I’ve linked some of the components used below for those interested.
After hauling 4 of our 8 Panels in and out of the truck last fall, I finally settled on a design that I feel is simple yet robust. The drawer slides allow the solar panels to tuck away under the top layer when we are in motion and we can extend them when needed with the flip of a switch.
Cushioned Round Body Air Cylinder, Double Acting:
NITRA solenoid valve, 5-port (4-way), 2-position AVS-5111-24D:
12 Volt Coils to replace the 24 Volt coils on the above valves.