How much Solar do I need for my RV?

Here is the most asked question we receive on our site about RV Solar.

Q: How much Solar do I need for my RV?

The answer is actually pretty simple. On a home the limit and calculations vary significantly, but on a RV there is a finite amount of roof space available to layout your solar panels. Usually there is also a finite amount of money that one wants to spend on their RV Solar project. 

These are the main 2 factors that we discuss in our article Sizing Your RV Solar System that control the limits of solar on a mobile application.

There are other factors to consider as well in a complete study of your needs:

  • What is my total usage of watts per day?
  • How many Amp Hours of Batteries will I have in my RV?
  • What part of the country will you be camping?
  • How much offgrid camping do you want to do?
  • Will you have a generator to supplement charging during inclement weather?

As you can see there are a lot of factors that go into a precise calculation of how much solar you need.

A selection of pre wired solar kits

Still, need help with getting the right solar kit for your RV?

If you still have questions about adding solar to your camper trailer, motorhome or fifth wheel, give us a call at 1-866-574-4983 or request a quote below.

Join us for upcoming webinar on designing the perfect off grid RV solar power system.

More Information on Panels from our RV solar guide

A selection of articles that may be helpful when building and installing a solar system in your solar ready RV.

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