Originally Posted by technicalspectical
hey I'm new to the Solar systems? Does anyone have a recommendation or thoughts as to how about going this route? What are you using the solar setup to do?
As we normally ask as our firs question is "What do you plan on doing with your SOLAR? (Will not include AC as that will stretch anyone's budget, but it can be done$$$$)
- Do you always camp in the shade (SOLAR panels are anemic in the shade)
- Just want to keep your battery charged between outings?
- How much dry-camping do you plan on doing?
Only overnight stops between CG's?
Max 2-3 days?
Week or more?
What are your electrical needs?
- Use of an inverter?
Electric coffee pot?
Tv? Satellite Tv receivers?
CPAP machine, or other medical devices?
Charging your devices (Laptops, cell phones, tablets, Gameboy...)
Do you plan on camping in the Fall, Winter or Spring, other than in the summer?
How much real estate is available for SOLAR panels on your roof?
Portable units (need to put up and take down each outing)?
If you mount the panels on your roof, they will keep charging your batteries while you travel.
Can you learn to live the RVing with SOLAR lifestyle? Using large drain items between 12 and 2PM when the panels are providing the most power? (Microwave....)
Let us know about the above items and we can make some good suggestions for you. Join the "RVing with SOLAR" social group and keep up with those that use or want to go with SOLAR.
RVing with SOLAR