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Old 04-09-2015, 02:40 PM   #21
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I used the Velcro Extreme around most of the perimeter of the panels. I wanted it to be continuous on the ends so that it would provide maximum holding and block air or rain from blowing in under the panel while in transit. I left about a one inch opening along the lower or outer side toward the ends of the panel to allow for drainage if water were to get under the panel. As for the ventilation, the Velcro will raise the edges of the panel and you could run another strip or two of Velcro to have ventilation along the entire panel. I decided not to do this myself because the panel is made up of about 3/8" mylar that I thoulght would provide adequate insulation along with the white roof. I also was a litlle afraid that if I stepped on the panels while elevated that I might do some damage. With the current setup, I wouldn't be afraid to step on them. I personally wouldn't worry about the wind catching the panels because they are very close to the surface of the roof and they are sturdy panels and the Velcro Extreme seems quite secure. I did use alcohol to clean the roof areas before attaching the Velcro and I had no concerns about the sticking power. I'll probably test a section where I attached some of the cables later this year to see if they're still sticking well.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:51 PM   #22
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I wonder if you could list parts please
2x 100watt flexable panels
1 controller
How many feet of cable needed
How were panels connected and what parts are needed
Amazon lists connectors
2 rolls 15 foot rolls of Velcro
If I had list I think it would be easy to install. Just have to run wire down vent I guess





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Old 04-09-2015, 05:58 PM   #23
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Attaching Solar Panel

I called Renogy today and they gave me a free quote. Super easy to deal with.


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Old 04-09-2015, 06:04 PM   #24
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:18 PM   #25
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Here's a post from back in December when I installed mine that lists most of the items used. DIY Solar Install and Battery Upgrade I asked them for a discount because I told them I would post it on a RV Forum that could bring them more business and they offered an additional 15% off. You could try it and see what they say. As was mentioned earlier here in this post, they were very nice to work with. Let me know if ther are more questions or give me a call.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:54 PM   #26
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I just had a solar system installed and like the idea of having a portable panel with a long (30') cable. This allows me to move the panel to follow the sun while I park in the shade. I have a control panel to watch my AGM batteries.

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Old 04-14-2015, 12:09 AM   #27
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Cycling to 50% is still pretty low. Ive read cycling to 70% will double life over cycling to 50%
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:51 AM   #28
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Solera roof pictures

Anyone have photos of Solera (prefer 24R) roof with or without solar panel(s) to show what area(s) might be available to mount panels?
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435AH AGM 12volt battery bank, 520 watts of solar panels bolted to roof, Morningstar 60amp MPPT charge controller, Cotek TSW inverter with transfer switch.

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