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Old 07-07-2015, 01:53 AM   #191
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Checking my solar panel this morning and am now wondering if I actually need the retro-fit Reace is sending out. Unlike the larger Escapes, and with the reinforced roof for the A/C, there is very little room for air to get under the panel on my 17B. I'm going to ETI next month to pick up a mattress and was going to have them do the retro-fit but now I'm thinking of not having it done. Am I being foolish?
I would ask Reace that question . Why is there reinforcement on your roof ? Never saw that before . Was your trailer not ordered with ac in original build ? Looks like not too much air getting under your panel for sure . But Reace should be able to help you decide about that . Pat
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:05 AM   #192
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I would ask Reace that question . Why is there reinforcement on your roof ? Never saw that before . Was your trailer not ordered with ac in original build ? Looks like not too much air getting under your panel for sure . But Reace should be able to help you decide about that . Pat
I thought of asking Reace but think for liability purposes he would say it should be done. That's why I thought I'd get some suggestions here.

The reinforcement is/was part of the original build when A/C was included in the build sheet.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:13 AM   #193
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I thought of asking Reace but think for liability purposes he would say it should be done. That's why I thought I'd get some suggestions here.

The reinforcement is/was part of the original build when A/C was included in the build sheet.
I still would ask what he thinks . Do you know if this reinforcement is also on 19 or just the 17 's . I have a 19 and should I be worried ? Pat
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Ours looked like that and the A/C was part of the original build.

Once ETI has told you that there is a mounting problem that needs to be corrected, then I doubt they are going to want to give you anything if you lose your panel. Of course, they may tell you otherwise when you see them.

As for tape, didn't ETI first use tape and someone's panel flew off? Or were those all epoxied?
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:29 AM   #195
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Ours looked like that and the A/C was part of the original build.

Once ETI has told you that there is a mounting problem that needs to be corrected, then I doubt they are going to want to give you anything if you lose your panel. Of course, they may tell you otherwise when you see them.

As for tape, didn't ETI first use tape and someone's panel flew off? Or were those all epoxied?
As far as I know they did use tape and panel blew off . There is a lot more to why from what I understand . Also bolting through is your best bet . Pat
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:31 AM   #196
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Ours looked like that and the A/C was part of the original build.

Once ETI has told you that there is a mounting problem that needs to be corrected, then I doubt they are going to want to give you anything if you lose your panel. Of course, they may tell you otherwise when you see them.

As for tape, didn't ETI first use tape and someone's panel flew off? Or were those all epoxied?
You had a 19 that had the same reinforcement ? Pat
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You had a 19 that had the same reinforcement ? Pat
Yes, I believe so if I am looking at what you are looking at! Of course, ours was a 2011. Things change.


Our panel, as I take it everyone's from now on, will be bolted which is fine with us.
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Please can someone tell me if you have ac you should have the extra fiberglass piece under the ac unit ? Pat
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Yes, I believe so if I am looking at what you are looking at! Of course, ours was a 2011. Things change.


Our panel, as I take it everyone's from now on, will be bolted which is fine with us.
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I take it you mean the extra layer of fiberglass under the A/C. Yes, ours had that. I just checked our old photos. Can't post them though.

For a few years, they did not have units A/C ready. Then they started making them all A/C ready, so I understand.
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