If you check the link in my first post it takes you to my initial questions and I have the link for where and which panel package I got....I'm at work and on my phone so I can't easily cut and paste. The bolts, washers and locknuts are 1/4" from HD. I grabbed an extra set of the z clips for the edge facing the tongue because I was concerned about wind trying to lift it...better to be safe then sorry. I had the battery
cover off because I wired it directly to the battery
. I drilled a hole in the closet floor to run the wires out to the battery box. Its all 10 gauge stranded copper wire that came with the kit. Out of the two 20 foot lengths I used about 16 feet of each . Only maybe a 6 foot run from the controller to the batteries.
It wasn't a hard job installing it....yes I get nervous drilling holes through my roof lol but done it before on the boat and I am a big fan of butyl tape! I had just enough left over from installing my MaxxAir hatch to do his job.
Oh and I actually do carry a small ladder with me for putting the awning
pole up on the roof lol....had to since I couldn't stand on the trunk that I used to have on the back of my Parkliner
. I probably could stand on the tailgate of my pickup but the ladder is easier. It also serves double duty to hold the blue water jug when I'm refilling my water tank.