fitting solar panels to caravan

Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 19:11
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well here i am again, does any one know of a good place in melbourne to get solar panels fitted to a caravan. thanks allen
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Reply By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 20:09

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 20:09
Mate, not that hard to install yourself.
I did mine in an afternoon on a poptop so consider saving some $.
Can't help you with your actual question as I am in Townsville
Good luck anyway
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: dublediff - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 21:00

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 21:00
I had my van wired for the panel when it was being built. so it was an easy task for me to simply mount the panel on the roof of the van and connect it up - with the neccesary solar controller inline as well of course. If you are agile enough the mounting of the panel on the roof is easy - use sikaflex adhesive from Bunnings etc, and some aluminium mounts giving you 20mm gap between roof and panel and then find somebody to do the wiring. A call to one of the major caravan producers, Jayco etc, and ask them who does their repairs etc, might point you to somebody who knows what they are doing. Use of approp. cabling size, safe routing through panelwork etc to avoid leaks and abbrassions of the cable etc are important. What type of van do you have? a forumite may have a similar van with a panel on the roof and they will give you some pointers to the best location for the panel and cable routing.
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Reply By: ChrisK - Friday, May 27, 2011 at 08:21

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 08:21
Allen,
Give this guy a call, Glen from "Power to be Free" he fitted the panels & regulator on my van at home & did a great job. Web site & contact details are :- Power to be Free
I have no affiliation with this giuy other than he did a great job.
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