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Old 04-12-2016, 10:20 PM   #15
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We will be asking Entegra if they will install 2 325 Watt panels on our 17 Cornerstone that we ordered with solar, due to be online any day, and if they wont then we will ask them to leave the wiring available on top and find someone that can. Anxious to hear what you come up with ikold..Thanks!
Entegra pre wires all their coaches for solar with #8 wire and also a feed from where the solar regulator will be then up to the panel above the door for a display. Your better off waiting and let a solar shop help you as it's a plug and play for them No wires to run. Also more choices and less costly. I don't think Entegra will do a 325 watt and you'll be lucky to find the roof space for one.

I just went thru this a few months ago. Settled for smaller wattage panels. Read entire thread.
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Will be finishing my solar project this spring when we get home. The new #4 wire has been run and Midnite Classic controller installed. Planning on 1040 watts on the roof with zero shading.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:25 AM   #17
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I also learned that lesson from the long BigMoneySr post. I could have had twice the solar power, for less money over the $2,700. factory option.
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Will be finishing my solar project this spring when we get home. The new #4 wire has been run and Midnite Classic controller installed. Planning on 1040 watts on the roof with zero shading.
Will be interested in how you got around the shading issue. Met a nice couple at Eastbank a few weeks ago with a 2013 Anthem. They had installed 1400+ watts of solar and 1000 AH of Lithium batteries (or maybe it was the other way around?). Panels were too low and had shading issues with the Girard rails, etc. No room to walk on roof.

Will your panels be tiltable?
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I also learned that lesson from the long BigMoneySr post. I could have had twice the solar power, for less money over the $2,700. factory option.
Probably very true! Our 400 watts of solar cost $5,875 factory invoice in 2009. They are mounted on standoff's but still shaded by the Girard style awnings and facade.
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For those interested in a mega-solar install and/or Lithium, Wheelingit did an excellent description of their upgrade recently. It's worth a read. 600AH of Lithium and 1400 Watts of Solar.

The Big “Beastly” Solar/Battery Upgrade Part I – Why? – Wheeling It
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Will be interested in how you got around the shading issue. Met a nice couple at Eastbank a few weeks ago with a 2013 Anthem. They had installed 1400+ watts of solar and 1000 AH of Lithium batteries (or maybe it was the other way around?). Panels were too low and had shading issues with the Girard rails, etc. No room to walk on roof.

Will your panels be tiltable?
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Yes, they will be tiltable.
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We have 1040 watts solar on our roof with no shading and have been very happy. Magnum PT 100 controller.
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