Originally Posted by whereswardlaw
Thanks Grumpy and Mustang... I'll contact Jayco about pre-wiring...
As for me, dry camping is my goal - as much as possible.
The inverter that came with the Precept is only a 400 Watt and
it is modified sine wave - as I understand it, that is no bueno...
Thanks for the pointers...
I stand corrected, the inverter is a 1000W modified sine wave (Xantrex Pro 1000M) in my 2014 Precept 31UL.
Still I'd like to upgrade this to a 3000W pure sine and tie in more outlets for boondocking, etc.
I'm starting to assemble my components for my Solar Panel system... I'm probably making some mistakes, but that's how I learn best ;-)
I'm learning a ton from all the info and videos on the net, but it can be info overload too, so I'm diving in..
-I bought 2 unisolar 136W (18' long!) stick-on flexible panels (I understand they may not be the most efficient, but I just like that low profile look).
-They were easy to install and seem to be sticking very well.
-I purchased 2 T-105 6V batteries to replace the 2 12V. They fit fine in the existing tray -snug- It seems possible to modify and enlarge that tray to get two more batteries in there, but I'll try that down the road some day.
-I got the Victron BMV-702 battery monitor - it was working great for a couple of weeks and now is dead!?!? Haven't figured this out yet.
-I bought the "MPPT TRACER 3215RN Solar Charge Controller" and mounted it on the wall in the battery bay next to the leveling jack hydrolic reservoir.
-My MC3 solar wire and connectors just arrived, so the next step is to hook everything up.
There is no prewire ports on the roof of the precept so I am planning to run the wires down the air vent over the bathroom like I've seen some other RV'ers do. I hope that works...
Hopefully will have my initial setup tied together in the next week or so.
I like the looks of the GoPower 3000W inverter. I may get that to replace my Xantrex - not sure yet, though...