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RV Solar Basics

By Jenn

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I was clueless.

I didn’t even know my dealer battery would only give me a few hours of power, so forget about solar.

I didn’t want to learn more. Surely other people could just tell me what I needed to get and that would be all.

That was me when I brought home my first T@b.

A couple of years later I found myself contemplating long-term boondocking, so I dug into learn what I needed to know to be successful off-grid working remotely. from my T@b 320.

So, in 2016, I assembled my first dual-battery, 200w solar ensemble and headed to the mountains for the summer. My batteries successfully recharged every night but one, and that one night I still had more than enough power to keep me going until I recharged the next day.

What would have made my life easier was a basic solar primer. So much of what I encountered online was complicated and confusing to me.

We all start somewhere, and I hope this is a starting point for you, if you have been intimidated or are new to RV solar.

Keep going

Once you start learning the basics – keep going!

Still trying to figure out if you need solar? Knowing your camping style can help, so read this.

Wondering how much solar you need? Start here.

Feeling a little lost about RV electricity? This should help.

Wondering if you might need different batteries? This post should help.