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Old 03-23-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Portable Solar panel. What are you using to hold it down?

Bought a 80 Watt solar panel and need some ideas on how to hold it down from the wind. (sand bag,water jug,dog stake)
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I've used bungee straps to my roof top roof rack on the tow while camping if the cord is long enough.
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I saw someone last year using a couple of those dog lead screw anchors. Looked like a good idea, though only would work where the ground is soft enough.
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...dog lead screw anchors...though only would work where the ground is soft enough.
You are not kidding! I had to grab our tire iron when twisting one we had into the ground. And it also took quite a bit of coaxing to get it out.
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Bought a 80 Watt solar panel and need some ideas on how to hold it down from the wind. (sand bag,water jug,dog stake)
In heavy winds I have a bicycle cable with lock that I run through the standup frame and around the tongue of the trailer. The other option is simply put it in it's storage place.
I have had it blow over 2 or 3 times with no ill effects. Even landing face down on the gravel.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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I try to keep things simple, especially when one item can do two jobs. The lawn chair is not used much during the hot sun, and the Gear Ties are something I found at Target. I use the large ones as a strap around the edge of the solar panel and then the chair. They are rubberized and cling pretty well. The bag chair with droopy arms makes a nice cradle.
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