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Old 04-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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solar panel and top vent with fan

Here are some pictures of solar panel I just attached to my 13' Bigfoot it a 50 watt unit bought through Amazon it came out of Arizona, ( made in China). I bought a ceiling fan with remote and installed it in the 14"x14" opening. It is a Shurflo comfort air Platinum retail $393.00 I bought it on sale for $200.00. The mounting brackets for the solar panel, were bought from a company out of Oregon. I will get the name if someone asks. I got the idea from Tom in one of the posts about solar stuff. I forgot to take any pictures of the fan in place. I got the bracket to bring the wiring from the solar panel from Herb.

Later Kenny P.S. Donna helped with the pictures!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Very clean installation. I haven't seen trailers with tilt capability on rooftop solar. How much does it help get max rays? How often does it need adjustment during the day to keep the panel at a useful angle to the sun? I have a "tether to graze" panel which tilts and can be moved from hither to thither and to both sides and ends of the trailer. It appears to me that the very worst situation for rooftop solar is the situation where you need it least--namely where one is forced to park the trailer "dockside" to give a reasonably short hookup to water and electric. When you camp without utilities, do you park your trailer in an area with minimal tree canopy and a compass heading which optimizes the relationship of panel and old Sol?

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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You probably got the Solar Panel adjustable feet from AMSolar in Oregon.

http://http://www.amsolar.com/home/a...mount_set.html
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Too many https Don in your link. Direct link: 35mm Rocker Foot Mount Set | for Solar Panels
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Jack, You are correct, one would have to set up with compass direction, Donna has the address. I bought their 35 mm mounting bracket and the tilt bar set. Don has the correct Company. (Am Solar). Don did I get the Am Solar address from you? The tilt bar sets from 0 degrees, up to 30 degrees which is where the panel should be at this latitude, to face directly into the sun, once set, one does not change the angle! It will tilt either left or right, one has to park in an area where there is very little shade problem. (tree canopy) I haven't been out with the trailer, it is still in the garage, where I have been working on it this winter.
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