Solar sanity check and some other power questions
Hey all. Should be picking up or 2020 IS 30RBQ pretty soon and I’m trying to get the electrical planning worked out. I’m hoping you guys can sanity check me a bit here.
Part 1 - Solar:
My dad and I (both quite experienced with electrical work, though not solar) will be doing the install. Partially to save money and partially because it looks like a project we’d enjoy doing.
I work full time as a tech guy, so I’ll need a decent amount of power. Because of that I was thinking of starting with AM Solar’s “Deluxe Upgrade 600W”, but with one battery instead of two and 4 panels. That way I’m not over buying at the start, and I still have room to expand. I’m also hoping there’s enough room under the front lounge to install the batteries and any components that won’t fit where the factory gear is. Can anyone confirm or deny that? Is there anything else I need?
Part 2 - Generator:
I plan to pick up a Honda EU2200i with the Genconnex conversion and mount it where the factory battery box is. This is pretty straight forward, so no questions here.
Part 3 - Truck-as-generator while on the road:
I ordered my 2020 Ram 2500 with the dual alternator option, which adds a second 220A alternator to the standard 180A. I did this as I’d like to run some large gauge wiring to the back of the truck and terminate it at and Andersen Power Pole connector (the kind you’d use for a removable winch). I’ll put the other side of that connector on cables coming from the Airstream. Obviously I don’t want to connect directly to the lithium bank with this, but is there a way to run that “power source” directly to the charge controller in the above solar package (Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50) or do I need some other type of charger? If my math is correct I should be able to run nearly anything in the trailer from that amount of power coming in.
Thoughts, concerns, suggestions?
Soon to be full-timing, TV is delivered, trailer is built and in-transit to the dealer!