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Old 10-19-2015, 04:11 PM   #31
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Zero issues so far but they will one day because 'double back foam tape' dries out. And when it dries out, it releases. It's not like butyl tape. Mounting a solar panel with 2 strips of double back foam tape then subjecting it to exterior weather conditions at 60 mph (should) seem wrong at the get go.
I'd be interested to hear a follow up on anyone that installed an awning with double back tape.
Very easy installers who use 3m tape also cover with waterproof sealer so it won't dry out . Pat
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Sorry looks like this was already gone over . Pat
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:02 PM   #33
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Yes, two 160 watt tiltable solar panels, with a Bogart SC2030 charge controller at the batteries and tri-metric 2030 remote monitor mounted above the refer. I also had AM solar install 300 watt inverter wired to one outlet.

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The Escape battery , fresh, grey, black tank monitor with water heater and waterpump switch is on the right in the photo. The Am solar installed tri-metric is on the left.

The other photo is all the AM solar install next to the Escape converter, Power distribution.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:01 PM   #34
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I would expect that the "awnings" mentioned are the small ones that owners place over windows as opposed to our "full awnings" that we would definitely not attache with double back tape. (Just my thoughts)
No they're actually pretty long, typically for the double-hull trailers like Burro and U-Haul VT. But, not an awning like the ETI awing. Just the rail is mounted with double-sided tape and a bag awning slides into the rail.

If you want to know about the solar panels mounted with double-sided tape, check Norm&Ginny's posts. Norm said they've been mounted on the top of his 16' Scamp for four or five years.
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If you want to know about the solar panels mounted with double-sided tape, check Norm&Ginny's posts.
How can I read their posts?
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It's harder than I thought to find norm&ginny's post on double-sided tape mounted solar panels. Can you help?
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Thanks cpaharley,
It appears in this thread's case the solar panel is flush to the trailer and taped on all four edges, flush to the trailer not off set and taped on just two sides. Different from the solar panels this discussion is about.
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