Pau Hana Travels Solar Installation Guide

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Welcome to the Pau Hana Travels Solar Guide. We have put this Solar Guide together for those of you who have watched our Solar Videos on our Pau Hana Travels YouTube Channel and have questions about the configurations on Gary’s Dad’s setup who he installed a complete solar system on his 2014 Coachman Brookstone 5th Wheel.  We have included videos of the installs, wiring diagrams, and parts lists for this build. To visit our EPIC Monster 24v Lithium RV Solar Power Upgrade on our Class A motorhome click here.

Gary’s Dad’s 5th Wheel Solar Installation

In April of 2018 Gary installed a complete solar system from scratch on his Dad’s 5th wheel. His system includes:

  • 1200w of High-Tec Solar panels on the roof
  • 4 FullRiver 6v 224 Ah AGM Batteries
  • Magnum 3000w Hybrid Inverter
  • Magnum MPPT-PT100 Solar Controller

For Dad’s install we teamed up with Continuous Resources, LLC  for the best deals for this DIY Solar Install Project.  Continuous Resources is a leading provider of  SOLAR PANELS, POWER INVERTERS, MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLERS, DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES, BACKUP GENERATORS AND MORE!  

Continuous Resources, LLC makes renewable energy more accessible for recreational vehicles, homes and businesses by providing quality solar power system components, including solar panels, solar power inverters, MPPT solar charge controllers and other energy saving products. We believe that their products will not only allow our customers to achieve low cost and reliability of electricity but also help to become better stewards through efficient energy use. Their selection of solar panels, MPPT charge controllers, inverters and generators will help you build a custom power system, whether you are working on an RV Solar Install, off-the-grid home project or want to install it as an additional source of energy. Their flagship line of products — pure sine power inverters — can also be used with other types of electric power sources, like vehicle, truck, RV or boat batteries. These products meet the needs for efficient energy use at home and on the road. Whether you are shopping for solar panels, batteries, inverters, charge controllers or generators…Continuous Resources has got you covered!

(We are NOT sponsored by Continuous Resources, LLC and we were not paid any compensation for the products used or shown in our videos. We are a paying customer with a affiliate relationship with Continuous Resources and may be paid a small commission if you purchase their products thru our links.) 

Individual videos for this install are located further down on this page below the parts list. To watch our full Solar Installation Video Series click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnsXVMhrx_6HWTrRYMWxrTMv4rUNNefWG

DAD’s WIRING DIAGRAM:

To download this diagram you may access it by clicking here!

PARTS LIST FOR 2014 BROOKSTONE BY COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL

DISCLAIMER: This parts list contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we’ll receive a small commission. This help support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

DAD’S PARTS LIST:

PRODUCT QTY SOURCE NOTES
High-Tec 200w 12v Solar Panel 6 Continuous Resources
Fullriver 6V 224Ah AGM Battery 4 https://amzn.to/2r5POJP 68lbs each
Magnum MSH3012 Inverter/Charger 1 https://amzn.to/2JzbRAa
Magnum ME-ARC Advanced Remote 1 https://amzn.to/2HBjJRl
Magnum PT-100 MPPT Solar Controller 1 https://amzn.to/2vQUwRg
Magnum ME-BMK Battery Monitoring Kit 1 https://amzn.to/2HBPPwm
Renogy Curved Solar Panel Mounts 6 https://amzn.to/2HyUX41
GoPower 400 Amp T-Fuse 1 https://amzn.to/2r0M9gq
6AWG Wire Red and Black 50ft each 1 https://amzn.to/2HxDedl Combiner box to solar controller and to batteries
8AWG Wire Green 25ft 1 https://amzn.to/2vSCsWT Equipment grounding wire
4/0 Wire Red and Black 15ft each 1 https://amzn.to/2r0MFuS Battery and Inverter connections
10AWG solar Wire 100ft 1 https://amzn.to/2vVGiia Solar panels to combiner box
Wire Lugs 4/0, 5/16 stud 25pk 1 https://amzn.to/2vPUklr
Wire Lugs 6AWG, 3/8 stud 25pk 1 https://amzn.to/2r4WEzj
10-12AWG Butt Connector 50pk 1 https://amzn.to/2r4YxMp
Heat Shrink Tubing 1” 10ft 1 https://amzn.to/2vT1N3g
Heat Shrink Tubing 1/2” 10ft 1 https://amzn.to/2HyWYgB
Heat Shrink Tubing 1/4” 10ft 1 https://amzn.to/2vSBVUT ***Need to order larger size***
Blue Sea Battery Switch Off/On 2 https://amzn.to/2Hy7Mfe Solar Panel to Solar Charger Disconnect
Resettable 120amp Circuit Breaker 1 https://amzn.to/2Hzdm0F Solar Charger to Battery Disconnect
MidNite Solar Shunt Ground Busbar 1 https://amzn.to/2vV9vtC
Dicor 501 Self Leveling Lap Seal 4 pk 1 https://amzn.to/2r6aBNA
6/2 Romex Wire 50ft 1 https://amzn.to/2vPO79e Circuit panel to inverter back to sub panel
50Amp Single pole Circuit Breaker 2 https://amzn.to/2HYrlk6 OEM Circuit panel to inverter and sub panel
Screw mount Zip ties 50pk 1 https://amzn.to/2jghqbz
Sub Panel 1 Locally sourced to power inverted circuits
15Amp Single Pole Circuit Breaker 6 Locally sourced for inverted circuits
Combiner Box 1 Locally sourced combine solar panel wires on roof
Solar Panel mounting screws #10×3/4 50 Locally sourced

 

DAD’S INSTALL VIDEO SERIES:

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