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Old 06-08-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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1978 Argosy 30
Ames , Iowa
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Advice on our new power center setup - help us fill in the missing pieces!

We are in the process of a full renovation of our 1978 Argosy and are ready to run our electric. We've made decisions on several of our elements, but need help filling in the rest. We will be running our own wires, and having everything checked and hooked up by a professional, but would like to have all of the pieces purchased and ready to go for them.
Here is what we DO know:

Furrion 30amp shore power connection
Samlex EVO-2212 2200W Inverter
Corresponding Samlex remote control panel
2x 6v AMG Batteries (may add more in the future)
Prewire for Solar to the roof, likely 3x 100 watt panels
MPPT Solar charge controller (brand undecided)

A little about our power needs/wiring set-up:
We have eliminated the A/C and installed 3 new fantastic vents
Our water heater, range and heater are propane and only need 12v for their ignitions, led display
All new 12v LED lights installed
Novakool RFU9000 AC/DC fridge, runs 5.2 amps on 12v
We will use our espresso machine daily, and our Instant pot or emersion blender 2 or 3 times a week
No TV, no hair dryer, microwave, or other high-draw appliances
Charging phones, laptop -which we should aim to do from 12v, correct?
Splendide xc2100 W/D combo (75% sure on that one)

We are full-timers but are mostly stationary and have access to shore power. When we DO travel, we prefer to be off-grid, and are fine with sacrificing 110v appliance use.

We aim to run 3 separate 120v fuses - 1 each for curb, street, and A/C prewire in case we change our minds down the line

12v: we will be "home-running" a lot of it, attempting to cut down on splices that aren't easily accessible and making it easy to pull new wire through if a short appears. Maybe 7 or 8 fuses?

We'll run as much as we can under the ceiling panel, and have cable tie mounts and rubber grommets for holding them to the skin/through ribs, respectively.

Now what are the other pieces of the puzzle that we need? Fuse panel recommendations, things we're forgetting or any advice on our current plans?

Thanks guys! The electrical is the only thing holding us back from being ready to put this beautiful beast back together.
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