I'm seriously thinking about going full-time. The main obstacles right now are making some home repairs, selling the house, and getting rid of everything. I have been taking steps to get there, but it is a fairly long road.
For this year, I hope to do a 2 month trip in the fall
and then a 3 or 4 month trip over the winter. The tent is part of my plan for full-timing.
I hope to supplement my income with a blog and need to make sure my camera, cell phone, video camera, computer, etc stay charged. I figure an additional solar panel
and battery are a relatively small price to pay to guaranty I have enough power available. And the more I can do without electrical
hookup, the quicker they pay for themselves.
I'm planning a 10-14 day trip in a couple of weeks and wanted to try out a separate battery for the tent. Since I already have a 45 watt solar setup (minus battery), there is only the cost of a battery involved.
This is just another step in my education before I go full-time. Do I need another solar panel
and battery right now? No. Will I need it when I go full-time? Probably, unless I stay in campgrounds with electrical