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Old 04-10-2024, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hi there. Relatively new to RVing and have never boondocked. I plan on stationing my 2019 25" Ultra Lite on a lot I own which has a well but no power. May have power a couple of weeks after I arrive. I have a Westinghouse 4500 generator and a single lithium battery. I have a number of questions.

1. I have a port on the side of the RV which says it can handle a 20-amp solar panel. Any suggestions as to panels I should get and what I should expect in the way of charging ability?

2. I would prefer to keep the RV stationary while I'm on my lot probably about a month. ThÝs means bring potable water to the RV and taking the poop into town or moving the RV more than I might like. There is a town with an RV park around 10 miles away, It will be just me, my girlfriend and two big Labs. My TV is a Suburban. What sort of equipment should I get to accomplish this and how should I use it, or should I do it some other way? I am 66 years old and am capable of lifting some weight but probably not a 30 gal, water tank! Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-10-2024, 10:45 PM   #2
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Moved thread from the General Community Discussion section to the Boondocking sub-forum since the OP's questions are specific to that sub-forum and not general questions.
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Solar panels are relatively cheap put some on your lot as a ground array
Get a good mppt controller for the size of your array

Wire the controller directly to the battery ignore the solar wire that is probably too small

Use a good connector at the Barry so you can disconnect if you have to move

Check your local laws about constructing a small septic tank an leech field
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Joe,
Wired for solar sells RVs but are not of much use.
You need around 200-400 watts for a typical system. That means a new MTTP controller and proper sized wiring like Aussie mentioned.

For fresh water, you might invest in a 12 volt pump to get water from your truck tank to your RV tank. You could build a 12 volt solar system to run your well. Ranchers do that all the time.

There are tanks that can be used for black and grey water removal.
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