solar on 2009 thor four-winds?

gypsydanrvgypsydanrv Posts: 1Registered Users
I have a 2009 Four-Winds Chateau, 2009, and want to find out if anyone has installed solar on a Thor Four-winds RV in that age range? I'm trying to determine:
  1. How you connected the new inverter/charger to the existing converter to take advantage of the internal 117v plugs.
  2. Where did you put the inverter/charger and other instruments?
  3. If extra batteries were instlled, where?

Thanks for any input.

Dan


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  • ScoobyMikeScoobyMike Posts: 26Registered Users ✭✭
    Hello Dan,

    I put a small solar system on my 2005 Presidio, which should be similar:

    1 - Your existing inverter charger stays the same, you will simply wire the PV charge controller into the same battery bank.

    2 - run the wires from the PV through a roof vent. I expect that you will use a PWM charge controller, which are inexpensive and relatively small.  If the CC has no display, mount it in the battery compartment.  If it has a display you want to see then mount it on an inside wall close to the PV wires.  This makes the installation job more time consuming and I fount that I rarely looked at the charge controller display as I had the same information on my RV electronics panel.

    3 - I had 4 6-Volt golf cart batteries, and they fit in the battery compartment.  The number of batteries is determined by your usage needs, are the batteries you have adequate for your needs?
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