Just reviving this old topic with a idea to carry portable solar on the slide-away cargo box.
I was charging one of my portable lithium batteries via 170W solar panel (portable
but huge) today and figured I put the panel on the bike racks on top of the cargo box to see if it would fit and how it looks etc.
It fits OK. It would be easy to bolt to the bike tracks as they have a long slot that the head of a bolt can slide into. 4 bolts & 4 wing nuts would make it easy to put on and take off.
Would this work for carrying the portable panel? Would you cover it? Turn it to face the van? Maybe slot it in between the box & the rear doors? I could also carry the bikes if it's between the box & rear doors.
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I might not do it. There's 125W of solar on the van roof now. It could come in handy though............