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Old 03-05-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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Eagle HT 26.5BHS solar question

Can anyone confirm if these positive/negative cables are for the rooftop solar hookup? When we bought the trailer they were hooked up to the battery if I remember correctly. I thought I read somewhere they were. They have been disconnected ever since I relocated my batteries, but getting close to adding a couple roof top panels so just want to clarify.


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Do you have "solar on the side"? It would be a plug that is under the overhang on the drivers side.

On mine, that is what those wires were for. Haven't confirmed the location of the roof top solar yet, but suspect that those end in the wall where they want you to mount the controller.
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Do you have "solar on the side"? It would be a plug that is under the overhang on the drivers side.

On mine, that is what those wires were for. Haven't confirmed the location of the roof top solar yet, but suspect that those end in the wall where they want you to mount the controller.
I do have solar on the side. The wires in the photo are 8ga so I thought they might be for the roof. If you look at the photo just to the right and down there is a small hole cut out with what looks like maybe 12ga red/black. I thought those might be for solar on the side. When I bought the trailer they were connected to the battery, not sure why.
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Do you have "solar on the side"? It would be a plug that is under the overhang on the drivers side.

On mine, that is what those wires were for. Haven't confirmed the location of the roof top solar yet, but suspect that those end in the wall where they want you to mount the controller.
I had also assumed that the roof top solar would terminate at the battery, but from your thoughts Im guessing the rooftop solar terminates at the breakers in the bottom photo, and charges the battery that way? And then that would make sense that the coiled up cables are for the solar on the side as you mention.
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So in my battery compartment, I have a switch right next to where the battery box vent hose is. Any idea what that might be for?
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So in my battery compartment, I have a switch right next to where the battery box vent hose is. Any idea what that might be for?


That switch turns the back up camera on or off..... or at least it does in mine.


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mine isn't equipped with the camera. I'll have to see where the wires run I guess. I wondered if it was some sort of kill switch for the solar panels maybe?
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mine isn't equipped with the camera. I'll have to see where the wires run I guess. I wondered if it was some sort of kill switch for the solar panels maybe?


What model trailer do you have? Maybe it's pre-wired for a camera? Is there a decal on the inside of the battery door that indicates camera ready or anything?


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2016 eagle HT 26.5bhs. It is pre wired for the camera according to the paperwork, but I can't find any mention of the switch is the manuals.
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2016 eagle HT 26.5bhs. It is pre wired for the camera according to the paperwork, but I can't find any mention of the switch is the manuals.


Ours is a 16 as well and no mention of the camera in my manual. I'd bet that's what the switch is for.

Do you have those same wires going over the front wall?


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