CT Solar Panel Removal - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Can you tell me how to get the unit out of its mount?

And do you have any pictures of how the wires hook up to the back?

It's down to the last few leaks ad I think I have some under the mounts.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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To take the off the bracket roof, you pull down the ceiling carpet and use a huge wide screwdriver to unscrew the 6 elevator bolts. If they are stuck, you can take off the 8 Philips head screws from the two ends of the bracket and slide the glass out. The solar panel wire has two leads that clip onto the back.
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And he is on the spot again. Thanks Bud.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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I couldn't get the glass to slide out so I removed only one of the brackets and the phillips head screws, got the panel out and threw it away. Put back the one bracket. I assume you want to save the panel, so Tom's answer is much better.
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I couldn't get the glass to slide out..........
Yea, there is some gummy rubber on the edges of the glass to protect it from the metal, so sliding it is a bit difficult.
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Mine didn't slide out easily either after unscrewing both end pieces and removing the back end piece.

So being a computer person, I hit the sides with a hammer! The solar panel slid out easily - unharmed!
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.......So being a computer person, I hit the sides with a hammer! .......
That's how I used to fix my old TV with vacuum tubes.
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I was ready to use a hammer, right in the middle of the panel.
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