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Old 05-02-2017, 02:10 AM   #1
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Solar prep?

What exactly does that mean? Other than maybe wires on top to connect? Does it have mounting brakets ?
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#8 awg wires and connector on top to solar charger mounting area and wires to panel 12 vdc panel ready to connect. No brackets
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Includes a sticker template to locate where to mount the charge controller. The wiring will be there as well. My unit came with ground solar connection too. The brackets come with the solar panel. You can buy a complete kit or individual parts.


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Just keep in mind that the location marked for the charge controller isn't likely the best location. You want the charge controller very close to the batteries. I used there prep for my install, but mounted the controller in the storage area 3ish feet from the batteries.
The wire run form the panels to the controller can be longer as voltage is higher.
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What exactly does that mean? Other than maybe wires on top to connect? Does it have mounting brakets ?
Not sure what camper you have. Different Jayco's have different solar prep options. I think the 5th wheels (usually) do some prewire for the panels on the roof. Most of the travel trailers do not.

My 27BHS is simply an extra pair of wires connected to the battery that terminate at a plug that is mounted on the AFrame. I can't use that plug for my application, the wires are pretty wimpy, it's just a marketing thing for Jayco to state 'solar ready' on TT's like I have.
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Not sure what camper you have. Different Jayco's have different solar prep options. I think the 5th wheels (usually) do some prewire for the panels on the roof. Most of the travel trailers do not.

My 27BHS is simply an extra pair of wires connected to the battery that terminate at a plug that is mounted on the AFrame. I can't use that plug for my application, the wires are pretty wimpy, it's just a marketing thing for Jayco to state 'solar ready' on TT's like I have.
Its a 377 rlbh. Just gonna see about putting a solar panel on it to keep batteries topped off. Going to do walk thur and deliver bout 3pm today
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Our 330RSTS is pre wired, The sticker that says solar wire located here,Was removed by PDI Tech, found the wires close to the front door area on the inside wall,ordered the controller, might look for a better priced set of panels,Go Power panels are a little $$$$$$ https://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-GP-P.../dp/B007KIUDBQ
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My 2016 North Point came prepped with wiring for roof and the side. I installed 3 150 watt solar panels. Those keep the battery topped off while running the residential refrigerator and a minimal number of lights. Extended use of the furnace will drain the batteries faster than the solar panels can refresh.

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What exactly does that mean? Other than maybe wires on top to connect? Does it have mounting brakets ?
Just a heads up might check the polarity of the two wires! I spent better part of a day trying to figure out why my controller would not work.Wires were reversed!
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