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Old 08-13-2022, 07:33 PM   #1
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2003 Surveyor - attaching solar panel

Hello. I need help. I have a SVT261T that I would appreciate ideas on for how to
attach a solar panel. I watched lots of DIY videos and was going to use the 3M VHB tape on a metal channel and then attaching aluminum l-brackets to that. However, as I set to cleaning the roof I realized it is just a membrane on the roof and not solid. So then I started looking for studs to screw in to but there doesn't seem to be any. I looked from the inside where the speakers and lights are and it seems just to be foam.

So my questions are:
1) does anyone know what the structure of the roof is?
2) Any other ideas on how to attach a 38.75 X 64.5" panel?

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Old 08-13-2022, 07:56 PM   #2
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You might give the full model number. Someone may be familiar with your particular model.

There will be some framework. Either wood or aluminum. Just not on 16 inch centers like a house. Also under the rubber roof is some kind of wood product sheathing. Probably not any good plywood. Some particle board or such.

That is the extent of my roof knowledge. I am sure you will get some good information soon.

Good Luck.
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Old 08-13-2022, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thank you U.S.ArmyVeteran! Updated.
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The OP's trailer is a hybrid and not a conventional TT.
Thread moved to the Hybrid section's Surveyor sub-forum since the OP is asking for model-specific information.
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It's a 2006 model.

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You might give the full model number. Someone may be familiar with your particular model.

There will be some framework. Either wood or aluminum. Just not on 16 inch centers like a house. Also under the rubber roof is some kind of wood product sheathing. Probably not any good plywood. Some particle board or such.

That is the extent of my roof knowledge. I am sure you will get some good information soon.

Good Luck.
On a 2006, plywood may be more likely than MDF or OSB.
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Does anyone have a schematic or know where I can look for one?
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Does anyone have a schematic or know where I can look for one?
Doesnít exist.
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