Hi All, This is day 2 for my new solar system. It consists of: 4 unisolar us 64 panels (total 256 watts) 1 blue sky 3024i charge controller 1 2500 watt cobra inverter The RV was prewired for solar with a #10 wire (too small imho). The panels are wired in two banks of two in series using #12 wire that is twinned (i.e. four wires for each panel--two for the negative and two for the positve) to the combiner box at the fridge hood. The #10 goes from the fridge hood to the charge controller. I used #8 wire from the charge controller to the battery The wires are twinned to the inverter using #4 (because that was the maximum size the inverter terminals would accept) The inverter output is sent via a #10 wire to a plug in the shore cord box. When I disconnect from shore power I simply plug the shore power cord into that outlet. Before I turn on the inverter I manually trip the breaker that operates the stock converter for the RV. It was interesting to note that the stock converter only brings the batteries to 13.8 volts. On day one I was trundling down the road and had my 1120 watt water heater on (by accident not design). I gathered about 84 amp hours (nominally 1000 watts) from the solar panels. On day two I gathered in 84.9 amp hours (1032 watts) and ran a vacuum cleaner, the water heater, a small electric heater, some lights, ran the microwave (for one minute) drilled 68 holes and drove 68 screws. Charging from the solar panels started at 6:15 am and was 0.2 amps. It rose to a peak of 17.2 amps. The morning was cloudy so at noon I was gathering only 6.5 amps. The afternoon turned sunny and I had solid readings of 13 amps from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Battery voltage started out in the morning at "float" levels (14.8 volts) and at 8 p.m. the voltage was 12.3. The batteries are what came with my RV. They consist of two 105 amp hour 12 volt batteries--and another one that doesn't' match and may be of lower capacity. I intend to change them in the future--but I want to see just how much energy I can draw from them first before getting replacements. The only item I've not tried to run in the RV yet is the air conditioner. I may give that a shot later this week--particularly if I manage to figure out how to trigger an "equalization" charge. I'm not at all sure the inverter will handle the load--and in any event I do not intend to run the AC from the inverter. All in all, I'm extremely happy with the new system--it certainly will be of great use to me as I frequently boondock--and I try as much as possible to avoid propane use.