These Teardrop Trailer Rentals Have A Unique Solar Setup
RV rentals are a great option if you want to try out a certain type of camper before you buy one. California-based rental company Off-The-Grid Rentals specializes in teardrop campers that you can take off-road, and they’re easy to tow at around 3,000 lbs (dry weight). They recently reached out to Do It Yourself RV to showcase the unique solar power setup that they added to their off-road campers.
The solar setup
What makes their setup so unique is the solar panel’s ability to slide out from under the roof rack. They simply mounted slides under the rack, along with the solar panel, so it can still be used to absorb power from the sun, even when there’s a rooftop tent or gear on the rack.
The setup includes a 100-watt Renogy solar panel, which was wired to the solar charge controller that controls the battery. In addition to the panel, the trailer comes equipped with a deep cycle 12V battery for power storage.
The off-road teardrop campers
Off-The-Grid has two locations in Southern California with off-road teardrop campers for rent. Their trailer rentals, custom made by So-Cal Teardrop Trailers, come well equipped with Falken all-terrain tires, as well as an optional rooftop tent, if you want room for a family of four. The campers have a built-in brake controller and a standard 2″ hitch receiver, along with a 30-gallon fresh water tank and a five-pound propane tank.
Other features include a self-supporting awning, a full size four-inch memory foam mattress, and a two-burner propane stove for meal prep. The trailer was upgraded with several modern conveniences including USB outlets and AM/FM/CD radio with auxiliary input.
In addition, the rental comes fully stocked with cooking utensils, a full water tank, and a full propane tank. Upgrade your rental to include a 50-quart fridge/freezer or a portable generator for added convenience.
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