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Old 11-19-2002, 12:40 AM   #21
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You can bend them, but not roll. But as I said before, since nobody sees them-nobody steals them. If I have little time during the day, I will post picture how I mount them.

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Old 11-19-2002, 06:10 AM   #22
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Old 11-19-2002, 07:11 AM   #23
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BUBBLA,

Your panels (and your Motorhome) look great. How many watts do they produce? I am looking for something in the range of 75 watts, but most of the flexible ones I have found produce only 32 watts.
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Old 11-19-2002, 09:25 AM   #24
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I thing they are rated 55w/h each, but that's not the important nummber. The important rating for each is 225 Wh/Day. That makes everage 450 W produced power every day. I found that they produced enough power even on cloudy days. As I said before, we don't have accses to shore power for three monts and I did't have to start the genset once. I love to stay in really remote places

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what can you use with the panels

What electrical items can you use with the panels?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #26
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Solar panels are not very efficient. Even at maximum sun a good panel's efficiency is about 15%. With clouds and a low angle it drops dramatically.
Any adjustable mount would have to almost be a gimbal, you never know how your trailer will be oriented to the sun. It would also have to be remote or automated control to follow the sun as it moves, either that or you will be climbing on the roof to adjust them constantly.

I gave up and mounted mine flat, figured it was the best way with all the limitations. I did raise them off the roof for air circulation, this also gave me a place to feed the wires beneath them. The mount is pretty simple, some angle and 1/8x2" strap. Remember these are fairly heavy and need to go through ribs not just skin.

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Hi, looks like in this pic your panels are mounted just off of a rib as evidenced by the row of rivets. Is mounting a small panel though the skin only ok?
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #27
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hey steve
do you realize his post was 11 years ago!
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hey steve
do you realize his post was 11 years ago!
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Thanks big al, just looking for info. Missed the date. In previous posts I've been surprised how constructive and helpful other owners have been despite the age of the posts. Oh well.
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I would try to get support on the ribs. On my roof the front of one of my roof vents is between ribs and this has caused the skin to sag. For solar I am going to install glue down flexible panels. They don't really show which I prefer and offer no wind resistance when towing.
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