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    Default I made it to page 5 and gave up...

    Hi all
    I've very very recently gone the dual battery route... two days ago.
    The WRND that we installed is solar ready, so as you do, I got a couple of solar panels.

    I have all the fittings, ready to add the panels into the system, but for the life of me, I just can't justify another grand to put mounting brackets on the bakkie canopy.
    Is there a better way?
    I tried searching on this thread, and after page 5 I ran out of steam.

    I'd like to permanently mount one 100w to the fiberglass canopy, the second will be added as and when required in parallel to increase the panels overall productivity.

    If anyone has any recommendations I'd be most appreciative.

    Thanks a bunch.
    M

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    Default Re: I made it to page 5 and gave up...

    Type in (in Google) : 'mounting solar panel to canopy roof site:www.4x4community.co.za'

    You get this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Type in (in Google) : 'mounting solar panel to canopy roof site:www.4x4community.co.za'

    You get this

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    Default Re: I made it to page 5 and gave up...

    Also consider, keeping them mobile. Joined my two panels (2x 80w) with a hinges, works a treat, folds up in carry bag, pack with luggage. When camping, leave bakkie in shade, move the panel around for best direct sunlight - camping 66L fridge on slide in bakkie. When travelling, charge from vehicle. When fixed on roof - caught between a rock and a hard place - optimal charging, then intense heat inside canopy affects efficiency of fridge, but your set up might be very different. Enjoy, love the "off grid" experience.
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