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Old 12-22-2018, 03:06 PM   #1
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Legacy Solar installation help

Has anyone installed solar on their Legacy? My 2108 34a has a port connection on the roof that says to drill a 2" hole. Wondering what is under there, wires? Any help is appreciated. Thanks..
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have the same thing on my 2018 Berkshire 34QS. I drilled the hole and found the wires. You have to dig thru the styrofoam a little but they are there. Check the thread in the Berkshire forum for pictures.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:44 PM   #4
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or you can skip drilling any holes in the roof, and just run your two solar cables down the rear roof ladder, thru the radiator cover, under the chassis, and into the Inverter bay and Battery bay to the Charge controller - like I did. I mounted the charge controller onto the side of my Chassis batteries, since they are above the House batteries, where I can see the controller anytime I open the bay door.

I have two 100w HQST panels, a 20amp PWM charge controller, as a package from amz, and the units came with mounting brackets and parallel connectors.... you'd only need several of your own wires to run from your charge controller to your Positive and Negative battery leads.
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Legacy Solar installation help

I installed 2000 Watts (12 panels) on my Legacy. There are three junction boxes top that have holes drilled under each and run cable through the bathroom cabinet and into the wall that the slide controls are mounted. They connect through a controller mounted in that wall and then continue out the bottom of that wall and then under the rig and over to the battery storage box and into the electric storage box where they are connected to their controllers and relays.

Best upgrade I ever made. I seldom have to worry about electrical hook ups.
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Thanks - weve been seriously considering looking into this. Looks great and we have no shortage of sun here in South Carolina
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:56 PM   #7
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I have 4 120 watt panels and a Blue Sky controller. My 2015 Legacy did not have any wiring, came the following year I believe. However, I ran mine down the gray water tank vent and sealed up the spot where I brought them out inside. The panels will more than keep up with the fridge during the day, we are pleased with them, of course the more the better. Picture attached, excuse the scrub brushes, only pic I could find.
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I installed 2000 Watts (12 panels) on my Legacy. There are three junction boxes top that have holes drilled under each and run cable through the bathroom cabinet and into the wall that the slide controls are mounted. They connect through a controller mounted in that wall and then continue out the bottom of that wall and then under the rig and over to the battery storage box and into the electric storage box where they are connected to their controllers and relays.

Best upgrade I ever made. I seldom have to worry about electrical hook ups.

WOW!!

Any reason why you did not run it on top of the dryer. It would have been a shorter run, no?
Can you share the details like the parts list, where you got it from and cost?
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