RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2018, 01:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 4,233
Nice use of space. That would be DW's side of the closet in my rig. Also it looks like you used that empty space next to the Hydro Hot. That's where I have my pancake air compressor. That certainly gives me some ideas.

BTW, did you sell all the Magnum equipment you replaced?
__________________

__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-12-2018, 01:46 PM   #16
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKins View Post
Very nicely done.
Do you notice any heat or smell in the closet?
None whatsoever!!! It only contains the batteries and solar chargers so no fans, noise or heat!
__________________

__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 01:51 PM   #17
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottybdivin View Post
Nice use of space. That would be DW's side of the closet in my rig. Also it looks like you used that empty space next to the Hydro Hot. That's where I have my pancake air compressor. That certainly gives me some ideas.

BTW, did you sell all the Magnum equipment you replaced?
LOL, someone here just beat you to it! I didn't have the Magnum control panel since I was using the Silverleaf to control it. I still have the Magnum PT-100 though and the older 3100 watt Magnum MSW inverter but the MSH-3012 is spoken for.
__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #18
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by 757driver View Post
4X4,

Very nice install. Overboard on the 1200 AH of lithium?...............Never!! We also have 1200AH and are loving it.
I agree, love having that much energy available!
__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 12:24 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 383
The workmanship is fantastic. One of the best installs I've seen

Victron solar controllers are 250v. Don't see that often. What is the voltage coming into the controllers? What panels where used?
ALLOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 01:48 PM   #20
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
I'm running 4 Sunrunner SF180 panels in series and then 2 sets of 5 series of the SF100 panels to the second charger. The SF180 set sees around 85v and the FF100 is around 105v.
__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 01:49 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Idleup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4 View Post
Three Photos of rear closet, there first 2 are without the wood cover over the batteries.
4X4,

Your wiring & workmanship is absolutely spectacular.

When I was much younger, I worked Malcolm Forbes private yacht, it had this beautiful wiring and workmanship like what you have. Newmar needs to hire you as a consult on their wiring!

Regards - Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	attachment.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	243.4 KB
ID:	192195  
Idleup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #22
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 2,754
"I need to say that AMSolar is amazing" - so I think they installed it. Quite a pretty job though.
Any pics of the solar panels?
Were the soft panels any good while they were installed? I saw a youtube of someone installing them and they did look slick.
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #23
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idleup View Post


4X4,

Your wiring & workmanship is absolutely spectacular.

When I was much younger, I worked Malcolm Forbes private yacht, it had this beautiful wiring and workmanship like what you have. Newmar needs to hire you as a consult on their wiring!

Regards - Mike
I wish. The only thing I can take credit for is the location of the batteries and inverters as I did not want them together in the same compartment. I also wanted the batteries away from any possible road heat in the summer, so inside they went with ridiculously long cables between them which required running dual 4/0 cables to each inverter. AMSolar takes credit for EVERYTHING else, especially the beautiful installation. Unfortunately for me I previously had a generic shop install a solar system with 6 flexible panels and a charger which I ended up gutting the entire system once I got to AMSolar. The panels were tossed and lucky for me they weren't on long enough to do any damage to the roof from heat buildup. 20/20 hindsight would tell me to simply make a schedule with AMSolar and get it done right the first time.
__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 02:18 PM   #24
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKins View Post
"I need to say that AMSolar is amazing" - so I think they installed it. Quite a pretty job though.
Any pics of the solar panels?
Were the soft panels any good while they were installed? I saw a youtube of someone installing them and they did look slick.
Yep, AMSolar is the installer!
Just waiting for AMSolar to send me some drone shots of the roof with the panels installed which I'll post.

The soft panels look great but did not produce much power. I also found out they can damage the roof because of them being black they absorb a lot of heat, which also decreases their efficiency. I have a valance so my glass panels are mounted a few inches above the roof so they stay cooler because they get ventilation from underneath, they stay more efficient because of being cooler plus they shade the roof so the motorhome stays cooler. All benefits of "floating" them!
__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 08:09 PM   #25
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
Two rooftop shots from AMSolar. 4x180 watt and 10x100 watt cells.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Roof1.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	622.1 KB
ID:	192230   Click image for larger version

Name:	Roof2.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	384.7 KB
ID:	192231  

__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 03:44 AM   #26
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 2,754
Man, if you can't charge a cell phone battery now..... ;-)
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 06:29 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 4,233
That's a lot of panels. It it possible to walk past them?
__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 11:48 AM   #28
4x4
Senior Member
 
4x4's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 278
There’s one tight spot but yes I can walk from front to back.
__________________

__________________
2007 Newmar Essex 4510, Spartan K2, 500HP ISM, Allison 4000
Silverleaf Dash & House, 1720w Solar, Dual Victron 3kw Multiplus, 1200ah Lithium
2016 Jeep Hard Rock Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited
4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
upgrade



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgraded my new-to-me 2007 Essex 4x4 Newmar Owner's Forum 34 02-12-2018 09:05 AM
Essex :: 2003 Newmar 4374 Essex Navionflyer iRV2 Owners Registry 0 02-01-2018 08:36 PM
Essex "meets" deer; deer gone, Essex wounded. racer0624 Newmar Owner's Forum 16 07-10-2007 05:37 AM
2007 Essex/ 2007 MADP Comfort Drive Equipped Coaches rebelsbeach Newmar Owner's Forum 17 01-02-2007 01:37 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.