Mike Fischer

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  • in reply to: Mobile Homestead Solar Services #22314
    Mike Fischer
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    Eddie, thanks for the great job on our inverter/charger install this week! Combined with our solar panels we should be in excellent shape for an extended stay at Quartzsite. Two thumbs up! 🙂

    Mike & Kathie

    in reply to: Adhesive Installation of Solar Panels #18150
    Mike Fischer
    Participant

    We do have AMSolar panels, and are using their adhesive. We know quite a few other RVers who have the same setup and have had no problems with the panels coming unstuck. We just installed the first two panels (out of six) last week and have only driven once since then but they don’t seem to be moving at all. Whatever panels you go with, just make sure you clean the roof thoroughly with alcohol (assuming smooth fiberglass roof) first, and if it’s cool outside, warm up the roof a bit with a heat gun before sticking the adhesive to it.

    We did get a quote from one of AMSolar’s recommended installers and the labor was pretty crazy. We decided to still go with the AMSolar kit, but to do a self-install. I’m sure we could have saved some money by buying the gear elsewhere but being complete newbies we liked the fact that their kit includes everything we could possibly need in one package… switch, breaker, shunt, controller, remote, roof cables, interior cables, heat-shrink connectors, lugs, etc… and they have good “how to” videos that show almost every step of the self-install process.

    Mike

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 4 months ago by Mike Fischer. Reason: Clarified use on non-AMsolar panels
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