From the bloggers at Do It Yourself RV.
Many new RVers want the freedom that solar power adds to the road tripping experience, but when they get the estimate for the cost of installing an RV solar power system that meets their needs, they’re overcome with sticker shock.
After spending money on the RV, paying for insurance, registration and any critical RV mods or tow vehicle, it’s hard to swallow the cost. Many RVers see it and chicken out, opting for a less expensive system instead. We did the same thing when building our first system, and here’s why our frugality didn’t pay off.
Our first RV was a 24′ Arctic Fox fifth wheel with just 250 watts of power and two 12 volt batteries. This gave us just enough juice to run our two laptops, RV satellite Internet system and basic daily functions like lights and the water pump – during sunny, daylight hours.
Our first system was great under ideal conditions.
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