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Old 04-02-2024, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default DIY Solar Panel Wiring - Roadtrek Simplicity

I've got a nice DIY solar panel on my 2018 Simplicity Roadtrek - and a simple solar charging controller -- all works fine -- EXCEPT... Until now I have had to run the wires outside the van because I just could not find a way to get them from the roof to the battery region in any elegant way. I was looking at going through the AC hole, but my fishing expedition was a failure.

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Old 04-04-2024, 10:17 PM   #2
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I ran the solar panel wires through a thru-hull fitting that is watertight. They are available at marine supply stores. I put it on the vertical part of the roof at the rear of the truck, and ran the wires to the controller mounted on the cabin wall.
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Thanks Tom,
I used the vent pipe as the feed through. Saved poking another hole in the shell... Worked fine.
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