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Old 03-18-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Attaching a solar panel

What is the best way to attach a solar panel to my TC, Hopefully with no water leaks after install
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What is the best way to attach a solar panel to my TC, Hopefully with no water leaks after install

What's a TC ?
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Attaching a solar panel

I would use one of the flat frameless panels.....very light weight, and can just be glued down. They use them on boats for this reason....

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Old 03-20-2015, 07:05 AM   #6
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There are several acceptable methods for leak-free installation of the panels to our "campers". Solar panels can fail and this was part of my planning. I used Uni-strut from Home Depot. I only had to put four small sections down and I'll be able to upgrade or change out the panels without making more holes in the roof.
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Uni-Strut...Good idea...I would like to get into solar this year for my tt. The problem is...When we do camp at non-electric state and federal parks, I reserve a site in "full shade" to keep the RV cooler. Especially with a hybrid tt, if in full sun those bunk ends can really heat up.

I was thinking about the portable 120 - 140 watt ones (Go Power) with the extra cord to be able to move it around to sunny locations within the campsite. Even if I wanted to put panels on the roof, I have a flat roof and drilling holes in a perfectly good / sealed roof would make me very nerves.
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.....Even if I wanted to put panels on the roof, I have a flat roof and drilling holes in a perfectly good / sealed roof would make me very nerves......
You are right to be nervous. After some research I felt confident and the solar project actually helped me when it comes to taking care of the roof in general. Ex, cleaning, resealing, etc
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If you have a fiberglass roof like a bigfoot ot northern light, then you can use sticky feet mounts that use 3M UHB tape and just glue on. Won't work with tubber roofs tho
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