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Old 03-09-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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Solar install

I read on this forum there is a guy that goes around the country doing RV solar install, anyone know who this is? We r in Florida thx
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I believe AM Solar has someone on Florida's west coast in the winters. Go to their website <amsolar.com> for their office phone # ...
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there are two guys i remember doing that -
1) larry the owner of starlight solar in yuma, az. his id on this board is batterypro.
2) marvin, mentioned by tina on her blog at wheelingit.us.

disclaimer: i have no personal contact with either.

some people on this board have done solar systems on their own coach. among them, some are/were electricians or electronic engineers. they might be willing to do side works or helping you with a nominal fee. one of them is tom (id: baphenatem). by reading his comments i came to believe he is very good.

overall, solar system install isn't a rocket science but does require a thorough understanding of electricity, battery, inverter, controller, wiring and rv in general. if you are confident you can do it, great. if not, find someone to do it for you, that money will be well spent.

good luck!
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You definitely want to go with a reputable qualified installer.
I bought my lithium batteries from Larry at Starlight Solar and can say he is reputable (I did my own solar install though http://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/16-b...de-323250.html).
Brian Boone is another recommended person. I believe his website is https://gotsolarinstalled.blogspot.com/
He is also on FB.
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You definitely want to go with a reputable qualified installer.
Solar for an RV is super easy I cant really say that you need anyone special to install it. Lots of good info on the net.
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Solar for an RV is super easy I cant really say that you need anyone special to install it. Lots of good info on the net.
Yep, lots of great info on the net. You need to sort out what is correct and what is not.
Also, one can install it but will it be installed and work properly? Is it designed properly? Will it charge your batteries per the battery specs or will it destroy them?
My comment about getting a reputable installer was related to if you are getting it installed not doing it yourself. Most RV techs I have dealt with have no clue on how solar should be installed and how it works and have NO business installing systems for people.
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Yep, lots of great info on the net. You need to sort out what is correct and what is not.
Also, one can install it but will it be installed and work properly? Is it designed properly? Will it charge your batteries per the battery specs or will it destroy them?
My comment about getting a reputable installer was related to if you are getting it installed not doing it yourself. Most RV techs I have dealt with have no clue on how solar should be installed and how it works and have NO business installing systems for people.
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