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Old 04-01-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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where do I find the OEM installed solar wires?

I have a 2017 25' RB flying cloud
It has OEM installed Zamp solar connections, at the batteries on the A frame and on the roof. A frame is for a portable system with a built in controller, I want to do a roof installation.
There is no controller installed in the trailer and I can't find the pre-installed roof connected wires. Zamp said that they would be in a loop near the electrical / breaker box. In my AS this is under the dinette seat on the front port side.
I want to purchase a controller and panels but I need to find these wires first. Anyone know where to look?
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:35 PM   #2
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The solar prewires are one green and one yellow wire labeled "solar" that are bundled in with a bunch of wires affectionately know on this forum as the "rats nest". Here is a picture of how I installed my solar controller to the solar prewire on a 2017 FC25FB. You can see the 10 gauge green and yellow wires in the picture, and if you look closely at the floor in the top-right corner picture you can see the "rats nest". http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...0&d=1539352234 The rats nest was in the front curb-side corner of my Airstream directly below the positive and negative bus bars.

You can see and read about my solar installation, and from many others who showed off their systems in the "Solar Show and Tell" thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ll-181608.html
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The two wire should be under the street side dinette seat.
See photos and blog post

http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...-install-2959/

http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...r-photos-2960/
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The solar prewires are one green and one yellow wire labeled "solar" that are bundled in with a bunch of wires affectionately know on this forum as the "rats nest" under the road side bed corner in a 22fb
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I'm not looking to install a big solar system. Typically we are hooked up about 50% of the time and have a propane converted 2000 Honda gen. AS has two Lifeline GPL-24T 80 amh batteries and under normal use last 2 or 3 days before needing a charge.


Solar Components I'm considering are:

Victron BlueSolar 75/15 MPPT Charger Controller w/ VE Direct Bluetooth Dongle
2ea Kingsolar Flexible Solar Panels 100 W 18-12 v wired parallel


Anyone install this controller or panels?
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I would avoid the flexible panels they do not last very long.
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