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Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Anyone installed solar panels on a Class B?

Hi Everyone,

I want to have solar panel(s) installed on my 2000 Pleasure Way Excel. Can anyone recommend a good solar dealer/installer in the Scottsdale, AZ area? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Try RV Solar Electric in Scottsdale. They have been around a long time.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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I installed a panel on my Pleasure Way Excel . It fit right in between the roof vent and the AC. RVSolarElectric.com is a good site to check out. If you wanted to go to Quartzsite in January they have great deals and installation on site.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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Huh!!! Same question you ask on 4 different forums here on iRV2
Should have a good answer by now. Unless plugging a certain solar installer?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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Cut a new member some slack?

Triker56:

I'm a brand new member. I posted in 3 different places. The first was the newcomer's area. The 2nd was the area for owners of the Excel. But a nice member told me that it wasn't for the Pleasure Way Excel, it was for a different Excel RV. So the 3rd post was in the Class B forum.

Maybe you could cut a newcomer some slack?

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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Thanks!

Thanks everyone else for the warm welcome and the great suggestions
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone else for the warm welcome and the great suggestions
I was looking at year old issue of motorhome today, I noticed an advertisement for portable solar panels. The fold up, and go into am carrying case. Looks like about 60 lbs, and 80 watts. Comes with built in controller. It was about 700 dollars. I think it was rvsolar.com. I am not sure, but I thought it was a great idea.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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Hi TdogKing,

I received an email reply from rvsolarelectric (thanks for the recommendation), and the salesman is asking me what kind of room I have on the roof.

Can you tell me what size panel you installed? Wattage and actual physical size dimensions of it?

He has a 140W panel that is 27" x 60" which could work, but he wants to know if I have room for it, and I have no idea. I just bought my 2000 Excel and haven't been up on the roof yet I'm traveling about on my own and don't have access to a ladder at the moment.

I will be in Tucson for Thanksgiving with friends and they can probably help me measure, but I thought I'd ask you first, since you have an Excel too!

Thanks very much!

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Brandy,

My coach is a 2003 and not sure if they ever move the vent with different years or not . I'll go out tomorrow and see if I can measure it, it's under a cover. It was a 3 amp panel , you could go wider if you remove the Winegard antenna which I'll probably do someday as I have Direct TV. I mean remove the antenna not a bigger panel. I found that traveling/sightseeing everyday I don't have a problem running out of battery.
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I did find this picture I took of my panel


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