Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 07-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Solar Panel Problems

This post is as result of seeing similar problem posted last year by another Beaver owner.
Was having the same odd electrical problem with the House Batteries discharging quickly on my '96 Monterey. This began after removing the cover from my rv after being covered all winter and the sun began shining brightly in our area. Traced the cause to the polarity being reversed by checking the polarity at the inline fuse. Disconnected the fuse and the discharging ceased and the charge on the house batteries have been good now for a couple of weeks. Suspect that the wires were switched sometime in the past before I bought the unit last fall.
Now I have a problem. I cannot find the charging controller for the solar panels and don't really want to remove the panels from the roof to check the connections at the panels as this will ruin the new roof sealing job I just had professionally done at the tune of $2k. Any good ideas on where the controller might be or how to get to the backside of the panels without removing the mounting brackets from the roof? captainbob

captainbob 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 07-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
Nuge's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hammond, IN
Posts: 353
I believe the controller should be installed as close to your panels as possible if installed correctly and preferably close to your batteries but not in the same compartment.
1982 CrossCountry - NW Indiana
Ford Electrician
Built WITHOUT your tax dollars!!
Nuge is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Solar Panel Mr John RV Systems & Appliances 6 06-02-2011 10:58 PM
Getting it from the solar panel into the trailer Shadowcatche Boondocking 17 01-19-2011 02:57 PM
Solar panel controller bsimonds Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 12-26-2010 09:33 PM
Solar Panel installation?? studmuffin Monaco Owner's Forum 8 12-19-2010 12:55 AM
Will installing solar panel be a simple 'plug and play'? neo102470 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 5 10-17-2010 11:00 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.