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Old 04-07-2016, 03:24 PM   #11
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I will be waiting for you posts. I will be starting off with the Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt System. While at Big Bend, I saw a fiver with a solar set up. It looked like he had the solar (on ground) to his battery and then he must of had an inverter in the basement as well because there was a 30 or 50 amp power cord running out of the basement to his plug in. What I would like to do is connect the inverter so that I can use any wall socket instead of having to plug in like that guy did. It would be nice for charging things will on the go.

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Old 04-07-2016, 03:33 PM   #12
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What is your plan for bringing the #6 down from the roof? I am running a conduit through the wardrobe and down to the drivers side basement compartment. That is where the converter is anyway (and one of my inverters.) I checked with FR and got the location of the roof trusses so I will miss them.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:12 PM   #13
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Hi Scott,

Could you provide FR contact info so I can get roof layout data about my unit?

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:37 PM   #14
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I checked with FR and got the location of the roof trusses so I will miss them.
You might want to screw into them when you find out how thick the roof material is.
I started a thread about "installing solar panels on paper thin roof"
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:41 PM   #15
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Tri metric 2030 A is in

So really, this was a pretty easy task. I took alot of care however to plan the routing of signal wires to prepare for the downwire from the combiner box next week. Here is where it mounted up in the cabinets next to the door. I removed the thin panel backer on the inside of the cabinet to reveal a perfect 3 inch cavity to run the wires.



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Old 04-07-2016, 11:44 PM   #16
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:47 PM   #17
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Shunt and such

Here are the photos of the shunt install -





There is a bit of clean up to do, but I figured I would hold off til after the charge controller is hooked in"

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Old 04-08-2016, 12:07 AM   #18
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Cool! It'll be good to see how you mounted your panels to the roof, and how you routed your wires through the roof to your cabinets.

Here's mine on our Four Winds; I'll be tackling this very task on our new '16 2250 Sunseeker in the next year or two: Solar Panel installation on Motorhome (2010) Photo Gallery by B-N-Mac at pbase.com

way back in 2010, I used a pair of Sharp 80W panels, a Morningstar 45 PWM controller (with remote meter, temp & voltage sensors), 10 gauge wire from each panel to the controller, and 6 gauge wire to the batteries less than 3' feet away. At the time, I spent better than $1200 for the setup. It performed very well for our needs. Today I could put the same setup on for probably $400-500.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:58 PM   #19
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What is your plan for bringing the #6 down from the roof? I am running a conduit through the wardrobe and down to the drivers side basement compartment. That is where the converter is anyway (and one of my inverters.) I checked with FR and got the location of the roof trusses so I will miss them.
I am using the existing hole cut for the TV Antenna - of course there will be a bit of modification - I will show pics as I am prepping this weekend for panels to arrive Monday.
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Also interested in following your progress, so thanks for sharing info and posting your picts. The dealer installed a Samlex 150 panel when we purchased the trailer last year and now I plan to install the TM 2030 RV and the SC-2030 within the next month.
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