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Old 01-21-2018, 07:58 AM   #1
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We have a 36FBST 1 1/2 bath. Dual air obviously. Not living fulltime just travel dry camping. How many panels? System suggestions? Pros and cons?
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:08 AM   #2
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Watch this Video from the Wynn's for your answer.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:41 AM   #3
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We have a 36FBST 1 1/2 bath. Dual air obviously. Not living fulltime just travel dry camping. How many panels? System suggestions? Pros and cons?
Thanks in advance!
You need to answer a few questions before you move on.

- How long do you dry-camp? Week end?, Week? Longer?
- Do you use or plan on using an inverter? To watch TV? Microwave? Charge your electronics? ...
- Are you going to mount them on the roof? Portable?
- Do you camp in SHADED areas only?

There is a lot of good reading in our "RVing with SOLAR" Social Group... the link is below.

Air is out of the picture ($$$$$)... but a lot of 12VDC fans are not. IF you camp in the southwest (DRY) regions, a "SWAMP" cooler could be done on SOLAR.
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Watch this Video from the Wynn's for your answer.
So, no a/c at night and when do the batteries get a chance to charge back up again? Looks like it would work for the occasional hot day when you just don't want to be out in the sun.
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Thanks for the info! Do able but not feasible! 300 aH lithium battery is $3000!!!! I would probably need 3. My RV is already plumbed for a generator. Way cheaper for me!!
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We live in Texas! Cant survive without A/C!!!!
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Thanks for the info! Do able but not feasible! 300 aH lithium battery is $3000!!!! I would probably need 3. My RV is already plumbed for a generator. Way cheaper for me!!
And then you have to charge them...
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