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Old 01-08-2019, 10:12 PM   #1
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16' Sport - Remove TV Antenna for more Solar?

Hi, just got a 16' Sport that is pre-wired for solar. Only problem is that it appears the roof will only accommodate (1) 90W-L panel from Zamp. I'd prefer to have more panels up top rather than portable panels. Looks like if I remove the white dish TV antenna there will be room for 1 more solar panel. Has anyone done this before? Any draw backs to removing the antenna?
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:38 AM   #2
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Once I saw a photo of a 16 with the solar panel mounted above (not directly on) the AC. Searched but cannot find it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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Is the long, narrow solar panel an absolute requirement? Where is the current antennae located? I removed the original extendable antennae from my '15 Sport 16 and replaced it with a dish over the original antennae mounting hole. I was then able to install a Renogy Eclipse 100w panel in the remaining area.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:03 PM   #4
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I know this thread is getting close to a year old but would like to point something out for future lurkers.
Besides the skinny 90 watt panels that Zamp makes they also make a 45 watt skinny panel. Which is 1/2 the length of the 90. Two 45s can fit on the roof of a 16 easier then an additional 90 without the need to move existing antennas.
These are not listed on their website but they have them. I bought two just recently through AM solar.

I would also recommend using the AM solar mounts that can be tightened by hand. This is so they can be quickly removed so you still have some walking space on the roof for maintenance work.
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