A collection of how-to articles covering the most popular renewable energy sources for truck campers and RV’s, wind and solar.

Solar Power Charge Port Modification

February 9, 2017

Interested in equipping your truck camper rig with a portable solar panel, but lack physical access to the batteries mounted inside your camper? Then you’ll want to take a look at this modification that provides [read more]

Truck Camper Batteries 101

November 24, 2016

Boondocking in remote, hard to reach places is one of the benefits of owning a truck camper. Getting to that remote spot, however, means little if your camper’s 12 volt battery dies on you while [read more]

Lifeline 6 Volt AGM Battery Upgrade

April 4, 2016

If you’re interested in boondocking or overlanding, it’s recommended that your truck camper have a minimum of two 6 volt or two 12 volt deep cycle batteries. When shopping for batteries for your RV make [read more]

Happy Campers After Going Solar

May 7, 2014

I admit it. I’m a huge convert to solar power. Since we sold our Honda EU2000i generator and began using solar on our outings two years ago we have been happy campers. Our three solar [read more]

Building a Low-Cost RV Solar Power System

April 13, 2014

If you’re thinking about going solar, you need to stop thinking about it and do it. Solar is easy to install, is practically maintenance free, and doesn’t take up valuable storage space inside your RV. [read more]

Wolf Creek 850 Lifeline Battery Upgrade

May 10, 2012

Yesterday I upgraded the 12 volt electrical system in my Wolf Creek truck camper from two Interstate Group-24 RV/Marine wet cell batteries to two 6 volt Golf Cart Lifeline AGM batteries. I’m really thrilled with [read more]

Ditching the Generator for Solar

May 3, 2012

I admit it. I’m a huge convert. Since we began using solar power and a pure sine wave inverter, we hardly use our Honda EU2000i generator anymore when we boondock. We camp mostly at higher [read more]

Review of Sun Oven International’s Solar Oven

February 23, 2012

Whether you’re a rabid camping enthusiast or avid prepper, the solar oven is a great, low-cost addition for meal preparation and water sanitation. The appliance is lightweight, compact, can be safely used year round–including in [read more]

Solar Power 101

February 4, 2012

To the RV owner who cherishes independence from RV Parks and campgrounds and who hates the noise and smell of running a generator, solar power is, without a doubt, one the greatest technological advancements to [read more]

Solar Power Installation, Phase II

January 6, 2012

I spent the last couple days installing the two 60 watt solar panels I got for Christmas. After giving it some serious thought, I decided to place the two solar panels in the front of [read more]

Solar Power Installation, Phase I

October 4, 2011

With all of the sun we get here in the southwestern U.S., it makes a lot of sense to go solar to maintain and recharge your RV’s batteries. Yet, one of the biggest complaints I [read more]

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