Installing Solar Panels On Roof Of My RV, Where To Run The Wire?

by Blaine
(Edmonton AB Canada)

Question: I want to put a solar panel on the roof of my 2010 Sunseeker. It was suggested I run the wires through the fridge roof vent which I have done on other motorhomes. This unit does not have a roof vent for the fridge. It is on the side of the motorhome. It does have an amplified roof antenna. Should I follow that wire into the motorhome? Or should I run the wire from the roof along the outside wall down to the top vent for the fridge on the side of the motorhome?

Robbie: If I were you I'd start getting creative. I suggest you run the wire through a stink vent and into a closet, or directly thru the roof into a storage cabinet. Either way you'll need to get the power from the solar panels to the charge regulator and then the battery.

I hope you've considered using a digital display charge/Monitor panel. It mounts inside on a wall for you to monitor the condition of your batteries at a glance.

Good Luck,

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to RV Solar Panels Thoughts And Stories.

Enjoy this page? Please help us pay it forward to others who would find it valuable by Liking, Sharing, Tweeting, Stumbling, and/or Voting below.

Like This Page? Share It!


Have an RV Question?

RV Question Man

Ask A Pro

Browse Visitor Questions

Kind Words From Our Visitors

More visitor testimonials

Robbie Warford, San Diego RV Repair

Hi, I'm Robbie. Welcome to!

Like the name implies, this site is all about helping you save money while keeping your RV in tip-top shape--and that is all about you having the knowledge to do so.

I've been a technician in the RV industry for 30 years, operating out of San Diego, California. And let me tell you, I love my job.

But I also love empowering RVers with the knowledge they need to make the right decision on repairs, or to make the fix themselves--and that, my friend, is the reason for this website. I hope you enjoy.

Or, learn more about me, my RV service practice, & this website here.