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Old 01-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #15
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I agree with the above. The price of solar panels has plummeted and generators are a real scourge in the campground - even the quiet Hondas.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #16
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Solar panels will do a great job...but not run an air conditioner...
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #17
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I would go with solar over a generator. Solar a panel smaller than a card table vs gas, oil, genarator and noise.

Assuming your fridge will run off of propane (typical) or is a 12 volt compressor type. Even if you solar panel can't "keep up" 100% with your power use you will run out of water before electricity if you gain 75% of your daily power usage from solar.

Having a genarator won't generally save you money on your site.

Most parks have electric hook up with amenities that go up in price from there. Water and sewer hook up on site, or heavy duty (50 amp) electric service for big RV's with two AC units cost more. So even the most basic site will generally have electric hook up.

Some parks have inexpensive "rustic" area or you might camp in the boondocks in those cases you can do everything you need off of battery. You give up air conditioning, and need to limit your use of things that use electricity to create heat. Replace some of your light bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs as has been mentioned.

Need an inverter to run AC appliances off of battery and heating appliances draw a lot of power. Toaster, coffee pot if left on, space heater etc. so you want to avoid those on battery. But you can still use your laptop, charge your camera, even watch tv etc.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #18
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Solar panels will do a great job...but not run an air conditioner...
Right, that is what fans are for.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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Right, that is what fans are for.


Only so helpful when its really humid lol... just saying if your boondocking and have an ac and want to use it your gonna need an appropriate sized unit
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #20
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Tom is correct. Under most conditions an electric vent fan will cool off the trailer at night. They are available with a thermostat to shut off and close when you reach the desired temp, or if it rains. Best of all, they can be run on solar power.
I have to apologize for my previous post where I suggested that you buy a trailer with propane heat. Somehow I missed the fact that you have a trailer already. Also, I live in Canada, so air-conditioning is just not something I think about.
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.... I live in Canada, so air-conditioning is just not something I think about.
I bet you do think about those black flies
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:01 PM   #22
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Thanks for your advice,... I will save the money and invest in solar. I think I would like that better anyway.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #23
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FWIW...the fridge in an Egg Camper is a 12v compressor fridge so some way of keeping the battery charged over a period of time is needed. Of course, a campsite with an electric hookup takes care of that. Shortly after buying our 2011 Egg Camper I bought a Honda 2000i generator, carried it for thousands of miles and never used it. Sold it last fall.
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Mine is still in the box in the shed, as soon as I sell it, I'll need it. It is like insurance, buy it and you will never need to use it.
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Mine is still in the box in the shed, as soon as I sell it, I'll need it. It is like insurance, buy it and you will never need to use it.
I bought a 4000 watt generator for my home and hardly used it for 15 years, then we had the emerald ash borer epidemic and I found myself using it for days at a time. Ya never know.
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