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Old 04-10-2017, 06:26 AM   #301
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Hi. I installed this lock in my Legacy without any problems.



Electric Motorhome Door Lock

Catalog Item # 77586


Is the manufacturer AP Products? That's where a Google search took me.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #302
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:10 PM   #303
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:24 AM   #304
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Ahhh, yes. I found it. And those who have installed this....Did it completely cover the unpainted door surface under the OEM lock? How much, if any, metal cutting or grinding did you have to do to get the new lock set to work correctly?
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yes it does...I installed mine on a Legacy
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #306
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Awesome. Think I made my decision.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:03 PM   #307
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Simple Solar Power Add to the Roof - 2014 Legacy 340 BH

I installed a Renogy 100-watt solar panel kit for the house batteries for the main purpose of keeping the batteries topped off and maybe running a few things like radio or TV a few hours a day if ever needed.

I discovered a product during research called Sikaflex-252 that bonds the panel to the fiberglass top without holes. I cleaned the area very good, so the panel brackets would bond on the roof without any holes. I purchased the larger plastic mounting brackets to form a platform for the sealant.

I punched two holes in the very back section for the wires to drop down. This back section is hollow for the lights and engine compartment. I even used the Sikaflex to seal the holes for the wires. The bond this stuff creates is amazing. It feels like I'd end up tearing the panel or roof if I tried to pull it off. I learned later that Sikaflex makes a black color sealant that would have been better for the junction box for the wires. My white colored sealant does stand out at this location. While my glue beads started with a nice look, I began to get a little sloppy; I decided to pour on the glue for the bond and forget about the beautiful bead. I just could not keep the hand steady. Key is to clean the area very good.

I mounted the controller on the back panel in the battery box. I will provide a later update on how well the charge works.


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Old 04-15-2017, 07:26 AM   #308
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congrats!

I did something similar on my 'twin' Palazzo - two 100w/5.8amp panels, 20a charge controller, and 20' included wiring [kit] ordered from HQST Solar(amazon) for about $280...https://www.amazon.com/HQST-Polycrys...rds=hqst+solar

I did not want to install them on the roof, though, for various reasons, so I came up with a way to use my 'old' reese 4-bike articulating carrier - I lowered the rack 'arm' and installed a panel on both sides for traveling.
I can raise the 'arm' to allow the rear panel to face up, when parked, or also bring the front panel face up and rest it on the radiator cover.
I can also pull the lower 'pin' on the rack and lower the whole setup to the ground, and then use four installed pivot-points(clevis pins) to TILT the panels left, or right.
The two panels are held together by two removable hinges, so that I can separate them if needed, but also to keep them together for better traveling security.

I used several c-channel and L angle aluminum parts(HD or Lowes), as well as the clevis pins, and several 'lynch/hitch pins' for the bike rack modifications...

works well so far, anywhere from 8 to 10amps of incoming power to the batteries when good sun... should be enough to provide off-grid support and limit the amount of time and how often the generator needs to run, especially when we head to the Yukon and Alaska in the next month or so. Almost 24 hours of daylight will not hurt!
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I like your setup and the versatility it provides. I especially like the two panel setup. Thanks and please share any future updates you may have with your experiences. I studied a portable option, but decided a more permanent setup was best for my Rig being that it is stored 18 miles from my home.
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I may even add two more panels since I should be able to form a 'W' with the panels, allowing them to not only travel together on the same modified bike rack setup, but also 'unfurl' into 4 side-by-side panels when deployed....

each one of these panels weighs less than a typical bicycle, so it should be able to handle the travel easily... my concern is only that the 'wobble' while traveling - so I've installed several 'anti-rattle' devices on the end of each of the receivers - coach hitch, inverted drop hitch, and bike/toad hitch.

I just came back from a 1,200mile spring break vaca at both StAndrewsSP in PanamaCityFL and FDRstatePark at PineMtGA - the travel mode worked perfectly, even with the toad attached, and at FDR we were receiving 10amps for several hours off and on during the day with the two panels...

oh yea, we also had a overnight 'parking lot' stop mid-week at ColumbusGA at WhitewaterExpress for whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee Wednesday, and one son also had a zipline ride across the river... great time... they also hosted the US Freestyle National Kayak Championship on Saturday.

i'll let you know if I add the additional panels before our Yukon/Alaska trip : )
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