This Class B rig came to us with two 12V 100Ah Group 31 AGM batteries externally mounted under each side of the chassis behind rear wheels. The owner, Roger, was very clever to route ropes through his frame to pull wires prior to him building out the interior. Roger also provided a shelf in the driver's rear wheel-well bay for mounting AM Solar inverter system.
This rig had already been equipped with 800 Watts of solar and a 2,800 Watt inverter from a previous install. Our long-time customers/friends changed out their AGM - 8D batteries after a little over 6 years of use for some fresh 12V, 255Ah AGMs.
We installed a solar charging system and a Trik-L-Start device which charges the starter battery from the house battery.
For the ambitious do-it-yourselfers out there who are overwhelmed by doing a full solar installation, consider having AM Solar do a partial install. In this case, we’ve secured the panels and routed the solar cables. The owner intends to tackle the remainder of the project, which will include a Victron charge controller and lithium battery system. This saves the customer time and money, while giving them a head start on their solar project and control over the installation process.