sweet crown flattracker!
so great idea about the rivnut.
i forgotten i used a better one in the past.
its a rubber rivnut that does the same thing.
except it mushrooms on the inside with rubber.
and it also retracts so you can take it back out!
since it is metal on inside & rubber on the outside it also makes it waterproof!
i used it before mounting a fi-tech ECU on a 72 concours firewall so it wouldnt ground out?
i had 2 leftover and found them so i can take them to get more.
thanks so much for reminding me!
i didnt want to drill holes all the way through my roof.
this way i can easily remove the rubber nut and plug the hole with a rubber plug if needed.
i plan on just running the cable through the top vent then neatly running down ceiling and window down to my charge station.
i can cut the plastic cardboard from Home depot to accept the top of the rubber rivnut so the panel, plastic and reflective double insulation can mount flush and tight on the roof.
the vent will also act as a wind guard.
inside the bus i always use the existing screws so i dont have to drill any new holes for anything.
my bus is basically still in OEM condition.
also my MPPT is good for 350w.
thanks for bringing that up.
i cant seem to remember what these rubber rivnuts are called but i did get them from NAPA behind the counter.
i attached a pic for everybody.
they will come in all kinds of good uses!
i will get back with pics when it is done in a week or so?
enjoy the build!