5th Wheel

9/13/17 – 5th Wheel Tahoe, 23’

These clients came to us wanting to have a small amount of solar power installed with the potential to install more at a later date.  We installed one SF180 solar panel with a 50A charge controller and wired the rig with 4-gauge cable from the battery bank to the roof.  The 50A charge controller is powerful enough for them to install three more SF180 panels.  By installing the oversized charge controller now, we eliminated the need for them to install a new charge controller (saving them some money) when they expand in the future.  The roof C-Box was also installed with expansion in mind.

Equipment Added:  1x SF180 Solar Panel Kit 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A Charge Controller Core 1x Roof C-Box 1x BMV-702 Battery Monitor 1x Bluetooth Smart Dongle 2x 300Ah AGM 6CTs  1x PD4655 Converter Charger Upgrade

Equipment Added:
1x SF180 Solar Panel Kit
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A Charge Controller Core
1x Roof C-Box
1x BMV-702 Battery Monitor
1x Bluetooth Smart Dongle
2x 300Ah AGM 6CTs
1x PD4655 Converter Charger Upgrade

Combiner Box

Combiner Box

Battery Bank

Battery Bank

180W Solar Panel

180W Solar Panel

6/26/2017 – 2017 Arctic Fox 295T, 40’

This client just text messaged me and said he has been dry camping for the last 18 days without turning on his generator.  We installed 640W of solar power along with a 600Ah AGM battery bank.  We set up the system with future expansion in mind, which could include another 480W of solar panels on the existing charge controller.  We also incorporated a portable solar panel, which uses a separate Bluetooth capable charge controller.  

Equipment Added:   4x 160W Solar Panel Kits 1x Sun Runner Victron MPPT 85A Charge Controller 1x Roof C-Box 4x AGM-GPL-6CT 6V 300Ah Battery Bank 1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor with Temp Sensor 1x Victron MultiPlus 3000VA Inverter Kit

Equipment Added:
4x 160W Solar Panel Kits
1x Sun Runner Victron MPPT 85A Charge Controller
1x Roof C-Box 4x AGM-GPL-6CT 6V 300Ah Battery Bank
1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor with Temp Sensor
1x Victron MultiPlus 3000VA Inverter Kit

AGM Batteries, Solar Charge Controllers, Inverter

AGM Batteries, Solar Charge Controllers, Inverter

Inverter Control and Battery Monitor

Inverter Control and Battery Monitor

4/3/2017 - 2008 Defender Toy Hauler

This client scheduled a troubleshoot because his old Heliotrope PV controller wasn't functioning very well. He had suspected it had gotten damaged by moisture. After an inspection, our techs determined it was time for an upgrade. He went with a Victron Blue Solar MPPT 100/30 charge controller and bluetooth monitoring.  It was a pretty straightforward swap out. 

Old Heliotrope PV controller   Equipment Added:  1x Victron 100/30 Charge Controller 1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle 1x 40A DC Breaker 3' 8/2 wiring

Old Heliotrope PV controller

Equipment Added:
1x Victron 100/30 Charge Controller
1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle
1x 40A DC Breaker
3' 8/2 wiring

Replacement Victron Controller

Replacement Victron Controller

Bluetooth Dongle

Bluetooth Dongle

40A DC Breaker

40A DC Breaker

2/24/17 - 2017 Mobile Suites RSSA 5th Whl, 38'

This mobile power plant has a 1280W solar charger with a 900Ah lithium battery bank and a 3000VA inverter.  With this much power you won’t really need to watch gauges or worry about consumption.  You may even be able to power your neighbor’s RV.

Equipment Added:   8x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 100A System Core 1x 900Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x Victron MultiPlus 3000VA Inverter Kit

Equipment Added:
8x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 100A System Core
1x 900Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x Victron MultiPlus 3000VA Inverter Kit

Solar charge controller and battery combiner - The reptile mats are used to prevent the lithium batteries from freezing

Solar charge controller and battery combiner - The reptile mats are used to prevent the lithium batteries from freezing

Victron 3000VA inverter and battery box on left

Victron 3000VA inverter and battery box on left

Lithium Battery BMS

Lithium Battery BMS

10/28/16 – 2015 Keystone Montana, 35.5’

This is one of our most powerful non-lithium systems.  Features include:  1600W of solar charging, going through 100A MPPT charge controller, to a 900Ah AGM battery bank which feeds a 3000VA hybrid inverter.  It’s another AM Solar mobile power plant.

Equipment Added:  10x SF160 Solar Panels 5x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 20x mounting feet are Tall 3-Hole 3x Dicor Ultra for TPO Roof 1x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 150/100 system core 1x Victron Color Control GX Monitor 6x 300Ah GPL-6CT 6V AGM Batteries 1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter Charger

Equipment Added:
10x SF160 Solar Panels
5x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
20x mounting feet are Tall 3-Hole
3x Dicor Ultra for TPO Roof
1x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 150/100 system core
1x Victron Color Control GX Monitor
6x 300Ah GPL-6CT 6V AGM Batteries
1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter Charger

Planning panel placement

Planning panel placement

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Inverter, Charge controller & Batteries

Inverter, Charge controller & Batteries

8/22/2016 - 2015 Heartland Oakmont 39MLB, 42'

This rig got a very powerful AGM battery system which included 960W of solar panels with a 600Ah battery bank and a 2000W pure sine inverter.

Equipment Added:  6x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x Victron BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 System Sore 1x Victron MPPT Control Monitor Kit 4x AGM 300Ah 12V 6CT Batteries 1x Magnum MS2012 Inverter 1x Magnum Remote ME-RC50 1x Magnum Monitor ME-BMK   

Equipment Added:
6x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x Victron BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 System Sore
1x Victron MPPT Control Monitor Kit
4x AGM 300Ah 12V 6CT Batteries
1x Magnum MS2012 Inverter
1x Magnum Remote ME-RC50
1x Magnum Monitor ME-BMK

 

The power system

The power system

Inverter connections

Inverter connections

System controls and monitors

System controls and monitors

9/1/2016 – 2016 DRV Mobile Suites, 40'

This customer came to us wanting the best of the best and the most that could reasonably fit in their rig.  They ended up with a 960W solar charging system and a 600Ah battery bank with a 3000VA inverter.  With a system like this they can enjoy all the comforts of home, while on the road.

Equipment added:  6x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A system core 1x 600Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V Inverter

Equipment added:
6x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A system core
1x 600Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V Inverter

960W solar charging system

960W solar charging system

Lithium battery system, inverter, charge controller

Lithium battery system, inverter, charge controller

System monitors and controls

System monitors and controls

10/6/2016 - 2008 Glendale Titanium, 34'

This 5th wheel got a 640W solar charging system with a 40A MPPT system core, a 2000W pure sine inverter and a 220Ah AGM Battery Bank.  With a system like this they will be able run appliances like blenders and microwaves without a generator or shore power connection.

Glendale-Titanium
Glendale-Titanium-Front
Four 160W Solar Panels

Four 160W Solar Panels

Combiner Box

Combiner Box

Battery Bay

Battery Bay

7/15/2016 - 2016 Heartland Bighorn 3575EL, 40’

The AC Main and Sub panels took some clever wiring in order to run some loads through the inverter and other loads only on shore power.  Other than that, there was ample space for a quick install.  Thanks, Ron!

Equipment Added:  4x 160W Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A System Core 4x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 4x AGM 4CT 6V 220Ah Batteries 1x Magnum MS2012 inverter 1x Magnum ME-RC50 Remote   

Equipment Added:
4x 160W Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A System Core
4x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
4x AGM 4CT 6V 220Ah Batteries
1x Magnum MS2012 inverter
1x Magnum ME-RC50 Remote

 

640W of solar panels

640W of solar panels

Tidy wiring on the battery bank, shunt, breaker, fuse and disconnect

Tidy wiring on the battery bank, shunt, breaker, fuse and disconnect

A very complex AC distribution panel

A very complex AC distribution panel

6/24/2016 – 2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L, 30'

We installed 640W of solar using four 160W solar panels and a variety of “L” foot sizes to accommodate the curved roof.  We also installed a 420Ah lithium battery system and a Magnum inverter.

Equipment Added:  28x Lithium Cell 60Ah 12.8V 1x AMS Gen 1 Lithium BMS Kit 1x  Magnum MS2000 Inverter  4x  SF160 solar panels  1x  Roof Box  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A signature core

Equipment Added:
28x Lithium Cell 60Ah 12.8V
1x AMS Gen 1 Lithium BMS Kit
1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter
4x SF160 solar panels
1x Roof Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A signature core

AMS Gen 1 lithium battery bank

AMS Gen 1 lithium battery bank

Roof detail

Roof detail