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Old 08-03-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Solar Panel Issues

Just back from the factory following a retrofit of a panel on our 17, attached is a photo of how it was anchored.
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Curious about how it was fastened before - what problem was being corrected?

We are having 2 panels mounted on our 19 - production starts in a couple of weeks - just want to understand what problems if any, people have encountered with the most recent system?
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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Curious about how it was fastened before - what problem was being corrected?

We are having 2 panels mounted on our 19 - production starts in a couple of weeks - just want to understand what problems if any, people have encountered with the most recent system?
As far as I know no problems have been reported here for the current mounting system.
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Curious about how it was fastened before - what problem was being corrected?
In the past the panels were glued to the trailer. There were a few failures. Now the brackets are bolted to the trailer and the panels are riveted to the brackets.
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SBuckner, On the current system, the fiberglass roof has block reinforcement under the solar panels. The brackets holding the panel are then bolted to the blocking. It is a very sound method, and there have been no issues and no failures. I have no worries!
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:01 PM   #6
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My original post was in response to an issue raised in the following thread that had been closed for a couple of reasons. Here is a link to that thread.

Failure of Solar Panel Retention

The latest method, as noted by several others and with my picture, looks pretty robust and certainly no issues should someone be considering a solar panel.
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