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Old 06-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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What exactly are the solar panels for that are mounted on the a/c shrouds ?? Is it actually used for the a/c or is it just a conveinent place to mount them ?

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What exactly are the solar panels for that are mounted on the a/c shrouds ?? Is it actually used for the a/c or is it just a conveinent place to mount them ?

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Had that on my 94 Bounder. Just about useless. They are just a very small trickle-charge for the house batts.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by By-U Crew:
What exactly are the solar panels for that are mounted on the a/c shrouds ?? Is it actually used for the a/c or is it just a conveinent place to mount them ?

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Chris,

You would have to have most of your roof covered with solar cells to run your AC. Mounted on the shrouds they don't put many additional holes in your roof and they lessen your chance of finding dead batteries when your rig is in storage. They can extend your time between running the generator to recharge when dry camping also.

On my 2001 I have never had a dead battery even when my rig is left out of service for over a month with no shore line available.
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On our Southwind it is a trickle charge for the chassis battery.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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OK ! I figured it couldn't be anything for the a/c !! Thanks, guys !!!

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