22Jan2015

Solar & 12 Volt Outlet Install

Colonial RV’s Parts and Service departments perform custom installs on a day to day basis. One of the most popular installs here are solar installations. Each install is a little different, depending on the application. Below we explain what the customers needs and wants were and how we went about meeting their goals.

This particular solar install was on an Airstream travel trailer. This Airstream came equipped from the factory with two 55 watt solar panels. The customers goal was to gain a larger power reserve at a faster charge rate for extended boon docking. We added one additional solar panel, two additional absorbed glass mat batteries (under the bed – not shown). In addition to the third solar panel and batteries, we swapped out the factory controller for a upgraded Zamp Solar Controller. We relocated the solar controller and installed a 12v outlet in place of the old controller. Check out photos below!

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about installing or adding solar to your trailer or motorhome please contact our parts department by visiting out contact page listed below.

Colonial RV Contact Page