The big question is how many days at a time. I can go about 4 days without recharging my battery
. Therefore I usually drag out my solar panel
my solar panel
on the 3rd or 4th day. The last trip it was cloudy and shady and it still brought the battery
back to full charge by the end of the day.
I've replaced all incandescent lights
with LEDs and the only other power usage is for the fan on the furnace
. As a result my power requirements are very small.
is a 74 amp deep cycle.
panel 65 Watt with a home built frame so that I can move it around to get the best sunlight.
Charge controller is a 6 amp. That's all that's needed because of the way I have it wired. The solar
only has a maximum 4 amp output.
We were out for over 90 days twice in last two years. Total time with electricity was about 9 days out of over 180 days. Most time in one spot was a bit over 3 weeks.
The reason I asked about camping days at one time, is if almost all of your camping is 2 to 3 days at time solar
could be a waste of time and money for you. Where we're on the road for months at a time it makes sense and is cheaper, quieter, and less messy than a generator