Welcome to the JOF forum and yes I am ALWAYS walking on my TT's roof. 1st thing you need to do is find a truck loading doc that the Semi's pull down into
to unload, then you only need a small stool to get from the loading dock to the roof of your TT.. DW (DaWife) can't complain about that. There you can install your SOLAR. As for any places in Florida that will sell/install you solar without you getting burnt, I have yet to locate one. So, I did it myself with a lot of research. Just finished rewiring
my SOLAR/Battery control center in the front storage compartment. Pictures on the links below.
I have to assume you already know how much solar/battery power you will need, if not get out a pencil and paper and start calculating your anticipated DC loads, so you can calculate the size system you will need. That is the time consuming part of the project.
I opted from the start to go with the high voltage Grape Solar 250Watt Panel (31VDC) and a Moringstar 60 Amp SOLAR controller (future expansion). I have 2 Trojan T145 6VDC (220Ah - total) batteries. I will be ordering my 2nd Grape Solar Panel (265Watt) next week and a couple more batteries in the near future... HomeDepot sells GRAPE SOLAR panels (free Shipping) and I believe COSTCO does also. Shipping panels can be VERY expensive.
I started a JOF Social Group "RVing with SOLAR
", which has some basic SOLAR information you may be interested in. Also, if you go to my JOF ALBUM
I have more SOLAR info there.
Since we went SOLAR 2 years ago, I rewired the TT's battery charge controller and I have yet to turn it on.
If I can help in any way, just yell or even send me a PM.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
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
Our Solar Album http://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329