Generally agree the thread has gone astray but there were plenty of good replies. I think the biggest factor is where you live. Often where you live and when you camp requires Air Conditioning
, particularly southern living and for summer camping. Air conditioners simply require a generator or an electrical
Solar can meet most needs except air conditioning
. One of the biggest consumers of power is 12 volt lights
so changing to LEDs makes camping on solar easier.
We have air conditioning
but we are not summer campers. If we're in a really hot area we look for an electric hookup, the same goes for really cold weather for us.
We have solar and it allows us to boondock without issue. We choose convenience over optimum solar energy collected. Our panels are fixed (taped) to the roof. People looking for optimum have solar panels on a cable that they can located to maximize sun light
seen by the panel.
Our solar panels (80 watts) allow us to run all or lights
, the water pump charge all our electronics. run the TV, sat dish and wi-fi hotspot.
We also have the ability to charge our battery