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Old 06-26-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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INSANE Rooftop Deck

Over a year ago we decided to take a vacation and while we were away we didn't want the bus sitting idle when work could be getting done. We took it to our welder who had it for 9 weeks designing, laser cutting, bending, and welding a 27' aluminum deck which houses our solar panels. The panels will be tucked under the deck when traveling and popped out when stationary.

We will be using a 4.5kwh Tesla module for power.

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Old 06-26-2019, 02:08 PM   #2
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Over a year ago we decided to take a vacation and while we were away we didn't want the bus sitting idle when work could be getting done. We took it to our welder who had it for 9 weeks designing, laser cutting, bending, and welding a 27' aluminum deck which houses our solar panels. The panels will be tucked under the deck when traveling and popped out when stationary.

We will be using a 4.5kwh Tesla module for power.


















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Old 06-26-2019, 02:32 PM   #3
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Spare no expense!!! Are the panels on motorized slide rails or "wings"?
This has to be one of the most elaborate units on the site. Very nice, thanks for posting pics!
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:45 PM   #4
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Spare no expense!!! Are the panels on motorized slide rails or "wings"?
This has to be one of the most elaborate units on the site. Very nice, thanks for posting pics!

Heavy duty sides. I may add an actuator. Well see.
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Heavy duty sides. I may add an actuator. Well see.
can you tilt them towards the sun?
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can you tilt them towards the sun?


Not yet. We basically just need to get the deck done so we could install the ceiling and continue with the build. Its basically been neglected since installation.
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I gotta ask, what did that artwork set you back?
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Hell's bells! That looks very much like the design I've had in mind for about a year now!
Looks great, & looking forward to it's development.
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I gotta ask, what did that artwork set you back?

To keep it a bit fun and to not discourage others from seeking similar setups, Ill only say more than $2,000 but less than $10,000


I really wish I had the CAD design. I believe that was most of the cost.
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To keep it a bit fun and to not discourage others from seeking similar setups, Ill only say more than $2,000 but less than $10,000


I really wish I had the CAD design. I believe that was most of the cost.
I laughed as I read this. I told my self $10k is more than $2k before I finished the sentence. I would only consider that kind of money in a build I had no intentions of selling and recouping it.
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