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Old 02-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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2011 Keystone raptor 3912LEV

Bought my raptor last June,... Over the winter I had it in a gated storage lot and even with the battery disconnect pulled there was a draw somewhere, so I installed a charge controller and wired in two 55 watt solar panels,.... Being afraid to drill holes in the rubber roof membrane I just wedged the panels between the front ac and an air vent and against the tv antenna and such,..... Anyways,... I managed to get the charge controller wired in, mounted, etc. I ran the wires down off the roof and into the compartment but now the weather is warm and I want to permanently install them.

I can easily fabricate a set of L brackets to attach to the aluminum frame on the panels,.... My question is this.....

Is there anyone on the forum familiar with how to SAFELY drill into the roof trusses and be able to PERMANENTLY seal these brackets so there's no chance of leakage?

I know I could easily get some stainless screws and a couple tubes of silicone window sealant,... But I'm looking for someone with experience in this area to tell me if there's something better,.... Maybe a mounting system made especially for RV roofs such as this?

(been reading the forums on the iPhone app for a long time, this is my first post! Also the first RV I've had that wasn't rented, lol Seems like there's some greatly helpful people on here! Looking forward to your replies!!)

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Another question I have.....

While using the trailer last year I noticed something that was driving me crazy.....

It has two bathrooms,... And because of that there's 5 tanks in it, one freshwater and two blacks and two grey,.....

The front bathroom is connected to the front black and front grey tank and has the shower.

The kitchen is connected to the grey tank that the shower is on.

And the back bathroom is connected to the back black tank for the toilet and the small sink is connected by itself to the rear grey tank....

Heres the problem, wash some dishes and take a shower and you have a grey tank in front that's totally full..... And one in back thats totally empty...... Why wouldnt they connect the kitchen to the rear grey tank? Were they supposed to and it was screwed up in production?

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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We camp in State Parks and they have electric and water at the site and a sewer dump on the way out. We have two gray tanks and one black. Even so, we use a dishpan in the sink and dump most of the sink water into the black. We always need more liquid in the black. Joe
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