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Old 12-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #11
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It's a 100 watt panel. I didn't want to get greedy because I wasn't sure about my ability to lift it higher on the pole. It's not for everyone, it does take a bit of a quick juggling act to put it to the high position. However it works for me.

Yes, I travel with it in the down position and it can charge underway depending on where the sun is. It's easy to lift off and use as a portable panel. That's one of the reasons I went with this design. I found getting portable panels out and set-up was a bit of a nuisance when they were stored in the back of the truck with other stuff.

I didn't weld the lower support to the frame. Welding a cross support and vertical tube to act as a socket would certainly be a strong way of doing it.

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Old 12-27-2015, 04:39 PM   #12
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Nice work on your front storage box Ron

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:03 PM   #13
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David B at the Fiberglass Forum has a pair of flexible panels mounted on the curved front of his Lil' Snoozy. A sweet looking installation. You might try contacting him for what he thinks of them...
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:29 PM   #14
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On the same forum, Honda 03842 had poor results with mounting flexible panels directly to his Scamp roof. After about one year they stopped working and he surmised it was the installation causing too high of heat build up.

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