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Old 07-07-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Mods to a Jayco 806.

Hi gang. I'm a new jayco owner. I recently purchased a used 2009 Jayco 806 in Massachusetts and couldn't wait to get started on modifications. First up, Solar Panels. These are 3 Keyocera KD140's. I'll try to keep you posted as I go along here.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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Welcome shugrue. Really nice job on installing the panels... looks like a pro did it.
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Good job... did you make the tiltable?
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I see there is a "modifications" section in this forum. I will move this thread there.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Cool Mods to a Jayco 806

Hi gang. I'm a new jayco owner. I recently purchased a used 2009 Jayco 806 in Massachusetts and couldn't wait to get started on modifications. First up, Solar Panels. These are 3 Keyocera KD140's, 4 ACDelco Voyager II batteries and a Samlex 1500W Inverter and Charge Controller. Included is a picture of the wiring panel connecting everything together.

I'll try to keep you posted with performance data as I evaluate this system.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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Did you do the wiring yourself? Very nice job!
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I see there is a "modifications" section in this forum. I will move this thread there.
I merged the two threads to keep all the relevant posts together.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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In the interest of structual simplicity and safty the panel are fixed in the horizontal position. It was suggested in other solar forums that panel tilting in the summer would yield only 22% more output at my latitude and if neccesary an additional panel would achieve the same result. Which is why there are 3 panels on the roof.

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Yes I did the wiring. It turns out that keeping the wiring neat and tidy is easy if you have the time and can obtain the cable management devices in your neighborhood with relative ease. Fortunately I am able to find just about everything I need locally in the Greater Boston Area.

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Yes I did. It turns out that keeping the wiring neat and tidy is easy if you have the time and can obtain the cable management devices in your neighborhood with relative ease. Fortunately I am able to find just about everything I need locally in the Greater Boston Area.

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Well very nice job. I deal a lot with wiring and cable management and I always stress to folks - it of looks bad on the outside - it is probably bad on the inside.
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