We can all agree that one of the most annoying things after your first day of camping is to run out of power. Let's face it, one of the reasons you got your RV was to enjoy the freedom of travel, enjoy the outdoors, while having a few luxuries and conveniences of home. If not you would have saved your money and just bought a tent, right?
No power for the rest of your holiday is far from perfect. You can get around it, go somewhere and "top-up" but that's a hassle. Most enthusiasts are keenly aware of this and the options that are available.
One such option for keeping your RV powered yet not having to constantly attend to or worry about noise is Solar Energy... and it's FREE energy, who doesn't like free?
Solar has been around for a long time and has drastically improved since it's infancy. It's also one of the most cost effective ways to power your RV if you're wanting to get away and enjoy nature, or have the freedom to move around and not worry about where the next place to hook up your connections.
You've seen the solar panels mounted on the roof of an RV, where they sit and capture light energy from the sun. These panels slowly and constantly channel captured energy into the battery. This steady stream is extremely beneficial as it provides longer life for the battery. Since the energy is slow and steady it never over charges the battery, which can easily happen when plugged into electricity.
This constant energy flow ensures that the battery will never drain. Which is important since a low battery can eventually wreak havoc on circuit boards inside the RV. The cost can be anywhere from $100 up per circuit board that needs to be replaced.
One of the biggest question to ask when considering solar power for your RV is "what are my needs?"
Once you've figured out the amount of current you draw, you'll be able to get a system suitable for your power needs It's a relatively easy, but a crucial step. You should calculate the power you'll draw within either a 12 or 24 hour span. Then with those power requirements in mind you'll also need to make sure your energy supply is housed properly. There's no point in investing in a great system if you can't keep all that free energy you've captured.
Get-Away RV has helped many customers not only figure out their power requirements, but also kitted them with an adequate Solar System
Come down and talk to our guys to see what we can do for you.