Re: Solar for 08 View 24J
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Our first Skinnie Winnie was an 07J.
We put one 250w monocrystal panel mounted between the wing things with 10 gauge wire down the forward end of the fridge vent. Wired directly to the inverter under the fridge, connecting to the same lugs used for couch batteries. Super easy when the fridge isn't in the slide.
The panel we used is from Grape Solar, purchased from Home Depot. Grape Solar also has excellent mppt controllers.
On our current 12 J we did the small only with a different wire routing. This time we added a second panel for a total of about 409 watts (after some klipping from the 2 panels not being an exact match).
Grape Solar has been very helpful over the phone. They will consult about panel type, controller size and wire gauge. Home Depot has good prices and will ship free to you.
I suggest 400 watts + - right from the start.
Lots of discussion in this group about roof mounting. I used the 3M tape and made mounts from 2 x 2 x 1/8 aluminum angle full length down the sides.
BTW, the Duracell 6-Volt Batteries are available in at least 3 amperages with a 4th even taller one. They are all the same length and width just different heights, see batteries plus website.
Las Cruces, NM