The solar project is complete!
Bill and Kathy bring the pieces of the adjusting support bar for the solar tilt mechanism. It is the finishing touch on the solar panel which is mounted on the roof rack of the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
Bill puts together a found tent support and a found awning support (How’s that for recycling!), and with some sawing and drilling and bolting and metal thingamabobs, he creates a telescoping safety “arm.” It serves as my third arm to hold up the panel while I insert pins in the adjuster bars. This is so hard to explain! Look at the photos. Click on any photo and it will open on another page. Click on the photo again to zoom in.
A few additional photos can be seen by clicking on “Solar Power” in the header.
Saying goodbye to Bill and Kathy, watching them drive away from my campsite, chokes me up a bit. Suddenly it hits me that I won’t see my new friends, including Chuck and Geri, for several months, not until next summer, and only with God willing. When I think of all they have done for me, I am overcome with gratitude. And tucked away somewhere in Tennessee is another good friend, Mick, who, incredibly, designed from afar and created the parts that make this van-roof-solar-mount possible.
A big hug and thank you for each of you!
The PTV, carrying a new solar panel on its roof and towing a cute, little Casita, is going to look mighty fine going down the highway on its way to Arizona tomorrow!