Build your very own solar charging kit for your RV.
Choose the right size kit built using Overlander 170 watt RV panels.
A great Go Power solar kit built using newly upgraded Go Power 170 watts solar panels. These 12 volt panels are high efficiency which makes them better at collecting solar energy. Since they collect more energy they will charge your battery at a higher output per square foot.
170 Watt Solar Panel Spec Sheet
Each kit will include a certain number of these panels depending on the wattage of the array.
The Solar Charge Controller
To keep the RV batteries from over charging a solar controller is included in the kit. The controller is the Go Power 30 Amp PWM controller capable of charging 2 battery banks and also has a USB charging port on the front.
Solar Panel Mounting Hardware for RV Roof
When you order your RV solar kit, you will receive enough mounting brackets and hardware to install each panel. These brackets are designed for RV roof installation. it is important that you install the bracket through a beam on the RV Roof. this allows a strong permanent install on your roof. Also it is super important to make sure that the install is water tight. Water is the enemy of your recreation vehicle, so a clean watertight install is absolutely necessary.
MC4 Solar Cables & Branch Connectors
Each solar kit will come with the proper MC4 Cables for a quick connect system.
A single solar panel system will include the following for wiring the panel into your RV:
- Male MC4 25 Foot Solar Cables
- Female MC4 25 Foot Solar Cables
Each additional 170 watts purchased will add the following items:
- 1M2F MC4 Branch Connector
- 1f2M MC4 Branch Connector
Free Shipping in US 48 States*
Your solar kit will be shipped ground in the US 48 States. Expect to sign for shipment as the value may require direct signature required.
*Alaska and Hawaii requires custom quote
Tips & Tricks for Installing your solar panels on your RV Roof
There are a lot of factors that go into having a proper install of the solar on your RV. These include making sure the panels are mounted securely and completely:
- Make sure all points are water tight.
- Make sure panel brackets are securely mounted into a roof beam or rafter.
- Make sure the brackets are secured properly to the brackets.
- Make sure the MC4 Cables are secured as not to swing freely in the wind.
- Make sure panel will not be shadowed by other equipment on the roof.
FAQ for RV Solar Kits
How many panels do I need?
The more panels you have, the faster you will be able to recharge your batteries. There are a lot of solar calculators to get exact requirements, but what they don't take into play is low light and inclement weather conditions. It is these conditions when having a larger array is a huge benefit. We suggest buy the largest array that meets your available space and your available budget for solar. You should be able to determine the cost on this product for 170 watt, 340 watts and 510 watt solar kits above. Check out our Layout Guide for help determining how much space you have.
Will the panels overcharge my battery bank?
The charge controller is designed to protect your battery bank from overcharging from too much solar energy.
What gauge wire is used to wire system?
The MC4 cables included with this system are 10AWG wire.
Have more questions check out our RV Solar Guide