Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2016, 10:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Kalispell
Posts: 179
Solar Panels

Retrieved our North Point 311RKTS from the dealer today with the new solar panels. Hopefully this will help maintain the batteries while running the residential refrigerator. They installed 3 Zamps 160 panels and the controller.

Jim
Attached Thumbnails
roof.JPG   controller.JPG  
__________________

__________________
2017 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Diesel
mtdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 10:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: smithville, ont.
Posts: 1,746
Thanks for showing the pictures!
__________________

__________________
2016 North Point 341RLTS
520watts of solar. Morningstar MPPT
2017 F-350 Platinum CC SRW
klassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 12:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Greenbush, NY
Posts: 642
3 160's??? How big a battery bank did they pair with that?? I've got 300w (two 150's) and I'm running four 6v golf cart batteries...
__________________
Be Safe, and Everyone Goes Home,
Rick

2014 RAM Laramie 2500 w/6.7L Cummins Diesel and Automated Safety Hitch
2016 377RLBH Jayco North Point
300W of Suntech Solar w/Rogue MPPT Controller & Xantrex 2000W PSW Inverter
Fire_Instructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 08:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 3,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtdawg View Post
Retrieved our North Point 311RKTS from the dealer today with the new solar panels. Hopefully this will help maintain the batteries while running the residential refrigerator. They installed 3 Zamps 160 panels and the controller.

Jim
Jim,

NICCE!!!!

Can you take a picture of the panel mounts and post it for us

Thanks
Don
__________________
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 https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 11:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Kalispell
Posts: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fire_Instructor View Post
3 160's??? How big a battery bank did they pair with that?? I've got 300w (two 150's) and I'm running four 6v golf cart batteries...
4 12 volts
__________________
2017 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Diesel
mtdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Kalispell
Posts: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
Jim,

NICCE!!!!

Can you take a picture of the panel mounts and post it for us

Thanks
Don
Don,

The brackets are pretty covered in sealant, (a good thing I guess). There are 6 of them per panel and they are screwed to the roof. Holding well so far.

Jim
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0076.JPG   IMG_0079.JPG   IMG_0080.JPG  
__________________
2017 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Diesel
mtdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 08:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: smithville, ont.
Posts: 1,746
Awesome...thanks for the close ups dawg.
I guess they changed out the factory MC4 roof connector.
__________________

__________________
2016 North Point 341RLTS
520watts of solar. Morningstar MPPT
2017 F-350 Platinum CC SRW
klassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.