☀️ RV Solar Install! 😎 (Full Time RV Life)

☀️ SOLAR is HERE! 😎
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This was a BEAST of a project and an even bigger beast of a video. It’s a bit long, covering some solar basics before we jump into the install, so use the chapter marketers (below or in the timeline) to skip around.

Also, be sure to see the blog post (linked below) if you want the technical specs. 👍🏼

🅱 Full Blog Post:

Time Indexes:
00:00 Intro
03:12 RV Electrical Intro
04:49 Converters and Inverters
06:14 Watts and Watt Hours
07:13 Solar Basics
07:54 Solar Planning
12:13 Our Planning
13:27 Our Solar Panel Choice
14:11 Panel Layout Planning
14:45 Panel Installs
18:50 Panel Wiring
20:22 Battery Install Start
20:45 Inverter Move
21:39 Battery Wiring and Mounting
25:31 Roof Channel Issues
28:19 Roof Channel Wiring
30:10 Controller Mounting and Wiring
31:50 Smart Shunt
33:15 VE.Smart Network
34:17 Configuring
35:16 Wiring Overview and Diagram
39:04 New Victron Inverter Plans
39:49 Initial Observations

— Related 🎥
+ Inverter Project:
+ RV Battery Monitoring:
+ RV School (NRVTA):
+ RV Moochdocking:

— Products 🛒
— — Roof — —
+ Hi-Tech 200W Solar Panels:
+ Solar Panel Z-Style Mounting Brackets:
+ TEMCo 10 AWG/Gauge Solar Cable:
+ BougeRV 12 PCS Solar Connectors (MC-4):
+ Plastic Dustproof Waterproof IP65 Junction Box (roof):
+ 10/2 AWG Duplex Tinned Marine Wire 30 Feet (roof to front bay):
+ RecPro 1021 Self-Leveling RV Sealant:
+ Waterproof NPT Cable Glands:
+ Afcat 945 Sealant (select TUBE):
+ Plastic Chisel Scraper Remover Tool Kit:

— — Front Bay — —
+ Battle Born 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery:
+ Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/100 (what we used):
+ All Victron MPPT Solar Charge Controllers:
+ Victron SmartShunt 500A:
+ DIN Rail Midnite Solar Circuit Breaker, 100A 150VDC:
+ DIN Rail PV Breaker – 15 Amp, 150 VDC:
+ Midnite Solar-BBE (Breaker Box):

— — Cabling and Tools — —
+ 4/0 AWG Flexible Welding Cable (Inverter and Battery):
+ 4/0 AWG Copper Terminal Lugs:
+ 2/0 AWG Flexible Welding Cable (battery interconnects):
+ 2/0 AWG Copper Terminal Lugs:
+ 4 AWG Flexible Welding Cable (controllers to batteries):
+ 4 AWG Copper Terminal Lugs:
+ 3/4″ Heat Shrink Tube Red/Black:
+ 1/2″ Heat Shrink Tube Red/Black:
+ 16 Ton Hydraulic Wire Crimper Crimping Tool:
+ Blue Sea Systems 600A Bus Bar:

— — Miscellaneous — —
+ Dremel 3000-2/28 Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit:
+ Fluke 376FC True-RMS Clamp Meter with iFlex:
+ Wagner HT1000 Heat Gun:
+ Mobile Solar Power Made Easy! (book):

— Links 🔗
+ DIY Solar Power with Will Prowse:
+ The Tall & Short Travelers:
+ Our Epic Field Trip Solar Video:
+ You, Me & the RV Solar Video:
+ BlueSea Systems Wire Chart:

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