Neither Melissa nor I had ever been up to Mount Rainier in the few decades we've lived in Western Washington. At last, the day finally came. We headed up for a some great hiking to admire the majestic mountain (volcano actually) up close. But where was it?
The solar charge controller is the brain of your solar charging system and choosing the right unit is critical. There are several things to consider when selecting the right unit such as solar array output, multi-stage charging, battery type selection, PWM and MPPT. We'll address all of those things and help you make the right decision.
A successful remote camping (a.k.a. "Boondocking") experience requires some preparation and practice. Here are some tips that experienced boondockers use to get the most out of their camping experience. Learn these tips and you too can have the freedom and confidence to camp anywhere?
Even though your RV's gray water and black waste water tanks are roughly the same size, the gray tank will fill up much quicker than your black water tank (which rarely ever fills up). So while boondocking it is important to monitor the level of your gray water tank. Here is how you can use the full capacity of both your black and gray water tank and extend your stay.
How you connect your solar panels on your RV depends on many things. A common question is whether to connect them in a series or parrallel configuration. In this article I'll share some pros and cons of each setup and demonstrate on my solar panels what happens when you connect them both ways.
My wife and daughter were away for a weekend and instead of staying home doing yardwork I decided to take a boondocking roadtrip along the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border. Dams, trails, boondocking, and scenery to boot. Come along on this awesome road trip.
One way to make your RV feel and sound like home is to upgrade the audio and video components. If you've got an old TV or sound system in your RV, then what are you waiting for? We ditched our old tube TV and haven't looked back. Here are the TV and surround sound upgrades I've done.
How much more efficient are LED replacement bulbs compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. Here is a side by side power comparison. A second video demonstrates the nice bathroom replacement bulbs we chose that put out just the right light.