Jump to content

Solar wiring down from roof


Dean Rowland

Recommended Posts

Searched around some, can't find this so if there's a previous post on this please let me know. Want to add solar panels on roof, how do you get wiring from the roof to the overhead cabinets, I can handle it from there with Overland's clever down-through-the-pantry method.  If you drill down into the roof how do you know where you won't hit any wires?  Does Oliver factory wiring run with either the Vent fan's wire or the AC's wiring?  Even so, you'd have to have the new wire run from forward on the roof back to the middle somewhere.

Dean & Lori in Maine

2023 Elite II #1359 2019 Ford Ranger (4 cylinder(!) 28mpg when not towing)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

travel trailer units for sale
Find Oliver Inventory Travel Trailers for Sale
View Inventory
  • Moderators
37 minutes ago, Dean Rowland said:

I'll try to figure out how you and others get that footer on your posts.

Its easy:

1 - click on your avatar - the big "D"

2 - left click mon "account settings"

3 - left click on "signature" (its on the left side of the page)

4 - fill out what you want it to say - see mine for what most Owners put there

5 - be sure to left click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom and you're done.

Bill

  • Thanks 1
  • Like 1

2023 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing, Max Payload, 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

Near Asheville, NC

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Dean Rowland said:

Searched around some, can't find this so if there's a previous post on this please let me know.

This topic has been discussed, and several owners have made this modification successfully.   I did a quick search and came across this link.   I suggest you consult with Service to ask if and where the wires are placed on your specific model.   Oliver has made changes in their process over time.  

DIY Solar Install

  • Thanks 1
  • Like 1

“Ramble” - 2021 Legacy Elite II #797;  2020 Ford F-250

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Dean Rowland said:

2023 Twin bed EII #1359

Our nearest "build neighbor" seen so far! 👋

  • Like 1

-----
Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
Facebook - Instagram

Camped in Curiosity = Green —— Visited with Curiosity = Gray

map.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/17/2023 at 8:10 PM, Steve Morris said:

Our nearest "build neighbor" seen so far! 👋

We'd sure like to see more OTT owners that live in the Rockies/SW US on the forums, we know they're out there - lurking, somewhere...  HA!

  • Like 1

image.jpeg.d2bb1fb57cf69bbe58358f874b3bbff4.jpeg

Art, Diane, Magnus & Oscar (double-Aaarrf!)

  • 2022 TUNDRA
  • 2017 LE II; Hull #226 "Casablanca"
  • HAM call-sign:  W0ABX

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, MAX Burner said:

We'd sure like to see more OTT owners that live in the Rockies/SW US on the forums, we know they're out there - lurking, somewhere...  HA!

We'll have an OTT sometime in early March. We Travel between Wilson WY and Fort Collins CO. Will probably store the Ollie in FC in the winter. Pretty harsh up in Wilson.

ALCOGALANMNCTNTXmed.jpg
Doug & Jill - Wilson WY

Ozzie and Ruby - 2 Havanese characters

“Hull #1491” ‘24 LEII

’23 F-250 RapidRed KR 7.3 Godzilla

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Doug S said:

We'll have an OTT sometime in early March. We Travel between Wilson WY and Fort Collins CO. Will probably store the Ollie in FC in the winter. Pretty harsh up in Wilson.

Very cool.  Congrats on your OTT acquisition, Doug!  Let us know if you're coming down our way, south of Santa Fe/north of ABQ.  We've got a flat site w/30amp and well water, if needed - FYI...

image.jpeg.d2bb1fb57cf69bbe58358f874b3bbff4.jpeg

Art, Diane, Magnus & Oscar (double-Aaarrf!)

  • 2022 TUNDRA
  • 2017 LE II; Hull #226 "Casablanca"
  • HAM call-sign:  W0ABX

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you Hokieman, that's what I was looking for.  I did not know about the metal plates, that's great, and you are probably right that i should just ask Service.

Dean & Lori in Maine

2023 Elite II #1359 2019 Ford Ranger (4 cylinder(!) 28mpg when not towing)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...