Originally Posted by Pomacanthus
Might call the dealer and see how horrible it would be to have my panels installed at 54 Im not real fond of delving into new territories and doing all the head scratching if I can avoid it.
I looked at a picture of your TT model and it looks like you have a lot of room on the front half of it for your 2 panels. I would be careful, having a RV dealer install your panels as they pretty much know NOTHING about SOLAR, SOLAR installations and batteries, but they will tell you that they do. If you decide to have a professional install them, make sure they have done it on an RV.
If you can take 2 pieces of cardboard the size of your panels, lay them out on the TT roof, a distance away from the AC unit, or roof vents... is all you need to do to find the perfect location for them. I know that you can attach the mounting brackets to the panels, lay them on the roof where you want to mount them, drill the small pilot holes, load the mounting locations with self leveling sealant, lay the panel on them, use the larger mounting screws to attach the panels to the roof, another batch of self leveling sealant over the top of the screws/brackets and they are mounted.
There are different ways of getting your cables down to the SOLAR charge controller/batteries, like the fridge roof vent, the holding tank vent pipes, vinyl cable channeling.... It is not difficult at all... I have step by step instructions on how I did mine in the RVing with SOLAR
social group.. just page down until you get to the post.
Not sure as to what type of battery you purchased as Deep Cycle batteries are rated in Amp Hours and not amps, and are not Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) rated.
I am sure that others that have installed their systems will share information regarding their installations... driveway camping is a great way to get started and work the bugs out of the TT.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
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EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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