Solar Power

We would never leave for a trip again without some solar capability! Sure, it is a modest capability. We cannot run the AC, or even the microwave on solar. But, we keep the refrigerator, lights, fans and water pump running when boondocking. The propane makes hot water for the showers and dishes, cooks our food, and provides the majority of energy for the reefer. We found out the hard way that the reefer still needs some 12V to run the control panel! With moderate solar, the limit to our boondocking is generally the size of our fresh water tank, which is a large 80 gallons. Boondocking on BLM land, remote and all alone, is an experience unlike any other. The capability to boondock gives us options when those reservations are full, or expensive, or at a campground where everyone is packed in close. When we find the state and national parks full online, as we often do, we think, GO ANYWAY, something will work out and if it doesn’t we can always boondock. Solar opens open a whole new world of camping possibilities. Read about our path to solar below.

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