Thanks Jon, maybe I'll ask Reace to hire someone to wire it for me up there, we will not take delivery of the trailer until May, and could be done after it is off the production line. I have no electrical background, and after looking at the install instructions,I will have to find someone local to finish the install for me.
I didn't find it all that difficult to install, although I am a retired electrician. The high current part of the shunt goes in series with the negative wire as close to the battery as possible, although I'd put it somewhere dry & protected. You need to make a 4 wire run between the shunt & the monitor - I used stranded #24 wire. If they can wire a inverter, I'm not sure what the problem is, I found the directions easy to follow.
That sounds like a good system, as long as the wire size is large enough for your maximum load. If Rease or you plan to add an inverter, the wire size will be based on your largest load, which may require very large wire.
Another thing I've found useful is to purchase 12v power supplies for all my electronics, including the laptop. That cuts down the use of the inverter for small loads where it is less efficient. I even purchased a 12v battery charger for my camera, available from Radio Shack.
Thanks for the info,we are thinking about asking Reace to install the TM-2025RV Kit from Wegosolar.com which is just down the road from Chilliwack, during the build. The kit comes with the monitor, the 500mA shunt and 20 feet of wiring. Is there anything else you would suggest to go along with this kit? We are ordering the solar option from Escape and 2 6 volt batteries. My wife does a lot of photographing and downloading to her MacBook Pro and needs to recharge her battery packs while we are going to be Boondock camping, what would you suggest for a setup that we could have installed during the build. Thanks for your assistance, Howard and Lynn