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chuckbear

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Our '99 Bounder has plenty of room on the roof for solar panels. But my reservations has been the fact that most campgrounds and even boondocking sites are tree-covered. I don't want to spend a lot of money for very little return. Just looking for some feedback. Chuck

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Thanks to everyone for their input!

I've been out with family in solar equipped RV (500+ watts solar) for 10 days boondocking htis summer and I was favorably impressed with the experience. System has been on RV for years and I definitely see the benefit of the charge over storage time also. Thus, my interest in adding solar system.

I'm looking to be able keep my house batteries charged while boondocking over several days to keep up with lights, water pump, etc. Heavy loads covered by generator.

Any suggestions on energy survey options? I've done a quick and dirty estimate and I am leaning towards 300-400 watts of solar with 30 or 40 amp MPPT charge controller, etc.

Again, your comments are much appreciated, a lot to research.

Rebecca

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