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Solar Kit for Forest River Wildwood 171rbxl Xlite

Questions?: I have a Forest River Wildwood 171RBXL X-Lite and it is prewired. There is no sticker in the interior where the wires would be. Can you direct me on that? Also, it appears the top of the camper can only take a single panel, which of your packages would you recommend.

Type of RV: Forest River Wildwood 171RBXL X-Lite

Details from Forest River

The 171RBXL is a perfect lightweight option weighing in at less than 4,000lbs with a spacious rear bath. The innovative EZ Bed Lift System increases your living space, folding up for a sofa and down for a queen bed. The kitchen gives you a booth dinette, solid surface countertops, burners plus oven, and glass-fronted cabinets.

Forest River now list 200W Solar Panel w/30amp Controller as the main option.

Finding the prewire cables

Finding the cables is a question to itself. Here are a few articles to check to help you find the cables.

The solar kit for your camper must meet the following

Your camper is smaller since it is only 17 feet. So roof space will be at a premium.

These are the kits from Go Power, but only the Elite will probably fit. You really need to check your roof space before purchasing. Learn more about laying out panels at our RV Solar Panel Layout Guide

This is a great entry levelf Go Power's Inverter Charger Kit. They offer the Elite and Extreme kits. These have different amounts of solar and also different size Inverter units.

The Go Power! Elite Solar Kit - IC-2000 - 380 Watts of solar

We have found these kits contain much of what you need for getting going with off-grid solar and inverter power. We have also added lithium battery and sealant as well

The 190 solar kit will be the most likely solar only kit for you.

190 Watt panels are a great RV size and foot print

For years we sold the Go power 190 high quality solar panels. This robust size was powerful yet had a great form factor.
190 Watt Go Power Solar Panel
Go Power 190 Watt Overlander Kit

This Go Power kit is the basic building block of a standard RV solar kit. It comes with the solar panel controller, brackets and solar cable.

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With Go Power panels you know you will get what you pay for. They are a little more exspensive and the quality is there to support the price.

Maybe save a few dollars with another RV solar panel brand.

190 Watt Solar Panel
190 Watt Solar Panel

This is a 190 watt bare solar panel. It claims to be RV friendly and has a pretty good price.

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There are always different panels that you can choose to build your solar array from. Always consider price versus quality. Solar panels are things you really don't want to have to replace. It is a pain, so choose what works for your RV or off-grid array.

If you add batteries to a smaller camper, you can benefit from newer lighter lithium batteries.

Lithium batteries have come down a lot in price over the last 10 years. When we first started selling these batteries, they were hard to come by and a 100 Ah battery would cost over $5000. Today they are much lower cost and the power denisty is getting greater.