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Old 11-17-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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Solar ready love it

I have a 2015 wildcat maxx 262RGX and is was solar ready wow it was perfect bought my charger and two 100 amp solar panels and I had them installed and working in less than one hour Click image for larger version

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ID:	66532 had solar panels on my old RV and it's the only way to go when your dry camping headed out on our first trip to bodega Bay on December 5 I can't wait
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
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I'm interested to hear more.
Can you post a link to the components you used?

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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Ok my fifth wheel was wired from FR . I got every thing from eBay the panel are http://m.ebay.com/itm/141374996655?txnId=1044362593004 the panels are 100 w semi flexible they fit flat on the roof I used the lap sealant to glue them down don't know how that will do but it looks like it will work all the edges are covered and the sealant is stuck good I will know better after dec 5 taking our FRIST tripe then. The charger was Also on eBay 30 amp put it in the wall were it said there were wires and I modified my battery compartment to take 4 80 ah batteries so I should be ok when dry camping witch I do a lot
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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Oh here is the charger http://m.ebay.com/itm/251658027768?txnId=1521419758015
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Thanks for the links.

Question about Solar Ready on FR trailers my 8329 is as well, and there is a charging port on the awning side near the tongue. Is this anything more than a port with a direct connection to the battery?

Is 200w enough to re-charge 2x Deep Cycle 12v or 6V batteries after quite a bit of evening use? Obviously you couldn't run AC, but for battery charging could this replace a generator completely?
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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Well on my old fifth wheel I had 200 W of panels and only two batteries and it would charge my batteries back up to full within about two hours after the sun came up I also changed all my interior lights to LED lights the only big heavy drain was the heater it worked great. On my new fifth wheel I have four batteries and only 200 W I am going to assume that it's going to work great but I might need more solar panels with four batteries it also already came with all LED lighting
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Hey Offroad,

It's likely that you have one of our Zamp Solar, solar ports on the outside of your RV. That solar port is directly connected to the battery and ready for one of our portable solar charging systems. Our portable solar charging systems already have the panels, wires and solar charge controller and carrying case as a complete unit. The battery clamp disconnect to show a male end of the plug to fit into the plug on your RV.

200 Watt of solar is enough for most users with a two battery system. Use this chart

I believe the 8329 is a 35' trailer and it's likely your consumption is about 40 or 50 amps a day - if your an average power user. 200 watts of solar will kick out over 11 amps an hour and on a typical 7 hour sunny day that's around 77 amps. With 200 watts you would have more than enough power if you live in a sunny location without many clouds or trees. In locations with clouds and trees you'll likely still have enough power unless it's really dark and stormy. The good thing with this much power is that if you do experience a few days of little solar power then the days that it is bright it will charge your batteries back up quickly.

It's likely you could replace your generator for the majority of your usage, not counting the AC unit. You could also likely run larger power items like a microwave off the battery for short periods of time too.

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:49 PM   #10
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I Have a question for you . I have added more load to my RV my wife and I both have sleep apnea and now were going to be running our sleep apnea machines all night that's why I added four 80 amp he gel batteries do you think only 200 A panels is enough to recharge my batteries during the day I think my charger said I could have up to 400 W of solar panels it is a 30 amp charger
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