees in the RV.  My wife and kids being so cold caused the shaking of the RV from their teeth chattering and shivering!  I attempted to turn on the furnace when I discovered that our batteries were dead!  None of the lights, refrigerator, or furnace would run.  I covered everyone up nice and tight and we made it through the night.

The next day, I went to our local hardware store and purchased a generator.  I thought this would ultimately solve our problems with our batteries being dead when not being plugged into shore power.  This did help, but we were lacking on battery amp hours.  I could charge those batteries to 90%, turn off the generator and by 4:00 AM, the batteries were dead again.  At this point, I went out and purchased (4) 6-volt golf cart batteries and wired them in series parallel.  This setup would last us through the night and we were satisfied with that.

After using the system this way for about 1 year, we got the idea to spend 5 nights dry camping in Quartzsite Arizona attending the RV show they do every year.   We were going to be off grid and for the first time for so many nights.  At this point, I was introduced to solar power.  I purchased my first 2 Kyocera 80 Watt solar panels, a cheap solar charge controller, wiring, and a small inverter.   I had planned on powering our 110-volt residential refrigerator with that system and charge our batteries.  I remember telling a solar expert what I was going to do with the system and him telling me, “That is not enough solar power to run what you are trying to accomplish.”  Being on a budget and not totally believing the experts, I purchased the system anyway.  This system did work great but would not keep my batteries charged enough to make it through the night.  I would have to run the generator for 4 hours every night and wake up to batteries that were about 25% full.  We lived with this system for about 3 years where decided as a family that we wanted to do lots more boondocking and less campground camping.  We wanted to save money and park in the most amazing places on the planet.

Boondocking opens up so many opportunities as you can get the best views, places for the kids to run and be loud without campgrounds getting upset, being remote and alone so you have time to enjoy the landscape around you.  In order to accomplish this, I knew that we needed a much larger solar setup.  I started researching the best hardware options and configurations available for RV’ers.

Hardware list:

(4) 260 Watt Canadian Solar Panels wired in series parallel

Midnight Solar breaker box and breakers

2 Gauge wire from roof to batteries and solar controller

Morningstar TriStar MPPT 60 solar controller

(6) Full-River 105 Amp Hour 12-volt AGM batteries

Xantrex PROsign 2.0 2000-Watt Inverter wired with 2/0 Wire

Sirus Solar DS-201 Network Enabled Monitor

With this system, we are able to run (2) residential refrigerators, all the electrical outlets in the RV, charge our batteries, and make it through the night in any environment.  The item’s we cannot run is our air conditioners, electric heaters, and central vacuum.   These items have too much of a load and either our batteries would drain to quickly or the inverter would overload and shut off to prevent damage.  If we need to run these items, we can run our generator.  We also substitute the solar with the generator on cloudy days where the sun is not producing enough electricity to charge our batteries.

After owning a Morningstar TriStar MPPT 60 solar controller for about a year now, the one thing that the device is lacking frommpptcontroller the controller is reporting and monitoring.  Yes, the Morningstar has a built in webserver and does have reporting features but it is very hard to get any useable reports and graphs from the device.  The Morningstar has 2 ways to communicate with it.  You can connect to it by RS232 serial connection or you can use the built in LAN adapter.  Most computers today do not have RS232 serial ports on them, so you will need a serial to USB device to connect to the unit if you choose this method.  LAN is much easier but you will need a Windows computer with the MSView software you can download from Morningstar’s website.  The software is not supported on any other platform but Windows Operating Systems.  If you are not familiar with the software, you will find it very difficult to configure and run reports, graphs, and other data metrics that you may be wanting.

sirussolarIn order to combat this issue, I found a 3rd party add-on piece.  The Sirus Solar DS-201 Network Enabled Monitor.  Sirus Solar also has a DS-202 model for those using 2 Morningstar solar controllers.  This device connects to the RS232 serial port on the Morningstar solar controller, an AC adapter or DC hardwire connection for power, and an Ethernet cable for network communication.  Setup on the monitor is quick and simple.  After you have all the wires connected, you go to a computer or mobile device to access the webserver.  You will find the setup tab where you then can either choose DHCP or static IP addressing, serial port configuration, device user name and password setup, time and time zone / NTP configuration, and email setup for system reports and alerts to your inbox.

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After your configuration is complete, you can start having fun with the DS-201.  As you can see from the image below, you have all your important views on the “Main” tab.  This included battery charge status, solar charging amps, AMP hours, kilowatt hours, and it even reports as to how much avoided CO2 emissions you did not generate due to using your solar system for charging batteries.  Also important elements are the status of your solar controller and a graph overview of kilowatt-hours and emissions avoided.  All this data is reported to you in real-time as well as the “monitor” tab discussed below.

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If you click on the “Monitor” tab, a small meter comes up with battery charge status, battery volts, battery temp, array volts, and charge amps.  This is the amp’s going into your batteries from your solar controller.  You also have total watt-hours for the day, amps hours, controller state, and if the controller has any faults going on.

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In my opinion, the strongest feature that the Sirus DS-201 has is the graphing capabilities.  This was my biggest complaint with the Morningstar MSView software and Sirus Solar has nailed this!  As you can see from the screen capture below, you get a 7-day to 5-year overview all in one spot with an easy to understand output.  You get battery status, array current and avoided emissions on one simple page.

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The one thing that the DS-201 I feel is missing that is important is how many watts your solar panels are generating.  I know that I have 1040 watt max solar array system and I would like to know how much watts are being sent down to the controller in real-time without having to do the math converting amps to watts.  I have contacted Sirus Solar on this and they are open to the possible of adding this feature in the future with a simple software upgrade.

Steps For Version Upgrade when available by Sirus Solar:

1 – Download and unzip Autoupdate program.
2 – Download and unzip file version Sirussolar_vX_X.zip
3 – Export graph data before upgrading. ALL DATA WILL BE RESET ON UPGRADE.
4 – Document all setup configuration data as THIS SETUP DATA WILL BE DEFAULTED.
5 – Run Autoupdate program. Click find to find your DS-201 on the network.
6 – Click browse to find the upgrade file you downloaded, SirusSolar_vX_X_APP.s19
7 – Click the checkbox  “Reboot when complete”
8 – Click the Update button. DO NOT TURN OFF POWER while uploading.
9 – Your web server will reboot after upgrading is complete.

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I would recommend the DS-201 to anyone with the Morningstar solar controllers due to its robust features, the ability the view your solar system from a network device LAN or from the Internet.  The support team at Sirus Solar is top notch and if you feel an add-on to the software should be made, they are willing to listen and possible add this in their enhancements list.  At a price of $269.00 without a monthly subscription fee, this monitoring device is a solid investment and compliment to your solar monitoring system.

(Example of MSView Software and webserver)

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MSViewEX2FtF Solar Setup Pictures:

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Win a Week Vacation in the Winnebago Brave at a Jellystone Park!

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Have you seen those retro Winnebago Braves on the highway this summer?

They are so stinking cute!  We’ve recently caught wind that some lucky ducks can win a free week’s vacation at the Jellystone of their choice and stay in a new Brave! Maybe it will be YOU!

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Click here to enter the contest and you might win an opportunity to stay in the retro 32-foot Brave at your favorite Jellystone campground.

In addition to the summer vacation grand prizes, which will be awarded to four lucky winners, ten weekly giveaways will also be awarded throughout the contest period. The winners will each receive a camping prize pack, including a Jellystone Park beach towel and bag, a Winnebago key chain and tumbler, and an RV Trader insulated cooler, valued at $70.

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Good luck and Happy Camping this Summer!

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