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Old 09-04-2019, 11:36 PM   #1
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Solar prep, where do they terminate

I have a 2019 Voltage 3655, it is solar prepped, on the roof there are Jaboni solar panel connectors, my question is where are the wires in the coach? I would like to install some solar capability to charge batteries while dry camping. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:20 AM   #2
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Coiled up next to the battery. Should be an inline fuse.
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The dealer may have hooked it up to your battery already.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:56 AM   #4
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Don’t I need to install a charge controller
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:10 AM   #5
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the manual, as usual, is not help!

Solar Prep If equipped, a solar prep quick connect will be mounted on the exterior sidewall or roof. An aftermarket solar panel kit can be purchased to utilize this feature. Please refer to the manufacturer instructions supplied with the RV for care and operation and/or www.furrion.com, www.gpelectric.com, www.futuresales.com.

Would seem to me that you would need to add a charge controller. Can you tell if the wires go to the power distribution panel or directly to the battery. I went to the aftermarket sites (DON'T GO TO THE THIRD ONE) and they indicate that their systems come with a charge controller.

my guess is that you would need to add one. But where would you put it?
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I have a 2019 Voltage 3655, it is solar prepped, on the roof there are Jaboni solar panel connectors, my question is where are the wires in the coach? I would like to install some solar capability to charge batteries while dry camping. Any help would be appreciated.

Ours is located up front. I know it is already connected to the batteries because I can measure 12 VDC there with a Voltmeter. I would assume that yours is also. Seems like a more sophisticated set up.


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It sure would be nice if you could get a freakin maintenance manual or technical manual with the RV you just paid $$$$$ for. All of this prep this prep that, troubleshooting is frustrating when you can do it your self if you had a “As built drawing or cable matrix etc. All Dutchmen will say is “we can’t help you” Sorry
How did they build the rig if they didn’t have drawings!!! Even if they sub out some of the work for radio, satellite, solar prep, control panel board etc. A drawing is required from the vendor.
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It sure would be nice if you could get a freakin maintenance manual or technical manual with the RV you just paid $$$$$ for. All of this prep this prep that, troubleshooting is frustrating when you can do it your self if you had a ďAs built drawing or cable matrix etc. All Dutchmen will say is ďwe canít help youĒ Sorry
How did they build the rig if they didnít have drawings!!! Even if they sub out some of the work for radio, satellite, solar prep, control panel board etc. A drawing is required from the vendor.
Amish craftsmanship...
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Do people just drive to an RV dealership, slap down a check and drive off 10 minutes later?

My dealer spent a long time going over every inch of my camper with us, he even pulled it in a garage because it was hot out. He also had the city water hooked up so we could see how everything worked.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:43 AM   #11
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Do people just drive to an RV dealership, slap down a check and drive off 10 minutes later? .
Thatís funny, did you think of every possible question you might have? The subject of solar never came up, and frankly there was so much new stuff on this unit that I probably donít remember everything that was said.

I am going to talk to the dealer service department to see if they can get me the answer, I just assumed that somebody may have added solar and might have an answer.
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