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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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190 Watt panels are a great RV size and footprint

For years we sold the Go power 190 high quality solar panels. This robust size was powerful yet had a great form factor. These panels have recently been upgraded to 200 watts in the same form factor.

Some 190 and 200 watt RV solar panels

190 Watt Go Power Solar Panel
Go Power 190 Watt Overlander Kit

This Go Power kit is the basic building block of a standard RV solar kit. It comes with the solar panel controller, brackets and solar cable.

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With Go Power panels you know you will get what you pay for. They are a little more exspensive and the quality is there to support the price.

Maybe save a few dollars with another RV solar panel brand.

190 Watt Solar Panel
190 Watt Solar Panel

This is a 190 watt bare solar panel. It claims to be RV friendly and has a pretty good price.

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There are always different panels that you can choose to build your solar array from. Always consider price versus quality. Solar panels are things you really don't want to have to replace. It is a pain, so choose what works for your RV or off-grid array.

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}

Is a generator right for your RV power system? Should I order one with my RV

The answer to your off-grid refrigerator might just be the Go Power AE-6 kit

Refrigerators in Class A, Class B and Fifth Wheels have gone to residential types. These residentials types will not runn off of your battery bank alone. You need an inverter, a large battery abnk and solar panels to operate seamlessly. A generator on board is always a good choice as well.

Go Power AE-6 Solar Kit

Designed for refrigerators and larger loads

More power from the sun for faster recharge times

Just add a battery bank of 500 to 1000 amp hours, and this kit will usually support your fridge off-grid. There will always be low light weeks where a short generator run or plugin will kepp you going. The AE-6 has the power to keep it charging and running. The six in the name is for 6 solar panels.

Where the inverter chargers are right

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PWM Solar Controllers
PWM Solar Controllers

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2022 Thor Chateau 27R Solar Battery Inverter power question
2022 Thor Chateau 27R Solar Battery Inverter power question

Question for reader on 2022 Thor Chateau 27R: ** Hello, I own a 2022 Thor Chateau 27R. This unit came with a single solar panel on the roof, along with a small 10amp Go Power Solar Charge Controller. There is (1) house battery but this battery does not power my tv or outlets. I am interested in adding additional solar panels on the roof, along with a new solar controller, 2-3 batteries and an inverter large enough so that I can power my outlets, tv and more importantly, my 15,000 BTU A/C unit when needed.

RV Solar Super Power 250 Complete Lithium Inverter Solar Kit
RV Solar Super Power 250 Complete Lithium Inverter Solar Kit

RV 1140 Watt solar power 250 500 750 lithium battery 3000 inverter charger The old product is not available but the pieces of the kit were added to the boxes below. 250 Ah lithium house battery bank and 1140 watts of solar panels for larger travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class C, Class B and motorhomes and coaches. This can grow to 750 Amp hours by adding 3 batteries. 1140 Watt MPPT Solar System The answer to your off-grid refrigerator might just be the Go Power AE-6 kit Refrigerators in Class A, Class B and Fifth Wheels have gone to residential types.