Originally Posted by Subaru297
For boondocking the list should be....
#1 battery monitor - Figure out what your draw is before you invest in solar and battery banks.
#1.5 Convert all lights to LED
#2 Install solar
#3 Battery bank
#4 Fantastic fan or similar with vent cover
An accumulator tank is nice if you are running off the pump all the time.
A properly set solar charge controller with a monitor will take much better care of your batteries than the onboard converter ever will.
Get a battery monitor or VOM.
Your first trips out you should get a feel for your power consumption habits ( how long can you last on a charged battery array ).
Perhaps camp at a site with power, just stay unplugged, and see how you do. If you drop below your 50% mark, plug in and recharge.
From there, based on what you need the run times to be, either expand the array, or add a calculated solar charge to maintain your smaller batteries
Lots of articles here on JOF on solar and fundamentals of calculating power demand/ supply