I'm thinking of installing a roof mounted solar panel to my scope trailer to recharge batteries. Has anyone done this? If so did you have to custom fit it or did you buy a turnkey system?
Trailer roof mount solar panel
Posted 26 October 2021 - 10:40 PM
Here's what I've done to my trailers (past & present), but they're camping trailers, not telescope trailers. But solar is solar ;-)
The 2014 Milan is really done nicely, IMO. The link to this one contains an itemized list of all the components I had to buy and a wiring diagram.
Also some thoughts on battery charging: Your Camper/RV Might be Killing Your Battery Bank
There are several ways to attach the solar L-brackets to the roof itself, depending upon what kind of a roof you have.
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Posted 27 October 2021 - 09:41 AM
I too have solar on my travel trailer, 1 KW array to be specific with 6 panels. Go power makes ready made kits as do other companies with everything you need. It is not hard and the instructions are pretty clear. If you are handy it is a snap. Good Luck.
Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:49 AM
That’s quite an array! May I ask what you run off of that? Also what kind of a battery bank do you have and what is the AH capacity?
Do you have any pictures you could post?
Edited by ngatel, 27 October 2021 - 11:50 AM.
Posted 27 October 2021 - 12:39 PM
I used a solar system at my remote camp for years, it consisted of a 500w bank of panels, to a 30amp controller to a bank of 3 - large 12v deep cycle marine batteries, I ran everything save for a propane stove Never had a problem and I left it hooked up winter and summer to maintain the batteries in temps down to -40° F, when we weren't there Just make sure you have the proper size controller, its a key part PS And the right wire gauge size
Edited by LDW47, 27 October 2021 - 12:42 PM.