I bought the rocker foot mount set and the 15.5" tilt bar set:
35mm Rocker Foot Mount Set | for Solar Panels
Tilt Bar Set - 15.5" | for Solar Panels
I did not buy them as a kit with the wire harness because the harness was roof mount oriented and I don't intend to do that. I just talked about wire with them and came up with that umbilical approach.
The rocker feet and tilt bars mount pretty slick to the panel and those easy to adjust knobs I liked. Can always convert to roof mount if desired.
I plan to just set the panel down with these feet directly. If that proves unstable, I can come up with a 1x3 wood strip or something that the feet could be attached to for additional stability.
Not the cheapest approach for sure, but I'm happy with them so far. Saturday will be the test run.
The MC4 connectors were easier to crimp on then I anticipated (though really better designed for 10-14 gauge wire vs. the 8 gauge I was trying to stuff into them - still worked so far - time will tell for durability).
I considered powerpole connectors for the umbilical also, but the MC4s were actually cheaper and much more weather resistant with the o-rings.
I have a TriMetric 2025RV and did a power budget usage based on real measurements so that's why I wanted an 80+ watt panel.
Originally Posted by dylanear
I called AM and they told me they had nothing but roof mount solutions for those panels, thus me starting this thread (which is now, somehow more about my solar choices and power requirements.)
What exactly do you mean by foot brackets and tilt bars? Is that what you get with the "kit" rather than the bare panel?
"I purchased their foot brackets and tilt bars also - liked the idea of the ease of adjustment they had and figured I'd try them by themselves or mount them to some support strips as needed for my free standing intended purpose."