WELCOME TO JOF!!!
Glad to hear you are interested in going SOLAR. There are a few questions that need to be answered before you continue.
- What size battery(s) do you have now (make/Ah rating)?
- Do you have an inverter or do you plan on adding one in the future to power your TV, or microwave or coffee pot...?
- Do you camp in the shade?
- Do you plan on mounting the SOLAR panels on the roof, or keep them portable?
The charging of your laptop, smart phones and tablets should use the 12VDC source.. not the 110VAC power source most laptop mfr make/sell a 12VDC adapter and Amazon has 12volt USB chargers with a voltage display that plugs into the 12volt accessory outlets
Battery selection will be a choice you will need to make. If you are leaning toward 5 days of dry-camping I would recommend 2 deep cycle 6 volt batteries. Like the Trojan T105 or the T145 batteries. I would not recommend going with less than 200 watts of SOLAR panels.
We have an RVing with SOLAR social group that has a lot of member information regarding batteries, solar panels, solar charge controllers and installation information. Scroll to the top of this page and click on Community, then social groups.. and then RVing with SOLAR
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
Our Solar Album http://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329