Can panels be mounted on the front part of a fifth wheels roof?

So, my fifth wheel has quite a bit of empty space on the front section of the roof before the fiberglass section. Can panels safely be mounted on this front sloping section? I do plan on driving around, so it's important they be safely attached. 
- 4 of the 12 volt, 200ah AGM renogy batteries (I sent a screenshot of the specs above).
- 150/60 MPPT Epever Charge Controller 
- 3000 watt (9000 peak) inverter/charger/auto-transfer switch
- PV array of 6 260 watt, 30.7 Vmpp, 8.5 Impp. 
- Battery Shunt Monitor (

Also, I live in a fifth wheel!


  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,275 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They will be at an angle, which may or may not be a favorable angle.  They don't care much about wind, as long as the mount is solid
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭
    I mounted a panel on the same area of my 5th wheel. I was worried that the blast of wind coming off the roof of my truck at highway speeds would rip it off. After many fairly high speed freeway runs in Arizona (which has a 75 MPH speed limit for all vehicles) I'm happy to report the panel is still attached. I must admit the attachment method I used isn't the most substantial  of methods.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 540 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

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