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Old 01-14-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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how does EFT attach solar panels

attaching solar panels

On the new trailers how does EFT attach the solar. Anyone have pictures ?
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I you go to Prairie Schooner pictures will be ones for the new style panels.
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A couple of years ago, ETI was fastening the panels with epoxy but after one blew off they went to bolting them through the roof. It appears this is still the case. Loren
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I you go to Prairie Schooner pictures will be ones for the new style panels.

is the under side of the bolt exposed inside trailer? or is it in bedded in a wood strip in the fiberglass shell?
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It is hidden by the upper cabinets and the finished interior, not visible at all...
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As I understand it 5 out of the first 500 17b's had problems with the glued on solar panels.
We have been 6000 miles without incident with ours. We do check it visually at each refulling stop on the road however.
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is the under side of the bolt exposed inside trailer? or is it in bedded in a wood strip in the fiberglass shell?
if you go to this thread
" Solar Option on 2017 Escape"

Solar Option on 2017 Escape

post #1 shows a picture from the inside during the build and before the headliner is installed.
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if you go to this thread
" Solar Option on 2017 Escape"
post #1 shows a picture from the inside during the build and before the headliner is installed.
Direct link: Solar Option on 2017 Escape
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for those interested...this info came from ETI this week (01/10/2017) when what "solar ready" option was and how much it cost

"At this time I do not have a cost associated with Solar Ready. We have recently changed our Solar Ready option to make it much friendlier for after-market installation. This new system will include easy to locate wiring for the Solar Panel as well as a roof-mounted hub to easily install the panels. We should have this pricing available in the next couple of weeks."
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