RV batteries are crucial to the operation of a motorhome, camper and even campervans. They also dictate what kind of camping experience you’ll have based on the battery type, condition and energy storage capacity. But, because there are 4 different types of RV batteries and a plethora of battery brands on the market today, it’s easy to be confused on which RV battery type you can install in your motorhome, camper or van.
Solar panel maintenance is very necessary to preserve and protect your hard-earned investment on your motorhome or towable RV. By taking care of your solar panels, it ensures your RV gets maximum performance and longevity use for many years.
Lately, it seems that a lot of RVers are avoiding campgrounds and RV parks to go boondocking miles from civilization. Which leads to us to dive into finding out why has camping off grid become a better choice than parking in campgrounds and RV parks with hookups? What are they running or hiding from? And why are XGens and Millennials those who seek this kind of RVing over the Boomers?
Upon buying our Winnebago View Class C motorhome, the first thing we needed to upgrade was our solar panels, RV batteries and energy management system. Our Winnebago View solar upgrades and improvements to our Class C motorhome’s off grid electrical system and battery storage now allows us to boondock and stay off the grid longer.
As we completed our 5th year as full-time RVers or as they say in the RV community ‘nomadiversary’, I felt compelled to write about how our lives have changed; individually and as a long-time married couple. Here’s our candid view of full-time RV Life. We go into what we’ve learned as full-time RV travelers. And, we share some tips on how we deal with issues and circumstances that surround our full-time RV lifestyle.
One week every January, the sleep little town of Quartzsite, Arizona lures RVers from all over the United States and Canada. But what draws RVers to make this pilgrimage?
Before trekking off with your RV to go camping off the grid, there’s some must-have boondocking gear you’ll need to not only enjoy dispersed camping off the grid but survive out in the wild.
In mid 2018, we installed 600 amp hours of Battle Born GC2 12 volt lithium batteries in our fifth wheel so we could power our RV while camping off the grid. Here’s what we learned and our assessment of these state of the art lithium ion batteries.
In the past year, we’ve absolutely fallen in love with the boondocking concept and off-the-grid parking. Nothing beats parking out in the middle of BLM areas, desert, mountains, lakes, and even farms not having to rely on a power pedestal for our electrical power.
There’s lots to be said for being ‘totally self contained’ and truly meaning it!