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Old 03-20-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Solar preinstalled in my fifth wheel 2018 Winnie plus

Iím second owner of a 2018 Winnie plus fifth wheel it solar ready I have no idea how to use nothing in owners manual previous owner took one one trip was no help about the trailer at all appreciate any help. Thx
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:15 AM   #2
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I suggest that you contact Winnebago via phone ask for details. Solar ready probably means that there is wiring in place but exactly where and what gauge is the question. The gauge of the wiring will determine how big of a solar system in watts (or amps) it will support. I would be surprised if there wasn't some sort of information sheet that Winnebago can provide.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:50 AM   #3
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Assuming you are not familiar with RV 12V systems, battery charging, solar, etc below are a couple of links with good detailed info.

Solar ready RV's generally mean there is some wiring pre installed from the roof to the battery compartment. Bob C gave good suggestions on how to locate the wiring.

The size of the wire is very important as to how much solar power (watts) can be installed.

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)

The 12volt Side of Life Part 2
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:37 AM   #4
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On travel trailers these are usually for suitcase style solar panels in the range from 100-200 watts. Look for an exterior plug that says solar/solar panels. It will usually be mounted in a vertical position with a connector that has a male side and a female side. An important concern is polarization (-/+) and being sure that the + from your panel is going into the + for your batteries.
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