Originally Posted by Dick Noble
I have one really large (210w) panel mounted on top the 5er. I used the largest brass door hinges I could find with rounded corners. One side of the hinge is screwed flat to the roof and very well sealed with Dicor sealant. The other side of the hinge is at a 90 degree angle and pinned to the panel (I also have bolts through the panel and the hinge to be safe while traveling). I am able to unpin the panel from two sides and tilt it into any one of four positions. I use two pieces of angle iron bolted to the panel and the remaining two hinges to keep the correct tilt. This system has withstood 70mph winds.
By any chance, do you have pictures of your hinges/setup, I am attempting to find a system that allows me the option of tilting my panels to ANY direction possible etc.
Most of the time, I don't have the option of facing south when boondocking (99.5% of the time) for the best panel function/power etc.
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