Fitting Solar Panel to SunLiving Motorhome (1 Viewer)

Dec 2, 2019
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73
Hampshire
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67,143
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Sunliving S60SP
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Just completed our First Overnighter
Good Morning
Has anyone fitted a solar panel to their SunLiving Motorhome?
I am just about to and after any advice. Especially where to place it on the roof and where to run the wire to the battery.
I have a friend who is going to install it for me as I pass the tools!
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Also any advice for when it is installed and how to ensure it is working ok.

We hope to take full use of the solar panel when we for on our 3 week road trip to the Hebrides at the end of April, thats if the sun comes out by then!šŸŒ¬ļøšŸŒ§ļø

Thanks

John
 
Sep 10, 2012
2,144
3,875
worcester
Funster No
22,842
MH
Sunliving van
Exp
2012
Depends where the hab battery is located?
If its under the front passenger seat then you can hide the drop wires from the panels in behind the door pillar covering plastic. (From a recommendation on here). The mppt controller can be mounted at the rear of the seat base either behind the plastic cover or on a replacement cover you make up.
Panel position - wherever it/they fit but try to minimise cable length where possible.
Hth
Bern
 
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JohnnyRoyal
Dec 2, 2019
70
73
Hampshire
Funster No
67,143
MH
Sunliving S60SP
Exp
Just completed our First Overnighter
Depends where the hab battery is located?
If its under the front passenger seat then you can hide the drop wires from the panels in behind the door pillar covering plastic. (From a recommendation on here). The mppt controller can be mounted at the rear of the seat base either behind the plastic cover or on a replacement cover you make up.
Panel position - wherever it/they fit but try to minimise cable length where possible.
Hth
Bern
Thanks Bern, very helpful. Our leisure battery is below the rear passenger seats. So as you say we have to try and take the cable down the panels behind the seats.
We will put the Victron SmartSolar MPPT there as well

 

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