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Old 10-25-2014, 08:39 AM   #43
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I originally installed my solar panels with sliced Velveeta and Spam... That crap didn't work at all!

-Red, hoping the pink works better...
Your panels didn't stick with the Velveeta and Spam because you forgot the prerequisite cleaner/primer..... yellow French's MUSTARD!
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:53 AM   #44
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I realize I have made a mistake by posting my love of ultimately processed rainy day food.....
My apologies to all
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #45
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That's okay. At least you didn't give away the secret formula for the magnificent Spam with Bacon...
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Oh my gosh, I lick that can clean!
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:15 PM   #47
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I'm happy to report that I just received a call from the Dealer saying they would send a driver to pick up my Bambi, take it to their facility (in another state), make things right, and bring it back. Can't ask for more! Thanks again for all the responses.
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Excellent news!!
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That sounds like a good outcome! You had a 750 gigawatt panel right!
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #50
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My little trailer was just returned to me by the dealer, Airstream Adventures N.W. They had a driver pick it up in Colorado a week ago, took it to Boise for repairs and a little extra work they didn't charge for, and returned it to me yesterday in perfect condition. There's so much negativity on this forum regarding dealers so I wanted to put in a good word for this one. Sure, my solar panel shouldn't have come off to begin with, but "stuff" happens. In this case, the dealer far exceeded my expectations.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:34 PM   #51
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Looks like you found an excellent dealer.
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Glad to hear that they took full responsibility and made it right for you!
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:13 PM   #53
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My little trailer was just returned to me by the dealer, Airstream Adventures N.W. They had a driver pick it up in Colorado a week ago, took it to Boise for repairs and a little extra work they didn't charge for, and returned it to me yesterday in perfect condition. There's so much negativity on this forum regarding dealers so I wanted to put in a good word for this one. Sure, my solar panel shouldn't have come off to begin with, but "stuff" happens. In this case, the dealer far exceeded my expectations.
I'm so glad they made it right. I also believe in rewarding good behavior. You did that well BudE. Thanks for the positive input for dealers.
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so how did they do the new install.. same old screws or the "lew" method or a blend of them. Wonder if they know about or frequent the airforums boards.

might give them a heads up.
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They originally used one grommet per fastener.There are now two grommets per fastener, and the fasteners are well attached to the grommets and panel.I've never encountered this type of "grommet" before and it appears to me to be similar to the rubber wine bottle "corks" that tighten in the bottle when a lever is activated.Kind of like a "moly bolt".These were sealed (not sure what the product is) when they were pulled tight.I'm sure there are opinions about this method, pro and con.As long as it doesn't leak, I'm happy.
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They originally used one grommet per fastener.There are now two grommets per fastener, and the fasteners are well attached to the grommets and panel.I've never encountered this type of "grommet" before and it appears to me to be similar to the rubber wine bottle "corks" that tighten in the bottle when a lever is activated.Kind of like a "moly bolt".These were sealed (not sure what the product is) when they were pulled tight.I'm sure there are opinions about this method, pro and con.As long as it doesn't leak, I'm happy.
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Really hope they work for you, but in my experience, they are prone to failure in any stress situation. Did they seal over these or are they open to the environment?

It sounds like they are using rubber rivet nuts like these: McMaster-Carr (lower left corner of the listing)

Hope they hold your panels on and seal out the water.
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