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Old 11-12-2015, 07:02 AM   #1
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Books on electrical and solar

What are the best current books out there on solar power in electrical wiring and maintenance class a Motorhome? Also what are the good books on boondocking and living off the grid

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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Not books but some good reading to learn from.

1) Jack and Danielle Mayer

2) https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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Just google "RV solar" for lots of handy links on that subject.

I have yet to see a clear and through coverage of the complex systems in the class A vehicles. I am a retired ASE Certified Master Auto Technician, and it took me about 3 months of studying various sources, reading wiring diagrams, and poking around on my own MH to figure out how all the various electrical systems interact. I ended up with a folder of about 25 pages of notes and diagrams to use as my personal guidebook.

This is a great place to start your studies:

(Note that his example system is a simple one as often used on travel trailers. Class A coaches are quite a bit more complex)

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Old 11-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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Here is some good simple reading on solar.

AM Solar's Educational Pages for RV Solar Systems
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Thanks all, been shopping this week for class A's four season diesel pushers. Looking at the various options Seems like every one has some compromise.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:34 PM   #6
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Here's some good general information.


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