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post #1 of 16 Old 10-24-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody have solar hooked up to their trailer? I have 4 6volt batteries and was thinking of running solar to them to keep them charged instead of having to run the geni to charge them. Looking for ideas, mines a 5th wheel toyhauler.
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just browsing and found your thread. you still have quesstions? I have a 38' hauler with three 125 watt panels and a 2000 watt inverter and four 6 v batts. I installed my self. let me know if I can help.
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I'm still looking for ideas. How bad was the install? Did you piece your own system together or buy a kit?
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I pieced mine with a partial kit. Wasn't bad... Second for bro in law was esier.

Aaron 2005 f250 552/1040 45k miles
S&B. 4" mbrp, Arp's, Dual oil bypass. CCV fltr, Clnt fltr Mag trans pan 08 diff cover. 4.10's, 315's MotoMetal 951 & 5" lift.TGC trac bar, Bislstien Shocks & Dual stear stabilizer. B&W . Air Rides. Snows MPG Max. Edge Insight, fuel sens. DC Eng.185 alt. 58v ficm 6.4 Juger pump Fass sump
NO more mtw turbo
AJB Custom R.R.
AJB Custom y pipe
AJB P&P Intake
PHP Gryphon
Banks IC
BARDER Stg2
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I have not ran my gen all season. With the inverter it is nice having quiet power all the time. 2000 watts will not run a AC but coffee in the morn is nice and tv at night with no noise is better... Run my fridge and hot water on the inverter while traveling and then run on propane. During the day I will switch the fridge back and forth... Plus will caim it as an add on to the second house for tax purposes.

Aaron 2005 f250 552/1040 45k miles
S&B. 4" mbrp, Arp's, Dual oil bypass. CCV fltr, Clnt fltr Mag trans pan 08 diff cover. 4.10's, 315's MotoMetal 951 & 5" lift.TGC trac bar, Bislstien Shocks & Dual stear stabilizer. B&W . Air Rides. Snows MPG Max. Edge Insight, fuel sens. DC Eng.185 alt. 58v ficm 6.4 Juger pump Fass sump
NO more mtw turbo
AJB Custom R.R.
AJB Custom y pipe
AJB P&P Intake
PHP Gryphon
Banks IC
BARDER Stg2
Warrens 175/30
P.I. T.C & input.
Flight Fab. Track bars

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Where did you get your pieces from? Is your inverter hooked up to your main breaker so you can use all your outlets off the inverter? I think I may have to rewire my inverter. My WW doesn't have an automatic transfer switch so I may have to do that first. My inverter is wired up with a DPDT switch that I manually switch from inverter to generator. I like the idea of running fridge off batteries while driving and the tax write off, never thought of that.
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ul solar... installed double 20 amp breakers. one for each phase. throw the main 50 amp off and flip the inverter on.. also have a remote on for the inverter. slight pita but alot cheaper and easier than a relay being I have a two phase bus.

Aaron 2005 f250 552/1040 45k miles
S&B. 4" mbrp, Arp's, Dual oil bypass. CCV fltr, Clnt fltr Mag trans pan 08 diff cover. 4.10's, 315's MotoMetal 951 & 5" lift.TGC trac bar, Bislstien Shocks & Dual stear stabilizer. B&W . Air Rides. Snows MPG Max. Edge Insight, fuel sens. DC Eng.185 alt. 58v ficm 6.4 Juger pump Fass sump
NO more mtw turbo
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AJB Custom y pipe
AJB P&P Intake
PHP Gryphon
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I was looking at my new truck and thinking how many solar panels I could fit on the top of the crew cab.. muhahaha. Maybe later.
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That sounds complicated. You have any pictures of your install or parts you used?
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just covered my trailer last week... it is simple.. match your breaker from h depot. is your breaker pannel a single or twin buss? this is what determines whether you need two breaker or not or you can run half the trailer depending on which side of bus you tie into. run a 12/2 or 12/3 to the inverter.

Aaron 2005 f250 552/1040 45k miles
S&B. 4" mbrp, Arp's, Dual oil bypass. CCV fltr, Clnt fltr Mag trans pan 08 diff cover. 4.10's, 315's MotoMetal 951 & 5" lift.TGC trac bar, Bislstien Shocks & Dual stear stabilizer. B&W . Air Rides. Snows MPG Max. Edge Insight, fuel sens. DC Eng.185 alt. 58v ficm 6.4 Juger pump Fass sump
NO more mtw turbo
AJB Custom R.R.
AJB Custom y pipe
AJB P&P Intake
PHP Gryphon
Banks IC
BARDER Stg2
Warrens 175/30
P.I. T.C & input.
Flight Fab. Track bars

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