Direct Mount Tower Brackets for mounting solar panels on a NCV3 or VS30 Sprinter
Patent Pending. These brackets are designed for NCV3 and VS30 Sprinter high roof vans with OEM roof rails 51.875" apart. These towers may also work with other panels on other vehicles. Please contact us for help with your specific application. Two tower brackets and all hardware are included with each kit. 2 kits are required for one panel. One additional kit is needed for attaching each subsequent panels forming one large array of multiple panels. See layout image.
See our instructional video at DIYvan on You Tube.
If you do not have the Mercedes OEM roof rails we now have a Spacer pad that will accept our Tower brackets. See this listing. Pair of Spacer Pads
These tower brackets will make it possible to mount panels that are between 46" and 52" in length directly to the OEM roof rails without using crossbars. They will clear a Fiamma awning. The brackets are mounted to the underside of the panel with 1/4-20 stainless button head cap screws (included). It is necessary to drill 9/32 - 5/16" diameter holes in the bottom flange of the panel. This does not void the warranty of the panel. Sliders and hardware needed to mount the brackets to the OEM roof rail is also included.
Please contact us for help with your application. In some cases, we can provide a CAD layout to help plan out panel locations and maintain clearance with other components.
Hardware to attach these to the panel is included. The towers are available in clear hard anodized and black hard anodized.
If you have questions about this product you can call Hein at 541-49O-5O98
Failure to follow warnings below may allow rack to come loose from vehicle and cause injury or death.
Do not exceed 20 lbs load on each tower.
Do not extend any component more than 4" beyond forward or rearward most towers.
Do not exceed total allowable load by vehicle manufacturer.
Use all available attachment points on van roof.
Do not install roof top deck or climb on rack.
Check and tighten all hardware after 100 miles and every 500 miles there-after.
Check overall integrity of rack every 500 miles or monthly whichever is more frequent.
If in doubt, please submit rack plans or photos for evaluation prior to final installation or use.
Van owner and/or installer assumes all risk associated with roof top mounted items and/or components. Van owner and/or installer recognizes and agrees that this product, and each of its component parts, is sold “as is” and that seller makes no representation or warranty of merchantability that the product is fit for any particular purpose.