Solar Power for Your RV
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5 Benefits of Using Solar Power for Your RV

Looking for a better way to power up your recreational vehicle?

Consider solar power. It can help save you money, reduce your carbon footprint, and allow you to add a few extra days to your next on-the-road adventure. 

In today’s post, we’ll look at five benefits of installing solar power in your RV. Take a minute and explore this popular alternative to camping on the grid.

1. Park Your Recreational Vehicle Anywhere

Installing RV solar panels helps you gain the ability to camp anywhere you can safely park your RV.

You can park on someone’s undeveloped land as long as you have permission. You could stop for the night in a big box store parking lot or the stadium parking lot before the game.

Because there’s no generator noise, you’re less likely to be asked to move if you’ve parked the RV on the side of a city street.

Imagine being able to visit a star sanctuary? Your RV can get you there, but solar power allows you to stargaze longer.

2. Say Goodbye to Shore Power Frustration

Most RVers plug into shore power at campgrounds so that they can use their lights, outlets, microwaves, and air conditioners.

Bad weather can take out campground power in a flash. And RVers sometimes forget to bring a power adaptor, leaving them in the dark.

Using solar power means you won’t need to worry about grid hookups, voltage, or frequency. If you forget your adaptor, so what?

All you need is a couple of RV solar panels and a few rays of sunshine.

3. Solar Power Can Put Money in Your Wallet

Camping fees at most RV parks don’t include the cost of electricity, especially when you’re staying longer than a few days.

Solar power systems will produce enough electricity to run most of your RV’s appliances and electronics. You can still connect to the campground’s water and sewer (included in the daily camping rate).

Then, save money by using solar instead of shore power.

4. A Healthier RV Experience

If you power your RV with a gas-powered generator, there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Generators also may generate particulates that impact people who have asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Using solar power means you never need to run a generator – ever. 

What about healthy sleep? A good night’s sleep helps reduce stress levels, blood pressure, and dependence on your morning caffeine.

A loud generator and sleep don’t go well together. Solar power doesn’t interfere with sleep.

Imagine the feeling of waking up feeling rested and in a good mood.

5. Solar Helps Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Just because you drive a motor home or pull a camping trailer doesn’t mean you can’t go green. Harnessing the sun’s power is one of the friendliest things we can do for the environment.

Many RVers believe they’re doing their part by using eco-friendly products such as LED light bulbs, dish soap, bath detergents, and septic tank cleaners. Great effort, but there’s more you can do.

Installing solar panels helps reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying the many benefits of traveling and living on the road.

Ready to Hit the Road?

Solar is the future. You can be part of it by using solar power while traveling in your recreational vehicle! 

You’ll be able to go anywhere, save money, and participate in environmental causes.

Check out our archives if you’d like to read more posts like this one. You’ll find an extensive range of helpful posts, including those that cover issues RVers face.