When boondocking or RVing full time and living off the grid, you will have to tailor your Solar Power System to meet your specific needs. Here are some clever ways to set up your RV Solar Power System. Plus, everything you need to know about solar arrays, your solar system’s batteries, and solar power wiring tips. See the differences between parallel vs serial wiring connections, and why I chose a series-parallel configuration for my RV solar installation.
Solar panels are an ecofriendly & efficient way to power accessories inside your RV -- instead of running the generator all the time. Here RVers show you how to install RV solar panels yourself (including how to wire them properly and how solar power will affect your RV battery and alternator). Plus, how to make the most of solar power while RVing -- especially while boondocking.
When it comes to seriously looking at solar power as a dedicated source of electricity when boondocking, a great place to start is a 200-watt Solar Kit. Is 200 watts enough? Yes, it’s enough to power a refrigerator… and watch TV. Here’s what to look for when you’re buying an RV solar system. And remember… you can always add more solar power over time.
If you want to use solar power when you’re RVing, but you fear taking on a DIY project that involves wiring and mounting solar panels & charge controllers, an RV Solar Suitcase may be exactly what you’re looking for! Here are the pros and cons of using a Solar Suitcase for RV boondocking.
For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.
Solar panels for RV trailers (like small teardrop trailers) are popular today. Here are my best tips for installing RV solar panels and wiring them correctly
When you’re boondocking, it’s much more convenient to get your power from RV solar panels, instead of running the RV generator all the time!
RV batteries need routine maintenance. Here’s what you need to know before replacing an RV battery or alternator. Plus how to correctly use a multimeter.
Should you take your RV to a professional to have it winterized? Or is this something you can do yourself? The professionals are only concerned with what damage ice in the water system will do to your RV. Here’s how to do ALL of the RV winterizing yourself.
RV solar panels provide 12-volt DC power to charge a set of batteries. See how RV solar panels work, plus how to install them in your own RV.
Looking to try some longterm camping in your RV without breaking the bank? There are lots of places to stay that won’t cost you much, but you have to be prepared to fend for yourself — because cheap means no amenities!
The main theme is to be conscious of the world around you, as an RVer. Take the time to learn, to enjoy, to participate. But more importantly, take the time to consider others. Following are some things we can ALL can do to make a difference for future generations of RVers.
There are several ways to carry the ‘green’ way of life into your RV lifestyle. Here are 5 things you can do to help restore and protect the environment when you’re RVing. Plus, some great tips for using alternative fuels in your RV or pickup truck.