Originally Posted by lsbrodsky
A commonly overlooked positive about solar is that, assuming you store your trailer outside, it keeps the batteries charged and extends their life. If you are buying used and it has solar, it will also have AGM batteries so that is a good thing. I agree that if what you buy does not have solar, you are better off having someone install solar...more capability at a better price.
True story. This is valid even for mostly-enclosed storage. My storage location is closed on all sides, but open in the front. There is still enough ambient light to give me a modest charge, even though I'm not in direct sun.
This was really useful last winter, when the breaker for storage power tripped. My trailer went about a month with no charger on the batteries, but I found them in at 95% status when I finally checked in on things.
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