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Old 04-27-2020, 12:15 PM   #1
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Factory installed Solar not charging Chassis Battery

Can I convert my factory installed Solar Panel to charge my Chassis Battery not just on my 2017 Jayco Melbourn 24L? Unit is stored without access to shore power and offten das to be jump started after 2-3 wks.
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Welcome to the group!! I would have a battery that the won't start the coach after 2-3 weeks tested and probably replaced. Did you check the battery water? and the service the connections?
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:14 AM   #3
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The factory panel is a maintainer not charger. It will barely keep the house batteries charged if they are fully charged and the disconnect is opened. I have never had it keep up all the batteries. Even with brand new fully charged batteries. Btw we bought our 06 new in 07.

I just disconnect the chassis ground when in storage.
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Old 04-28-2020, 06:24 AM   #4
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Not sure how JAYCO products are set up. You may try posting this question in the JAYCO forum.
Also you can add a panel, regulator and wire it directly to the battery. Solar kits are at a all time low in price.
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