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Good Evening y'all

Tonight I have a new update for my Trailer project. I have completed the mounting and testing of the Sol-Ark 3kW product in the trailer.

I started by marking and cutting a 2x4 to 21" which is the width of the sol-ark.

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Using my miter saw I made the cut.

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I measured where I could screw fasteners into the solid square tube ribs at 15&3/4"

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I marked the center of the 21" board at 10.5"

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I then marked the location of where I would put my countersinks using a 1" hole bit for my drill at 7&3/4"

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I drilled 4 countersunk holes to a 1.5" depth.

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I squared and fastened the 2x4 to the trailer wall.

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Here are the 1.5" self tapping screws I used to fasten the 2x4 to the steel ribs of the trailer.

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I put some 1/4" washers on the screws and tightened them down.

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Here is the final view.

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Using a 1/4" drill bit I pre-drilled holes for attaching 2 21" 2x4's to the side of the board that was just attached.

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I used 2" deck screws to attach to the main 2x4.

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I put the screws in to be held in place to make it easier for attachment.

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I cut 2 5" pieces and mounted them 8" from the bottom of the mounted 2x4's and 21" piece was screwed on to the 2 5" pieces.

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Here is the view of the sol-ark in its mount.

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I attached the + and - wires from the sol-ark to the end of the 48V golf cart battery string.

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I hooked up a third panel to give the product a first test. Everything works well, batteries charge off the panels and it was able to power a load.

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The + and - Connections for the solar panel are wire nutted for now but new mc4 connectors will be used once the roof mounting of 4 more panels is complete.

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Thank you for your time if you checked out my update!

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Makinstuff a very nice clean installation brother!!! I am excited for you, this is going to be so nice!!
Resteemed for solar, and you. 👍🤗

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Thank you so much brother! getting there piece by piece.

sir makinstuff! very professional look, I like those deck screws because they don't rust supposedly. You've probably been doing this your whole life haven't you, this kind of building stuff?

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Thank you sir Janton! Yeah I like them as well, I'm still trying to figure out the best method to keep the sol-ark from flying vertically. I think I may use a leather strap that I can adjust and remove easily if needed. I have been building things most of my life. Whenever I had a friend or an opportunity to help someone with a new project I would volunteer. I've picked up a lot by helping other people throughout my life.

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sir makinstuff! well I'm sure that you will figure it out, do you ever do research online for these problems or do you normally figure something out on your own? I can tell that you were naturally made to build things! lol.

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Thanks bud, I bounce ideas off other people a lot and get some feedback. I put it through my feasibility filter in my head and implement the best solution with resources I have available. Many times I'll get suggestions of things I'll never have thought of that are huge enhancements.

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sir makinstuff! oh so that is a great way to do that! There is wisdom in the counsel of many advisors perhaps.

big project, very cool mang!!

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I know, getting close though, thanks bud!

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