Originally Posted by Bumps
I never [ever] would have thought of putting something that heavy up there. Interesting option to ponder, tho... Thx, /ken
Luckily, for my Solar prototype, I get to use an RV with no slides. The RV has a rubber roof.
First of all, securing the batteries properly to the roof is the most critical concern. But, if done properly, it means that I get to select and use the best batteries for solar without worrying about venting problems with batteries when they're stored in RV compartments. I also get to add as many batteries as I want, short of making the RV top heavy
So, my plan is to mount a metal frame system on the roof. The box with the batteries is mounted on that frame. But, here is the important part. That framing is mounted to metal studs that go through the roof into the inside of the RV. Then, on the inside, on the ceiling of the RV, I have framing that goes the width of the RV. The framing on the inside of the RV and metal framing on the roof essentially making a sandwich with the framing in the roof of the RV. Then, I cover that metal framing on the inside of the RV with wood. This essentially makes the RV ceiling look like Timber Framing found in Log Homes. That should make it acceptable to the DW, I hope.
Hope the description explains it.
Looking for feedback from others about this idea ...