Originally Posted by daleyocum
Yep thatís what Iím planning. Iíll just drill a hole in the vent pipe a few inches down from the roof inside the trailer. I'll feed the wire up from there until it appears out the roof vent and give it a pull. When itís done Iíll silicone seal the hole in the pipe.
I poked around online late last night and I would say that 70% of people say "no harm" in running the wire through the pipe, and the other 30% think the trailer will explode!
I really like this idea and I'm going to steal it. Once I get that panel open, I may opt to put a 45 branch in there (if there's room) and angle the branch "up" so that there's no possibility of dripping. I figure I can put a cap on the stub of that branch and then drill through it with a bit sized exactly for the wire. That and a bit of putty should make it super tight.
This simplification makes a lot of other questions go away: with this easier wire path, it's a no brainer for me to opt for heavier gauge wire since the snaking process is going to be a lot simpler. Thanks again for sharing the details... I think this has solved a number of problems for me.
Have you made any determination on which panels etc? I think I"m going to go with Renogy 100w "Slim" design. Two up front and two in the rear. Then a Victron bluetooth charge controller and a Victron charge monitor.