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Old 04-19-2016, 09:07 AM   #1
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Basic solar system

My vintage trailer has a single 125 AH AGM battery. I am considering adding a very modest set of solar panels to recharge the battery while boondocking. I am not interested in permanently mounting panels on the roof so am considering portable panels (possibly "suitcase" style but not necessarily). I suppose one benefit is that I can easily adjust them during the day. Ideally I would like to mount the controller inside the trailer and simply use a plug of some sort to connect the panels when needed. Lastly, I have a limited budget as I also plan to buy a small generator.
I would appreciate hearing from folks who have done something similar...

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Old 04-19-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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I have a Zamp 200w portable but checking the prices online recently and some stores have really gone up in price.

I did find this RV dealer in Wyoming with better prices

Here is a review

For a single battery you could get away with a Renogy 100w panel at $300 or less. I purchased mine this time last year and it was still $800 now its

You can purchase a separate panel, controller and cable and make your own.

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