This is another client of ours that made the decision to move out of their traditional home and live the RV lifestyle full-time. This client actually had their brand-new Escape trailer delivered to our facility by the manufacturer. They are planning on working full-time out of their trailer while traveling around the country. The 360W solar power system we installed will help keep their batteries charged, and allow them to run some light DC loads while they journey throughout the country.
This client wanted to install a small amount of solar power now with the potential for adding more in the future. We fully wired their trailer, installed a 40A Blue Sky charge controller, our AM Solar Roof Combiner Box, and 360 Watts of solar power. When ready to expand, all they will need to do is mount more solar panels to the roof, and wire them into the Combiner Box. That’s a job they should easily be able to do themselves as a DIY project now that the hard work is out of the way.
This rig came to us with a factory solar pre-wire that was completely inadequate for the client’s power requirements. We replaced the pre-wire with a much thicker set of 4ga cables and we replaced the factory PWM charge controller with a 40A MPPT controller. Now the rig has 480W of solar, a new 300Ah battery bank and an advanced three stage charger.
This rig got 200W of solar with an MPPT charge controller along with two flooded batteries. When installing on TPO roofs it is important to use a special sealant. Our traditional Dicor sealant is not compatible with TPO and will bubble.
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.
This customer came to us with a price ceiling and asked that we give them the most power possible for their budget goal. Upon inspecting the trailer, we found that their batteries were completely dead. We replaced them with a pair of low cost Interstate Flooded batteries and added two 100W panels to the roof with a 25A SunRunner Signature MPPT core. The system can easily be expanded with the addition of two more 100W panels when the customer is ready.
We installed a 640W solar charging system and cleaned up the battery box on this fifth wheel.
This rig came to us with two functioning 65W panels and a low-end charge controller. They wanted more power. We added two of our 100W solar panels and combined them all in a roof mount c-box. Instead of penetrating the roof under the c-box, we routed the cables down the refrigerator vent. Because of the two different panel types, with different voltages, we went with a PWM replacement charge controller and added a battery monitor. (MPPT controllers don’t do well with mixed panels). We also added a USB outlet for portable device charging.