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Old 01-01-2021, 03:35 PM   #201
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Each of my solar ports have a + and - wire and they both, after stopping in the pass through storage, continue on to the battery. The only difference in the + is that both + stop at a bus bar and one continues on toward the battery. So then, behind my battery box are two white (negative) and one positive zip tied and are ready for connection to the battery.
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:35 AM   #202
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^ *breaker not bus bar.
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:27 AM   #203
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Those wires definitely are only for attempting to maintain battery and not for anything much, I would say!
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:21 PM   #204
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I believe it's meant for the go power overlander kit. I wouldn't expect a 2awg wire to be in there from the manufacturer. But theres no harm in using the wire route to run a thicker gauge, if you'd like.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:35 PM   #205
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Kodiak cub 175 BH Solar Wiring

I am planning to install Solar Panel on the roof (I got GrapeSolar 200W kit and have existing 400W inverter (in future, will upgrade), planning on buying 2 lifepo4 100AH battery).

My Question are regarding the wiring:
1) How to pull the cable from the panel on roof, to RV inside for connecting the charge controller (installed inside RV and easily visible.)
2) Pull cable from Charge Controller to the Battery (Installed on the tongue)
3) Connecting Inverter to the battery and related wiring.

Also, how can I leverage the existing 12V wiring. Any suggestion? I am open to moving the battery and inverter to inside the passthrough storage, under the front queen bed.

I saw the rough wiring diagram from 'persistent' (Thank you) for possible interconnect.

In My Kodiak cub 175BH the converter is under the stove top, between refrigerator and sink on the other side. Will it make sense to move the Battery and inverter under the Sink, right next to converter? I will upload the layout for my trailer.

Thank you!!
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:37 PM   #206
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Solar Install

Some newer Cub owner's have reported a pre-wired solar connection on the roof. Use it if you have one.

A 200 watt solar panel can produce 17 amps at peak power. 12 gauge wire from the panel to the solar charge controller should do the trick. 10 gauge would be more efficient. 10 gauge wire from charge controller to nearby batteries would make for efficient battery charging.

Consider routing through the roof into top front storage cabinet and wardrobe into front pass through. Lithium or AGM batteries could be located inside the pass through.

Flooded cell batteries need to stay outside unless sealed battery boxes and proper venting to outside is provided.

Use proper roof sealant. Most hardware and Walmart stuff will cause future problems.

Go through the pass through floor front right to get to the batteries on the tongue. At this spot you would not have to get into the enclosed underbelly.

An alternative route would be through the roof into the microwave cabinet or refrigerator cabinet to the converter charger under the stove top. My Cub has 6 gauge wire from converter charger to front battery box. Connect the solar charger output to that.

An upgraded inverter would be better off very close to the battery bank. A 1000 watt inverter needs short 6 gauge wire to carry 90 amps. A 400 watt needs at least 10 gauge and would be better with 8 gauge to the near by battery.

If there is room under the sink you could put Lithium or AGM under the sink along with the upgraded inverter and solar charger. Route your solar through the roof into kitchen cabinets in this case.

Install fuses or circuit breakers as per solar controller and inverter installation instructions.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:54 AM   #207
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New Dometic Hot Water Heaters - Drain Cap

Folks,

The new 2021 Dometic Hot Water Heaters in the 2021 Cub 175 BH have Drain Caps, instead of Plugs.

Any idea where You can buy spare Hex Drain Caps?

I like to have a couple of Spares; just in case.

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Old 06-08-2021, 01:08 PM   #208
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The hex head plugs are standard plumbing hardware. I purchased replacement nylon plugs at a local hardware store.

I expect the caps are the same. Here in Beaver Dam, WI we have a local chain, Fleet Farm, that has endless adapters, caps, plugs, fitting, valves, etc. in brass, nylon, iron, and all kinds of plastic.

I assume there is something similar in your area.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:49 PM   #209
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That is the issue; most places have the Plugs; nobody seems to carry the caps. a few places have caps, but are rounded. No way to tighten a rounded cap in the location; Hex is required.

I was hoping someone had found a supply of Dometic Hex Caps; does not seem to be any available.
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:47 PM   #210
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Plumbing stuff is endless. Without a picture of the cap, I can not help you.
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