Excellent insights y'all, thanks for weighing in! Follow up question: for fixed-mount folks, where do you put your charge controller?
My charge controller is mounted against the bulkhead under the rear seat of my 17SD dinette. I don't need to see it so it's out of the way. I have a Trimetic how-goes-it-panel mounted high up on the divider. Tells me % charged (discharged), amps in or out and rate of charge and discharge.