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Old 12-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Solar Panels on 25 RR

I'm solar stupid, know next to nothing about it. But I'm fairly swift and I'm looking for input about how I can add them to my 25RR. The panels are listed below.

Solar Panels ($328 for 2x145 watt) DM 145w Polycrystalline Solar Panel (2 Pack): Patio, Lawn & Garden

I'm looking for input on how best to mount them onto the rubber roof (are all campers rubber roofs?) where I could do some adjustments to catch the sun better. I've read into it enough to know I need a charge controller and inverter although the current inverter I have will probably work.

* Where's the best place to run the wires down?

* Is a 30 amp charge controller sufficient for the above panels?

* I'm looking at replacing the camper's internal lights with LEDs. Any recommendations?

* If the inverter for the camper is not enough what should I be looking for?

* is two batteries enough or should I look at mounting three to the front of the camper?

* any experience that could be passed on would be appreciated.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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What I'm wanting to run. I plan on doing a boondocking test for about a week or so to see if it handles it well when I get done and can take the vacation.

- internal lights (maybe outside also)
- water pump (occasionally)
- laptop (netbook/alienware, fairly low draw)
- 32" 110 volt flat panel TV "or" camper small flat panel that came with camper (I'm assuming low voltage)
- camper gas heater (not water heater)

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Could somebody move this to "Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar"
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