RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
Senior Member
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Savage, MD
Posts: 233
Mounting Solar Pannel on Sea Breeze

Starting with small panel, but not sure how to mount. Yes, I have searched other threads, and nothing addresses what the screws go into. I know about properly sealing them.

The fiberglass on the roof is paper thin - I speak from experience of tearing it open.

Are there trusses or cross members (either Al or wood) which I could find with a stud seeker, so the screws have something to bite into? Does anyone know for sure the spacing? I imagine the A/C is screwed down to a very firm mount.

Would greatly appreciate feed-back.

Bill N8HDW & Nancy N8HDV
2005 Sea Breeze 8341 on W-22 Chassis
2008 Saturn Vue I-4
Blue Ribbon is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
Richard S.'s Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2007
Location: El Cajon CA
Posts: 1,826
Yes you can use a stud finder; I have attached 4 solar panels on 4 different motorhomes.
Attach the mounting brackets with clear sealant and 3/8 x 11/4 lag screws. Never lost a panel or had any leaks.

2007 Sea Breeze LX 8321 Ford Chassis
2004 Ford Ranger Edge
El Cajon CA.
Richard S. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
Dave G's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Goleta, CA., USA
Posts: 55
I did the same as Richard. Have had no problem. I put down dicor then the solar frame pad on top of the dicor then the lag screws then more sealant. My panels can be tilted and have had no problems even in very high winds.
2001 Dolphin 5332
2002 Honda CR-V
Dave G is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sea breeze roof pappaono National RV Owner's Forum 5 05-18-2009 08:54 AM
Sea Breeze Owner Needs Manual Debarymj National RV Owner's Forum 1 05-11-2009 07:32 PM
Sea Breeze & Sea Breeze LX... Difference Zogman National RV Owner's Forum 9 08-31-2008 03:40 PM
Solar panel mounting teeman Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 05-31-2008 09:32 AM
Where to mount a solar pannel EAB Toy Haulers Discussion 5 08-22-2005 08:14 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.