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Old 03-28-2019, 01:33 AM   #21
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My 2018 Palazzo came with a single 100W panel and a PWM-30 (30amp) controller. If you verify what size controller you have and, if possible, what gauge wires they pre-installed then Go Power or other manufacturer could recommend max panel size and/or quantity.
I added a complete Go Power 680 system and Li batteries and then rewired the factory stuff to my Chassis batteries (since flooded batteries have different charge parameters than Li and use a different isolator)
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:59 AM   #22
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I have the 2019 model year and they said I have the "GO Power" 10 amp solar controller installed from factory (usually next to the steps). Is that possible to buy a renogy solar 100 watts with out a controller for I have it already and I need somebody to help me how to hook it up. tanks
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Old 07-22-2020, 04:14 AM   #23
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I have the 2019 model year and they said I have the "GO Power" 10 amp solar controller installed from factory (usually next to the steps). Is that possible to buy a renogy solar 100 watts with out a controller for I have it already and I need somebody to help me how to hook it up. tanks
Its very simple
>You need the panels (either sold or flexible)
>You need the mounts (screwed into roof for solid, Eternabond tape for flexible)
>You need MC4 connectors (to connect the wire on the panels to the wire that Thor pre-wired). If you add two panels to the roof, then you need MC4 splitters as well to bring the 4 wires from two panels into 2 wires to connect to the Thor pre-wire
>Im not sure if you need wire from the controller to the House Batteries, or if Thor pre-wires that also

You can Google most of it for info, purchase needed items on Amazon, and also search the Thor Forum for more info

Let us know how it goes for you
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Old 07-22-2020, 04:20 AM   #24
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Personally I would upgrade to a 40amp mppt solar controller and 300 - 400 watts of solar on the roof. That way it helps to off set cloudy days or partial shade to fill my two 6v 220 amp batteries up.

This is on the top of my 2019 spring wish list.
Did you ever add your solar?
Just wondering what it looks like (ie. controller, panels, wiring, etc)
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:43 AM   #25
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Nope, Life got in the way (then Covid ) and we didnt use the RV very much this year at all.

I still have solar in my plans. I like to add 200 watts this fall before my trip Upper MI.

I did install a 12 volt sub panel behind my TV over steps....so I could add a 12 v fan cockpit and a map light for the navigator + room for 4 more 12 volt items.

I will try and post this sometime.
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:38 AM   #26
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Hello, We purchased a 2018 Thor Windsport 34J back in April. Have put 9000 miles on it. Love it! We are prewired on our roof for solar panels. Has anyone installed panels....recommendations , installation instructions. min wattage. and where are the wires. I'm and aircraft mechanic so really a nobrainer but looking for some tips. And where to purchase panels. Thank you and Happy holidays.
super easy to add if it is prewired and has controller!

I put 2 100 watt panels on roof

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

you should have connectors on roof.

I bought cables, mounts on amazon.

Reason I bought Polycrystalline, they cheap and will probably outlast me!

keeps all my batteries charged and my frig running all the time!

going big this winter and covering entire roof in panels!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:23 AM   #27
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Solar install

Macdaddy1111 your Amazon links don't work, could you give us the name of the solar panels and hardware you used, thanks
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #28
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Hello, We purchased a 2018 Thor Windsport 34J back in April. Have put 9000 miles on it. Love it! We are prewired on our roof for solar panels. Has anyone installed panels....recommendations , installation instructions. min wattage. and where are the wires. I'm and aircraft mechanic so really a nobrainer but looking for some tips. And where to purchase panels. Thank you and Happy holidays.
Solar powered convoy happening?

I am renovating a 1995 Thor Residency but removing the propane/lp/"gas" oriented capabilities.

I am having 4 400 watt solar panels by "Trina" ($210.00/ each: "santansolar" is "the seller" by the by); hooked up to 4 Giandel ($840.00/ each!) (Power Inverters 5000W/10000W 12V to 110 V-120 V 4.5M), and 12 Power-Sonic PS12550U 12V 55Ah Batteries ($150.00/ each!) since I want to be "off the grid" and not connected to various rv parks "version" of 50a for extended periods of time. I am new here (first "hello" is posted today!) but is solar powering an RV or its major systems a relatively new (last 25 to 30 years) trend?

It seemed like a logical thing to me but I am a US Army veteran and 100% disabled so I see things differently than the citizenry overall...

I found everything on Ebay.com by the by...

And I don't get anything for telling the [group] any of this stuff. I have been helping and protecting civilians since 1979 specifically...

Just the satisfaction of knowing that I can still contribute...
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