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Old 04-14-2014, 04:04 PM   #15
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I guess theft is always a possibility. I don't think many have had a problem with theft of solar panels. Might be more of a problem if your trailer is stored or you tend to make day trips leaving the camper unattended in rustic locations without other campers about.

Think if they have to use tools to steal it making them bring a step stool is not that much additional burden.

Suppose if one had a bolt hole with a lock in it that would make it harder to remove. Or even just an odd ball fastener like torx would be enough to slow them down.

Good to know your getting excellent use of that back bumper :-)
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:59 AM   #16
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There are thin-film peel-and-stick panels that are designed for curved surfaces. Easy install with no drilling. This panel is made by Apollo Solar.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:00 AM   #17
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I have two panels that are 120watt each (I think) on my EggCamper. I had couple pictures close up just to show how they fit but must have deleted them. So here are a couple wide shots that I hope shows them well enough.

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Old 04-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #18
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There are thin-film peel-and-stick panels that are designed for curved surfaces. Easy install with no drilling. This panel is made by Apollo Solar.




Very cool.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:58 AM   #19
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The more i look at it, the more i think i will go with the rock guard style mount, i found a very interresting platic hinge that will make a good seal on top of the panel...that should divert rain properly.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #20
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Roof mount

If your vent is in the middle then you should have space behind it for the panel. Here is a link to my forum showing pictures of my mount. Pretty simple with some angle brackets and long bolts. I wish I had used longer bolts in back so it would be flatter since it slopes down a little more than anticipated. Never been an issue getting enough power.

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #21
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My Panel is way too long, it protrude out back
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:03 PM   #22
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I could not find these. Can you post a link?

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Old 04-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #23
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Conrad, ApolloFLEX Mono - the lightweight, flexible alternative solar module - Home but renogy-store.com sells flex. panels also.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:29 PM   #24
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The Apollos are about 4x more expensive than a similar Renogy.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #25
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The more i look at it, the more i think i will go with the rock guard style mount, i found a very interresting platic hinge that will make a good seal on top of the panel...that should divert rain properly.
You will love it once it is installed. I just bought one of these for my boat. It is a good price.

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Old 04-20-2014, 02:37 PM   #26
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David found it. The name is ApolloFlex, not Apollo Solar. My fault. Another cool thing about these panels is how much power they put out for their size. The 70W panel is only 31"x21". That's tiny for 70W.


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Alt-E has good prices and the people are helpful. These are the folks that sponsored the solar installers conference I attended in February.
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David found it. The name is ApolloFlex, not Apollo Solar. My fault. Another cool thing about these panels is how much power they put out for their size. The 70W panel is only 31"x21". That's tiny for 70W.


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And at $626.95 each you are welcome to them. That's too much $$$ for me.

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