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Old 06-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #331
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Yup! I'm pretty impressed with mine. I know they all have their strengths and weaknesses, but there were a few key things that seemed to make the project easier. That chair rail being one of them. It seemed like a nuisance at first, and I almost cut it off, until I realized that it made a PERFECT channel to run cabling, etc... through. Also very nice to anchor structural things to.
i agree, so far i have used mine to attach my counter to the wall.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #332
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here is an update on my solar. i received my second panel this week. i tested it on the coach battery ant both panels were giving me 4.5 amps. when i kick on the bus headlights my amps go up to 6.4 which shows the charge controller is regulating power. i have the panels sitting on top of the bus right now. i have a way to mount them and i shall do so tomorrow. i drilled holes added grommets and ran the solar cables into the bus tot he controller after i mounted it to the wall. i ran the positive side to the main lead entering the fuse bank in the console for now. it seems to be working ok.













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Old 06-23-2013, 02:27 AM   #333
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #334
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Looks great, I love the removable handles and tethers, it finishes it off nicely. Great job!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:12 AM   #335
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Looks great, I love the removable handles and tethers, it finishes it off nicely. Great job!
thanks Ferenzy,
i hope it holds together. i plan to add a metal bar to each side that will be held in place with the locking pins(handles) which will then be able to swing down either direction and be locked in place to angle the panels. ill add some wing nuts and screws for traveling as, im paranoid about the locking pins eventually finding a way-out of the panel due to movement.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #336
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I want!

My question on looking at it. What about wind factor while driving. I would think a faring in front of the front one would deflect some air from going underneath. (paranoid me setting in thinking).
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #337
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I want!

My question on looking at it. What about wind factor while driving. I would think a faring in front of the front one would deflect some air from going underneath. (paranoid me setting in thinking).
i agree, air will get under the panels, but like you said i hope the vent cover in front of the panels will help break up the flowing air, plus the leading panel is angeled down just a touch to the front. the front panel should help break up the air for the second one(at least this is my hope)
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #338
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Very nice setup on the solar proconsul Mine have been on the roof in similar fashinon without any problems so far, so I think you'll be fine. Just check the screws from time to time because the flexing of the roof and the panels will sometimes make them loosen up.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #339
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thanks BC, ill keep my eyes on the screws in the panels and the roof. here is a photo of my controller. i just re ran the wires and put everything back together.

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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

I would keep an eye out on the holes that the quick release pins use in the solar panel

Those panels probably are using 6063 Angle and maybe .063 thick and it is fairly soft, the "beating" of the air may wallor the holes out causing the pins to fall out or stress cracks to happen (it tears fairly easily)
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