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Old 07-01-2015, 07:21 PM   #11
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Don't make me sorry I posted the pic
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:26 PM   #12
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I think he can handle the ribbing. You see the foo-foo hat he wears at the Escape Rally?
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I'm going there in August for a few things, this being one of them.
Get the bolt thru bracket fix to secure the panel. The cable only retains the panel on the roof when the epoxy bonding fails and does not clamp it to the roof.
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We have the 95W panel and it so far is on solid. However I prefer to go directly to the bolt down method for insurance. I'm wondering if one bolt in each U channel will be enough. I may get stainless steel eye bolts installed as shown in the attached image. They will be useful to for instance to hang a wet towel on a coat hanger.
You really don't want to use a ring bolt like that. The ring has a lot of surface area and in a damp cold situation will have a lot of condensation dripping into the interior. Ideally you should cover the bolt head to insulate it and prevent condensation.

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I think he can handle the ribbing. You see the foo-foo hat he wears at the Escape Rally?
Certainly. And if he gets perturbed, simply ply him with Jack Daniels.
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Please provide photos of the inside and outside of the installation. Bracket bolt through or retention cable?
Here you go.

The bolts come through into the inside of the trailer but are hidden inside the cabinets.
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Not too bad a job of posting pics after an afternoon celebrating Canada Day
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