Installing a do-it-yourself solar kit on your RV takes a fair amount of electrical know-how and gumption. It always helps to “see one before you do one”, especially if you’re working with a brand new trailer.
Have you been looking for a handy guide on how to install a DIY solar power system on your fifth wheel trailer? If so, you’re in for a real treat. John Walker made a detailed walkthrough on how he installed solar panels, an automatic satellite antenna, and other electrical gear in his 2015 Montana 3611RL.
After buying four Solar World solar panels late last year (for a total of 840 watts – kind of like this 800 watt install in a converted Zephyr bus) he set out to install three panels on the roof. The fourth panel mounts to a tray for use during colder weather or while he’s camped under tree cover.
Talk about a DIY genius, along with installing the solar panels and wiring everything together himself, he also made his own plywood battery boxes lined with metal from a shower pan.
Learn more about John’s solar panel install and discover lots of helpful pictures at his website…
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