Originally Posted by Gilles
Hello to both of you,
I just want to check with you if I shopped the perfect tape to secure my solar panel
3M VHB RP25 (2 inches wide)
The Z Brackets of the panel to stick on the roof have as 1.50 inches by 4 inches area.
I used the same VHB RP25 tape, except mine was only 1" wide. I used a 1x1x36" aluminum angle piece cut into four 9" sections for each leg and bolted the Z brackets to them. (9 sq inches of surface area at each corner)
I had to bend the brackets a little from perpendicular due to the side to side curvature of the Scamp
roof, and the front brackets were modified to also meet the increased front curvature of the Scamp
roof. From the photos you can see that 1/3 of the front angle had the upper section cut away so I could bend the foot to the curve.
One lucky part of having the Scamp
with the large fridge
is that it includes an upper vent, so I was able to run my solar
wiring down that vent without resorting to any new holes in the Scamp roof.