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Old 11-16-2015, 10:28 PM   #1
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Solar Panel Boltdown Kit for 17B

Here is the message I sent to ETI today re: this kit and instructions. I did the installation today, and it went well, except that I am quite concerned about a possible “wrinkle” for others. When I did the preliminary measurements to see where the holes would land inside, I became concerned that the two rear holes were very close to or on top of the partition required for the storage cabinets above the bed. For this reason, I moved the two rear brackets forward a few inches. Drilling the revised holes and seeing where exactly they landed inside confirmed my fear that, if I had followed your directions of placing the brackets at the rear corner of the panel, the holes would have been on top of the partition, so I would not have been able to secure, or even insert the bolts, and there I would be with a useless hole in the top of the trailer. I realize that the brackets would probably be slightly more effective on the very corners of the panel, but this seems an acceptable compromise. This was true of both sides of my 17B. Picture attached
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:56 AM   #2
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Here is the message I sent to ETI today re: this kit and instructions. I did the installation today, and it went well, except that I am quite concerned about a possible “wrinkle” for others. When I did the preliminary measurements to see where the holes would land inside, I became concerned that the two rear holes were very close to or on top of the partition required for the storage cabinets above the bed.
Thank you for this very timely message.
I am just responding to ETI about the panel I have.
And the pictures look identical to what I have.

Thanks.
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