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Old 04-18-2021, 07:11 PM   #41
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A very good method of mounting flexible solar panels without screws and with ventilation also. RV with Tito

https://youtu.be/uJIEXhnF8MU

Some good information about heat build up of these panels. another RV with Tito video.

https://youtu.be/p7N-tNQNtNM

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Old 04-19-2021, 06:26 AM   #42
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A very good method of mounting flexible solar panels without screws and with ventilation also. RV with Tito

https://youtu.be/uJIEXhnF8MU

Some good information about heat build up of these panels. another RV with Tito video.

https://youtu.be/p7N-tNQNtNM

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Thanks I had not seen the second one.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:42 AM   #43
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Please give a comparison of cost vs efficiency, so one can decide which penal gives best bang for the buck.
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:00 PM   #44
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That would be very hard to do. Cost is easy to list, but efficiency is dependant on many variables. Placement, Angle of panels, weather etc. The manufacturers may have the efficiency for their panels stated in their posted data, but this is most likely from laboratory testing.
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:17 PM   #45
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Thanks I had not seen the second one.
Thatís great to mount on a flat or almost flat roof but unfortunately that will not work on some of the more rounded shapes such as scamp and others , the happier camper HC1 is even more rounded than any other trailer with the high trolly roof concave in both directions and is left with no other choice but to seal right to the roof. HC has sent out over 400 trailers in the past 4 years this way and other than a few defective panels there has rarely been an issue with the solar panel performance or installation although panel quality has greatly improved since over the last 4years so any replacements are mostly due to improved wattage capacity.
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:06 AM   #46
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Please give a comparison of cost vs efficiency, so one can decide which penal gives best bang for the buck.
I decide to install solar panel to my rv and I dont know how many panels do I need. By the way, I researched blogs about green energy and find this.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:27 PM   #47
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I have finished the installation and also a near complete refurbishment of the scamp.
Here is what I came up with for the solar panels.
I bought a $265 kit from Amazon and added #8 cables for a total of about $300.
The kit had to 100w ridgid panels and a 30 amp controller.
I mounted the panels by simply bending the mounting brackets to match the roof and I used 5200 to glue them on.
The controller is mounted under the stairs to the bed.
I have two group 31 agm batteries mounted on the front landing gear bracket and a 1000w aims full sinewave inverter.
This powers my 4.5 cubic foot two door refrigerator with no issues.
The refrigerator, panels and batteries cost about $1100 with me doing the installation.
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:00 PM   #48
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Looks great. I think you will really enjoy your new energy source. Cheers, Clueless
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