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2021 Online RTR: Basic Solar

Solar brings the promise of free, silent, and off-grid energy - but is it really that simple? Join me as I take a look at the basics of RV solar, including what makes up a solar system, the pros and cons of solar, and how to get started.

Airstream Electrical Upgrade

Airstream Electrical Upgrade

6 months agoElectrical

How we installed 600Ah RELion lithium batteries, 1,000W solar panels, a Victron 3000 inverter and dual DC-to-DC chargers on an Airstream Flying Cloud.

How to Fix Portable Solar Panels

Here's how I diagnosed and fixed two broken solar panels with basic tools in under half an hour.

Our Perfect Off-Grid RV Solar System

Find out how we upgraded our RV with Lithium batteries, solar panels, an inverter and more so we could camp off-grid in comfort!

Running the Instant Pot on Solar Power

We love boondocking in beautiful, remote places, but when we're near a city we make the most of it to stock up!

DIY Portable Solar Panel

A portable folding suitcase solar panel is one of the easiest ways to get started with solar, but they can be very expensive - so we built our own for half the price!

RV Solar: Part 4 - Adding More Capacity

Sooner or later, you may find yourself wanting to add more capacity to your RV's solar system. For us it happened sooner, but not for the reason we expected!

RV Solar: Part 3 - Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Rooftop solar panels means effortless, free electricity whenever the sun is shining - and that lets us stay off grid for longer!

RV Solar: Part 2 - Renogy 100W Portable Solar Panel

Buying a portable solar panel can be the easiest and quickest way to get started, but there are some things you should know first.

REDARC BCDC1240D DC to DC Charger Review

Installing a DC to DC charger in our RV is probably the most unusual but best upgrade we've ever done!

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