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Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing place to visit. The Joshua Trees are full of buds and ready to bloom. If you like exploring and climbing massive granite boulders this is a great place to visit. There are nine campgrounds at the Park. Most do not have water or power so you have to come prepared. Generators are allowed but only during limited times. Since sunshine is very abundant, adding solar power to your RV is the best way to enjoy your stay.
This last week was spent installing a 960 watt complete solar system on a Bighorn 5th wheel trailer at the Surf & Turf RV park next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The owners recently retired and are starting a lifestyle of full-time RV living. Their next stop is a campground in Carlsbad that does not have electrical hookups. Four more batteries were added to this 5th wheel for a total of 6 batteries and 6 solar panels. The 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter will convert the battery power to 110 volt household power so all the appliances and receptacles will have power while off-grid. The owners will have to switch the fridge to propane gas while boondocking and will use a portable Honda generator to provide back-up power for those cloudy days or very hot days when the air conditioner must be operated.
Starting this year and continuing until the end of 2016 (unless extended) a 30% tax credit can be taken for installing solar on your second home or RV trailer. Now is the time to install solar on your RV.
Today I went to Carlsbad, CA to install an Overlander Solar Power Kit. The kit includes a 160 watt solar panel, GP-PWM-30 digital Solar Controller, cabling and mounting hardware. The 160 watt solar panel produces 9.14 amps and the digital charge controller monitors the system to prevent over charging the batteries. This kit is available at Sun Power RV. This RV has two new deep-cycle RV/Marine batteries. With just one 160 watt panel and the two batteries, the owner does not have to worry about power unless he wants to run the AC unit (he has an onboard generator for that.) Happy camping!
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One of my favorite childhood memories is hiking along a mountain stream and stopping for a cool drink of water.