I am a single woman of limited means full timing. I studied solar
for a year before I made up my mind. I have always had a major aversion to drilling holes in my fiberglass. And I am very afraid of heights.
What I decided on was to mount the solar
atop the luggage rack on my tow vehicle so that the only holes drilled were through the rack itself. Also, no need to attempt climbing a latter to clean the panels. Many people told me I was wrong/crazy/not feasible, etc.
I got it done as a Christmas gift and I absolutely LOVE it! The solar panel
came with an easy connect/disconnect cord of about 25' long, a charge controller and battery
clamps. The connect/disconnect hangs over the side of my vehicle by about two inches, easy to reach.
With this set up, I can park my Scamp
in the shade and my tow vehicle in the sun and connect and disconnect easily. Of course, your battery
will not be charging while you are away, but my trips to town are minimal and the solar
tends to charge my battery
(for power used over night) in about an hour anyway.
Just another idea to share!