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.
We prefer to enjoy our beautiful Washington State parks in the off-season when advanced planning is not necessary. When the weather is nice, we can simply pack up and go. Our favorite State Parks are very popular and hard to get into during the peak season. Here are a couple videos at our favorite off-season spots.
While in Southern Nevada, we took a totally spontaneous and impromptu drive up this dirt road to Christmas Tree Pass located just North of Laughlin, Nevada. The 16 mile long road winded through the mountains with scenic views of the valley below. We were in search of a patch of trees decorated with Christmas ornaments. Here's what we found.
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?
These how-to videos walk you through the entire process of upgrading the front and rear anti-sway bars on my large class C. This suspension upgrade has transformed the entire RV driving experience for me. I now compare it to the feeling of driving a large SUV.
A recent visit to Bryce Canyon National Park was brief but packed full of beautiful scenery. The skies opened to reveal a bright blue sky. This short video will give you a glimpse of our experience hiking into the canyon.
Have you ever thought of renting out your RV when you weren't using it? Or how much money you could make? Me too. I have always had questions and concerns related to liability, rates, agreements, and a whole bunch of other stuff associated with RV rental. All of those questions get answered in this article.
An alternate approach to mounting a flexible solar panel by drilling holes in your RV roof is to use an industrial strength weatherproof tape to secure the panel to the roof. In this video watch me mount this panel with no screws or drilling. You'll like the results.
The flexible solar panels available today are much more efficient and affordable than they were four years ago making them a viable alternative to traditional rigid solar panels. When shopping for flexible solar panels, they all start to look alike.