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RV Solar Kits and Inverter Power Systems

Having solar panels charging your batteries in your RV is now mainstream and growing

When we first started selling and using panels to charge batteries on our RV’s back in the early 2000’s, our use was an oddity. This oddity has become mainstream. More and more users are attracted to the freedom found by having off grid power at their fingertips. This has been powered by the following market and social forces:

  • Mobile first workforce
  • Mobile internet
  • Lithium RV Battery banks
  • More efficent solar modules and panels
  • Inrcreased awareness in ability to go off-grid
  • More efficent LED lighting
  • Decreasing prices for the solar gear
  • Better pure sine inverter systems
RV Prices are falling!
Are RV Prices Falling?

Economic conditions are changing swiftly. Inflation is high, and interest rates are rising rapidly to combat inflation. One could only expect that market forces that drove RV prices higher, when reversed, should push prices down. In the last few years, let us consider all the unusual factors that caused RV prices of both new and used units to go up significantly.

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Starlink RV is now both portable and inmotion, we check them out.
The guide for Starlink for RV

Starlink, SpaceX’s Global Satellite Constellation, might be the remote worker and RVers’ dream connection. With a global connection footprint, you could really travel in your RV just about anywhere. There are some imortant conisderations to consider with how Starlink accounts operate and where you can use them. Let’s get started.

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Sell your RV in 2023, spring is almost here!
Eight steps to get you RV ready to sell in 2023, Time to Get Going

Time to make your plan to sell your RV quickly and for a good price. These eight steps will get your ready and up for sale when the spring market is getting going. Spring is the best time to sell RVs as people are out and about looking for a new rig to take out on the road.

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Embrace the Freedom of the Open Road

posted CoastalRVCrew 08/2023

In an era where flexibility and freedom are paramount, RVs redefine how we think about work and play. It's more than just exploration; it's about self-reliance and limitless possibilities.

🚍 The Modern Nomadic Lifestyle

Traveling by RV offers unparalleled freedom. Not only can you visit breathtaking locales at your own pace, but you can also live and work in them. Set up by a mountain, beside a tranquil lake, or amid a forest, the world becomes your office.

🌞 Power Your Independence with Solar

Going off-grid doesn't mean disconnecting. With RV solar panels, you harness the sun's energy, ensuring that your devices and essentials stay powered up no matter where you're parked. Be it for work or recreation, you can trust that the sun has covered you with powerful energy-filled rays.

⚡ Seamless Connectivity with Inverters and Starlink

Transform solar energy into usable electricity using inverters, powering everything from your laptop to your coffee maker. And with Starlink's satellite connectivity, you're always online, ensuring you stay connected to the world, no matter how far you venture out.

🏞️ Explore America's Wonders

  • National Parks: These iconic destinations, from Yellowstone to Yosemite, offer majestic landscapes and a unique opportunity to work amidst nature's wonders.
  • State Parks: Often less crowded than their national counterparts, state parks like Custer State Park or Valley of Fire provide tranquil settings to explore and catch up on work.
  • Roadside Attractions: Places like the World's Largest Ball of Twine or Cadillac Ranch aren't just fun pit stops; they're quirky spots to take a work break and perhaps inspire creative thinking.
  • Events and Meetings: Whether it's a music festival in the heartland or a business conference in a bustling city, your RV becomes your mobile base, letting you network and enjoy while ensuring you're always ready for the next business call.

Your Next Adventure Awaits!

Reimagine what your daily life can be. With the horizon as your backdrop and the world as your office, the open road invites you. Embrace the self-reliant RV lifestyle and redefine your boundaries.

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Top 3 Reasons to Have Lithium Rv Battery Bank and One Reason Not To

Today we find ourselves with a wealth of opportunities for connectivity on the road. Ask yourself, if you could wake up and work anywhere, where would you want your view to overlook.

Outside Supply for years has worked on selling and delivering on solar and inverter kits for RVers. Over the last few years we have transitioned away from just being an ecommerce store and to a knowledge base for finding relevant products and information for our customers. We continue to review and inspect the latest gear from top brands like Go Power and Engel.

Need to calculate how many watts your device uses?

Use this tool to calculatee wattage for a device:

Simple wattage calculator for devices in your RV

To calculate the wattage of an item it is important to know both the amps and the volts that the item uses. This simple calculator will give you an easy conversion to watts.

It is based on volts X amps = watts.

Volts: Amps:

Wattage: {wattage}

New information coming on lithium batteries for your RV and actual run time examples with 5000 BTU window unit air conditioner in a Van RV.

RV Solar Guide

An Online Guide to RV solar power systems and components Welcome to the RV Solar Guide, a guide to off-grid solar power systems for RVs that allow boondocking self-sustainably. This guide should inform beginners about RV solar’s why, how, and what. This guide was updated on 8/06/2023: Document Nav To get started in RV solar take a trip off grid Prewired for solar RVs are very common

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Lift Gate Battery Charging Solar Panel
Lift Gate Battery Charging Solar Panel

Lift Gate Battery Charging Solar Panel Many fleet managers find issues with some lift gate battery units going dead on vehicles. This “Dead Battery” issue is because when the vehicle is not being used, the auxiallary battery doesn’t receive any charging from the altenator. Many lift gate systems drain power even when down in use. This can lead to a dead battery when the driver starts to use the lift gate at the first stops of their day.

Fifth Wheel RV Solar Battery Charging Kit
Fifth Wheel RV Solar Battery Charging Kit

Fifth Wheel RV Solar Battery Charging Kit This Kit has been upgraded with new more efficient 190 watt panels. It is now at The new kit has 190 Watt Single panels because the became more efficient for Fifth Wheel use. The Fifth Wheel Go Power! 160 watt Solar Kit is the largest single 12-volt charging module on the market. With 9.14 amps of power charging capability, this battery charger is great for charging all types of batteries and is an ideal mobile solution for extended RVing or dry-camping.