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Pfoaas 08-27-2017 12:58 AM

Solar prewire
 
Where do the cables end inside the unit ?

Bob Denman 08-27-2017 01:31 PM

I'm wondering the same thing...:)
(2018 Outlaw 29H)
Nobody has been able to give us an answer...:facepalm:

ewacowboy 08-27-2017 01:58 PM

Not sure about a MH....but ours terminated at a metal electrical junction box in the belly storage right next to our battery compartment in our fifth wheel.

wenzOmatic 08-27-2017 07:59 PM

I'm still awaiting our unit, but I'd be interested in where are they on the outside? Roof or somewhere else...

ewacowboy 08-27-2017 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wenzOmatic (Post 85346)
I'm still awaiting our unit, but I'd be interested in where are they on the outside? Roof or somewhere else...

Again....on our 5th wheel - they tucked ours inside a vent pipe capped on the roof.

Porkchop 08-27-2017 09:48 PM

Usually in the battery compartment. Maybe in a box, probably not.

Bill

wenzOmatic 08-27-2017 09:50 PM

Like an Easter Egg hunt, lol

Bob Denman 08-27-2017 10:02 PM

:D That's a goo way to look at it!! :thumb:

carlgorski 08-28-2017 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pfoaas (Post 85228)
Where do the cables end inside the unit ?



In my Qauntum that are by inverter and CB box.

carlgorski 09-04-2017 05:55 AM

[QUOTE=carlgorski;85442]In my Qauntum they are by CB box. Panel under bedQUOTE]

Peterrrr 09-05-2017 12:31 PM

On my Four Winds 31Y, on the roof there are two MC4 connectors into a waterproof cable entry plate. The wires terminate under the dinette seat, (behind the 120v breaker panel), as part of the right side wiring harness. They are an orange/black wire and white #10 wire, coiled together. There is enough wire to go through the cable entry hole in the floor to the storage compartment next to the batteries.

Bob Denman 09-05-2017 12:46 PM

Orange/Black, & White? Thanks! :thumb:
This gives us a starting point for our search. :D

sluiceman2 09-10-2017 01:32 AM

Solar Wires
 
I have a 2018 Chateau 24F, THe wires are in the driver's side electrical cord compartment. They run from an electrical type box up thru a conduit to the roof where there is a covered outlet like the water outside connection.

AlbNYThor 09-12-2017 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pfoaas (Post 85228)
Where do the cables end inside the unit ?

2018 Windsport 34P: mine were under the bed as well. An orange wire with a white wire with no label and not tied into anything. At least they match the colors of the wires that are on the roof.

Now to figure out how to connect them to the battery. Any suggestions?

carlgorski 09-16-2017 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlbNYThor (Post 87998)
2018 Windsport 34P: mine were under the bed as well. An orange wire with a white wire with no label and not tied into anything. At least they match the colors of the wires that are on the roof.



Now to figure out how to connect them to the battery. Any suggestions?



I guess Thor means solar ready to junction box. Did you find any wires to battery area?

AlbNYThor 09-18-2017 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlgorski (Post 88525)
I guess Thor means solar ready to junction box. Did you find any wires to battery area?

There isn't anything solely to go from the charge controller to the battery. The compartment they come into contains the wires coming from the battery that eventually get to the fuse box so I'm wondering if there's something I can tie into.

Bob Denman 09-18-2017 07:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2OhIvxQls

hobbicam 07-28-2018 12:41 AM

I am also looking for mine.. Solar Ready wire terminations from roof.

So, on my new 2018 37GP, it is solar ready. It looks like an MC4 on the roof and the drawing that Thor sent me alone with a chat with the dealer, says it is near my entrance door, on the bathroom wall (possibly near) the roof or near all the main battery disconnect, or step control switch.

Upon inspection, I don't find anything.. except a COAX cable. I verified it, but turning on all the TV, and unplugging the cable that the coax was jump to.. all my tv lost signal... thus I assume it is from the antennae.

No other cable I can see except 110 power that seems to go to a GFCI plug in the bath.

I thought I would get sneaky and put a wire toner on the MC4 connector on the roof, after I test to make sure that it was not live... then I ran around the wall on the outside with the toner receiver end... nothing. I tried up on the roof near where the diagram has shown and where the dealer suggested it was.. no luck. I started to move around the roof "from inside" and through the whole roof it was on and off, faint tone and non at all.. it was random.. possibly interference with something else.. but the done was there...

I tried on the roof.. no luck either. I only get really high tone, about 2-4 feet in diameter away from where I plug the toner. My worry is that if it was like my radio GPS.. that darn Solar cable is still rolled up and wire tied in a loop.

My Radio kept dropping GPS or not having any.. it was always telling me I was in the side road, and sometime just not work. Upon inspection, the GPS was plugged in behind the radio, but so was the whole GPS puck.. all still rolled up and wired tied under the radio. I unwrapped it and move it toward the window and now it work.

Same was with my AM/FM radio in the garage.. I could not get my NPR, so finally looked behind and it was the same.. the whole 4-6ft of wire was nicely wire tied in spool about 2 inchs in the wall.

Too bad it seems to be this type of workers in the whole industry.. maybe something will happen from the Chinese RV industry.. it might should like it would be cheap, it can't be any worst.. just bad manuals... who cares.. we custom our coaches as soon as we get it here anyway... all the saving could do into customizing or pulling our own solar cables...etc..

Still searching for the factory cables as of now.. hope we all find it.

Hobbicam..

carlgorski 07-28-2018 01:51 AM

Mine the wires from roof went down to power panel area. I had to run my own wires to Batteries. I also found a bad connection on one of the wires. Also as they come down to panel they are reversed from roof. + is - and - is +. I found were they got them crossed. Another fine Thor quality job.




Quote:

Originally Posted by hobbicam (Post 134511)
I am also looking for mine.. Solar Ready wire terminations from roof.

So, on my new 2018 37GP, it is solar ready. It looks like an MC4 on the roof and the drawing that Thor sent me alone with a chat with the dealer, says it is near my entrance door, on the bathroom wall (possibly near) the roof or near all the main battery disconnect, or step control switch.

Upon inspection, I don't find anything.. except a COAX cable. I verified it, but turning on all the TV, and unplugging the cable that the coax was jump to.. all my tv lost signal... thus I assume it is from the antennae.

No other cable I can see except 110 power that seems to go to a GFCI plug in the bath.

I thought I would get sneaky and put a wire toner on the MC4 connector on the roof, after I test to make sure that it was not live... then I ran around the wall on the outside with the toner receiver end... nothing. I tried up on the roof near where the diagram has shown and where the dealer suggested it was.. no luck. I started to move around the roof "from inside" and through the whole roof it was on and off, faint tone and non at all.. it was random.. possibly interference with something else.. but the done was there...

I tried on the roof.. no luck either. I only get really high tone, about 2-4 feet in diameter away from where I plug the toner. My worry is that if it was like my radio GPS.. that darn Solar cable is still rolled up and wire tied in a loop.

My Radio kept dropping GPS or not having any.. it was always telling me I was in the side road, and sometime just not work. Upon inspection, the GPS was plugged in behind the radio, but so was the whole GPS puck.. all still rolled up and wired tied under the radio. I unwrapped it and move it toward the window and now it work.

Same was with my AM/FM radio in the garage.. I could not get my NPR, so finally looked behind and it was the same.. the whole 4-6ft of wire was nicely wire tied in spool about 2 inchs in the wall.

Too bad it seems to be this type of workers in the whole industry.. maybe something will happen from the Chinese RV industry.. it might should like it would be cheap, it can't be any worst.. just bad manuals... who cares.. we custom our coaches as soon as we get it here anyway... all the saving could do into customizing or pulling our own solar cables...etc..

Still searching for the factory cables as of now.. hope we all find it.

Hobbicam..


gadgettr1 02-10-2019 10:58 PM

Outlaw 29H solar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 85279)
I'm wondering the same thing...:)
(2018 Outlaw 29H)
Nobody has been able to give us an answer...:facepalm:




Did you ever find out about the 29H and solar? We are getting ready to buy a 2018 29H and are curious about solar.


Chip


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