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Solar Roof Top Combiner Box: Connecting RV Solar Power

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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Cooking With Solar: Can You Really Cook With the Sun?

Cooking with solar power is a fantastic concept. But how does it play out in real life? Is cooking with the sun a viable option for campers? Today we’re looking at cooking with solar cookers. We’ll look at how they work, whether they work, and the different types of solar cookers available. We’ll also investigate …

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How to Wire Your RV Solar Panels: Series vs Parallel

Harnessing the energy from the sun to power your RV is a fantastic feeling. We think that installing RV solar panels is one of the best upgrades you can make to any rig. But, what’s the best way to connect them? Wiring solar panels in series vs parallel is an important consideration. In this post, we’re investigating the …

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Solar Ready RV? What Does That Mean?

More and more RVers have turned to solar to fulfill (or partially fulfill) their electrical power needs. And the boom in solar hasn’t gone unnoticed by RV manufacturers. That’s why we’re seeing more and more RVs enter the market billed as “solar ready”. But, just what is a “solar-ready RV”? Does it come with solar …

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What Is an RV Solar Charge Controller?

Today’s post is all about the RV solar charge controller. “The what?”, you may ask. This essential component of an RV’s solar power system is seldom the focus when people talk about solar. Solar panels and battery banks seem to get top billing. But the solar charge controller is a critical element of any RV …

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Flexible Solar Panels vs Rigid for Your RV

We recently published a post about flexible solar panels, and in that post, we noted the advantages and disadvantages flexible panels pose. But how do flexible panels stack up against rigid panels? Is one type better than the other? Can you combine the two types of solar panels on a single RV? We’ll answer all …

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Flexible Solar Panels for RVs – Pros, Cons, and Best Ones To Buy

As those of you who’ve followed us for a while know, we’ve got an extensive solar system on our motorhome consisting of a combination of both rigid and flexible solar panels. When we originally installed the flexible panels for our RV, we weren’t entirely sure how they’d perform from day to day, but we’d done …

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Can I Run My RV Air Conditioner on Solar Power?

Many RVers wonder about the possibility of using solar power for an RV air conditioner. After all, solar power is a tremendous benefit to RVers looking to sustainably power electronics, appliances, and devices by harnessing the awesome power of the sun. We love our RV solar system. As longtime boondockers, we’ve enjoyed the benefits of …

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Join us for an RV Solar Webinar! Live Q&A with Xantrex Tech Doctor Don Wilson

Want to know more about RV Solar? Join us for a special webinar this Thursday, 5/28/20 at 8PM Eastern / 5PM Pacific as we host a live Q&A with Don Wilson, the “Tech Doctor” from Xantrex. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air about RV solar systems and installation. As announced in RV Business, …

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Join Us As We’re Interviewed Live. Bring Your Questions, too!

Join us live on Wed, 4/15/20 at 8PM Eastern / 5PM Pacific as we’re interviewed by Adam from The RVers Family. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air about Solar, Boondocking, and The RVers TV show (Season One is currently re-airing on The Discovery Channel, and Season Two premieres on 5/16)! We’ll be simulcasting …

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Solar Panel Tilting – How Much Difference Does it Make?

For us, the appeal of boondocking is the combination of natural beauty, peace & quiet and the comforts of home. But this can lead to a dilemma… how do you power those “comforts” without the sound of your generator spoiling the solitude? You’ve heard us say it over and over — Boondocking (or camping off …

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Solar Maximus! Optimizing the Sun When RV Boondocking

Unlike a campsite in an RV park, when you’re wild camping (or, if you prefer – boondocking, dry camping or RVing off the cord) in a remote location like Quartzsite, AZ, you can usually park your RV facing any direction you want to. Here are some tips on how we get the most out of …

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