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Old 12-23-2019, 03:35 PM   #21
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Love the low profile. How much clearance at the closest point to the roof? I do assume there is a touch of flex in the panel when you drive down the road, and would want the smallest gap to be greater than the flex. From the pics it looks like 1/2 inch, but maybe it’s more?? Thanks for sharing and for the info you are providing.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:16 PM   #22
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We are using Colonial Airstream to do the installation. The panels are already in, but they had to order some longer clips for the install since the roof is curved. They should be installed by the 2nd week of January.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:23 PM   #23
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Just picked up our Airstream from Colonial Airstream today. We had them install 3 x 100W panels. The flexible ones that were installed didn't age well. The only issue we had with the install was the removal of the old panels. They were held in place with some heavy duty adhesive tape that was hard to get off. They had two leave some of and they had to not aggressively tried to remove, since I was concerned about damaging the roof with full removal
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:07 AM   #24
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I should have proof read the last post. What I meant to say was that the old flexible panels were held down with some really strong double stick tape and the edges were held with a really strong tape. When they removed the 2 panels, it didn't pull off any of the white paint for the roof, but they were afraid to scrape it for fear of damaging the roof. It doesn't look the best, but it's watertight and it didn't;t pull any of the white roof off. Does anyone know of a product that will take off the old adhesive and not damage the white roof?
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:51 AM   #25
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Try “Rapid Remover” from Amazon. Follow directions carefully on soak time. It takes time to work but won’t damage paint or aluminum
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #26
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Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:39 PM   #27
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I used mineral oil and plastic putty knife. Takes time but won’t take off paint or scratch aluminum
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:13 PM   #28
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They look really nice!


But @ $500 per 100W panel they are close to the same price as I paid for an entire set of Renogy panels (600W, $567 shipped.)
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:43 PM   #29
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They really tucked that panel under the AC unit, I’d be concerned with shading really cutting down the output. Hopefully you don’t have any issues
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I believe these are wider than the standard 90W panels that Airstream has been using from Zamp Solar.
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Curved feet to install 100w Zamp Obsidian Panels on Airstream

Where can I find the alternative mounting brackets for curved roofs, like those on Airstream? I dont see them on the Zamp Solar sight. Feeeerrrrustrating! For the love of little baby Jesus, someone please help me find them. Thx in advance.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:27 AM   #32
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Where can I find the alternative mounting brackets for curved roofs, like those on Airstream? I dont see them on the Zamp Solar sight. Feeeerrrrustrating! For the love of little baby Jesus, someone please help me find them. Thx in advance.
Call zamp and ask them. They are very helpful!
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:58 AM   #33
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I had Colonial Airstream install and they got the mounts directly from Zamp. So like the previous post said, I would call Zamp directly.

The person at Colonial how handled the install from a manager side is:

Anthony Santaniello
anthonysantaniello@colonialrv.com
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Call zamp and ask them. They are very helpful!
Well, I found the curved roof mounts and had them shipped to my house. Took a few minutes for me to grock how they install on the Obsidian's. Only 2 of the 4 mounts work with them. It was good enough though, I got them up and installed.

Interestingly enough, when I consulted with one of the Tech's at AirstreamNW (Washington), he said to "...use double-sided tape, dycor and self-tapping screws." At the time, that sounded pretty logical to me. Now that i've gone through the process, and after reading many of the posts in this forum, I would have much rather just used tape and Dycor alone. That seems to be what most people are suggesting/doing. Oh well, what's done is done.

I spent a lot of time double and triple checking before I made permanent holes. That said, listening to the humm of my cordless DeWalt as its sending those self-tappers straight through the roof of our brand new International Signature... lets just say I was sweating bullets. The self-tapping screws are great if you're drilling into a rib, but if you're not, strip-city! I've used a lot of Dycor at this point. ;-)
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Now that i've gone through the process, and after reading many of the posts in this forum, I would have much rather just used tape and Dycor alone.

3M VHB double sided tape and silkaflex 221 (not Dicor).

Dircor is a sealant, not an adhesive. Silkaflex is both.

So far so good for my 8 panels after 2 years.....
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VHB is not ideal for these feet. AM solar have great success with using VHB tape as the feet they use have a larger contact area, the feet for the Obsidian panels are relatively small and Zamp recommend screwing and sealing.

Of course I am assuming here you have the same size mounting/feet as were used with my panels, probably a good idea to actually check the dimensions of the ones you have and maybe compare to the ones AM solar use, maybe someone here can share info how big those are.
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