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Old 03-26-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Whats the best way to mount solar panels on the roof of a FF ?
I was thinking of putting 3 or 4 15 watt panels up there.
Anyone have diagram of roof for mounting positions?
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I don't have solar yet, but I like the Sunforce 60W made up of 4 15W panels that are mounted on a frame. They sell these at Harbor Freight and Costco.

The frame is portable which means you can park under shade and have your panels in the sun. 60W isn't much but I think between that and my Honda 2000 it would work well.

Where we travel it is usually sunny and hot and we do whatever we can to stay shaded. I'm sure that this can be done with any panel and I have seen some rvs with several panels leaned agaisnt a tree. I know it probably leaves you open to theives, etc.
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HF has a 3 panel kit, I have 1 panel now I used intelocking type velcro to mount it when needed to front window protector( I can get some angle if needed)
I was thinking of putting 4 up on the up on roof,I dont want to bother setting them up every time.
On the roof it will also maintain battery when not in use.
I dont dry camp to often and could find a partial sunny spot if needed

I just dont want to put screws in the wrong place.

One thought I had was to put 2 presure treated 1/2 inch plywood panels(big enough for 2 SP panels each) to both sides of crank vent mount and glue down with a bead of sealant and use the 4 inch bond rv tape all around and not use any screws.
I would screw the pannels to the plywood
using either tapered moulding or glass hanging type clips.
I dont think it would blow off but im reluctant to do it that way if theres a more secure way.

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