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Old 08-02-2020, 03:18 PM   #1
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Could solar panels on a rigid truck bed cover charging batteries in the bed make any practice sense. In particular on a small AS limited roof real estate?
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Hobo, Thats a great idea!

I have a nice hard cover that I could stick my panels on and run a cord to the a-frame.

I will do that tomorrow and see how that works. My cover real estate is about 5 feet by 6 feet.
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Could solar panels on a rigid truck bed cover charging batteries in the bed make any practice sense. In particular on a small AS limited roof real estate?
How different would that be from a panel suitcase setup?
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I think this solution offers some security over leaving the suitcase on the ground.
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I think this solution offers some security over leaving the suitcase on the ground.
I'm assuming you mean if you leave your campsite unattended? If he leaves the campsite via his truck those panels would no longer be charging the trailer's batteries.
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Was thinking panels on truck charging batteries in bed to hook to trailer when it’s hooked to trailer.
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Yes. See here, 400w one the truck Topper:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ap-198232.html
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I'm assuming you mean if you leave your campsite unattended? If he leaves the campsite via his truck those panels would no longer be charging the trailer's batteries.
Everyone’s mission is different. I camp in a few place where the camp is unattended all day and the tow vehicle rarely moves. We kayak and bike from the site.
Every solution seems to have a negative along with it. You just have to find what works best for your situation.
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