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Old 04-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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hello, looking for a solar battery charger for our new-to-us '99 trop-cal


i am looking for a solar battery charger for our new-to-us '99 trop-cal.

the roof top charger does not seem to work too well. seems to have read about this being a problem for some other folks with similar units.

looked for a FAQ about this...looked at CW website and the choices seem a bit bewildering...tried browsing the posts...

...thanks to this website i read somewhere that you have to be careful not to over charge your batteries/you need to have the correct size watt solar charger/need to watch the water level/ use distilled water/etc.

i would appreciate some insight and suggestion to keeping my batteries happy.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Nine times out of ten its the circuit board portion of the solar charging kit. Replaceable.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Is your interest in a solar charger for use while the rig is in non-electric storage for the winter, or just for normal chassis battery maintenance?

If the latter, I would recommend the Trik-L-Start.

It maintains your chassis battery from the house batteries, so that while you're plugged in to shore power or on the gennie, you always have a proper maintenance charge keeping up your starting batteries. No risk of overcharging.

About $50, IIRC. Its worked great for us, and I believe its now being offered as an option on new coaches.
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