Uhaul 13: removed the solar panel - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Uhaul 13: removed the solar panel

The original solar panel wasn't producing enough power to use, so I replaced it with a white Starboard panel.

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Any ideas of a use this flat area could be put to?

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Hi Brooke, good to see you back. Me, I'd slap another solar panel on top. There have been some huge deals lately at Solar Blvd.

How about this little 15 watt for just $18? It is about the right size.

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I replaced mine with a 50 watt unit that does keep two 6 volt batts. In series well maintained. I have another 100 watts for whenever I am off the grid. You will likely have to fabricate some brackets out of aluminum angle to meld the attachment locations together.
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I replaced mine with a 50 watt unit that does keep two 6 volt batts. In series well maintained. I have another 100 watts for whenever I am off the grid. You will likely have to fabricate some brackets out of aluminum angle to meld the attachment locations together.
Good point, I actually stuck a 60 watter onto my old bracket using some aluminum crossbars.
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Seems like I need the 50 watt or at least a 40
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Thomas, I like how you did yours. It looks like a good size for the top of a U-13.
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Thomas, I like how you did yours. It looks like a good size for the top of a U-13.
Yes, I felt that was the biggest that I could fit behind the vent with out ridiculous overhang.
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I know putting the solar panal on the roof keeps them it out of the way but Y drill holes in your roof???
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They already have a mount so no new holes.
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