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Old 04-16-2024, 06:00 PM   #1
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Question Boondocking - Best Trailer Orientation w/ Solar Panels

I've not seen this asked (apologies if I missed it!).

We have 6 solar panels - 3 on each side, plus 2 AC's on the roof.

Since you can typically orientate your coach in any compass heading, what would be best for the nose of the trailer to be pointing to get the maximum production from the panels without being shaded by the AC's?
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Old 04-16-2024, 06:38 PM   #2
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IF I understand your question correctly, generally speaking aliening the long axis of the camper with the suns arc would give you and the least shadow from the AC the most power. BUT you almost never have that much freedom in parking. My advice, just park as best you can and enjoy camping.

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Usually we don't worry about it in the summer but in the winter we park east/west and I tip up the solar panels to the south (we have an AM Solar rig with tipping arms).
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