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A solar charge controller is a vital part of any RV’s solar system. But, when planning to install solar on your RV, how do you size the solar charge controller(s)? This is important information, but fortunately, the process isn’t difficult as long as you have the details. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how …

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Could bifacial solar panels be a game-changer for RVers? It’s possible, but there are a few things to consider on both sides of the pro/con equation. In this post, we’re taking an in-depth look at the bifacial solar panel for RV solar systems. We’ll cover design, benefits, and drawbacks, how best to use them, and …

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Using solar energy as a power source for RV appliances and devices isn’t new. And using foldable solar panels to power devices or portable power stations is nothing new either. But foldable panels on an RV? Foldable solar panels are designed to provide solar charging for small devices or a solar generator. They’re great for …

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Should you wire RV batteries in series vs parallel? That’s a great question and knowing the correct answer is really important. If we had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked, “Are RV batteries wired in series or parallel?” we’d have enough to fill our diesel pusher’s fuel tank. But we can’t just give …

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“How much solar do I need for my RV?” That’s a question we’ve heard over and over again from RVers who are considering moving to solar. And we’re always glad to answer because we think RV solar power is fantastic. We’ve spent lots of time running on solar power for many years, and we absolutely …

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Like the rest of our equipment, we take very good care of our batteries. But there comes a time when even well-maintained batteries start to lose their juice. That’s why knowing how to replace an RV battery is important. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to do that, even if your battery bank …

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Batteries are a critical part of any RV. Your RV battery gives you the power you need to operate a variety of features, including appliances, devices, and lights. If you have a motorized RV, you also need a battery to start and drive your rig. But there are several different types of RV batteries, and …

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Knowing how to clean RV solar panels is more important than you may think. Not only are you protecting the surface of the panel, but dirty solar panels mean less power. We know this isn’t rocket science, but it is important! When solar panels get dirty from dust, pollen, bird droppings, and tree sap, they …

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Deep cycle RV batteries are one of the three commonly-available types of RV batteries, but they’re the ones that are most often misunderstood. With this post, we hope to change that, at least to some degree. An RVer’s access to power is no minor consideration. We all appreciate traveling with the ability to run a …

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We’ve posted many times in the past on various topics related to RV solar panels. We’ve produced a number of related YouTube videos and have discussed our own ultimate RV solar panel system detailing how we roll with our solar power system. But today we’re talking about a literal solar-powered RV. And by that, we …

Read More about A Solar Powered RV: More Than Just Panels on the Roof!

If you’re adding solar to the roof of your RV, there are a number of components to consider. The best way to efficiently combine solar components on your rig’s roof is to use a solar rooftop combiner box. This will keep the rooftop connections safe from the elements and performing optimally. In today’s post, we’re …

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Because most RVs have two electrical systems – a 12V DC system as well as a 120V AC system – there can be some confusion about some matters related to the two systems and how they function, both together and separately. For example, we’ve often heard the question “Should I disconnect my RV battery when …

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There’s a lot of talk about lithium RV batteries, and with good reason. RV lithium batteries are rechargeable 12-volt batteries that have become a popular alternative to lead-acid batteries, particularly for RVers who spend a lot of time off the grid and/or who use solar power. RV lithium batteries are based on a newer, more …

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Many RVers turn to a portable RV generator to give themselves access to sufficient power to charge their devices, replenish their RV’s battery power, and run appliances while they’re camping. But how safe are these portable generators? Should we be concerned about the potential for suffocation? In today’s post, we’ll dig deep to consider the …

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