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Old 08-18-2015, 12:24 AM   #1
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Mounting solar panel without drilling holes in the roof

I am considering using the following mounts to attached a solar panel to my Class C RV with a rubber roof.

Instapark ZJ03W Drill-free Solar Panel Roof Corner Mount Rack Bracket Kit NEW



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Instapark ZJ04W Drill-free Solar Panel Roof Mount Rack Rail Bracket Support Kit



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Question I have is with a rubber roof that is basically glued down, is their any issues with gluing these mounts to the rubber roof?

Will this work on a rubber roof?

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Old 09-20-2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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Did you use these mounts ?
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:37 AM   #3
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Going bonkers here. I am thinking of mounting the solar panels above my windows on a hinge to gain two objectives in one installation. They would serve as awnings over the windows and also tilt toward the sun to maximize the charge to the batteries. Has anyone done so? Problems? Victories?
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Going bonkers here. I am thinking of mounting the solar panels above my windows on a hinge to gain two objectives in one installation. They would serve as awnings over the windows and also tilt toward the sun to maximize the charge to the batteries. Has anyone done so? Problems? Victories?
There are some other pictures showing what you describe but I could not find them.
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I like the look of these mounts but actually think you might do more damage to the roof when you took them off than if you used a drilled mount. I've always used a home made mount out of angle aluminum. Two pieces connected via stainless steel bolt and then screwed into the roof. One puts a dab of ProFlex under the foot before screwing it down and then puts a dab on each of the screw heads. If I were to take the panels off, I would disconnect them from the foot and leave the foot in place for the next guy! Or sell the solar system to the next guy and don't worry about it.

There are already a lot of penetrations in your rubber roof. You adding a few more, especially if you are careful and seal correctly is not going to cause problems.
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