Originally Posted by Marg
I was at Death Valley one time, set up the small panel, aimed at the sun and before I knew it a lady from across the road at a camp with a very large RV came over and wondered that in the world that thing was that I just set up? When I told her she just sort of shook her head and walked back to their camp. Guess she really didn't understand the contraption. Marg
Marg, I had a similar situation a few years back at one of my fav camping spots in Washington but the end result was more positive. I also have a small 15 watt panel I put out on my rock guard that on a sunny day will recharge my battery
well and its all I need every couple of days for my power usage. A fellow with a big bus rv who was using a generator
for his power needs came over and started to ask me what it was and how it worked. The following year I returned to that campground and he was again there. The first thing he did was invite me over to see the most elaboration (and no doubt expensive) solar
system I had ever seen at the time that he had installed on the roof of his RV. He told me he was so glad he no longer needed to pack the generator
and extra gas cans.
Luv Death Valley but it is still unfortunately over run with generators IMHO... with many of them on timers that start up at 7AM and shut off at 8PM everyday - even when no one is there to use the power! gurrrrr