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Old 09-02-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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Solar Install for Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS 2015

So I am getting ready to install solar on our 282 and I am wondering if anyone knows what sealant Dutchmen uses on the roof? Our roof is brownish and they
used some sealant that was a color match. Has anyone tackled this project yet?

What location do you use to mount the panels? I am planning 2x 100watt panels.

I need to get a better picture of the roof but here is the unit I have
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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So I am getting ready to install solar on our 282 and I am wondering if anyone knows what sealant Dutchmen uses on the roof? Our roof is brownish and they
used some sealant that was a color match. Has anyone tackled this project yet?

What location do you use to mount the panels? I am planning 2x 100watt panels.

I need to get a better picture of the roof but here is the unit I have
Use Dicor Self Leveling for sealing your solar panel install. Your roof may be a light brownish but I would bet the sealant used
up there is Dicor. It comes out of the tube bright white but it will become brown over time. Dicor Self Leveling Roof Sealant is what you want to use. Get it an any RV place, some hardware stores or Amazon.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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Use Dicor Self Leveling for sealing your solar panel install. Your roof may be a light brownish but I would bet the sealant used
up there is Dicor. It comes out of the tube bright white but it will become brown over time. Dicor Self Leveling Roof Sealant is what you want to use. Get it an any RV place, some hardware stores or Amazon.
Ok, Ill look for it. The sealant from the factory matched to the roof rubber membrane color though when it was new.
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Here you go it's in tan
http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Camper...ap+sealant+tan
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So I am getting ready to install solar on our 282 and I am wondering if anyone knows what sealant Dutchmen uses on the roof? Our roof is brownish and they
used some sealant that was a color match. Has anyone tackled this project yet?

What location do you use to mount the panels? I am planning 2x 100watt panels.

I need to get a better picture of the roof but here is the unit I have
You want to mount your panels in a location that minimizes potential shading. Usual sources of shadows are from the air conditioner and TV antenna. Looks like you've got the most room towards the front of the trailer. Try to avoid making them exactly level with the ground, you want some angle to that water will drain off of them. The curve of your roof should provide enough angle.

You also want to make sure your controller is installed as close to the batteries as possible and with as large of gauge wire as practical.

I agree that DICOR is the stuff you want. Personally, I wouldn't worry about color matching. You can't see it from the ground anyway and it will be filth-colored within a year or two.
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I agree that DICOR is the stuff you want. Personally, I wouldn't worry about color matching. You can't see it from the ground anyway and it will be filth-colored within a year or two.
Beware of drones with cameras as far as color matching goes. ha ha ha
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