Finding the best motorhome solar panel kit.
Finding the best motorhome solar panel kit for the average RV and motorhome enthusiast can be quite overwhelming. Their are a lot of different considerations that must be taken into account when choosing the right system. Not only are their a lot of options but often your finances come into play as well.
Do you just need to run a few appliance on the weekend or do you have to run everything.
If you are a weekender that only runs away on the weekends and back to work on Monday, then a small portable solar power kit may be all you need. You can run a few lights and a TV or radio fairly ease. it is portable enough that you can set it up in the best location to catch the suns rays. You can also connect it to an existing battery bank in your RV or Motorhome.
How long will you be away from available commercial power.
If you plan on longer trips in your RV or motorhome then you will have to consider how big of a load you need to run with a solar panel kit. In this sort of instance it may be more ideal to install the solar panels on top of the RV or motorhome so that they can charge your battery bank as you travel. Although this option is a bit more of a hassle when you are parked. You will have to find a spot that is not shaded and gives your panels on top of the RV or motorhome the longest amount of sunlight.
Will a solar panel kit work with an existing power system in your RV or motorhome.
One of the cool things about adding solar power to your motorhome or RV is that if you already have a power inverter built in to run your electrical devices, then it is easier than ever to add a few solar panels to keep the battery in your motorhome charged up. This is also a lot more efficient than running a gas generator, and you do not have to worry about storing gasoline or running out.
Do you want the ability to charge your battery bank as you travel.
This is one of the biggest points that most consumers get hung up on. If you install the solar panels on the roof of your motorhome then you have to be sure to park in a spot where you have the maximum amount of sunlight. The trade-off is that when you are travelling you can keep your battery bank charged up. You also do not have to worry about setting up solar panels after you park.