This article answers common misconceptions and questions new RV owners have about RV solar power. Is Solar worth the investment? Do you still need a generator? What can you power with solar? Find out here.
It has taken my wife many years to get on board with the idea of boondocking in remote areas without electric hookups. Now we both enjoy the freedom and independence of camping almost anywhere, but it didn't happen overnight. Here is the story of how we got there.
Here is the cheapest, simplest and most effective way I have found to transfer and refill water from a heavy water container into the fresh water tank of an RV, camper or trailer while boondocking. It requires no water pump or 12 volt power, just items I already keep in the RV.
Showering, toilet flushing and dish washing can rapidly drain your water tank if you're not conservation minded while boondocking. Here are some tips to make your fresh water last as long as possible so you can extend your stay out in the wild.
I’ll show you how I installed a switch to automatically disconnect my RV converter charger when my power inverter is used. Some RVs with built-in inverters do this automatically, but I installed my power inverter myself. Now I am adding my own automatic switching to be just like the big boys.
There are many uses for a portable solar charging system even if you don’t own an RV. This is a great low cost entry level solar project that doesn’t require making mods to your RV. Building your own also allows you pick your own equipment and add panels to support more batteries. Here's how I built mine.
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?
Staying cool in hot climates can be difficult and costly in terms of electrical consumption. Running a power generator and air conditioner for prolonged periods is simply not a sustainable option when remote camping. So the key is to keep your RV from getting too hot in the first place. Try these tips to keep cool.
Preparation is the key to a successful boondocking experience. Prior to heading out into remote areas, I like to make sure our RV systems are functioning properly and that I've got everything I need to handle any issues that may arise. Here's my checklist to make sure I don't forget anything.