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Old 05-12-2016, 09:42 AM   #169
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Not everyone has had positive experiences with the "flexible" panels regardless of brand.
So that statement would suggest that some have had a positive experience?
Those people are the ones I and others want to hear from.


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Old 05-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #170
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Personally, I have decided and started this thread to discuss flexible panels that bend to match the shape of AS roofs. I am glad people posted experiences, but let's focus on the positives from now on.
I want to see installations that blend in and function!
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:59 PM   #171
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Personally, I have decided and started this thread to discuss flexible panels that bend to match the shape of AS roofs. I am glad people posted experiences, but let's focus on the positives from now on.
I want to see installations that blend in and function!
Exactly. What I said. That's why I subscribed.


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Old 05-13-2016, 10:48 AM   #172
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About two years ago I installed 5-120 watt flexible panels on my 30' Classic. Despite all the negative comments I've read here, I've been completely satisfied with mine. In addition to the 600 watts of panels I installed a Midnight Solar "The Kid" controller, a 1000 watt inverter, and 2 Lifeline 6 volt batteries. I've traveled throughout the US from Maine to Florida to San Diego, the desert Southwest and am now at Yellowstone N. P. They've been through summer heat and freezing weather. Even on a streak of overcast and rainy days I've been able to keep my batteries fully maintained most days by 10:00 or so in the morning. Consider me a happy camper and a very happy solar power user. No regrets thus far.
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Thanks for the report acstokes, just what the people wanted!
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Oh, and what size are your batteries? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:00 AM   #175
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Thanks ACStokes,
Can you post some pics of your install please????
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Can you post some pics of your install please????
The two batteries I installed are Lifeline 6v GPL-6CT. The first pic here shows 3 120 panels. I later installed 2 more toward the rear of my trailer. The second pic just shows how I used the refer vent to run the wire.
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Very nice!
Thanks for posting that!
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Very nice flexible panel install. What brand panels are they, and how did you attach them to the roof?

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Old 05-13-2016, 02:45 PM   #179
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Here's the two 50w flex panels from Renology we have on our '51 FC (fastened w. VHB tape). Still in the middle of the resto, so haven't got any practical experience as yet, but very happy with how the look from ground level (not visible). Keeps the original lines of the rig intact. Click image for larger version

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We're also adding a plug for portable panels for more juice when boondocking. Both the portables and the roof panels are hooked to a marine battery selector switch to disconnect one when the other is in use.
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Here's the two 50w flex panels from Renology we have on our '51 FC (fastened w. VHB tape). Still in the middle of the resto, so haven't got any practical experience as yet, but very happy with how the look from ground level (not visible). Keeps the original lines of the rig intact. Attachment 262445

We're also adding a plug for portable panels for more juice when boondocking. Both the portables and the roof panels are hooked to a marine battery selector switch to disconnect one when the other is in use.

Have you spoken with Renogy about their flex panel recall? I was all set to buy several of their flex panels until they stopped selling them. They are working on new flex panels. I ended up with their 100 watt suitcase for the time being.
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Have you spoken with Renogy about their flex panel recall? I was all set to buy several of their flex panels until they stopped selling them. They are working on new flex panels. I ended up with their 100 watt suitcase for the time being.

Only applied to their100w flex panels.
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Only applied to their100w flex panels.
Good to hear, thank you.
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