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Old 12-22-2018, 05:40 PM   #15
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I'm going to try leaving them up and see if it increases aerodynamics!!!
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:41 PM   #16
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I'm going to try leaving them up and see if it increases aerodynamics!!!
Less wear on the tires.
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I just made my own from 1/8”x1” aluminum bar with parts from Lowe’s. Cost was about $15 per panel. I don’t expect to use them very often but this winter plan on some Boondocking and every bit helps in the winter.
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I use tilt bars for my two 100 watt portable panels. I no longer use shore power to keep my batteries charged. The panels are set facing south to get as much direct sun as possible in the winter. Performance varies from about 10 watts with full cloud cover to 60 watts when the sun is out.

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We are in Utah and I used my home made bars for the first time. Tilting three of our four 100-watt panels increased our output from about 200 watts to 320 watts! The fourth panel is shadowed by the AC housing so it didnít make any difference. My bars are home made at about half the cost and are adjustable to two different angles so Iím very happy with the 30 minutes making them. Iím finding that the shallower angle (not shown in the picture) is about the max I will need so I may cut the bars down when I get home.

Itís currently very sunny so the battery was fully charged within an hour or so of the sun coming into the canyon. However, itís going to get rainy in a couple of days so we will need all the power we can get.
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