Class C

8/29/17 – 2017 Phoenix Cruiser 2552, 28’

This client requested as much solar power as possible.  We ended up installing 640W of solar power within the limited space available on their roof.  We also installed a Trik-L-Start charger which takes power from their solar charged house batteries and transfers it to the starter battery.  The Trik-L-Start charger is particularly useful when the vehicle is parked for extended periods of time.  You won’t have to worry about your starter battery dying, and it helps maximize the life of the battery. 
 

Equipment Added:  3x SF180 Solar Panel Kits 1x SF100 Solar Panel Kit 1x Roof Combiner Box 2x 19.5” Tilt Bar Sets 1x 15.5” Tilt Bar Set 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core 1x Trik-L-Start Battery Charger

Equipment Added:
3x SF180 Solar Panel Kits
1x SF100 Solar Panel Kit
1x Roof Combiner Box
2x 19.5” Tilt Bar Sets
1x 15.5” Tilt Bar Set
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core
1x Trik-L-Start Battery Charger

640W solar charging system

640W solar charging system

Trik-L-Start Charger

Trik-L-Start Charger

6/23/2017 – 2006 Lazy Daze, 27’

These clients came to us with an existing solar system that they wanted to expand.  We were able to utilize a lot of their existing system by doing series/parallel connections on their roof, saving them some money on parts and labor.  They also requested a larger battery bank.  Their existing battery bay wasn’t large enough to accommodate the four additional AGM batteries we installed, so we put half of them inside the existing bay, and the other half in their coach underneath their dining room bench.  The additional 300W of solar power, and the added battery capacity will allow them to dry camp for a longer period of time. 

Equipment Added:   3x SP100W Solar Panel Kits 1 x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 100/30 Charge Controller Core 4 x AGM-GPL-4CT 6V 220Ah Batteries 1 x Roof C-Box 1 x Victron Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle

Equipment Added:
3x SP100W Solar Panel Kits
1 x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 100/30 Charge Controller Core
4 x AGM-GPL-4CT 6V 220Ah Batteries
1 x Roof C-Box
1 x Victron Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle

Battery Bank A

Battery Bank A

Lazy-Daze-Solar-Panel.jpg
Battery Bank B

Battery Bank B

6/6/2017 - 2017 Sprinter Sportsmobile, 19’

This client brought us an RV that was pre-wired for solar with 6-gauge cable, and a 2000W Magnum inverter.  They also provided a Yakama rack that they asked us to install the solar panels on.  We moved the batteries and inverter to a location better suited to maximize the efficiency of the system without compromising storage space.  We installed two SF100W solar panels onto their Yakama rack using AM Solar rocker mounts along with customer provided Yakama SnapAround Roof Rack Mounting Brackets.  The result is a one-of-a-kind solar installation job customized exactly how they requested, and designed to fit their specific needs.  

Equipment Added:   1x Victron MPPT100/15 charge controller 1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle 2x SF100 Solar Panel kits 1x Roof Mount Combiner Box

Equipment Added:
1x Victron MPPT100/15 charge controller
1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle
2x SF100 Solar Panel kits
1x Roof Mount Combiner Box

200W Solar Charging System

200W Solar Charging System

Combiner Box

Combiner Box

Mounts

Mounts

4/21/2017 - Triple E Regency, 28'

This client wanted an upgraded battery bank with a monitor, inverter and a solar charging system.  We installed a Magnum 1000W inverter/charger, 300Ah of AGM batteries and 320W of solar panels.  The Victron charge controller and battery monitor use Bluetooth to communicate system status to a smart phone.  This should cover fans, lights, entertainment center and a small refrigerator.  

Equipment Added:   2x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A System Core 1x BMV-702 Battery Monitor 1x Wall Box for BMV-702 2x BlueTooth Smart Dongles 2x AGM-GPL-6CTs 6V 300Ah Batteries 1x Magnum MMS1012 Inverter/Charger 1x Magnum Remote ME-RC50

Equipment Added:
2x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A System Core
1x BMV-702 Battery Monitor
1x Wall Box for BMV-702
2x BlueTooth Smart Dongles
2x AGM-GPL-6CTs 6V 300Ah Batteries
1x Magnum MMS1012 Inverter/Charger
1x Magnum Remote ME-RC50

320W of solar panels

320W of solar panels

Charge controller and inverter

Charge controller and inverter

Batteries

Batteries

2/2/2017 - 2002 Chinook Premiere, 21'

This client was tired of worrying about his batteries running low while using a CPAP machine.  He also wanted to run a small refrigerator and power a laptop.  He ended up with a roof covered in solar panels (460W), a 300Ah AGM battery bank and a silent Suresine 300W inverter.

Equipment Added:  2x SF100 Solar Panels 1x SP100 Solar Panel 1x SF160 Solar Panel 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A System core 1x Roof C-Box 2x AGM 6CT 6V 300Ah Batteries 1x SureSine 300-12 Inverter 1x PD4645 Charger Replacement/Upgrade

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
1x SP100 Solar Panel
1x SF160 Solar Panel
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A System core
1x Roof C-Box
2x AGM 6CT 6V 300Ah Batteries
1x SureSine 300-12 Inverter
1x PD4645 Charger Replacement/Upgrade

Charge Controller

Charge Controller

Battery Bank

Battery Bank

Blue Sky IPN Pro

Blue Sky IPN Pro

10/20/2016 – 2013 RoadTrek 190, 20'

This client was looking for a solar charger to keep their flooded batteries topped off and run small appliances.  We installed our Complete Charger Deluxe kit using two SP100 solar panel kits to give them about 50Ah of energy per day. 

Equipment Added: 1x 100W Complete Charger Deluxe with SP100 1x SP100W Panel kit addition

Equipment Added:
1x 100W Complete Charger Deluxe with SP100
1x SP100W Panel kit addition

200W of SP100  Solar Panels

200W of SP100 Solar Panels

Interstate Flooded Batteries

Interstate Flooded Batteries

Blue Sky Charge Controller

Blue Sky Charge Controller

11/10/16 – 2016 Dodge ProMaster Cargo, 20'

This custom van conversion just got a 200W solar charging system with a 300Ah AGM battery bank and a 2000W inverter.  Running a blender or microwave will be no problem.

Equipment Added:  2x SF100 Solar Panels 2x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Signature 25MPPT/6/Pro Core (with 8ga.) 1x Tube of Sikaflex 221 2x 300Ah 6CT 6V AGM batteries 1x Victron MultiPlus 2000W Inverter 1x Victron Digital M. Control

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
2x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature 25MPPT/6/Pro Core (with 8ga.)
1x Tube of Sikaflex 221
2x 300Ah 6CT 6V AGM batteries
1x Victron MultiPlus 2000W Inverter
1x Victron Digital M. Control

The power system is under the bed.

The power system is under the bed.

AGM Battery Bank

AGM Battery Bank

Inverter,  Charge Controller  and Breaker Box

Inverter, Charge Controller and Breaker Box

10/27/2016 – 1998 Dodge Xplorer 21'

This customer wanted a simple solar charging system for more independence.  The result was 400W of solar panels through an MPPT charge controller.  Depending on the weather, this system may generate about 100Ah per day.

Three of the four SP100 Solar Panels

Three of the four SP100 Solar Panels

Solar Master Switch

Solar Master Switch

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote

8/11/2016 - 2016 Forest River Forester, 24’

We have never heard a customer say “I got too much solar,” and this customer will never be able to say “I should have gotten more solar,” because the roof is completely covered.  In addition to the 830W solar charging system, a 600Ah lithium battery bank and a 3000VA hybrid inverter make this a very powerful vehicle.

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Multiplus 3000VA inverter/charger

Victron Multiplus 3000VA inverter/charger

Victron Charge Controller

Victron Charge Controller

7/28/2016 - 2015 Sunseeker 2300, 25’

This was just a standard solar charger installation.  The customer now has 320W of solar going through an MPPT charge controller.  Also, while working on the rig we noticed that the customer’s flooded batteries were badly sulfated.  We are currently running them through an equalization to restore some of their life.  In a year or so, this customer may be back for an AGM upgrade.  Flooded batteries require a lot of maintenance.    

Equipment Added:  2x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 2x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 1x Sun Runner Signature MPPT 25A System Core   

Equipment Added:
2x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
2x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
1x Sun Runner Signature MPPT 25A System Core

 

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote Monitor

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote Monitor

Blue Sky 2512iX-HV charge controller

Blue Sky 2512iX-HV charge controller

Rejuvenated Flooded Batteries

Rejuvenated Flooded Batteries

7/26/2016 - 2017 Winnebago Navion 24J, 25.5'

Along with 300W of solar and new batteries, we relocated an electrical outlet for more convenient camping when not connected to shore power.

Equipment Added:  3x SF100 solar panels 1x 15.5" Tilt Bar Set 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A system core 2x AGM 4CT 220Ah batteries 1x Trik-L-Start charger 1x 15A/125V Outlet   

Equipment Added:
3x SF100 solar panels
1x 15.5" Tilt Bar Set
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A system core
2x AGM 4CT 220Ah batteries
1x Trik-L-Start charger
1x 15A/125V Outlet

 

300W of solar panels

300W of solar panels

220Ah battery bank

220Ah battery bank

Blue Sky 2512ix-HV Charge Controller

Blue Sky 2512ix-HV Charge Controller

7/22/2016 – 2016 Winnebago Trend 23B, 23'

Another Signature Lithium battery system.  It took some neat wiring and fancy woodworking skills to install this power system.

Equipment Added:  3x SP100 solar panels 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A system core 1x Roof C-Box 1x 180Ah Signature Lithium Battery System 1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter Kit

Equipment Added:
3x SP100 solar panels
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A system core
1x Roof C-Box
1x 180Ah Signature Lithium Battery System
1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter Kit

300W of solar panels

300W of solar panels

Roof Mount Combiner Box

Roof Mount Combiner Box

Victron Color Control GX System Monitor

Victron Color Control GX System Monitor

7/1/2016 - 2017 Nexus Phantom 31P, 31’

Space constraints were a major issue with this rig.  We had to reinforce the bay and temporarily remove the bay door to get everything to fit.  In the end we managed to install two Victron lithium 200Ah batteries in our Signature lithium system feature complete cold weather charging disconnect systems.  The inverter is a Victron hybrid 3000VA and there is 1120W of solar panels on the roof.

Victron Multiplus 3000VA

Victron Multiplus 3000VA

Victron System Controls

Victron System Controls

Lithium Battery Bank Controls

Lithium Battery Bank Controls

7/1/2016 - 2016 Itasca Navion 24G, 24'

When air conditioning is important, you better go big with your battery capacity.  This customer got an 800Ah Victron Signature lithium system will full cold weather charging disconnects.  The Victron 3000VA inverter/charger can draw from shore power or a generator at the same time as it draws from the battery bank to power large loads like air conditioners.

Before Lithium

Before Lithium

During Installation

During Installation

800Ah Victron Lithium System

800Ah Victron Lithium System