RV Power Center: Return to Factory Default

Having put several thousand dollars into equipment and parts, we may want to remove it all if and when we sell our RV and move to something else. This page outlines the steps necessary to return the rig to some reasonable state for sale.

What We Would Leave

We would leave the 800 W of solar panels on the roof. Removing them would likely destroy the roof, and frankly, technology will improve in the next few years, making them virtually useless. We would also leave the Victron 150/45 SmartSolar charge controller.

What We Would Add

We would add two new inexpensive 12 V batteries in parallel to the a-frame of the trailer. In addition, a wire would be connected between the trailer frame and a negative battery terminal. Also, another wire would be secured from the negative battery terminal to the three-position Morris connector under the trailer. Finally, a third wire would be connected between the positive battery terminal and the battery connect terminal under the trailer. This terminal is easily identified as the lug where the emergency brake is connected.

What We Would Rearrange

The RV power’s positive and negative connections would be disconnected from the Lynx Distributor and connected to the solar charge controller. We would also need to reattach the converter’s AC input lines and enable its circuit breaker. Finally, we would cut and remove the AC lines coming into the power center and reconnect shore power to the circuit breaker panel. This could also be accomplished by simply connecting the two lines in the power center with Morris connectors.

What We Would Remove

We would remove the lithium-ion batteries, the 400 A fuse holder, the battery dongle, and the associated wiring to the battery disconnect switch and the SmsrtShuunt. We would also remove the disconnect switch, the SmartShunt, the Lynx Distributor, the ground wire, and the inverter/charger.