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Old 03-23-2008, 09:37 AM   #21
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That is one of the COOLest mods I have seen yet. It screams functionality! Great Job!


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Old 03-23-2008, 04:16 PM   #22
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You are too clever, Gina! I am totally impressed. What a great idea. I look forward to seeing it.

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Old 03-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #23
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Wait for my first tug with it that way :-P

I was looking at it today and the weakest link is the single bolt thru the panel frame. It is PVC, I think, and if it pops from stress.. the panel will drop down.

I rethinking support. Bungies would probably do it and make it easier to lift as well
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:27 AM   #24
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With it closed, you cant tell the panel is there and it is less likely to have someone go "I think I'll go home and get my wrench while she is at work".
That's why I installed our 50w solar panel way up and out of sight, hiding behind the awning housing. Unless you have a ladder or other higher vantage point, you just can't see it's there. From the back even the frame mounts conform to the trailer roof and are painted to match the trailer. Like yours, it's designed to be invisible.

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Old 03-24-2008, 09:39 PM   #25
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I have flat rock guard envy.

Nice work Gina!

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