I recently traveled to Julian, California to install a complete solar system on a 38' Montana 5th wheel RV trailer. The system includes 3 Overlander-170 watt solar panels, four new East Penn Deka batteries, and a GP-IC-3000 Inverter / Charger. The 3000 watt inverter is wired in pass through mode so every time the shore power or generator is used the GP-IC-3000 Inverter / Charger will quick charge the batteries with the built-in 125 amp battery charger. With four batteries, every appliance in the RV can be operated except for the air conditioner. The generator or shore power is required to operate the air conditioner. The customers are leaving soon for a 18 month road trip.
Ready for full time RV living? Adding a GP-IC-2000 Inverter / Charger to your RV will allow you to operate your RV appliances and will quick charge your batteries when the generator is installed. This system has dual cable runs from the roof so that a total of 6 Overlander-170 solar panels can be installed. Four AGM batteries were installed to provide the battery power to the inverter. Sun Power RV provides installation for the San Diego area and is an authorized dealer of Go Power mobile solar power systems.
If you have a RV parked in your driveway, here is a brilliant and cost effective solution to adding solar power to that motor home.