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Old 10-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #85
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The panels appear to be rail mounted. Were the rails on when you purchased, or did you install? If you installed, what brand, how difficult?

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Yes my Interstate came with Mercedes factory roof rails. I think Airstream dropped them from newer models, probably to save some cost. I used Rhino-Rack cross bars attached to the roof rails. I did it to raise the panels above the bath vent. I also replaced the gray tank vent with a lower profile version to the 360 Siphon vent cap.

But there are other ways to mount the solar panels on the roof. I'd use the AM Solar mounting accessories if I was doing this again. See link below for details:
http://amsolar.com/rv-solar-panel-ki...g-accessories/
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:36 AM   #86
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Yes my Interstate came with Mercedes factory roof rails. I think Airstream dropped them from newer models, probably to save some cost. I used Rhino-Rack cross bars attached to the roof rails. I did it to raise the panels above the bath vent. I also replaced the gray tank vent with a lower profile version to the 360 Siphon vent cap.



But there are other ways to mount the solar panels on the roof. I'd use the AM Solar mounting accessories if I was doing this again. See link below for details:

http://amsolar.com/rv-solar-panel-ki...ng-accessories

Thanks for the link. I am going to add panels. Looking at different methods to best utilize the limited real estate.
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