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Old 05-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #11
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What did you use as the 'feet' for the module mounts?

Off the shelf stuff or did you fab your own from angle stock?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #12
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Also - how did you mount the module feet to the roof of the trailer?

I saw some Simson galvanized brackets at a local big box store that look like they might do the trick, and I have aluminum L feet used in residential PV installations, but they look like overkill.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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AM solar makes some nice but spendy mounts that work with some tilt bars they also sell. AMsolar
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #14
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mounting the panels..

the panel feet use aluminum angle. between the aluminum angle and the roof is a piece of 1/4" rubber. its all bolted to the roof using these "new fangled" toggle bolts. I couldn't believe how much they held in 1/4" particle board.

I had a hard time convincing myself to punch a 1/2" hole into the roof for each bolt, 2 each bracked for a total of 24 holes. I used Dicor between the roof and rubber, between the rubber and bracket then coated the whole thing with DiCor.

when it quits raining I'll go up top and take pix of feet from a different angle.
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here's another view of the roof anchor. I'm trying the App for my phone so lets see if I got it right.

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what???? it posted the pix upside down. sorry about that.
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Thank you so much for sharing. We just got our first travel trailer (not counting the popup we used for three years) and haven't even taken it out yet. I'm going to install a solar kit and you have inspired me to add a tilt instead of just mounting them flat. Great pics and ingenuity. I can't wait to seeif my wall is also not stapled under the trim.
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