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Old 11-09-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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3120 RL 2019 Montana Solar Prep

3120RL 2019 Montana. What exactly does this mean? And what do I have to do to make it work ( does it have all but the solar panels?) It has plugs on the roof, for solar panels.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:22 PM   #3
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All that is there is the wiring. All the components need to be added.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:38 PM   #4
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What components are we talking about? As you know I nothing about the components such as a switch, or will the converter be enough. I have only worked on one other solar and generator switch in California to disable or jumper the box that did this because the junction box was broken.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:57 PM   #5
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Just wanted to charge a battery, I have done more research and that is way to much for my needs! we do most of our camping in the wooded areas of Ohio Mich, and Penn. Was just curios for a project that was interesting!!!!Thank you all for your response. I have been reading as many post that I can, and I am new to the forum! I did my first snow bird winter in southern Cali last year and noticed a lot of solar! Thanks again!
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:35 PM   #6
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i am doing my research now. i have 2 panels. looking at the combiners, controllers and fuses, and wires. TriMetric TM-2030-RV is on my list to buy

just need $$$$$$$. so few items at a time

somebody posted, that the wires run to back of the control panel and you have to finish the wiring.

search MOC and you will find information
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:56 AM   #7
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You might want to start here for the components part.

https://www.futuresalesrv.com/jaboni/
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just start googling it. here is a start. https://www.google.com/search?q=sola...firefox-b-1-ab
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:43 AM   #9
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I just add 2-170 watt panels to my 3120. The wires are in from the roof to the control panel area. Where they are located behind panel and then go to fuse and to battery. The wires are small 10 gage wire and not good for any more than 2 panels.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:11 AM   #10
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Has anyone figured putting it together themselves? The panels and a controller are relatively inexpensive compared to what the dealer would charge. Just need to know how what to hook up.
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Has anyone figured putting it together themselves? The panels and a controller are relatively inexpensive compared to what the dealer would charge. Just need to know how what to hook up.

Many here have DIY installed solar. It is not a too terribly difficult undertaking. However there are many places to go wrong and wind up with a poorly functioning system. Also mistakes can be costly or hurtful depending on the size of your system.


IMHO if you do yourself a favor and determine up front exactly what you want your system to accomplish then you can calculate the necessary amp hour requirements, battery capacties and solar panel wattages using readily available online calculators (google). This way your excpections will be more likely to align with your results.
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I did my own, easy, a number of suppliers out there, some want to sell you the most expensive set up. Do some research and get just what you need.
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:16 PM   #13
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We have a 2018 3121RL all we have is the wiring on the roof, you don’t get a controller, no charger, we have a 2000watt inverter be we have the residential refrigerator.

You still have to buy all that however I hear now you can order them with an entire solar kit, not worth it iIMHO only because you can’t run AC off of them and batteries that are decent are expensive. Friends of ours who are full time spent nearly $4,000 for a decent solar setup. You can get whisper quiet generators for that kind of money.

We are looking at a Champion Dual Fuel 3500 watt which can run 1 AC and we are only using the propane feature don’t want gas smells in our front storage compartments
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Jeffery i ran across this information online. just more research.

https://cuernoverdesolar.files.wordp...r-install2.pdf
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