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My solar panel inside is only being held on by one screw (the right side). The left one seems to be the victim of some non-standard cutting. Is there a way to get behind this and use a bolt and nut? Or a bead of clear silicon caulk?

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Looks to be the solar panel charge controller on the street side. I  would submit a service ticket to Oliver. Or install a bolt and washer and nut through the back (round)  access hole. Easy fix.

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Definitely submit a service ticket.  Your photo shows sloppy installation, of which the Oliver Service Department should be advised.

That said, there should be a round access port cover, on the forward end of the street side overhead cabinet just aft of that Zamp charge controller, which will allow you to access the back of that mounting area.  With such access, you should be able to swap the left-side screw visible in your photo for a bolt with nut.

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Thanks. I've tightened up the screws for now. This will go on a list of things to fix the next time I get back to the factory.

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John and Jodi

San Antonio, TX

2022 Elite II - Hull #1126 being pulled by a 2022 F-150 Powerboost.

Map Legend: Red - Driven Through; Orange - Stopped In; Blue - Explored Parts; Green - Explored Whole

 

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If you want a more secure temporary repair, remove the controller, clean both surfaces and add a small strip of 3M VHB tape along each vertical side. Actually that would be fine for a permanent repair. No need to be redrilling holes, but that is easy enough, just shift the unit half an inch vertically and add new holes … 

It is very distressing to see stuff like that, it is an indicator that their techs are either too rushed to do the job correctly or just don’t care. Either situation is bad…

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