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Old 08-15-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Solar Panel Install in 1975 Sovereign

I am thinking about putting a 80 Watt solar Panel on my 1975 Sovereign.
Some good prices out there right now, and this would give me a 5Amp charge during the Arizona days.
Seems it would fit between the AC unit, and the Fantastic vent in the rear bath area. aprox 23x46
Question is: how to mount it...I hate to drill the roof. Is there a epoxy that would be suitable, or?????? feed the wires in, I am thinking of the bath vent pipe.???? My main battery connection is in the rear closet.
Put the controller there???
Any help appeciated
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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I installed solar panels on both my trailers. the bath vent would be one option for the wiring, I used the refrigerator roof vent on my Sovereign 21' The charge controller would be best if it were in the same enclosure as the batteries, or at least some place that will be about the same temperature as the batteries.

I didn't want to drill any holes in the roof skin, so I made some 2" diameter aluminum pads with 1/4-20 tapped holes and attached them with 3M 2216 epoxy after sanding through the paint. The brackets were made from aluminum angle.

Here is a link to a photo I posted in an earlier thread:

http://cdn.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1268776887
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