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Old 11-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #12
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Two or three well placed mirrors could direct the sun onto your solar panels.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #13
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I took my front panel off to raise it up on standoffs. It took some wrench mods to get the bolts off but it can be done.

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Old 11-28-2013, 01:28 AM   #14
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This is what I have been thinking about too. I figure that with most of my camping be in Texas and other Southern states I would be camping under trees as much as possible so I might be better to keep the solar on the tow. The Xterra has that nice rack on it and I thought the hubby could build something that we can lock on it and attach the panel to that and maybe be able to also take it off the tow and use it as a regular portable solar panel. I'm just still so ignorant of how all this works and if a long cord to the batteries would be a problem. I know RV Sue has her solar permanently attached to her tow but I want ours to be removable and just put on during camping trips. I would welcome any feedback on this.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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You may have to cut a hole in the roof to allow sun to hit the solar…….if you can not raise the bridge, you lower the river!
Noting Jim's suggestion, might the palapa support a skylight or solar tube (www.solatube.com)?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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Noting Jim's suggestion, might the palapa support a skylight or solar tube (www.solatube.com)?
One needs to consider that the sun tracks fron east to west and the solar incidence changes with the season.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:50 AM   #17
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:22 PM   #18
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I took my front panel off to raise it up on standoffs. It took some wrench mods to get the bolts off but it can be done.

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Steve, how much did you end up raising your panel?
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:57 PM   #19
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I raised it 3".

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steve, how much did you end up raising your panel?
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #20
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Phew!!!!!

Got the panel off. What a bear to remove those 4 bolts. Thanks for the help HotFishTacos!
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