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Old 06-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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i thought it would be a piece of cake....having after a year of manuel moving solar panel at ground level ...decided to mount it on roof (2005 safari 25 ft.) , forum threads have from time to time mention the option of running the wire from the panel over and down refrig. seems that it is not a wide open free fall from vent cover, has anyone done this that can give me tips on this or a better option?

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Old 10-07-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Billiards, having the same problem, I started looking and found your thread. I sure wish someone had replied. Did you solve the problem and can you shared it with me?


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Old 10-09-2010, 12:10 AM   #3
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Having done this in a Tradewind and more recently in a 310 motorhome, yes it is not a wide open free fall because (a) the wall is curved and (b) the refrigerator is in the way. I had to pull the refrigerator out a few inches so I could get to the wire end. I wanted to use a regular electrical fish tape but would have had to take the refrig vent cover off, that seemed more trouble than it was worth. Use big stiff wire (I used #10 stranded). And be sure you fix the pieces of vent screen that you bent or cut to pass the wire through... you want to keep the wasps out...
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:32 AM   #4
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Thanks DL, right now I'm stuck at the screen at the top of the vent. Until your post I didn't know it was a screen, just knew there was an obstruction there. I can't even get my fingers in there to touch the screen. I'll try again, new day - new determination.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #5
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Try Eheffa and my install options for your coach. Evan has quite a detailed install for two pannels as do I on
My install starts on post #69 on page 5 of this thread. Hope it gives you ideas and an option for the refer vent install...
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