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RV Solar Panels Roof Installation Overview

RV Solar Panels Revisited

RV solar panels have been a hot topic of conversation ever since they came onto the scene. I don’t think they have caught on the way many had envisioned but recently I started revisiting the idea of adding them to my RV and found that understanding how the installation works being a good place to start.

It turns out there is a lot of electrical wiring and equipment necessary but for you boon-dockers (you know who you are), otherwise known as people who don’t camp with power hookups and nicely poured concrete pads underneath them its a necessity.

Have a look at the video below that goes through the general aspects of solar panel incorporation. Be sure to read on for a technicians recommendation of a solar panel.

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After having a conversation with technician who is a friend of mine it seems that RV solar panels have come a long way and they are producing more amps than ever with smaller and smaller footprints.

He said there is a unit that puts out the most amps for its size and is built rock solid and should last a long time. Its made by a company called Go Power. The unit is only 40″x 20″ which is very compact in the RV solar world.  

I also posted a thorough installation video if you’re curious on if you can take this on yourself.




2 thoughts on “RV Solar Panels Roof Installation Overview”

  1. we too are adding solar to our RV….rather then just buying panels and trying to figure out “now what”
    we elected to contact RV solar electric in Scottsdale, AZ…..

    ANYONE considering solar for their RV needs to not only get their FREE catalog. but spend an additional $15 for their book on solar install, how it works, how much you need, etc…..best money we ever spent
    CLEAR, easy to understand instructions…..

    the “package kit” we will be installing was just under $400 for a 95 watt system….

  2. I purchased 2 120 Watt Solar panels w/2 6 volt batteries & controller 5 years ago at a cost of $4200.00.
    There were no instructions or conversations from the dealer or installer. Here comes research. We were parked full time in a beautiful shaded spot, much to my disappointment the charging system was not working, so I would use my generator 2 hrs. a day. One weekend we drove to another spot & lo & behold the charging was spectacular, so lesson learned.

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