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  1. ukbill

    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    this maybe a stupid question but if i had solar panels fitted to the mh would i have to be careful where i pitch in case of things falling from tree's i know some places in France and in pine groves and you pitch beneath pine trees would anything falling like a pine cone break the panel
     
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    They are tough.. bloody tough !

    When I am, at home my van is always parked under a couple of really BIG pine trees..
    The cones are for ever dropping off and hitting the roof and panels

    First time I was in the van doing a bit of work and it happened, I nearly jumped out of my skin it was so loud !!
     
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    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    ok john thanks thats another question answered :Smile:
    cya at Peterborough dont forget ya hats :BigGrin:
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Hmmmm which one to wear ??? decisions decisions !!!

    Maybe the bowler and the purple wig ?

    Yessss... think thats the way to go !! :thumb:
     
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    THe hard hat (falling pine cones) :Rofl1:
     
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    Ya mon
     
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    The only solar panel hazard that would worry me would be a freak hailstorm like the one that hit Interlaken shortly before we arrived a few years ago and put dents in the roofs of parked cars. One hailstone put a nasty bruise on the leg of the campsite warden who'd been trying to get something under cover. I'm glad we arrived after it had all finished.
     
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    as already said,they take a lot of punishment.

    tempered/toughened safety glass.
     
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    this is a domestic panel being tested but motorhome panels are built the same way.

    quite interesting.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NF9Kxo1ofg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NF9Kxo1ofg[/ame]
     
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    bloody hell they are tough
     
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    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    1 more question people what size would be best in amps or watts i mean
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Minimum realistically useful size is 80 Watt, we have 80 Watt mono crystalline panels at £360 fitted for funsters and will have some at P'boro if you're interested:thumb:.

    D.
     
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    ok dave thanks i will get back to you if we do :Smile:
     
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    pine cones

    Ha I wouldn`t worry about your solar panel if you park under those bloody tall pines tress in France.

    Those Pine Cones weigh in around 1lb+ dropping from a height they`ll make a nasty dent in your roof, as for your plastic window roof vents hehe.
     
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    Dave is the kiddy !! he did mine !:thumb:

    Won't you need a smaller one inside your MH ????:Doh:

    Linda and FT say that you think the Sun shines out of your Arse !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    mmmmmmmmmmm some how you will suffer for that steve :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You can buy 2 80w mono crystalline panels for around £150 inc delivery including a good guarantee! Find a fellow FUNSTER with a bit of knowhow and reward their kindness and you will save a tidy sum.

    Vlad. :thumb:
     
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    ive just fitted a second one on our van took about 2 hours from start to finish that included getting the steps set up
     
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