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Old 04-06-2021, 11:31 PM   #1
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2019 Hymer Touring GT





molded fiberglass travel trailer. This is among the best equipped Hymer GTs in the US. And possibly the only one with a proper roof mounted solar system. Low miles and minimal wear. We love it, but haven't been able to use it as much as expected.

18 ft, 2800lbs w/250lb tongue weight. Factory options: 7,300 BTU/hr. undermounted air conditioner, microwave amp; 24 swivel mount HDTV w/ antenna.

Norcold 2 way refrigerator 12v/110v , Thetford cassette toilet system, Truma Combi LPG furnace and water heater, full bathroom w/wet shower, sink, vanity, mirror, toilet and under sink storage.

320w solar system w/2 Renogy 160w/12v monocrystalline flex panels, Bogart Engineering battery monitor, wifi module and solar charge controller, dual Crown CR260 6v GC2H deep cycle batteries and Moeller Marine battery box, dual 20lb propane tanks, custom fabricated puck lock security for batteries and LPG tanks, heavy duty tongue extension w/ class III coupler, grade 8 hardware, 8 weatherproof cable w/ 7 pin connector [tongue extension is a BIG handling/towing improvement from stock no need for an anti sway hitch]. Ultimate Jack tongue jack, Dexter Axle electric brakes w/breakaway safety cable switch, Goodyear Endurance ST215/75 14 tires on Sendel S20T aluminum wheels.

Comes with PolyPro trailer cover and misc. trailer accessories

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Who installed the solar panels? Is there an air gap under them?
Is that pvc 4x4 screwed down? Can it be removed to have a proper RV cable entry installed?
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Install and all fab work is mine. There are quite a few different theories about flex panel installation. (As stated in the ad, they are Renogy 160s...) And after reading all the pros and cons about vented/non-vented, I chose the cleaner, non-vented approach as shown (and I think recommend) in the manufacturer’s literature. Panels and cable box are both affixed with 3M VHB. The box is further secured by the cable pass through nipple that is threaded and sealed on both ends, thru the bottom of the weather proof box and the underside of the pop-top.

I also chafed at using the very non-aerodynamic cable box. But after ordering (and returning) three different versions of “proper” RV cable entry boxes from different manufacturers (all garbage IMO), I gave up and went with a more durable solution I knew would last.

There were also space limitations that dictated the box location and cable touting for what I had in mind. The 160w panels are mounted as far forward as possible to leave space for two additional 100w panels mounted at the rear. That left little room for the entry box. The four-panel goal also meant planning for four pair of cables rather than two. Choosing between a kludge of extra long solar cables and Y-connectors into one crappy RV box or two crappy RV boxes mounted sideways (because space...) seemed like a lose/lose to me.

To say I was disappointed in the selection and quality of available solar do-dads is an understatement at best. It was a very frustrating journey.

So the grey fiber reinforced weather box was chosen, cut down and marked for drilling on two sides, 90° from each other. One side for the 160w panels you see in the photos. And the other yet-to-be-dilled, rear side for future use with the 100w panels. Four panels with one box and a minimum of unnecessary cable. No doubt my decisions are not ideal. But they were thoughtfully considered and crafted for low weight, low maintenance and maximum life. Panels and box are stuck for good. There are no leaks, and there are no vented gaps to attract dirt or moisture. Yes I’m losing some efficiency when the non-vented panels get hot. But flat mounted panels are inefficient anyway. That’s why I planned for 520 watts of them. The extra weight of mounting adjustable angle panels was a non-starter on that pop-top.

Hope that helps.
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Install and all fab work is mine. There are quite a few different theories about flex panel installation. (As stated in the ad, they are Renogy 160s...) And after reading all the pros and cons about vented/non-vented, I chose the cleaner, non-vented approach as shown (and I think recommend) in the manufacturer’s literature. Panels and cable box are both affixed with 3M VHB. The box is further secured by the cable pass through nipple that is threaded and sealed on both ends, thru the bottom of the weather proof box and the underside of the pop-top.

I also chafed at using the very non-aerodynamic cable box. But after ordering (and returning) three different versions of “proper” RV cable entry boxes from different manufacturers (all garbage IMO), I gave up and went with a more durable solution I knew would last.

There were also space limitations that dictated the box location and cable touting for what I had in mind. The 160w panels are mounted as far forward as possible to leave space for two additional 100w panels mounted at the rear. That left little room for the entry box. The four-panel goal also meant planning for four pair of cables rather than two. Choosing between a kludge of extra long solar cables and Y-connectors into one crappy RV box or two crappy RV boxes mounted sideways (because space...) seemed like a lose/lose to me.

To say I was disappointed in the selection and quality of available solar do-dads is an understatement at best. It was a very frustrating journey.

So the grey fiber reinforced weather box was chosen, cut down and marked for drilling on two sides, 90° from each other. One side for the 160w panels you see in the photos. And the other yet-to-be-dilled, rear side for future use with the 100w panels. Four panels with one box and a minimum of unnecessary cable. No doubt my decisions are not ideal. But they were thoughtfully considered and crafted for low weight, low maintenance and maximum life. Panels and box are stuck for good. There are no leaks, and there are no vented gaps to attract dirt or moisture. Yes I’m losing some efficiency when the non-vented panels get hot. But flat mounted panels are inefficient anyway. That’s why I planned for 520 watts of them. The extra weight of mounting adjustable angle panels was a non-starter on that pop-top.

Hope that helps.
Indeed, thanks.
The air gap question is just because I have seen a few flex panels that have cracked fiberglass roofs without an air gap. There are certainly cheap cable entry plates, but the aerodynamics are worth it, especially with driving rain. I’ve seen leaks from the strain relief connectors when mounted facing forward, but usually those are the cheap Chinese connectors.

That said, how about shipping that bad boy to Canada?
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...how about shipping that bad boy to Canada?
I’d be delighted.

If you’re in BC, there’s a remote chance we’ll take it to Waterloo OR in two weeks. Send me a deposit and I’ll definitely be there.
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