We spend quite a bit of time using our camper, typically 3 weeks or more at a time. We are members of the Elks, Harvest Hosts, are Boondockers Welcome hosts when we are home, and we prefer not to have to plug in if we don’t have to. Since we are using a truck camper with very small holding tanks, we do have to find a spot to fill our fresh water and dump every 3 or 4 days. We try to conserve water and power as much as possible, but we also have four bodies that require water and I try to cook at least two meals a day, which requires dishwashing. Then there’s laundry that has to be done. So we do look for some sort of park with hookups once or twice a week if we aren’t “moochdocking” somewhere.
One of my blog posts was about the solar panels that I installed and the new electrical system to go with it. Those work great…when the sun is shining. We took a trip to the Midwest to see family and friends in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma, as well as visiting Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Arkansas. It rained about half the time, the wind howled for several days, it was hot, and it was cold.
The solar wasn’t enough to keep the batteries charged in the declining fall sunlight hours and cloudy days, so we decided to install a battery to battery charger.
This is the one that we installed: