Six volt deep cycle batteries are a popular choice for off-grid solar-powered RV, camper, tiny house, van, or marine use. In this article I'll show you how to create a large capacity 12 volt battery bank using 6 volt deep cycle batteries.
Your batteries will need to be recharged each day while boondocking. For that you'll need to either run a gas powered generator with a charger or install a solar charging system. Both are viable options, but which one suits your needs better?
Have you been considering a solar install on your RV, but just aren't sure what is involved or where to start? You are certainly not alone. This article addresses some farely common misconceptions and questions people have related to using solar power on an RV.
A power inverter generates 120 Volt AC electrical power to run your standard household appliances, fixtures and power outlets while boondocking. Trust me, you're going to want one. This article covers the two main types of inverters available (modified sine and pure sine) and how to choose the right one for your needs.
To run AC powered equipment in your RV without shore power, you'll need to run your generator or install a power inverter. I installed a 2000 watt power inverter in my RV which allows me to plug into any outlet in my RV while boondocking. I'll show you how it all works here.
I upgraded the stock converter/charger in my RV with a smarter multi-phase charger that would prolong my battery life. Older units like mine have a poor charging circuit and it was time to go. Swapping out the old with the new unit was as simple as unscrewing a few screws and moving some wires. In this video I'll show you how to do it.
While camping without power hookups, it is very important to closely monitor how much power you are drawing from your batteries and how much reserve power remains. I installed a TriMetric Battery Monitor in my RV to give me real time accurate measurements from my battery bank. In this video I'll walk you through the features and tell you all about it.