Originally Posted by glamperjan
I'm trying to build my solar panel stash and I've got a suitcase 100 watt. By Renergy. How can I get it to run the refrigerator while boondocking? It came with wires that snap into the generator but I don't want to screw it up. I've watched several YouTube videos but they all stopped at hooking up the refrigerator. Can you help in letting me know what I need once I get the battery in the coach? Can I parallel that to my house battery without blowing anything? It's a lawn mower battery that stays fully charged on my panels. The most it's lasted is 2 hours in running the house lights before recharging. I would just like that help it run the refrigerator while boondocking. Thanks for any help.
From other posts it looks like you have a Chateau 22B - which appears to have an RV fridge (versus residential..)
It should use very little battery power (for the control board) - and cool with propane while boondocking...
I would not recommend hooking up a lawn mower battery in parallel with RV battery - Not really going to help on the discharge side - and could be easily damaged on charge side...
Your solar panel(s) should be able to tie into the existing RV batteries... Not sure 100W will buy you much - but it can be done... and additional panels added later.
I can typically boondock a long weekend easily running fridge (on propane), led lights, tv, blu ray player with 2 12v coach batteries.
Adding additional batteries is always an option as well (assuming room for them to fit)