Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Solar Package User Manual
If expanding upon OEM installed solar package, ensure all components are compatible with an existing product. Any additional equipment will reduce Car-go Carrying Capacity (CCC) when installed. Your recreational vehicle may be equipped with a factory-installed solar panel kit that includes lithium batteries, a DC/DC power converter (allows charging from the tow vehicle connection.), Solar Panels, and an energy management control system. For care and operation, please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions provided with your RV. Never connect your tow vehicle harness to a recreation vehicle equipped with a lithium battery without a DC/DC power converter installed. Direct tow vehicle charging may cause permanent damage to the lithium battery unless the vehicle charge line is properly voltage regulated or disconnected.
Adding solar panels or equipment will affect the carrying capacity of your recreation vehicle. Vehicle weight ratings should be considered before adding these components. Your recreation vehicle may be wired with a (exterior) plug-in that will allow the batteries to be trickle charged using a free-standing solar panel. In most models, the solar panel kit is a customer-purchased and installed option. The solar plug location will vary by model, but may be located on the exterior sidewall, on the A-frame of the RV, in the outside utility center, or mounted up on the roof. There are capped-off wires located in the area of the battery. These wires are the battery charging wires. Once these wires are properly connected to your battery, you will then be able to plug the solar panel into the charging port.
When the system is connected properly, the solar panel will supply power to the battery, the battery will supply power to the converter, and the converter will supply power to all the 12V systems as needed.
Replacement lighting must be the same type, voltage, and wattage listed on the lamp fixture. Use of incorrectly sized replacements can overload lamp circuits and may create a fire hazard by overheating the fixture.
Exhaust Gas Fumes
- Avoid inhaling exhaust gases as they contain carbon monoxide, which is a potentially toxic gas that is colorless and odorless.
- If you are in a recreation vehicle with either a nearby tow vehicle engine running or the generator (if so equipped) running there is a potential for exhaust fumes to filter back into the recreation vehicle.
To avoid breathing exhaust gases, follow these precautions:
- Always shut OFF the tow vehicle engine, generator engine (if applicable), etc., while refueling.
- Do not run the tow vehicle engine, generator engine (if applicable), etc., in confined areas, such as a closed garage, any longer than needed to move your RV in or out of the area.
- Windows should be closed while driving or running the generator (if so equipped) to avoid drawing dangerous exhaust gases into the RV.
- If you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the RV have the cause determined and corrected as soon as possible.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the RV is a properly maintained ventilation system and an active carbon monoxide detector. To allow for proper operation of the RV ventilation system, keep the ventilation inlet grill(s) clear of snow, leaves, or other obstructions at all times.
See the Occupant Safety section of this manual for additional information on carbon monoxide safety.
Propane Gas System
Propane or LP (liquefied petroleum) gas is an efficient form of energy when proper handling and safety precautions are observed. The propane system in your furnishes the fuel for cooking, heating, and hot water and can be an alternative energy source for refrigeration. Propane is heavier than air; and tends to flow to lower areas and will sometimes pocket in these low areas, such as the floor. Your recreation vehicle is equipped with a propane alarm (refer to the Safety Precaution section, Combination Carbon Monoxide (CO)/Propane Alarm).
Propane cylinders should not be placed or stored inside RV. LP-gas cylinders are equipped with safety devices that relieve pressure by discharging gas into the atmosphere.
The propane fuel system is comprised of numerous components such as the propane container, hoses, the propane gas regulator, piping and copper tubing to each appliance. Although your recreation vehicle has been carefully tested at the factory, and by your selling dealer for leakage, travel vibrations can loosen fittings. Have the propane system checked at all connections soon after the purchase of your recreation vehicle, and after the initial filling of the propane tanks. Continued periodic checks of the propane system at 5,000 miles of travel (or at least once a year), by a qualified propane service representative as part of your normal maintenance is recommended. Hand-tighten the LP gas system valves only, do not use a wrench or pliers as over-tightening may damage the valve seals and cause them to leak.
All propane lines have been checked with air pressure at the time of manufacture. Dealers are required to recheck and adjust pressure before retail delivery.
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