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Green RVers can take solar power a step further by cooking any food all-year with a sun-powered RV solar cooking oven.
A solar power system in an RV is an efficient, practical, environmentally-friendly means of accessing power on the road. Yet, while using solar energy as a source to run everything in your RV is one thing, having that power when you need it can be a different story.
There’s a lot to be said about bright sunshine, especially when it’s blasting in your eyes when you’re hauling your rig down the highway. Giving the age-old sun visor a facelift, Beuler – a brand of Accele Electronics – offers its innovative solar-powered Auto Dimming Sun Visor for techy car and RV enthusiasts. According to […]
In the heat of an Arizona summer, the last thing you want to do is park your RV in a blazing hot campsite without any shade. But if you’re headed to the Tucson Lazydays KOA during the hottest time of year, you’ll now have an opportunity to escape the unbearable heat by camping underneath the […]
Last week I told you about the downside of RV solar, but this week I’ll share the benefits of a solar-powered lifestyle. My RV has had solar since our maiden voyage into the full-timing life back in 2008, and we have thoroughly appreciated every minute of the sun’s awesome ability to power our lifestyle. Today […]
Many new full-time RVers hit the road without solar power systems on their rig for two big reasons: Many new full-timers don’t know if they will enjoy the lifestyle enough to commit to investing more money into it. Others don’t have experience dry camping and aren’t even sure if they’ll like it. Waiting to invest […]
Alternative Construction Lighting, a Knoxville, Tennessee, company that specializes in solar-powered outdoor lighting, has developed the solar tailgater, a trailer that has a solar-powered entertainment system, propane grill and coolers. The original tailgater pictured here is in the orange and white colors of the University of Tennessee, but it can be ordered in any team […]
I vacuumed my RV the other morning. A few minutes later, my husband used the microwave to warm his coffee. While ordinary domestic scenes like these are usually nothing special, they were significant events in our full-timing lifestyle. That’s because for the first time ever, we were able to do these simple chores while living […]
Many would-be full-timers wonder if RV solar systems are worth the money. Whenever anyone has asked me my thoughts on the subject, my standard answer has always been “It depends on your lifestyle.” That feedback was easy for me to give; after all, there hasn’t been a day that my husband and I RV’d without […]
If you’re not the type to stay in one campground or RV park for very long, a solar power system for your RV is a worthwhile investment. A well-designed system will give you a greater sense of freedom by utilizing the self-contained capabilities of your RV. But before you go out and install photovoltaic panels […]