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#11 Zoomad

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 03:42 AM

In the type of travel myself and my buddies do, we tend to move daily to explore so on a week long trip we are setting up camp daily.  Level is the first priority in my case.  Everything else is optional.  I'm using a ARB compressor fridge that is not set against any wall and has the insulating cover, so as long as I don't park it in such a way the sun is beaming in through a window or door, it's good. 


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#12 firemen7

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 03:02 AM

Level with the front right corner into the wind (water heater and/or heater exhaust vents leeward) if possible. Awning gets staked.


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#13 Kolockum

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 04:50 AM

Nose slightly high and facing out of the camp site incase we need to leave quickly. If I have an option in the heat I will try to have the breeze come from the side or rear for airflow in the camper. 


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#14 smlobx

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 05:13 PM

We like a slightly nose up attitude as well (my wife sleeps better like that). 
Secondly, would be afternoon shade on the passenger side as that is the cooking and relaxation area.

In addition to our fixed solar panels we have an Overland Solar  foldable panel that we can move around as needed so that’s not as big of a concern for us.


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