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GWylie 03-06-2018 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by BBQ (Post 68808)
Adding solar is easy (and inexpensive).

Lots of DIY turnkey solar kits on the market.

Check out AMSolar, Zamp, Renogy... they all have kits for RVs.

Lots of youtube instructional videos.

I understand. But the roof is somewhat constrained due to the shape. Looking for the maximum output with the roof.

rjf7g 03-06-2018 08:44 PM

My 1999 American Cruiser has a solar panel on the roof - not sure of specs.

Lilliport 03-07-2018 03:45 PM

Still seeking owner's manual
I have a 1997 American Cruiser on a Ford Chassis, 19 feet, 55K miles. I am seeking any printed info available regarding the on board systems. I am a newbie, and I am having trouble understanding how things work. Would be happy to pay for documentation copies. Previous owner said he had them when I agreed to buy, but could not produce them when I picked the unit up. Begging for help. Thanks!

rjf7g 03-07-2018 05:47 PM

I posted some pages from my 1999 documentation at

kmrotterdam 06-07-2018 10:04 PM

Yes I installed solar on mine. I have a 100 watt panel in the front and then a 50 watt panel between the two vent fans, that's about all you can get up there. I used the thin flexible panels. I have a Grape Solar charge controller, and I have two 120 amp hour batteries in the battery bay.

Midwestsurfguy 08-26-2018 03:26 AM

American Cruiser RE2000 RV Battery connections?
I have an America Cruiser built in 2000. The batteries for the RV side of things died. I got new ones today, I took a picture of the wiring before I disconnected the old batteries. When I was hooking up the new ones and I found a cable that was not connected to the batteries before. It is the same size as a regular car battery cable. I am not sure where it is supposed to go. But I am guessing that it is supposed to go on the positive side.I really don't want to guess a fry something. Can anyone send me a picture of their battery connections? If you have any kind of wiring diagram that would be really great.

Jimbo614 11-24-2018 08:59 PM

Just purchased a 2000X, year 2000
I'll be looking for a new set of tires. Any recommendations?


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