Our new solar panels and lithium batteries for our RV have finally arrived! In this episode of Grand Adventure we install two new 200W Renogy monocrystalline solar panels on the roof of our fifth wheel, and put three new Battle Born lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries in our battery bank.
Filmed: March 19-26, 2021
- 0:00 Intro
- 0:41 Meet The RV Addict
- 1:35 Installing two new 200W Renogy solar panels
- 5:59 Tilting the solar panels
- 7:07 Upgrading our battery bank
- 7:35 Replacing our RV's converter
- 10:11 Advantages of lithium iron phosphate batteries
- 13:08 Wrap-up and what's next
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- The RV Addict on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WCMGyR-5AIQasZco8JwVw
Here's everything we used for this project:
- Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel https://amzn.to/3w952i3
- Renogy Adjustable Solar Panel Tilt Mount Brackets https://amzn.to/31J8nqd
- Renogy Solar MC4Y2 Male and Female Branch Connectors https://amzn.to/2PBegCS
- 10AWG Solar Extension Cable - 10' https://amzn.to/3dka4j0
- 10AWG Solar Extension Cable - 6' https://amzn.to/3w9PZEB
- Rubber Well Nuts #10-24 https://amzn.to/3m3NIpT
- #10-24 x 1-1/4" Stainless Steel machine screws https://amzn.to/3svXlQG
- #10 Stainless Steel Commercial Flat Finish Washers https://amzn.to/3m4mnE5
- Stainless #10 Split Lock Washer, Stainless Steel https://amzn.to/3sEWg9i
- Dicor Self-Leveling Lap Sealant https://amzn.to/3w48WbQ
- Progressive Dynamics PD9160ALV 12V Lithium Ion Battery Converter/Charger https://amzn.to/39oJqnS
- Battle Born LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery - 100Ah 12v with Built-in BMS https://amzn.to/31sACsU
- 2 AWG Gauge Battery Cables https://amzn.to/3m5trk4
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We're based in Salt Lake City, Utah during the winter months, and invite you to come along as we travel all around the U.S. My wife Patricia and I, and dog Zoe are avid boondockers, so while you'll occasionally find us in RV parks or even dry campgrounds, we're usually camped in some of the most remote and beautiful spots that you could ever pull a travel trailer into. We've now transitioned from "long-timing" for six months a year, to living and traveling in our RV full-time.
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