until I got this post on my gallery website's message/comment board.
Had the solar panel fitted to the caravan roof last week. The man that fitted the thing used the same sealent that is used on caravan joints and awning rails. He said it was a strong bond and very secure. I quote, I aint lost one yet of a roof. Well coming back from the ranch caravan park at selby today I did. 60 mph and I saw a car in the middle lane flashing its lights. Then I saw what was left of the £350 panel following me attached to the cable. Thought I better warn you Lee as you are thinking of getting the same supplier and fitter. I will call him on monday and demand a refund. He knows what I did before I retired so knows I know my legal standings. I will let you know how i get on. The next unit will be propped up next to the caravan when on a field.
Is it the norm to attach the panels using sealant and is it secure?
I know Ralph (Ralph&Bev) from this forum has fitted his on the roof using a sealent of some kind, it was still on his roof when I last spoke to him BUT.. ..
I don't want to have mine screwed on the roof, but if this "sealant" is the only alternative.. I think I will just have it on a stand on the floor.. ...not security wise having a £350/£400 panel left on the floor and a pain bringing it in when going out for the day, but the roof mounting sounds a worry now.
Anyone have one roof mounted and what have they used to secure it to the van roof?