Solar panel storage

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Thu May 26, 2016 8:23 pm

Evening guys.

I've got two 80w solar panels and was wondering where you guys store your panels on it in your vehicle.

I don't have a roof rack at the moment and space is getting very tight in he buck.

Any suggestions?

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Thu May 26, 2016 10:22 pm

Ek het vir my Fortuner 'n klein dakrak gemaak waar in twee 85 w panele pas. Boonste een is permanent gekoppel en die onderste een skuif uit sodra ek kampopgeslaan het. Werk baie lekker. Het self gemaak en die materiaal het my minder as R500.00 gekos

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Fri May 27, 2016 1:56 am

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Fri May 27, 2016 11:31 am

My logic says that I want mine covered when not used; otherwise it is generating energy for nothing (if not permanently hooked up to a charger/battery). I also have no need for hauling it around all the time...

So mine will stay in the offroad trailer I guess..for now anyway. Haven't yet gone camping with the bakkie alone where I stayed long enough to need a panel for the aux battery.

But like Andy did his is likely how I would do it as well.

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