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.
Each year RV manufacturers put their new new RVs on display under one roof in a city near you. We enjoy going to our local RV show just to get DIY ideas for improving our RV. Here are some highlights from our visit to the RV show here in Seattle.
Here is a simple DIY test to determine if the fuel pump in your RV generator is working properly. If your Onan RV generator does not start or suddenly stops after about 20 minutes, your fuel pump could be failing. This happened to me right before a trip and I had to replace the fuel pump and filter. Save yourself a costly repair and replace the fuel pump yourself.
If you store you RV outside for long periods, you should consider a durable all-weather RV Cover like this one. I've used a cover like this for years to keep my RV looking good year after year. See how this one holds up to mother nature.
Your choice of PWM versus MPPT solar charge controllers is critical if you plan to use a high voltage solar array. Choose the wrong type of controller and you may be missing out on a nice power boost. I'll show you why MPPT might be your best option.
There are several options available for towing a vehicle behind a motorhome. Each has its pros and cons. We enjoy having the the freedom and security of having our car along with us. This article covers it all from tips and towing techniques to equipment options.