Trailer

10/27/17 – 2017 Escape Trailer, 19’

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. 

Equipment Added:  2x SF180W Solar Panel Kits 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core 1x VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle 1x Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor 1x Wallbox for BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor 1x Victron Phoenix 12/500V VE.Direct Inverter 1x VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle 1x Progressive Dynamics PD9145 charger

Equipment Added:
2x SF180W Solar Panel Kits
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core
1x VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle
1x Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor
1x Wallbox for BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor
1x Victron Phoenix 12/500V VE.Direct Inverter
1x VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle
1x Progressive Dynamics PD9145 charger

500W inverter, Battery Monitor, Charge Controller and Charger

500W inverter, Battery Monitor, Charge Controller and Charger

8/25/17 – 2017 Surveyor Travel Trailer, 32’

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.
 

Equipment Added:  2x SF180 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core

Equipment Added:
2x SF180 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core

2x 180W Solar Panels

2x 180W Solar Panels

40A Blue Sky Charge Controller

40A Blue Sky Charge Controller

3/30/2017 - 2015 Wind River Trailer, 32'

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.

Equipment Added:   3x SF160 Solar Panel Kits (L-feet were customize to accommodate the crown in the roof) 1x SunRunner Signature 40MPPT/4/Pro System Core 1x Progressive Dynamics PD9260 Charger 2x 300Ah GPL 6CT 6V AGM Batteries

Equipment Added:
3x SF160 Solar Panel Kits (L-feet were customize to accommodate the crown in the roof)
1x SunRunner Signature 40MPPT/4/Pro System Core
1x Progressive Dynamics PD9260 Charger
2x 300Ah GPL 6CT 6V AGM Batteries

480W Solar Charging System

480W Solar Charging System

Solar Charge Controller

Solar Charge Controller

300Ah 6V AGM Batteries in series

300Ah 6V AGM Batteries in series

6/14/2016 - Starcraft AR-One Extreme, 17'

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.  

Solar panels and combiner box

Solar panels and combiner box

Front view of charge controller

Front view of charge controller

Blue Sky 3000i Charge Controller Back View

Blue Sky 3000i Charge Controller Back View

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

6/21/2016 - 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud, 27'

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.

Equipment Added: 2x  SF100 Solar Panels  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core  1x  Roof Box  2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core
1x Roof Box
2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

Interstate Flooded Batteries

Interstate Flooded Batteries

6/17/2016 - 1995 Airstream Classic, 30'

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.

Equipment Added: 2x   SF100 Panels  1x  Roof C-Box  1x  Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)  1x  Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit  1x  Mini On/Off Switch  1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker 1x 12V/USB Outlet   

Equipment Added:
2x  SF100 Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)
1x Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit
1x Mini On/Off Switch
1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker
1x 12V/USB Outlet

 

Combiner box detail: The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar. The cables on the left were for the existing panels. The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Combiner box detail:
The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar.
The cables on the left were for the existing panels.
The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch