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Spikeman

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Posted: 09/13/19 08:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never purchase a truck camper before do you find these installed prices to be average and reasonable:

4 Torklift Brackets W/4 Happijac Turnbuckles & Chain
includes Qwik Release Handles ($150.00) N/C $1,095.00

Torklift Expandable 4 Step (GlowStep) $ 328.00

2 Group 24 12V AGM Batteries of average quality $590.00

2nd Solar Panel 100watt $475.00

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About right. I do all my own installing of everything so no labor costs. I find anything that is branded Torklift very expensive but in their defense, they do make a quality product and aren't shy about charging for it either.


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AGM batteries have main purpose to work upside down, or on its side. Costly option, so do you really need it?
If the prices include installation, I don't see anything extraordinary in them.
Make sure the steps will have Stow'n Go bracket.





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Battery's you can get at sams club for around $220.00 each. Look on craig's list for turnbuckles, solar panels on Amazon you can get good 100 watt Renogy panels for under $120.00 each.

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WindyNation's 100 watt solar panel is currently priced at $99.99.


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Costco sells flooded batteries for $70.

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Saw some 24 AGM Duracells at Sam's Club for ~$135 a week or so ago. 27's, ~$160. 31's, ~$180.

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If you have not already guessed, accessories at a RV dealer have a high mark up.

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That's my opinion also going to eliminate 1 battery and the extra solar panel I assume you "glue"(existing paneled is glued)another 100 watt panel to the roof and connect in parallel.Recommend a caulking glue and panel source Most inverters handle 200w as well as 100w? Existing panel not too neat Thanks

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Since you already have cargo bars, why not put 2nd panel there and make it easy removable for those days when you park under a tree?

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