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Solar Panel - Event Date: 12 Feb 2020

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    Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 8:19am
Anyone have the adhesive roof mounted panel from Forest River? How many watts is it ? Happy with it ?
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I have a 2019 179 which I have mounted 4 Renogy flexible 100 watt panels on the roof and have 2 portable 100 watt Renogy flexible panels.  The way I setup my solar array is very controversial and whether to use flexible panels attached to the roof with adhesive but that is the way I set it up.  I am happy with the performance of my system.  Right now they are covered with snow and just waiting to go to work and go to South Carolina, Florida, and New Mexico in very short order.

By the way there is going to be a Michigan Pod rally up in the Traverse City area June 18 to the 21 if your interested in seeing the mods others have done to their R-Pods, you can find the specifics on the rally under the events tab of this forum 
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Thanks for your help. Would like to go but , looks like dates are booked already.
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Just checked with the owner of the Holiday Park Campground for site availability for the Northern Michigan R-Pod Rally in June.  The following sites are still available: 159, 167-170, 175-178, most between 213-220.  Reserve today before these remaining sites are spoken for.  
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Did the Renogy plug into the plug on roof ?
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No the panels did not plug in on the roof.  My RPod is a 2019 179 which was "wired" for solar only from the batteries up front to a plug in the near the rear entry door.  Not wanting to penetrate the roof with another hole (a place for a possible water leak) I chose to run the solar panel wiring 1+ and 1- down the front of the trailer through a specially bent piece of PVC piping and run under the trailer coming up through flooring near the water pump.  That is where I connected the solar charge controller and a zantrex switcher, inverter, converter. 
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Ok, thanks. Ours is rewired & has the plug on roof.
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